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Powershell – Set IPAddress

Yes, setting an IP Address is easy. Just go to Ethernet or LAN Adapter properties, select IPV4 Properties and change the IP Address to required. However all this will take around a minute to do so. Imagine if you have to do it multiple servers, it will take more time. But if you do it …

Disable IPV6 using Powershell

Although you should be using the IPV6 for future, but System Administrator from time to time, may be required to disable IPV6 for various reasons. Again, this can be done via GUI. But will require few GUI based steps and repeating the same task on 1000’s of machine will require dedicated person performing a task, …

Change DNS Server for Network Interface Powershell

As a System Administrators, you will be asked or required to use specific DNS for specific computers. This can be very easily done via GUI, but require few steps to perform it. Also you may need to do this on number of computers. For me, I normally perform actions via powershell if I have to …

Rename Computer name via Powershell

As a System Administrators, you want to do things fast and on more computers at once. I remember renaming a computer involved few GUI steps, which is not shortened to one line command via Powershell. To do so, Rename-Computer -NewName “Batthz-SQL01” You can either apply “- Restart” switch to automatically restart or manually restart the …

Join Computer to Domain via Powershell

Join Computer to Domain Joining a computer to domain via PowerShell is whole lot easier than regular way of GUI based. To Join a Computer to domain, Add-Computer -DomainName “HarmikBatth.Lab” Enter the user credentials, which has permission to join the computer to a domain. You can also mention the “-Restart”, which will automatically restart the …

Installing Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2016

In this post, we will learn about Installing Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2016. Since Microsoft has all the information documented by SME’s, I will be using reference to Microsoft posts. Before we go further, I would like you to visit few important links here: What’s new in Active Directory Domain Services for …

Installing Windows Server 2016 – Server with Desktop Experience

In this post, we will be Installing Windows Server 2016 (Server with Desktop Experience) is not much different from Server Core installation. We will be performing clean installation here. It is up to you to choose physical server or virtual environment for installation. Follow below procedure to Install Server Core 2016 Start your physical Server …

Installing Windows Server 2016 – Server Core

In this post, we will be Installing Windows Server 2016 (Server Core). When you install Windows Server 2016 using setup wizard, you will asked to choose between Server Core and Server with Desktop Experience. Actually Server with Desktop Experience is full Windows setup like previous versions, just have Desktop Experience feature installed. If no option is …

Installing Windows Server 2016

Before you Install Windows Server 2016, please get familiar with different versions of Windows Server 2016 on Technet. The following table briefly summarizes the key differences between Standard and Datacenter editions: Feature Datacenter Standard Core functionality of Windows Server yes yes OSEs / Hyper-V containers unlimited 2 Windows Server containers unlimited unlimited Host Guardian Service …