Category Archives: Windows Server

Techgenix Article: Manage on-premises servers using Azure Server Management Tool

Hello folks, Last week, I published an article explaining the process to configure SMT (Server Management Tool) which in Preview on Microsoft Azure. A second article is coming up and…

Installing Server Management tools

In this tutorial, we are going over the process to install the required software in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 to support SMT (Server Management Tools)…

Adding a domain in Azure Active Directory

Adding and validating a domain in Microsoft Azure using the new portal based on Azure Resource Manager (ARM). The new portal has been out there for a while, but since…

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3

We are going over the process to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We created a new VM in our Hyper-V environment and we will install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux…

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…

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…