Category Archives: Windows Server

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….

Auditing logon events with FortiGate

How to enable Auditing on Active Directory. One of my customers was implementing web filtering using Active Directory with Fortigate firewall appliances. The solution requires a couple of Event IDs…

Azure AD Connect– In-place Upgrade

How to perform a in-place upgrade to AAD Connect (Azure Active Directory Connect).  When using DirSync tool there are two ways to upgrade to the AAD Connect: in-place upgrade method…

How to activate synchronization in Office365

We are going over the process to enable synchronization in the new Office 365 Administration Center and also using PowerShell.  Solution In some scenario where the administrator is trying to…

How to run Best Practices Analyzer in Windows Server 2012 R2

In this Tutorial we are going over the process to run the BPA (Best Practices Analyzer) on Windows Server 2012 R2. The Best Practices Analyzer concept has been out there…

Performing Backup on your DHCP Server

In this Tutorial we will be checking the process to protect the DHCP Server database using the automatic configuration, Graphical User Interface and PowerShell.  Solution By default the backup database…

How to update the DNS root hints

Updating the root servers on the DNS servers, by default when DNS server is installed a list of root servers comes with the server. In this Tutorial we are going…

Managing Google Chrome using Group Policies

How to manage Google Chrome from a central location using Group Policies. Solution The first step is to download the admx files to be added to the Group Policy Templates….

Managing Synchronization with AAD Connect

Using AAD Connect synchronization settings to validate, trigger synchronization and check the status. Solution For those administrators that are coming from previous versions the synchronization process was changed on this…

How to install Azure Active Directory Connect

Synchronization is evolving in a fast pace to keep it up with Microsoft Azure/Office 365 products. In the past we had/still have FIM, DirSync, AAD Sync, and nowadays AAD Connect…