What is DevOps Automation? The Importance of Automation in DevOps

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In today’s world, automation is key to success in many industries – and DevOps is no different. DevOps automation is the process of automating the tasks involved in a typical DevOps workflow, from provisioning and configuration to deployment and monitoring. By automating these tasks, businesses can save time and money, improve efficiency, and speed up…

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What is Active Directory


What is Active Directory and why is it important? In an organization, security is very important. It does not only cover the physical setup of the company but also the security of their network. The overall security of the organization’s network is a critical responsibility of the Network and System Administrator. Just like people are…

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How to Become a Hacker

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Becoming a hacker can be an exciting and rewarding six-figure job. Any product that uses digital technology is a potential target to be hacked – that means not just computers and phones but also your car, thermostats, garage door openers, smart coffee machines, and any other smart home device. That is why ethical/white hat hackers…

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Windows Cyber Security – STIGs for Beginners

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This tutorial will show you how you can get started learning the technical side of Cyber Security for Windows environments. This tutorial is going to show you how to use STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides) to identify low, medium and high vulnerabilities and patch them in your Windows Environments. What is a STIG? A STIG…

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How to run SQL Commands from PowerShell

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If you want to run SQL commands from your PowerShell terminal you can do so by simply installing the SQLServer module with the command below: You will be prompted to install from an untrusted source. Type “A” to accept and install the module. Once it is complete you can see all the new commands you…

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How to enable Advanced Features in Active Directory

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Active Directory includes an Advanced Features view that will allow you to access several items that are hidden by default. This tutorial will show you how you can enable the Advanced Features view within Active Directory Users and Computers. Step 1. Start Server Manager Click the Windows button and select Server Manager: Step 2. Start…

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How to install Python on Windows 10


Python is one of the most in demand skills you can add to your resume. It’s used by Wikipedia, Google, Yahoo!, NASA, Spotify, YouTube, Instagram, DropBox and MANY more places you know of and probably visit online. The list really does just go on and on. Python can be used as a scripting language for…

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How to create Active Directory User Accounts

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In this lesson you will learn how to create Active Directory user accounts. Step 1. Open Server Manager Open Server Manager by clicking the Windows button and clicking Server Manager or by searching for Server Manager. Step 2. Start Active Directory In server manager, click Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers: Step 3. Create…

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Promote a Server to a Domain Controller

Promote A Server To A Domain Controller

In this lesson you are going to learn how to promote a server to a domain controller. This procedure is something you will complete after successfully installing the AD DS Server role. If you haven’t done that yet, click here to learn how to install the AD DS server role. Promote this server to a…

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Installing the AD DS Server Role

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In this lesson you are going to learn how to build an Active Directory domain an by installing the Active Directory Domain Services role. Domain Controller Prerequisites Before you install the AD DS server role you need to make sure that your server has a static IP address. Step 1. Run ipconfig /all If you’re…

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