Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Microsoft Infrastructure Foundamentals

Some references I gathered over time on Microsoft Windows Administration.

Happy reading,
Yuriy

Server Limits Specifications:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778(v=vs.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_server_2012

Logical CPU Limits:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/matthts/2012/10/13/windows-server-sockets-logical-processors-symmetric-multi-threading/

Windows Server Comparison:
https://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/Windows_Server_2012_Editions_comparison


Articles:
Default gateways
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc779696(v=ws.10).aspx

DNSSEC:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200221.aspx

DNS Records:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc958958.aspx

Domains:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc780856(v=ws.10).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb629410.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd197461
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc780661
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730756
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754345.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725590.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771255(v=ws.11).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755131.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee683907(v=ws.10).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753579.aspx

Zones:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771898.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816885(v=ws.10).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc779197(v=ws.10).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee649181(v=ws.10).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc775397(v=ws.10).aspx

Cache Locking:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee649148(v=ws.10).aspx

IP Addreses:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc958825.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb726995.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc958834.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc940018.aspx

DHCP:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738472(v=ws.10).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc783103(WS.10).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831825.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc958946.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc958935.aspx
http://www.tcpipguide.com/free/t_DHCPLeaseRenewalandRebindingProcesses-2.htm
http://www.thenetworkencyclopedia.com/entry/dynamic-host-configuration-protocol-dhcp/
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc779610(v=ws.10).aspx

What Are Domains and Forests?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759073(v=ws.10).aspx

Active Directory Administrative Center: Getting Started:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560651(v=ws.10).aspx

Understanding Sites, Subnets, and Site Links:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754697.aspx

Privileged Access Management for Active Directory Domain Services:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-identity-manager/pam/privileged-identity-management-for-active-directory-domain-services

Install and Deploy Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831620.aspx

Migrating Roles and Features in Windows Server:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/jj554790.aspx

Linking GPOs to Active Directory Containers:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa374339(v=vs.85).aspx

Designing OU Structures that Work:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2008.05.oudesign.aspx

Active Directory Best Practice: OUs and Containers:
http://www.trivalentgroup.com/2015/11/active-directory-best-practice-ous-and-containers/

Active Directory Schema Tools and Settings
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757747(v=ws.10).aspx

What Is the Global Catalog?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc728188(v=ws.10).aspx

What Is the Active Directory Schema?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc784826(v=ws.10).aspx

Resets the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754363(v=ws.11).aspx

Performing an Authoritative Restore:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc940334.aspx

Performing a Nonauthoritative Restore of a Domain Controller
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc784922(v=ws.10).aspx

Understanding Trusts:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736874(v=ws.10).aspx

Ntdsutil
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753343.aspx

Server Manager Technical Overview:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753319.aspx

Managing Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 with Remote Server Administration Tools:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/ausoemteam/2015/03/21/managing-windows-server-2012-and-windows-server-2012-r2-with-remote-server-administration-tools/

Recovering Active Directory Domain Services:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816751(v=ws.10).aspx

Requirements for Active Directory Recycle Bin:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379484(v=ws.10).aspx

Active Directory Recycle Bin Step-by-Step Guide:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd392261(v=ws.10).aspx

Group types:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781446(v=ws.10).aspx

Default groups:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756898(v=ws.10).aspx

Nesting groups:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc776499(v=ws.10).aspx

Active Directory Security Groups:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn579255(v=ws.11).aspx

Managing Computers:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771682.aspx

Detailed Concepts: Secure Channel Explained
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24644.detailed-concepts-secure-channel-explained.aspx

Group Policy Overview
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831791.aspx

Performance Team Blog:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askperf/

SMB:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/josebda/2013/10/02/windows-server-2012-r2-which-version-of-the-smb-protocol-smb-1-0-smb-2-0-smb-2-1-smb-3-0-or-smb-3-02-are-you-using/

Bitlocker:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766200%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732774.aspx

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj679890.aspx

Storage Technologies:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn610883.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831739.aspx
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/josebda/2014/11/19/storage-spaces-survival-guide-links-to-presentations-articles-blogs-tools/
https://technet.microsoft.com/windows-server-docs/storage/storage-spaces/storage-spaces-direct-windows-server-2016
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2012/10/10/windows-server-2012-storage-spaces-is-it-for-you-could-be/
https://technet.microsoft.com/windows-server-docs/storage/software-defined-storage/storage-quality-of-service
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831602.aspx


