How to Deconfigure DHCP Failover in Windows Server 2016

If you want to remove an existing DHCP failover in Windows Server 2016, you can do it either by using server manager (Most suitable in scenarios where you are using Windows server desktop) or PowerShell (Most suitable in scenarios where you are using Windows server core). This article shows both procedures. Deconfigure DHCP Failover Using Server Manager Step 1. ... Read more

How to Configure DHCP Failover in Windows Server 2016 using PowerShell

You can create a DHCP failover with two servers in hot standby mode by using a single Add-DhcpServerv4Failover PowerShell cmdlet. This tutorial assumes you have an active scope on primary DHCP server and a DHCP running on standby or partner server. Configure DHCP Failover in Windows Server 2016 using PowerShell Step 1. Open PowerShell on primary ... Read more

How to Read a Password from Command Line and Save it in Text File as Encrypted String

Some of the PowerShell commands require a password. You can directly embed a password in PowerShell commands. But, It is unwise to do it in this fashion. It can be read by ordinary users and can be compromised. The best way is to store the password as an encrypted string in text file. Even when an ordinary user read ... Read more

How to Configure Windows Server Backup on Windows Server 2016

Windows Server Backup is a feature (not a role) in Windows Server 2016. You need to install it before you can take a backup of your machine. This tutorial is written to show you how to install Windows Server Backup on Windows Server 2016. Prerequisites The administrator account has a strong password. Latest updates are installed. ... Read more

How to Access a Remote Desktop on Windows 10

Providing support to end users on a local area network is a day to day job of IT technicians. Visiting each employee in case of issues is hectic especially when there are hundreds of users on the network. With remote desktop feature or RDP,  IT technicians can remotely access the Windows desktop and troubleshoot the issues without physically walking to each end user. This tutorial ... Read more

How to Find Out Specifications of Server Using PowerShell

When you are running a Windows server core version and you need to find out the specs of your server then this tutorial will show you how to do that with a small PowerShell script. Get Server Details with PowerShell Step 1. Open PowerShell with elevated privileges. Step 2. Execute the following two commands (as shown ... Read more

How to Find Newly Added Users in AD in Last 24 Hours Using PowerShell

Adding new users, updating and removing existing users is a day to day task of system engineers. At the end of the day, you or an IT manager may need to find out which new users have been added in the active directory for security or auditing purposes. The PowerShell script written in this article can help you to ... Read more

How to Schedule a Script in Task Scheduler Using PowerShell

You can schedule a script in the Windows task scheduler to run automatically and perform a task without user intervention. You can schedule that script by using server manager or PowerShell. This post focuses on scheduling a script using PowerShell. This article assumes you have already created a PowerShell script file (I'll use FindOutADUsers.ps1 here) the shall be scheduled. ... Read more

How to Delete Multiple DHCP Scopes Using PowerShell

You can remove multiple scopes from your DHCP server by using this simple script which uses the Remove-DhcpServerv4Scope PowerShell cmdlet. The script assumes you have scope IDs in a series (I have scope IDs of 10.0.0.0, 11.0.0.0 and 12.0.0.0). Delete Multiple DHCP Scopes Using PowerShell Step 1. Open notepad and copy/paste the following script and save the file ... Read more