Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

Managing DNS on Windows Server 2012: Once installed, managing the role is very similar to how management was done in Windows Server 2003 through 2008 R2. DNS is one of the most important services in Windows Servers, as with most other platforms. So it’s important to configure DNS. To get into the DNS Manager in

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Direct Access

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Direct Access: What is DirectAccess? DirectAccess, introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2, is a remote access feature allowing connectivity to corporate network resources without the requirement of Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections. DirectAccess at the time only supported domain-joined Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate edition clients. Windows

Account Lockout Policy in Active Directory

Account Lockout Policy in Active Directory: The Account Lockout Policy in Active Directory is an important security setting. You must have come across the situation that your Active Directory user account get locked many times if the number of invalid password attempts reaches the maximum count (Account lockout threshold) and if you have tried to

Creating a Fine Grained Password Policy in Windows Server 2012

Creating a Fine Grained Password Policy in Windows Server 2012 In Windows Server 2012, fine-grained password policy management is made much easier than Windows Server 2008/2008 R2. Windows Administrators not have to use ADSI Edit and configure complicated settings to create the Password Settings Object (PSO) in the Password Settings Container. Instead we can configure

Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Back in 2011 at the Build Conference in Anaheim, California, Microsoft promised a plethora of new features for the new version of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. I was very skeptical and doubted that the final release would have all the promised goodies, but I’ve been proven wrong before. When Windows Server