Create Managed Service Accounts using a Gui

For those who are wanting to create Managed Service Accounts (MSA), I have found a tool from that allows you to manage and create MSA's. See TechNet for further information on MSA's  

Useful Group Policies for RDS 2012

I found a useful website which is great for reading up on group policies, please see the following link: Group Policy Website I have listed some recommended group polices that would be useful when configuring RDS. RD Gateway  connection through RD Gateway  RD Gateway server address RD Connection Broker Use RD Connection Broker load... Continue Reading →

Create a RDSH FARM RDS 2012 using DNS Round Robin

Configure DNS for a RDSH Farm Create new A records for the RDSH farm using the session server IP address's. Configure RD Gateway Manager Create a RD Gateway-Managed computer group for the RDSH. Add each Session server and the Farm FQDN. Create a RAP Policy For the RDSH FARM Connecting to RDSH FARM   When... Continue Reading →

Deploying Remote Desktop Gateway RDS 2012

What is a Remote Desktop Gateway A Remote Desktop Gateway Server enables users to connect to remote computers on a corporate network from any external computer. The RD Gateway uses the Remote Desktop Protocol & the HTTPS Protocol to create a secure encrypted connection. A 2012 RD Gateway server uses port 443 (HTTPS), which provides... Continue Reading →

Enable 3D Support checkbox greyed out for Windows Server 2012

I came across an issue where the Vmware tools on my Server 2012 File server stopped working, after I enabled 3-D acceleration everything worked as normal. Please note this should only be done if the 3D support Icon is grayed out. Enabling Accelerated 3-D for a Virtual Machine: To enable a virtual machine for accelerated 3-D Add the... Continue Reading →

Powershell ISE missing when conducting an in place upgrade.

I have found that when carry conducting an in place upgrade from Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012, the powershell ISE is not installed. To install this you will need to enter the following cmds. Open Powershell: Import-Module ServerManager Add-WindowsFeature PowerShell-ISE

Changing the Product Key in Server 2012 using PowerShell

I have come across a useful set of cmd's for when you need to change the Product Key in server 2012. When I went to active my new file server,  I ran into an issue when trying to activate with the Product  KMS key. Server 2012's system properties do not allow you to change the Product key. To... Continue Reading →

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