Category: Microsoft

How to perform manual sync with the new Azure AD Connect.

On occasion, it may be required of you to force a sync between your local AD environment and your MS Azure / Office 365 environment. By default, this value is about 3 hours. For whatever reason, you need to make

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Enable the Server Graphic Shell on Server 2016 TP2

So back in early May 2015, (I know, like it was sooo long ago..) during the MS Ignite Conference, Microsoft released Technical Preview 2 for Server 2016. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview The installation, regardless of what you select, only installs the CORE installation

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Boot into safe mode on Windows 8/Server 2112

One of the earliest steps in troubleshooting a PC/Server is to boot into safe mode. Be it Last Known Good recovery, to uninstalling a faulty driver, this has simply been achieved by pressing the F8 key. This changed with Windows

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Unable to add Roles and Features to Server 2012

You’re trying to install a new Role of Feature onto your 2012 server, and your met with this ugly screen.. This isn’t a good sight, and is normally indicative of a patch, or update in a pending reboot state. However,

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Disable Windows “Aero Shake” in Windows 8, 8.1

Aero Shake is a feature that debuted in Windows 7. It allows the user to minimize all of the open windows on the desktop by grabbing and shaking one of the currently open windows. Today I came to the realization

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Adding Users To The Local Administrators Group Using Group Policy

Adding users (AD or otherwise) to the local administrators group on multiple computers is simple using Group Policy. Difficult otherwise. That’s because this group is commonly known as a “Restricted Group”. When you configure a Restricted Group policy, members of

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Install 2012 Active Directory Domain Services

Hi all, and welcome back to another blog post, by yours-truly! The purpose of this post, is to outline the deployment of 2012 Active Directory empty root domain, using a single GUI DC and a single CORE DC. In a

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Install VMWare Tools on Windows Server 2012 R2 Core

Windows Server Core is an installation option for Windows Server 2012 R2. It installs fewer components and administrations options than the full installation of Windows Server 2012 R2. You manage Server Core locally by using Windows PowerShell or a command-line

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