Shadowing RDS 2012 Sessions

Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services brings a new feature called shadowing, which allows administrators to view sessions. This can be done through the GUI or through the use of Command Line. As you can see from the MSTSC Connection Usage help Window, there are three new commands that we can use for connecting to end user... Continue Reading →

Clarification on the use of Office 365 Pro Plus in VDI environments

Microsoft have recently clarified the licencing of Office 365 in VDI environments. You can use Office 365 using dedicated virtual desktop infrastructure but the virtual machine must be dedicated to the user. in order to install Office Pro Plus 2013 in the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) mode, you MUST have a volume licensing agreement. Click-to-run supports... Continue Reading →

Deploying Exchange 2010 SP3 on Server 2012

Exchange Server 2010 is now supported on Server 2012. So for current users, yes you can migrate over to Server 2012 and for all those wanting to Exchange 2010 why not deploy Exchange to Server 2012. To install Exchange 2010 SP3, you will need to download Exchange SP3 from the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=36768 Then its a simple... Continue Reading →

Vmware Fix for Server 2012 Virtual machines running on ESXI 5.0

Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 is listed as Tech Preview support for ESXi 5.0 Update 1 in the Guest OS compatibility guide. For more information on the Tech Preview support level, see Understanding guest operating system support levels (2015161). Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 is fully supported for ESXi 5.1. For more information, see What’s New... Continue Reading →

Installation Options for Windows Server 2012

Server Core was introduced to admin's in Server 2008 and provided minimal maintenance but had limited capabilities. Server 2012 introduces Private Cloud and the power shell feature is one of the main focuses. As we move towards centrally managed IT environments, automation will take a crucial role when deploying and scaling up systems. Windows server 2012 has advanced dramatically and the number of cmdlets for power shell have largely increased since the early days of windows server 2008.

In place windows server 2012 upgrade

As we prepare for the launch of Windows Server 2012, I decided to create a copy of my Primary Domain Controller (PDC) and carry out an in place upgrade. As with Windows Server 2008 R2 you will need to copy the Adprep folder to the C: root Directory and Run the AdPrep cmds. C:adprep>adprep /forestprep C:adprep>adprep /domainprep Ensure that you... Continue Reading →

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