Hands on:

Deduplication:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/2013/04/29/step-by-step-enabling-data-deduplication-on-windows-server-2012-volumes/

iSCSI:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2012/05/21/introduction-of-iscsi-target-in-windows-server-2012/

Bitlocker:
http://accc.uic.edu/answer/how-do-i-configure-active-directory-store-bitlocker-recovery-information

DHCP:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732075.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757682(v=ws.10).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc779507(v=ws.10).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn425039.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786474(v=ws.10).aspx
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/teamdhcp/2009/01/22/how-to-configure-split-scope-using-wizard/
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/teamdhcp/2012/09/03/dhcp-failover-hot-standby-mode/
http://www.serverlab.ca/tutorials/windows/network-services-windows/step-step-creating-windows-server-dhcp-scope/
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd759168(v=ws.11).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831385(v=ws.11).aspx

DNS:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754941
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/networking/2008/03/19/dont-be-afraid-of-dns-scavenging-just-be-patient/
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff807360(v=ws.10).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816657(v=ws.10).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee649174(v=ws.10).aspx

Storage Spaces: How to configure Storage Tiers with Windows Server 2012 R2:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2013/10/20/storage-spaces-how-to-configure-storage-tiers-with-windows-server-2012-r2/

Installing and Configuring MPIO:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee619752(v=ws.10).aspx

Installing and Configuring Microsoft iSCSI Initiator:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee338480(v=ws.10).aspx

Switch between Full and Server Core in Windows Server 2012 using PowerShell 3.0:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/puneetvig/2012/10/15/switch-between-full-and-server-core-in-windows-server-2012-using-powershell-3-0/

How to change default OU for computers in AD:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/

Install a New Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Child or Tree Domain (Level 200):
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/identity/ad-ds/deploy/install-a-new-windows-server-2012-active-directory-child-or-tree-domain--level-200-

http://pc-addicts.com/server-2012-change-default-ou/

Step-by-Step: Enabling and Using Fine-Grained Password Policies in AD
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/2013/05/29/step-by-step-enabling-and-using-fine-grained-password-policies-in-ad/

How To Enable the Active Directory Recycle Bin:
https://redmondmag.com/articles/2015/11/11/enable-the-active-directory-recycle-bin.aspx

Step-By-Step: Setting Up Active Directory Sites, Subnets & Site-Links
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/2015/03/03/step-by-step-setting-up-active-directory-sites-subnets-site-links/

Getting Started with Nano Server:
https://technet.microsoft.com/windows-server-docs/compute/nano-server/getting-started-with-nano-server

Get started with Setup and Boot Event Collection
https://technet.microsoft.com/windows-server-docs/compute/get-started-with-setup-and-boot-event-collection

Evaluation:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2012?wt.mc_id=DXLEX_EDX_INF500x

ADSI Edit (adsiedit.msc)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773354(v=ws.10).aspx

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10

How to Install Service Manager on a Single Computer
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh519747(v=sc.12).aspx

Promoting DC:
https://www.interworks.com/blog/ijahanshahi/2014/01/06/promoting-windows-2012r2-server-domain-controller

Configure Remote Desktop Access on Windows 7 Systems:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff404238.aspx

Special Identities
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn617202.aspx

PS AD DS:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852274(v=wps.630).aspx

Use the Wbadmin Backup Command Line Utility in Windows Server 2008:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd767786.aspx

Backing Up Active Directory Domain Services:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816584(v=ws.10).aspx

Offline Domain Join (Djoin.exe) Step-by-Step Guide
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/offline-domain-join-djoin-step-by-step(v=ws.10).aspx

Delegate Permissions for Group Policy
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn789195.aspx

Create a new organizational unit
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc785077(v=ws.10).aspx

Creating the Security Group
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732782(v=ws.10).aspx

Creating Roaming Profiles:
http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/08/best-practice-roaming-profiles-and-folder-redirection-a-k-a-user-virtualization/

Power-shell stuff:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617253.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617258.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617210.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617245.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj574143.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj612821(v=wps.630).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh826098(v=wps.630).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj612803%28v=wps.630%29.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh826099%28v=wps.630%29.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh848689(v=wps.630).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh848686(v=wps.630).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831434.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh848450.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831700.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/windows-server-docs/networking/dns/what-s-new-in-dns-server
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj590751(v=wps.630).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj590743(v=wps.630).aspx

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