Year: 2014

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 VMware Tools on CentOS 6.5

This article briefly describes the process of installing the VMWare tools on CentOS 6.5. It is important that you install VMware Tools in the guest operating system because the VM will have significantly faster performance, time synchronization, and other enhanced features. Below

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Pass serial port through iDRAC

Lets say for a minute you’re trying to configure your first SAN. Now, lets pretend that first SAN is a Compellent SC8000. Ya know, cause that’s what we all learn on..  You may then be aware that setting up the first

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Heading off on vacation

Hello all, Just because I’m selfish, and I want everyone to know what I’m doing, i’m publicly announcing that I am taking some time off.  Not really my favorite vacation..  My wife and I are packing up the kids, and heading

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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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Marvel One-Shots in order

So, a little change from the norm, but the family was discussing the Marvel one-shots released with certain movies in the Marvel universe, and a question was brought up, what movies, and what order are these things in. So, the

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Running DSET on ESXi 5.1/5.5 Host Remotely

So, most troubleshooting, involves getting the correct information, so you can even begin to look into a problem. Many application related issues, stem from a hardware issue, thus if you use Dell hardware, many times you will be asked to

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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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Files that make up a VM

I think everyone today understands the concept of a Virtual Machine or virtualized environment. However, in case you are not familiar with the terminology, wikipedia defines a virtual machine as follows: A virtual machine (VM) is a software implementation of

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