Windows Server 2012 How-To & Tips


How To Edit the Active Directory Using ADSI Edit

While catastrophic if done correctly (always back up!), the editing the registry is the only solution to problems that Active Directory tools can't fix.

How To Delete a Corrupt Windows Server Storage Pool

When things go wrong, we turn to a PowerShell command to right the ship.

How To Patch Nano Server, Part 2: Patching Multiple Servers

By modifying Microsoft's provided Powershell patching code, applying updates to multiple Nano Servers can be simplified.

How To Patch Nano Server, Part 1: Choosing the Correct Path

While there are many methods for applying patches, going through PowerShell is the most straightforward way to get the job done.

How To Reclaim Storage Space from Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Battle quickly shrinking storage space by deleting and compacting physical disks.

Perform a Rolling Upgrade of a Clustered Hyper-V Deployment, Part 2

Now that the upgrade has been applied, there's some cleanup and maintenance work to be done.

Perform a Rolling Upgrade of a Clustered Hyper-V Deployment, Part 1

Here's how to get started deploying a Hyper-V upgrade through PowerShell.

How To Get Detailed Information on Your Server's Processes with PowerShell

While many know that the Get-Process command in PowerShell can provide basic process information, it can also display specific details with some minor tweaks.

How To Work with PowerShell in Linux

Is it possible to remotely monitor with PowerShell installed on a Linux machine?

How To Install PowerShell on Linux

Even if you have little experience with Linux, getting PowerShell up and running will only take a few simple steps.

Windows Nano Server Deployment 101, Part 2: The Execution

Navigate the uncharted Nano Server deployment waters with this step-by-step guide.

Windows Nano Server Deployment 101, Part 1: The Setup

Here's all the info you need before beginning to deploy Microsoft's latest server configuration.

How To Get PowerShell to Write Scripts for You

Recall earlier scripts to save a ton of time.

How To Create an Active Directory Account in PowerShell

Going the PowerShell route will save you time when creating a large batch of new Active Directory users.

How To Fix a Detached Virtual Disk in Windows Storage Spaces

While a rare occurrence, you may have a need to fix a virtual disk that has come attached.

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