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General / Misc stuffNyah-Nyah

Very Important Patch / Update for Server 2016 RTM:



Switch Embedded Teaming:

What is RDMA:

Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) and Switch Embedded Teaming (SET):

What is the Windows Server Network Controller?

Hyper-V / SCVMM:

How to set up and manage a Hyper-V Failover Cluster, Step by step:

Rolling Cluster Upgrades – How to Deploy Windows Server 2016:

Differance Between HyperV live migration and Quick Migration:

How to Deploy and Manage Storage Spaces Direct Cluster using SCVMM 2016?

Step by step configuration of 2 node Hyper-V Cluster in Windows Server 2012 R2:

How to make an existing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Highly Available:

Hyper-V Relica – The Game Changer:

How Hyper-V Replica Actually Works:



What’s New in DNS Server in Windows Server 2016?

Geo-Location Based Traffic Management Using DNS Policies:


How to Install and Configure IPAM Windows Server 2016?

Walkthrough: Demonstrate IPAM in Windows Server 2012:

Managed Service Accounts

Create the Key Distribution Services KDS Root Key:

Getting Started with Group Managed Service Accounts:

Simplifying Services with Managed Service Accounts:

Managed Service Accounts GUI:

Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) and SQL Server 2016:


Nano Server:

Creating Nano Servers:  &

Creating Nano Servers using a GUI:

Managing Nano Server:



Deep Dive: The Storage Pool in Storage Spaces Direct:

Configuring Storage Spaces Direct – Step by Step:

Building Storage Spaces Direct hyper-converged Cluster using Nano Server in virtual Machines:

IOPs performance on NVMe + HDD configuration with Windows Server 2016 and Storage Spaces Direct:

Spaces Direct Storage Calculator:

Remote Access:

Ignite 2016 Session, Review remote access technologies in Windows Server 2016:

Direct Access Choosing an Internet traffic separation design:

Migrating DirectAccess from NLB to External Load Balancer:

Richard Hicks Direct Access Blog: (Richard is Mr Direct Access!)

Step-by-Step DirectAccess Configuration on Windows Server 2012 R2: (Same for 2016)

Configuring Direct Access on Server 2012 R2:

Direct Access – Useful Commands for Troubleshooting:

AD / DirSync / AD Connect / ADFS:

How to clone a Virtual Domain Controller: &

What is an SPN?

Active Directory Features in Different Versions of Windows Server:

AD Connect Articles:

Force replication with Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect) (old Dirsync Start-OnlineCoe

Force AD Connect Synchronization – v1.1.105.0 onwards

Azure AD Connect Health Monitoring and Insights – Step by Step

Enabling and Disabling the AAD Connect Automatic Update / Upgrade Feature

ADFS Articles:

Deploy ADFS in Azure rather than on prem:

Federation and Federated Identity: Part 1 AD FS – How Do they Really Work?

To change the UPN for ALL users in an OU or Domain:

Import-Module ActiveDirectory
Get-ADUser -Filter {UserPrincipalName -like "*@corp.msft"} -SearchBase "OU=Test,DC=ad,DC=corp,DC=msft" |
ForEach-Object {
    $UPN = $_.UserPrincipalName.Replace("corp.msft","")
    Set-ADUser $_ -UserPrincipalName $UPN



How to Configure Storage Replication using Windows Server 2016:




Managing Windows Containers and Hyper-V Containers using PowerShell:


Desired State Configuration (DSC):

Introducing PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC):

Intro to PowerShell 4.0 Desired State Configuration:

PowerShell Desired State Configuration: The Basics:

Day 1: Intro to PowerShell DSC and Configuring Your First Pull Server :