What are local groups for?

The following is taken from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc785098(v=ws.10).aspx You should have a clear idea of what the main groups are made for. I. E. if you want a user to backup your server, just put him in the backup operator group. Group Description Administrators Members of this group have full control. Rest

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What dism also can be used for

"You can use the Windows edition-servicing commands to change one edition of Windows to a higher edition in the same edition family." So you can use dism to convert a windows server 2012 standard edition to windows server 2012 datacenter. More info: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825157.aspx

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What does the On-link in route print mean?

Here ist the example of the ‘route print’ command of one of my lab machine ‘On-link’ means that for this special route there is a direct connection an no Gateway is needed. BTW, if you find any questions concerning reachability of servers beetween different subnets, look for valid gateways. The

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What is DHCP Guard?

With DHCP Guard VMs talks to Active Directory and retrieve the list of valid DHCP servers on the network. One activated it drops DHCP server messages from unauthorized virtual machines pretending to be DHCP servers. DHCP Guard can be activated under Advanced Features in the properties of a Hyper-V VM.

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What is iSCSICLI?

iSCSICLI is the command line interface for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator. The msiscsi service must be started, before you can use it. Example 1. Set the iSCSI Initiator service to start automatically sc \localhost config msiscsi start=auto 2. start the iSCSI Initiator service sc start msiscsi 3. Add the

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Subnetting

I seldom have to care about subnetting at work. Just to be honest, mostly only in Microsoft Certication. Hmm, how was it again? Here are my thought to build my Subnet-Table. What you do have to know is that the 255.255.255.255.0 (/24) Subnet can have 254 hosts. So know you

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SYSPREP for Windows Server 2012

I renewed my lab and installed one Windows Server 2012 R2 in a VM. After that I mad two machines from it. I promoted the first to a domain controller and tried to domainjoin the second and the third. This failed saying that the SID is the same as that

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What are the SCVMM 2012 Profiles?

Just a quick summary about the various profiles in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. Guest OS Profiles A Guest OS Profile defines the most common parameters i. e., the computer name or domain name. It is also possible to add additional Roles and Features to install. Hardware Profiles A

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