Category Archives: Windows Server

Storage Spaces Direct Calculator

When planning your Storage Spaces Direct implementation, the administrator must consider several key points during the design phase. In this Tutorial, we will be using a Storage Spaces Direct calculator…

How to move your workloads to Azure

When integrating your on-premises environment with Azure, you might want to use the lift-and-shift approach to migrate some of your existing workloads. There are several ways to do it. You…

Azure Backup – Part 2 – Azure Backup Agent

On the first post (see here), I explain how the Azure backup works. On this post, I’m explain how the files and folders are backup with the Azure Backup agent….

Using PowerShell to test SMTP

Using PowerShell to simplify the SMTP test in an Exchange Server or any other SMTP server.  Solution I’ve been using telnet for a while (since Exchange 5.5 to be honest)…

Running PowerShell on Mac OS

PowerShell for everyone! In this Tutorial we are going the installation process on Mac OS. Solution The first step is to download the .pkg file which is required for MacOS…

Discover which Cisco switch port a server is connected

This article describes how to discover which Cisco switch port a server is connected using IP address or MAC-Address information. Solution First step is getting the desired server’s IP address…

Using Migrate Storage feature in VMM 2016

We will be migrating storage from a running VM (Virtual Machine) using VMM (Virtual Machine Manager) 2016. In this Tutorial the customer had two volumes, one specific for Operating Systems…

Using DNS Console cache to troubleshoot a geo-location block issue

How to use DNS Manager to troubleshoot a geo-location restriction in the firewall. Solution I had this interesting situation in one of my customers, where he wasn’t able to resolve…

How to list all static hosts in DNS

In this Tutorial we are going over the process to list all static entries in any given DNZ zone. Solution If you are responsible to manage the Active Directory DNS…

How to renew the ADFS certificate

Replacing a certificate that is about to expire on the Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) server. The process is simple and we will show all the steps in this Tutorial….