In this step-by-step video, we demonstrate how to replace the default Single Domain, Exchange 2010 self-signed certificate (or an expired one) with a self-signed multiple domain (UCC) certificate. In step1 of the Screencast, we check the existing certificates on our Exchange 2010 CAS and generate a new self-signed, Exchange 2010 Multiple Domain certificate: Step 1…
We’ve tested today Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2. The installation took about 40 minutes. Exchange services are stopped and disabled while the installation takes place, so be prepared for downtime:
In this Step-by-Step Screencast, we will demonstrate using Windows Server 2008 R2 Migration Tools to move an existing DHCP server configuration and database to Windows Server 2008 R2. The source DHCP server in our demo is running Windows Server 2003 R2.
The scenario when you are using and managing Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 remotely from Windows 7 in a workgroup requires special attention and configuration on both sides â€“ the managed Server and the managing Client. In the following Step-by-Step video tutorial, we demonstrate an elegant, simple and easy to follow approach which will help you to configure correctly and manage remotely your Hyper-V R2 server from a Windows 7 workstation in a workgroup environment.
In the following Step-by-Step video tutorial, you will see how to request and install Exchange 2007 SAN certificate from a Stand-alone Microsoft CA, running on Windows Server 2008.We will start with the installation of Windows 2008 Stand-alone CA.
In the following Step-by-Step video tutorial, we will show you how to install Windows Server Backup, how to optimize backup performance, and how to create and test one-time and scheduled backup jobs. You will be able to see how to create more complex custom backup jobs by using the Windows Task Scheduler and the Windows Backup command line interface.
RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) is essentially the new version of Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack – Adminpak.msi, for Windows Vista. The package allows you to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2008 from a computer running Windows Vista with SP1. Yes, SP1 for Vista is required by RSAT.
There is a x86 and x64 version of RSAT, so make sure that you download and install the corresponding version for your OS.
In the following Step-by-Step video tutorial, you will see How to Install and Enable Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista.
Promoting a Windows Server 2008 as a Domain Controller is performed by adding the Active Directory Domain Services role in Server manager. When you are adding this role you will notice also the following roles:
– Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS – provides an identity access solution
– Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) – provides directory services for applications. It replaces Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) in Windows Server 2003
– Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) â€“ provides information-protection.
We will demonstrate the installation and configurations of these services in a series of screncasts. In the following short steps you will see how to install a new Windows Server 2008 forest. After adding the Active Directory Domain Services role we will use the Advanced mode installation in dcpromo wizard. The Advanced Mode installation provides the following additional options:
– When creating new forest â€“ Change NetBIOS name.
– When adding new domain in an existing forest â€“ Create a new Domain Tree, Change NetBIOS name, Source Domain Controller.
– Additional Domain Controller in an existing domain â€“ Install from Media, Source Domain Controller, Specify Password replication Policy (for RODC).
– Create an account for RODC – Specify Password replication Policy.
– Attach a server to an account (RODC) – Install from Media, Source Domain Controller.
The DCPROMO wizard which you can use for the Active Directory Domain Services role installation provides an improved and friendlier interface compared to the previous versions of DCPROMO.
For example you donâ€™t have to run â€œDCPROMO /advâ€ in order to use the advanced mode. As you can see in the screencast below this is available as an option in the beginning when you start the wizard.
Also you can set the Forest and Domain functional levels and export the answers which you have provided to an unattend file â€“ in case you want to run DCPROMO later or use the file for a Core server promotion.
The following Screencast demonstrates the installation of a new Windows Server 2008 forest.
There are situations when you have to perform Metadata cleanup in Active Directory. Typical examples when you have to perform Metadata cleanup are:
* Delete an extinct Domain Controller metadata
* There are no domain controllers currently available in the parent domain when you try to demote the last
domain controller in an immediate child domain.
* Failed DCPROMO – Active Directory Installation Wizard can not complete because there is a name resolution, authentication,replication engine, or Active Directory object dependency.
* Exceeded Default Tombstone Lifetime (60 days) – a domain controller has not replicated incoming Active Directory changes in Tombstone Lifetime.
* Demote and promote back a Domain Controller