Tuesday 10 October 2017

Microsoft Infrastructure Foundamentals

Some references I gathered over time on Microsoft Windows Administration.

Happy reading,

Server Limits Specifications:

Logical CPU Limits:

Windows Server Comparison:

Default gateways


DNS Records:



Cache Locking:

IP Addreses:


What Are Domains and Forests?

Active Directory Administrative Center: Getting Started:

Understanding Sites, Subnets, and Site Links:

Privileged Access Management for Active Directory Domain Services:

Install and Deploy Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012:

Migrating Roles and Features in Windows Server:

Linking GPOs to Active Directory Containers:

Designing OU Structures that Work:

Active Directory Best Practice: OUs and Containers:

Active Directory Schema Tools and Settings

What Is the Global Catalog?

What Is the Active Directory Schema?

Resets the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password

Performing an Authoritative Restore:

Performing a Nonauthoritative Restore of a Domain Controller

Understanding Trusts:


Server Manager Technical Overview:

Managing Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 with Remote Server Administration Tools:

Recovering Active Directory Domain Services:

Requirements for Active Directory Recycle Bin:

Active Directory Recycle Bin Step-by-Step Guide:

Group types:

Default groups:

Nesting groups:

Active Directory Security Groups:

Managing Computers:

Detailed Concepts: Secure Channel Explained

Group Policy Overview

Performance Team Blog:



Storage Technologies:

Hands on:






Storage Spaces: How to configure Storage Tiers with Windows Server 2012 R2:

Installing and Configuring MPIO:

Installing and Configuring Microsoft iSCSI Initiator:

Switch between Full and Server Core in Windows Server 2012 using PowerShell 3.0:

How to change default OU for computers in AD:

Install a New Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Child or Tree Domain (Level 200):

Step-by-Step: Enabling and Using Fine-Grained Password Policies in AD

How To Enable the Active Directory Recycle Bin:

Step-By-Step: Setting Up Active Directory Sites, Subnets & Site-Links

Getting Started with Nano Server:

Get started with Setup and Boot Event Collection


ADSI Edit (adsiedit.msc)

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10

How to Install Service Manager on a Single Computer

Promoting DC:

Configure Remote Desktop Access on Windows 7 Systems:

Special Identities


Use the Wbadmin Backup Command Line Utility in Windows Server 2008:

Backing Up Active Directory Domain Services:

Offline Domain Join (Djoin.exe) Step-by-Step Guide

Delegate Permissions for Group Policy

Create a new organizational unit

Creating the Security Group

Creating Roaming Profiles:

Power-shell stuff: