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70-410: 1.3 Installing and configuring S...

70-410: 1.3 Installing and configuring Servers: Configure Local Storage

Objective 1.3: Configure Local Storage   Planning server storage- Using Storage Spaces: Windows Server 2012 R2 Includes a disk visualization technology called “STORAGE SPACES”, which enables a server to concatenate storage space from individual physical disk and allocate that space to create virtual disks of any size supported by the hardware. Understanding Windows disk Settings: […]

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Using PowerShell to open firewall ports

Greetings All, Quick little blurb about using PowerShell to open firewall ports. I used this when setting up a Windows Server 2012 R2 :Server Core box to host hyper V. I needed to open port 80 inbound to allow for replication between Hyper V hosts   New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName Port80 -Direction Inbound -enabled True -localport 80 […]

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70-410: 1.2 Installing and configuring S...

Configure Servers: Server manager is designed to enable administrator to manage windows servers without having to interact directly with the server console.   Using the command line based tools are useful to setup the server post installation.   Sconfig.exe or Nedom.exe are your choices.


  and to join to your domain:


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70-410: 1.1 Installing and configuring S...

Since windows Server 2008 R2, there has been no 32 bit versions of Windows Server. There are only four Windows Server 2012 R2 editions to choose from: Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter: Designed for large and powerful servers with up to 64 processors. It is only available via Volume licensing.  UNLIMITED windows server 2012 virtual machines. Windows […]

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