Suppose you’re in your room, surfing the net in USA and you visit an Indian website. The server in India is in different time zone. It’s 22nd March 2015 in USA and 23rd March 2015 in India and the server’s digital certificate is only valid from 23rd March 2015 to […]

What is NTP Server?

In the last post we saw how to install Apache web server in Red-Hat distributions. In this post, we’ll see how to install and configure Apache web server in Ubuntu or any Debian distribution. Apache in Debian is way different from Apache in Red-Hat systems. In any Red-Hat distribution, to […]

Apache Web Server in Ubuntu

Data, as mentioned in earlier posts, are one of the most important things to look after in any server. Which is why, Microsoft has introduced Storage pools, which are very much like LVM in Linux. But is it really necessary? Do we need Storage pools? Well lets see how we […]

Create and manage Storage pools in Server 2012

So now that we have a centralized server to control all the machines and servers in our domain and outside, there will be times when you as a server administrator will have to troubleshoot problems. You can’t go to places to solve simple problems. If it’s a small company, you […]

Administer other Servers via Remote Desktop

We have been working on one virtual server from the start. In small companies, you may get one server and you’ll have to use it as a DHCP, DNS, Active Directory and an IIS server. But in industries, each server has only one function. You’ll have one server for DHCP, […]

Add new servers in Server 2012

Data is the most important thing today. With the increasing amount of data everyday, as a System Administrator you should to scale up your hard disks so store everyone’s data in it.  There will be time when you’ll have to add new hard disks in your server to meet the new […]

How to add new hard disks in Server 2012

If you don’t know what Disk Space Quota is please refer this link. Now that we know everything about Disk Space Quota, lets see how to set Quotas in Server 2012. For Quota Management, we need File Server Resource Manager. It isn’t installed by default so we will have to […]

How to set Quotas in Server 2012

Disk Space quota is one of the best features provided by Microsoft! As a System Administrator in any company, you’re always worried about the storage requirements of clients. But employees working in company don’t need the amount of storage they have at their home. That’s mainly because, on their system they keep data […]

What is Disk Space Quota?

In any industry big or small, you need to manage many users. Now as a system admin, you can manage each user individually by selecting a user, giving him permissions and doing this procedure to all the remaining users. You can do this, but to a limited number of users. […]

Add users to group in Server 2012

Adding new users is one of the most easiest and simplest task for any administrator. You can add as many users you want and assign them to various groups or define permissions explicitly! But the point to remember here is, these users will only work on computers that are already exists […]

Add new users in Server 2012

Now we know how to install Server 2012, and then install and configure Active Directory, DHCP and DNS servers. But you also need to manage other computers and users. Having computers in the same network isn’t enough. You need to add computers to the domain and only then you can get access […]

Add a computer to Windows Server domain

Prerequisites : Set a static IP for you server. Before configuring a DNS server, you should at least have a basic idea about DNS server and how it works. If you don’t know anything you can check this post. If you want to know about the records inside a DNS […]

Adding host in DNS server in Server 2012

In this post we will learn how to configure basic DHCP server in Server 2012. Configuring a DHCP server is very easy, the only thing you need to take care of is WINS server. WINS server was an alternate option for the traditional DNS server but it failed. But still […]

Configure basic DHCP server

In the earlier post we saw how to install Active Directory Domain Services, DHCP server and DNS server. Now that everything is installed lets start configuring these features. In this post we will see how to Configure Active Directory Domain Services. Since we just installed these features we got some […]

Configure Active Directory Domain Services

We now know the features and requirements of server 2012, how to install it, how to navigate in server and how to change its default name. So let’s go a step further and install the 3 most important features of Windows Server 2012 Active Directory, DHCP and DNS server. Since […]

Install Active Directory, DHCP and DNS in Server 2012

When you first see the Local Server in Server Manager, you’ll notice a very weird computer name. It doesn’t harm you but no-one likes complicated name, more so when it is a Server. So in this post we’ll see how to change the name of your Server. You can keep […]

How to change server name in Windows Server 2012