Category: Design

STEP BY STEP IN-PLACE UPGRADE 2003 WEB SERVER #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP

My customer asked me to upgrade their Windows 2003 web server last week, as we know, Windows Server 2003 extended support ended on July 14,2015, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. Unfortunately, I noticed the Web server is Windows 2003 x86 server, there is no way to in-place upgrade it to x64, the only way is upgrade it to Windows Server 2008 x86, it will give a couple years to prepare web server migration plan at least. Let’s follow step by step to upgrade it.

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STEP BY STEP DEPLOY A SERVER AS A DR DOMAIN CONTROLLER AT AZUER #AZURE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP

On the previously posts, we were talking lots of site to site VPN settings between on-premises with Azure. Now, it’s time to know how to deploy a server as a DR DC at Azure. I assume you have an Azure VM with windows server 2016 already. If don’t, just go to my previously posts and follow steps to build a new one.

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STEP BY STEP TO INSTALL PROJECT HONOLULU AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE #PROJECTHONOLULU #MVPHOUR # WINDOWSSERVER # STEP-BY-STEP

Do you need a powerful browser-based management tool (not monitor only)? Microsoft Project Honolulu is your right choice.
It can full control server infrastructure, allow you to manage them from anywhere with Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Let’s follow step by step to deploy it.

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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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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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