Tag: WindowsServer

Jan 14

Windows Server 2012 & Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Documentation

Microsoft took all the Windows Server 2012 (& 2012 R2) documentation and posted it as a single PDF! Version: 1.0 File Name:  WS12_R2_and_WS12_TechNet.pdf Date Published: 2/18/2014 File Size: 125.9 MB This download is an Adobe® PDF of the entire contents of the Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 section of the Microsoft TechNet …

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Nov 15

Active Directory Replication Overview & USN Rollback: What It Is & How It Happens

If you have experienced event id #2095, then you understand how a USN Rollback can negatively affect AD consistency. What is a USN? The USN (Update Sequence Number) is an Active Directory database instance counter that increments every time a single change is committed to the AD database on a Domain Controller. The USN is …

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Sep 22

Powershell Filter Operators

Once you get used to Powershell, you will want to do more and more with it.  One of the keys to leveraging the power of PowerShell is filters. PowerShell commandlets all support filters (well, most of them anyway).  This means you can drill down to resulting data subsets. If you run into commandlets that don’t …

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Feb 13

Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS) Details

KMS Introduction The Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS) is part of the Microsoft Volume Activation 2.0 solution managing Windows OS activation keys and performs activation for supported clients automatically. Starting with Windows Server 2008 & Windows Vista, Microsoft switched to an online activation system where every Windows OS requires activation.  KMS shifts the activation requirement …

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