Category Archives: Windows Server 2012 R2

Remove Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) from a WS2012 R2 with PowerShell.

I decided to tear down my Azure Lab IaaS and ASR infrastructure and rebuild it. The process involves removing the ASR configurations, Recovery Vaults, S2S VPNs, VNets and Azure VM running as a Azure based Domain controller for resilience with … Continue reading

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Deleting SCVMM 2012 R2 Logical Network Definitions with PowerShell.

Attempting to delete a SCVMM 2012R2 logical network throws an exception as shown in the screen shot below because there are other dependencies like the Port Profiles, logical switches and other network objects still depending on it. The “View Dependent … Continue reading

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My Step-by-Step DirectAccess Configuration on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Windows Server DirectAccess is an awesome and exciting feature. It’s a Windows Server role service that enables windows domain-joined machines to have always on and seamless connection to the corporate infrastructure securely over the internet without the need for traditional … Continue reading

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Moving a Hyper-V Virtual Machine Storage to a Cluster Volume using PowerShell.

I have a Virtual Machine ADS00 running a guest OS WS 2012 R2 .It’s vhdx file is located on a Failover Cluster node physical server running Hyper-V Core 2012 R2. As the services offered and requirements for this VM continued … Continue reading

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PowerShell Script to Bulk Update UPN (UserPrincipalName) Suffix in a Single Non-Routable Domain.

As part of the Office 365 Configuration and migration project, we’ve had to define and create an alternate upn (UserPrincipalName) suffix for an internal Active Directory domain that is not publicly routable. Updating the upn for every user in the … Continue reading

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Simple PowerShell Script displays Total and Available Memory .

This script is an update to a previous post. In addition to displaying total and available disk space, it will also show the available memory at any given time for a server within a domain infrastructure. It has come in … Continue reading

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Configuring AD Group Filtering with Microsoft Azure AD Connect Tool.

Microsoft has finally introduced Active Directory group filtering with the release of Azure AD Connect. The one tool to replace AADSync and include ADFS functionality.In this post, I will outline my steps for setting up AAD Connect with Single sign-on, … Continue reading

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