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Enabling Server Validation for Windows and Android 802.1X Clients

Discover how server validation for 802.1X clients can help ensure your users reach the correct RADIUS server and avoid being duped by fake servers set up by hackers.


Tags: Windows, Android, servers, virtual machine, 802.1x, Radius, server tutorial, server operating system

Managing Windows Azure Resources Using PowerShell

Discover how the 280-plus PowerShell cmdlets for Windows Azure can help you perform advanced administration for Windows Azure-hosted resources, including VMs.


Tags: Azure, Windows Azure, PowerShell, Microsoft Windows Azure, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial

Gaining Free Access to Microsoft and Windows Server Platforms

Want to try Windows Server or its development tools on the cheap? Fortunately, numerous free or inexpensive options are available -- if you know where to look.




Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, virtual machine, Windows Server, server os, development tools, Windows Azure platform, server tutorial, server operating system

Enabling UEFI on Virtual Machines

UEFI support may be becoming more and more popular, but it can still be problematic to enable on VMs. Discover how to implement UEFI on several leading VM platforms.


Tags: virtualization, virtual machine, server os, server tutorial, UEFI, VMs, server operating system

Hyper-V Network Virtualization: Overview and Q&A

Discover how Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization can enable hosting providers to host customer virtual machines without requiring any changes to the physical network topology.


Tags: virtualization, Hyper-V, VM, network virtualization, hosting, server tutorial, virtual machines, Microsoft Hyper-V, hosting services

Fear Not Working with FreeRADIUS

Running into problems when installing, using or troubleshooting FreeRADIUS? We have some helpful configuration and usage tips to relieve your FreeRADIUS-related stress.


Tags: open source, servers, troubleshooting, FreeRADIUS, Radius, server tutorial

Hyper-V Replica Resynchronization Process

Resynchronizations can become necessary when a Hyper-V Primary Server fails to properly replicate to the Replica Server. Discover what to look for and how to proceed when a Hyper-V resync is needed.


Tags: servers, Hyper-V, server os, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, server operating system, Windows Server 2012 R2

6 Powerful PowerShell Tools and Utilities

Discover six GUI-based scripting tools and utilities that can extend PowerShell's functionality while helping to make it a bit easier to use.


Tags: servers, PowerShell, scripting, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

Retrieving Symantec Antivirus Scanning Details from Client PCs

Take advantage of the built-in logging capabilities in Symantec Antivirus and our handy script to retrieve TimeOfLastScan, TimeOfLastVirus and PatternFileUpdate details from client PCs.


Tags: Symantec, servers, client, antivirus, scripting, client-server, server tutorial

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.


Tags: virtualization, data center, Hyper-V, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, MCSA, server tutorial

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.




Tags: administration, servers, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator, server tutorial

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.


Tags: PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, Windows PowerShell, server tutorial

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.


Tags: Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, error message, Windows Server 2012 R2

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.


Tags: PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2

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.


Tags: PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, cmdlet

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.


Tags: servers, Windows Server, SSH, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial

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.


Tags: Hyper-V, virtual machine, VM, server tutorial, virtual machines, Windows Server 2012 R2

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.


Tags: VPN, Radius, Network Access Control, server tutorial

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.


Tags: Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 Server, server tutorial

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.


Tags: Hyper-V, virtual machine, VM, server tutorial, virtual machines, Windows Server 2012 R2

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.


Tags: Hyper-V, Windows Server, PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial

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.


Tags: operating system, laptop, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, server operating system

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.


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Hyper-V, virtual machine, VM, VMware, VHD, server tutorial, virtual machines

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.


Tags: virtualization, servers, server virtualization, Hyper-V, hypervisor, VMware, VMware vSphere, server tutorial, Microsoft Hyper-V

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.


Tags: virtualization, servers, server virtualization, Active Directory, mission-critical, server tutorial

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.


Tags: servers, Remote Desktop Protocol, Windows Server, Remote Desktop, server tutorial

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.


Tags: virtualization, servers, server virtualization, Active Directory, mission-critical, server tutorial

How to Enable Concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions in Windows

Our latest Server Tutorial reveals how you can get around the Windows one-concurrent user limitation in order to be able to use a PC at the same time as a remote connector.


Tags: servers, Remote Desktop Protocol, Windows Server, Remote Desktop, server tutorial

8 Trending Third-Party Management Tools for Amazon Web Services

A closer look at some of the most popular third-party tools currently available for managing your Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services.


Tags: Web services, AWS, Amazon Web Services, servers, EC2, server tutorial

Creating Custom Virtual Networks for VMware Player

Our latest tutorial reveals how you can use VMware Player's Virtual Network Editor to create custom virtual adapters and then assign them to VMs.


Tags: virtualization, VM, VMware, Virtual Network, server tutorial, VMware Player

How to Team Your Network Cards in Windows Server 2012

With the advent of cloud computing and mass virtualization of server operating systems, the need for high speed, highly available networking becomes even more pressing.


Tags: servers, Windows Server, NIC, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial

How to Fix a VMware Player Bridged Network

Having difficulties when trying to set a network adapter on a VMware Player machine in Bridged mode?  Our latest tutorial reveals a solution for the bridged network issue.


Tags: servers, VMware, network adapter, server tutorial, VMware Player

Windows Server 2012 Walkthroughs: Upgrading a Dell R520

Chomping at the bit to test out the official release of Windows Server 2012?  Check out what to watch for and avoid as we put the new server OS through its paces.


Tags: server, servers, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial

Tweaking VMware's High Availability and Admission Control Policies

You have to balance adequate failover capacity with the ability to remain productive and cost-efficient. Admission control in VMware allows you to do both.


Tags: virtualization, hypervisor, VM, VMware, Virtualization Management, server tutorial

Securing a VNC Server on Linux with SSH

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) enables you to use a GUI instead of a command-line interface when remotely connecting to a Linux or Unix machine, but security's another matter entirely.  Discover how to make sure your VNC server connections stay secure.


Tags: Linux, security, Linux server, tutorials, tutorial, SSH, vnc, server tutorial

Managing Stubborn VMware VMs from the Command Line

Working in vCenter is great until the unthinkable happens -- you have a "stuck" VM. You can't do anything with it except use some command-line magic.


Tags: virtualization, VMware, tutorial, Virtualization Management, vCenter, server tutorial