How to Remove a Failed Active Directory Domain Controller

When a domain controller in your environment goes down hard and cannot be brought back online, you may need to forcefully demote it from its Active Directory domain. The following step-by-step will walk you through safely demoting a domain controller that cannot be brought back online.

Step-by-Step Deploying a Windows Server 2012 R2 Read-Only Domain Controller

Overview Read-only domain controllers are ideal in remote location where system security cannot be guarenteed. They allow the remote site to have local authentication point, without storing vulnerable data about every object in the domain. The only information stored on a read-only domain controller is that of users and computers it has been authorized to […]

Step-by-Step Creating a Windows Server DHCP Scope

Step-by-step instructions on how to create a new DHCP scope in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Step-by-Step DHCP Load Balance Cluster on Windows Server 2012 R2

In large environments a single DHCP server may become overwhelmed by the amount of client DHCP lease requests it receives. Load balancing your Windows DHCP server allows you to improve performance and availability by spreading the load across multiple servers.

Step-by-Step DHCP Failover Cluster on Windows Server 2012 R2

This step-by-step tutorial will guide you through configuring a DHCP failover cluster on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Resetting the Active Directory DSRM Password

Knowing the Active Directory Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password is critical for restoring Active Directory objects and domains. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to reset it on a domain controller, in the event it is lost or just needs to be changed.

Team Network Interfaces in Windows Server 2012 R2

Team your NICs to multiply bandwidth, balance network traffic, or create fault tolerance. This ability is now built into the operating system, and this tutorial will show you how to create them.

Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 Invalid Signature Error with SMB 2 Storage

Signature errors using Windows Server 2012 and third-party NAS solutions may prevent you from being able to use your storage. Learn how to resolve the issue.

Load Balancing Web Servers with Windows Server 2012 R2

Learn how to use Microsoft’s load balancer feature for simple layer 4 balancing for your web applications.

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