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Moving On from MCSA Windows Server 2012
Once you've mastered the MCSA Windows Server 2012 qualification, discover some of the options available for building on that newfound knowledge.

Seven Free Tools for Windows Server Administrators
Get your hands on our goody bag of free server administration tools for helping you more efficiently configure, manage, troubleshoot and secure Windows Servers and domains.

Working with NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012
Discover a network adapter-independent protocol from Microsoft that facilitates NIC teaming for virtual machines on Windows Server 2012.

Enabling and Using Windows PowerShell Web Access
Discover how to remotely run PowerShell commands and scripts in a web-based console, as well as what limitations you should expect when doing so.

Troubleshooting Generic and Known Error Messages in Hyper-V Replica
Our latest server tutorial details how to troubleshoot generic error messages in Hyper-V Replica as well as what you should do when a known error message occurs.

Using the New SMB PowerShell Commands in Win Server 2012 R2
This month's PowerShell Commands server tutorial covers some key SMB-related changes in the PowerShell 4.0 cmdlets, some of which are due to the new SMB 3.02 functionality.

Checking Hyper-V Replication Health Using PowerShell Cmdlets
Our latest server tutorial reveals two handy PowerShell cmdlets available for checking Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replication status and getting replication statistical data on your VMs.

PowerShell's Test-NetConnection a Versatile Tool for Network Diagnostics
Learn how the TNC cmdlet for PowerShell 4.0 can be used for testing ICMP and TCP connectivity among end users, servers and other network targets in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Understanding Hyper-V VSP/VSC and VMBUS Design
Discover the key role Hyper-V's VSP and VSC components play in improving virtual machine performance by facilitating communication between VMs and the parent partition.

Working with SSH and Secure FTP Servers in Windows
While Windows doesn't offer native SSH or Secure FTP access, it's fairly easy to set up SSH and SFTP servers for securely accessing data from remote PCs or servers.

Harnessing the Power of Hyper-V Network Virtual Switches
For any virtualization administrator that's ever found Hyper-V's network virtual switch's capabilities to be a bit on the confusing side, we have the perfect server tutorial for you.

Troubleshooting RADIUS Server or Client Issues
Our latest server tutorial reveals some handy tricks and tips for resolving Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service issues on your network.

Discover Windows 8's Hidden Server Features
When Windows Server 2012's enterprise-level server features look to be overkill for your company or small workgroup, take a closer look at Windows 8 and its little known but quite powerful server capabilities.

Hyper-V 2012 R2: Pros and Cons of Generation 1 vs. Generation 2 VMs
With Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 introducing support for two generations of virtual machines, we look at when and why you might want to select one VM generation over the other.

Windows WebDAV Tips and Tricks
Discover some helpful tips and tricks on using the WebDAV server in Windows in our latest Server Tutorial.

Working with Windows PowerShell and Hyper-V Modules
Discover how Windows PowerShell and the built-in PowerShell cmdlets that ship with Hyper-V can help automate a variety of server admin tasks on Hyper-V virtual machines.

Running Windows Server 2012 on a Laptop
Learn how and when you might want to run a server operating system on a laptop in our latest Server Tutorial.

How to Set Up a WebDAV Server in Windows 7 & 8
Windows includes an FTP-like WebDAV server that is more secure and works better through firewalls than FTP. Discover how to launch your own WebDAV server in our latest server tutorial.

How to Convert a Physical Computer to a Virtual Machine
Our latest Server Tutorial covers virtual machine conversion tools and takes you step by step through the process of converting a physical machine to a VM.

Hyper-V and VMware vSphere Architectures: Pros and Cons
With Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere tackling virtualization in their own distinct ways, it's important to know the key advantages and disadvantages of each design architecture employed by the two.

A Primer for Scheduling Cron Jobs in Linux
The syntax for scheduling Cron jobs isn't the easiest to use or remember, but here are some helpful tips for getting up to speed with and utilizing Cron jobs.

Cloning Virtual Domain Controllers in Windows Server 2012
Discover how the new cloning feature in Windows Server 2012 can simplify building a new additional domain controller as well as save time when provisioning domain controllers for rapid deployment.

How to Run Virtual Desktops in Windows
Virtual desktops aren't the sole province of Linux and Unix users. Discover some of the better Windows virtual desktop solutions currently available.

Creating a Web-Based Windows Remote Desktop Client
Our latest Server Tutorial explores two key ways you can easily make remote connections to computers from within a web browser.

Virtualizing Active Directory Domain Controllers: General Best Practices
Before virtualizing mission-critical services like Active Directory domain controllers, make sure to brush up on what you should and should not do with our "best practices" reference.

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