Category: Windows Server

Copy AD Group Members in a different Domain to Another Domain #PowerShell #MVPHour

This sounds scenario sounds pretty simple, and theoretically it is. It’s also a common request. Someone comes to you and says, I have members in one group and I need them copied to another group. Sure, no problem. But what they forgot to mention is that the source group is in a different domain and has users and groups from the same or different domain than their target group.

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Preparing to Upgrade SQL Server? Data Migration Assistant! Part 1 #MVPHour #SQLServer #DMA

Datacenter’s and companies everywhere generally rely on a core piece of software to store their data and metrics, SQL Server. It’s nice to keep it up to date, but sometimes, and a lot of the time, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. SQL Server has been around for quite a while, there are many databases hosted by SQL Server. Microsoft has released many upgrade advisors over the years, but recently the SQL Server team has overhauled their traditional SQL Server Upgrade Advisor and have created a new product – SQL Server Data Migration Assistant (DMA), which is different than SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA). To pull off a successful migration or upgrade, you need to do your detective work.

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SECURE ACCESS INTERNAL NETWORK RESOURCES WITHOUT VPN – DIRECTACCESS PART2 #DIRECTACCESS #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP

Windows 10 Enterprise as DirectAccess Client. Because Windows 10 supports automatic entry point selection and transparent failover, better scalability and performance. Also, windows 10 built-in DirectAccess connectivity status indicator, the administrators don’t have to deploy, manage, and maintain additional software.

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SECURE ACCESS INTERNAL NETWORK RESOURCES WITHOUT VPN – DIRECTACCESS PART1 #DIRECTACCESS #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP

DirectAccess provides users with the experience of being seamlessly connected to their intranet any time they have Internet access. When DirectAccess is enabled, requests for intranet resources (such as email servers, shared folders, or intranet websites) are securely directed to the intranet, without the need for users to connect to a VPN. DirectAccess enables increased productivity for a mobile workforce by offering the same connectivity experience both inside and outside of the office.

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Active Directory – When was this user/computer Created #PowerShell #MVPHour #

A pretty simple request came across my desk today. I was requested to send a report of users that were created after a specific date. Do you remember the Windows Server 2003 and prior? Before PowerShell? We had to use what I’ll term loosely as “wonderful” LDAP queries. Also the query result was pure text, we couldn’t do anything easily with it short of magical text parsing! Well here is my PowerShell script I quickly whipped up!

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NON-RDMA STORAGE SPACES DIRECT STRESS TEST STEPS and RESULT – #WINDOWSSERVER #S2D #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP

Today, I am going to do stress test for NON-RDMA Storage space direct servers, the customer use their existing Cisco Catalyst 4500-x for Storage space direct servers, as we know, it doesn’t support DCB and PFC function, so, we will focus on stress test result for Storage space direct servers without enable RDMA and see how’s the performance.

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