Category Archives: Windows Server

Creating a new Azure Active Directory instance

It seems a simple thing, but when you need to create an additional directory for testing/dev purposes, you may ask yourself how to create. In this Tutorial, we are going…

Checking the Boot Diagnostics in Microsoft Azure

It can be a brand new server or an existent one running on Microsoft Azure, after a restart, the VM shows up as running on the portal, but for some…

How to rename an AWS EC2 instance during provisioning using PowerShell

In the Cloud era the VM/instance name is not that important, especially when we have a fleet of servers doing the same work, and that is key for scenarios where…

Solving Virtual Machine Manager 2016 expired license

How to upgrade an expired VMM 2016 to a licensed version. That happened to my customer, VMM 2016 was fresh on the Microsoft Download site, the product was installed and…

Listing the drive letters, size and free space using PowerShell

Using PowerShell, the administrator is able to retrieve a lot of information from the operating system. In Today’s Tutorial, we are going the process to retrieve all volumes of any…

How to extend Azure Service Fabric to on-premise?

You can deploy a Service Fabric cluster on any physical or virtual machine running the Windows Server operating system, including ones residing in your on-premises datacenters. You use the standalone…

Script: Exchange Server 2016 Deployment (EXDeploy.ps1)

Hello folks, We created an automation script to deploy Exchange Server 2016 in a consistent way, and the script was published on our ITPROCentral at GitHub. You can find more…

How to upload a custom image to Azure

If you developed your standard Windows or Linux operating system image for installation on on-premises computers, you might want to use the same image to deploy Azure virtual machines. This…

How to remove the several Organization Units that are protected against accidental deletion

In some situation an entire structure of Organization Units must be deleted, and by default new OUs are automatic defined to protect them against deletion which requires the administrator to…

Containers on Azure – Part 2

On the previous post (see here), I talked about the concept of Containers, Azure Container Service and Azure Service Fabric. Now that you know the concept and have an idea…