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Convert Evaluation Windows into fully licensed

If you need to setup a windows server in a hurry you can download the evaluation ISO from Microsoft, here:  You can then at a later date convert to a fully licensed (retail/OEM) version of windows by running the following command from an elevated prompt: Standard edition: DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:YOUR-PRODUCT-KEY-HERE /AcceptEula Datacenter edition: DISM …

Find Windows Versions on Domain

On a domain controller you can use Powershell to determine the Windows versions of systems on your domain Command Notes Get-ADComputer -Filter * -Property * | Format-Table Name,OperatingSystem,OperatingSystemServicePack, OperatingSystemVersion -Wrap –Auto Display info for all OSes. Output is formatted into columns Get-ADComputer -Filter {OperatingSystem -Like “Windows Server*”} -Property * | Format-Table Name,OperatingSystem,OperatingSystemServicePack -Wrap -Auto Display …

VCP6 Study Notes

Below are the quick study notes I made whilst studying for my VCP6 (2V0-621D). I’ve tried to focus on the key areas to keep them as short as possible. ESXi 6.0 Installation Requirements Requires a minimum of 4GB RAM At least two CPU CORES 64-bit x86 processor released after September 2006 Requires the NX/XD bit …

How To Configure DCB on Dell Force 10 switch

  DCB allows switches to prioritise different types of traffic via either a lossless queue or Priority Flow Control (PFC). This permits to the switch to pause non-priority traffic when congested. Traffic is paused according to the 802.1p priority. You can also divide available bandwidth between different traffic types by setting parameters known as Enhanced …

Recovering Dropbox Files Encrypted with Cryptolocker

This article explains how to recover a file from dropbox when it has been encrypted by Cryptolocker. As cryptolocker changes the file extension for all files to “.encrypted” the original file can be found in deleted items. On a non-infected PC logon to the dropbox website. Navigate to the folder required and click on the “show …

How to setup DFS on Windows 2012

In this example I am setting up a very basic DFS infrastructure for a company with one head office and one branch office. The DFS server in head office is called Training-DC1, the DFS server in the branch office is called Training-DC2. We want to create a folder that is available and replicated to both …

70-414 Study Notes

Some notes I’ve made whilst studying for 70-414. I’ve tried to keep them as concise as possible. Some of the screenshots are from older versions of windows but are included to show specific settings. System Center 2012r2 Orchestrator – A workflow management solution for the data center that lets you automate the creation, monitoring and …

70-413 Study Notes

Below is a list of quick study notes taken whilst revising for this exam. I’ve tried to keep them as concise as possible. Storage Spaces A storage pool is a collection of physical disks You can create virtual disks from a storage pool When creating virtual disks you can enable “storage tiers” which will automatically …

Setup Powerconnect 5524 5548 for network Use

In this example I am setting up 1x 5524P as the core with 2x 5548P switches used for distribution. These switches are to be used for networking only (no iSCSI). They are being setup with a vlan for data (vlan1), a voice vlan (100) and wireless vlan (50). Initially only vlan1 will be used.   …

70-417 Study Notes

Below is a list of key notes I made whilst studying for the 70-417 exam. They are as brief as I could make them for last minute cramming. Direct Access Aka Unified Remote Access. A VPN-like technology that can be used to connect clients automatically. Requires Windows 7 and above When using split brain DNS …