Server 2012

Install Windows Server or Instance on Amazon EC2

In this post, I will be showing you how to spin-up a Windows Server machine on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). This post will get you started on how to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Windows instances. Step 1: Launch Instance – Sign into the AWS Management Console at https://console.aws.amazon.com and click on EC2 – Click on ‘Launch Instance’ – Select ‘Quick Launch Wizard’ → Enter Instance Name → Select your Public/Private key pairs (Checkout my post on how to create a key pair) → Scroll down and click on ‘Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Base‘ which is the base image I will be using for this post → Click Continue – Review your settings → then click Launch to launch the instance Note: The default security group created authorizes all IP addresses to access your instance over the specified ports (i.

Installing WSUS Server Role on Windows Server 2012 with Microsoft SQL Clustered Database

Bonjour à tous (For those of us who don’t know French, its ‘Hello Everyone’ :)). I just started learning French, so hoping to do better than this. WSUS is one of my favorite application and I taught it wise to show us how to setup one on a Windows Server 2012 but this time using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster. To begin with, you need to ensure you have a clustered SQL environment already in place.

Install and Configure DHCP role on Windows Server 2012

Hi Systems Administrator’s out there, today I will dive into the DHCP world of Windows Server 2012. The followings are now supported with Windows Server 2012 DHCP role: – DHCP Server Failover – Policy-Based Assign – Now supports PowerShell For the purpose of this post, I will focus on the basic installation and configuration of DHCP and will deal with the Failover functionality in later post. OK, enough of the talking and let’s get into the menu of the day “DHCP Fries with milkshake” 🙂 Setup: Installing the DHCP role – Start the Server Manager – Click Add Roles and Features from the Manage Menu – On Add Roles and Features wizard begins and click Next – Select the Role-based or feature-based installation option and click Next – If you have more than one server managed via the server manager console, then select the desired server you’d like to install DHCP on – From the Roles lists, check the DHCP Server role, click Add Features on the popup windows – Click Next – Select additional features you desire or leave as default and click Next – Keep in mind ‘Things to note’ and click Next – Confirm information on summary page and click Install – After install is completed, click Close Post Deployment – Click on the warning icon and then click on ‘Complete DHCP Configuration’ – On DHCP Post-Install wizard, click Next – On Authorization, select a domain user account that has permissions to create objects in the Net Services container in Active directory (For security lock-down) or simply use a domain admin account and click Next – Confirm on summary page that the security groups had been created and Authorizing DHCP server role done.

Setup a Windows Server 2012 VPN

I will be showing us how to install and configure a Windows Server 2012 VPN connection. This post would focus on simple basic setup for a test environment with a single NIC on the Internal network behind a firewall. Steps: – Start the Server Manager – Click Add Roles and Features from the Manage Menu – On Add Roles and Features wizard begins and click Next – Select the Role-based or feature-based installation option and click Next – If you have more than one server managed via the server manager console, then select the desired server you’d like to install Routing and Remote Access on – From the Roles lists select Remote Access, click Add Features on the popup window – Click Next – No additional features required at this point, click Next – Have a quick read on what DirectAccess & RRAS VPN is, then click Next – Select DirectAccess and VPN (RAS), click Next – Click Next after reading this if you care 🙂 – Accept default selections and click Next – Review the confirmation page and click Install to begin – When installation is completed, click Close Go to Page2: Post deployment and configuration

Install IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012

This post is simply to show us how to install IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012 using the default settings. Steps: – Start the Server Manager – Click Add Roles and Features from the Manage Menu – On Add Roles and Features wizard begins and click Next – Select the Role-based or feature-based installation option and click Next – If you have more than one server managed via the server manager console, then select the desired server you’d like to install IIS 8 on – From the Roles lists select Web Server (IIS), click Add Features on the popup window – Click Next – No additional features are needed for IIS, so click Next – Review ‘Things to note’ section and click Next – As earlier mentioned, I will accept the default settings.

Enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2012

To enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2012 for ease of remotely managing the server, the steps below is a quick outline on how to do this. Steps: – Log onto your Windows Server 2012, click on server manager, then click on Local Server and under the Properties screen, you will see Remote Desktop currently disabled – Click on Disabled, the system properties screen will appear. Select ‘Allow remote connections to this computer’, leave the Recommended check-box checked.

Disable IE Enhanced Security Configuration on Windows Server 2012

This post is a quick guide to disabling the Enhanced Security Configuration setting in Internet Explorer. Note: for security purposes, its not advisable to disable this on a production environment. Steps: – Log onto your Windows Server 2012, click on server manager, then click on Local Server and you will notice on the right side of the screen ‘IE Enhanced Security Configuration‘ is on – On the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration screen, you will notice that both Administrators and Users are set to ON by default.

Adding Windows Server 2012 DC in an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 DC

As part of the series of Windows Server 2012 deployment, I will be showing us how to promote a Windows Server 2012 member server into a domain controller in an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 domain. Lets begin the journey 🙂 Exciting. Requirements: – Ensure your Forest/Domain functional level is minimum Windows server 2003 – Ensure that you have an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller in place – Ensure you assign a static IP address to the server.

Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

This tutorial is about assign a static IP Address to windows server 2012 before proceeding with the installation of Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Services, we need to assign a static IP Address in preparation for the installation of the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). In this article it is assumed that you have already pre-installed Windows Server 2012. – Log onto your newly installed Windows Server 2012, locate the Network Internet Access icon, right-click on it and click “Open Network & Sharing Center” – Click on change adapter settings – Right-click on Ethernet and click properties – Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties – Select ‘Use the following IP address’, enter the IP address, subnet mask and gateway (if any).

Install Windows Server 2012 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

In one of my recent posts I was able to install Windows Server 2012 on VMware Workstation v9. Now its time to test run the installation on Hyper-V. I will be enabling the Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2008 R2. Important: The following issues have been identified to occur after installing either Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 virtual machine: The virtual machine stops responding. You receive a Stop error message, and the computer restarts.

Install Windows Server 2012 on VMware Workstation 9

To kick start straight away the installation of Windows Server 2012 RTM on VMware Workstation v9, you will need to have had the following in place: – Installed VMware Workstation 9 – Downloaded copy of Windows Server 2012 software Steps: – Launch the VMware Workstation Application and click on “Create a New VMware Machine” VMware Workstation – On Welcome page, select Custom (Advanced) VMware Workstation – On the Hardware Compatibility page, select Workstation 9.