How to Configure DHCP Failover in Windows Server 2016

DHCP failover is used to load balance client requests among two DHCP servers and provides fault tolerance. If one of the DHCP servers is down, then the other keeps serving IP addresses to clients. DHCP failover can be configured in the following two ways: Load balance mode (Both DHCP servers are active and the load is shared among the two). ... Read more

Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2

Introduction into Data Deduplication on Windows Data deduplication is a feature in Windows Server 2012 R2 which is used to find and remove duplication within data. This efficiently maximizes data storage space by storing same multiple copies of data just once. It's a back-end feature and doesn't require any extra hardware. User won't notice that their data ... Read more

What is Clustered Shared Volume

Clustered shared volumes are shared disks in a Windows failover cluster which can be accessed concurrently for read and write operations by all cluster nodes. The shared disks can be provisioned as NTFS or ReFS (Resilient File System). Clustered Shared Volume Requirements Review some of the following important requirements when you are considering using CSV in a failover cluster. A disk or ... Read more

How to Get all Active Directory Users Created in the Last 24 Hours

You may require in some cases to check an active directory for newly created users so you can send them an email. You may also require to get newly added users for auditing or security purposes. You can get the active directory users created in last 24 hours by using this script. Feel free to change it for ... Read more

How to Create Multiple Hyper-V Virtual Machines Using PowerShell

Creating multiple Hyper-V virtual machines using Hyper-V manager is not a quick method. The quickest and time-saving method is to create them via Windows PowerShell. This tutorial has been written to show you how to create three Hyper-V virtual machines with a PowerShell script. Create Multiple Hyper-V Virtual Machines Using PowerShell Step 1. Open notepad editor ... Read more

Active Directory Domain Services Trusts

An Active Directory Trust is a logical link which allows one domain or forest to access resources from another domain or forest. The trusts which are established by default are called implicit trusts while the trusts which are created manually are called explicit trusts. Type of Trusts Parent-Child Trust - When you add a child domain, a parent-child trust is implicitly ... Read more

What is Active Directory Certificate Services

Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) is a server role and certificate authority which is used to build a Public Key Infrastructure. It provides public key cryptography, digital certificates, and signatures for in-house use for your organization. That means you don't have to rely on a third-party certificate authority (CA) for above mentioned public keys and certificates. Active Directory Certificate ... Read more

How to Install Office 365 Home on Windows 10

Office 365 is a subscription plan that includes access to office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint plus the cloud services. There are subscription plans for both business and home use available. You can try office 365 Home for one month and later you will be charged on a monthly basis. This guide covers the installation steps for Office ... Read more

How to Create AD Users in Bulk Using PowerShell

You can create multiple AD users from a csv file using a PowerShell script. This script is most suitable in scenarios where new students or employees join the company in batches and creating users one by one is too time consuming. This script is written to serve this purpose and it assumes you have users (GivenName, LastName, ... Read more