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Posts by Instructor Paul Hill

How to Host a DCS Server – Full Step-by-step Guide

How to Host a DCS Server – Full Step-by-step Guide Overview While we at Server Academy mostly create content based around administrating the Windows Server operating system, we also love to game! One of our favorite games is DCS World, a flight simulator with highly detailed fighter jets and realistic flight models and combat systems.…

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How to Assign a Static IP address on Windows Server 2016

How to Assign a Static IP address on Windows Server 2016 Overview This tutorial describes the steps to assign a static IP address on Windows Server 2016 through both the GUI and Windows PowerShell. Jump to a specific section: Method 1) Through the GUI with Server Manager Method 1) Assign a static IP With Windows…

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Central Management of Local Group Policy

Central Management of Local Group Policy Overview I received an email from a student who wanted to centrally manage their computers WITHOUT a Windows Domain. Their company was merged and the new IT department wanted to implement their own Active Directory solution – so my student was stuck not being able to setup the new…

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VirtualBox not showing any 64bit Operating Systems

VirtualBox not showing any 64bit Operating Systems How to enable Intel VT or AMD-V virtualization in your BIOS This post describes how to resolve the issue of VirtualBox only showing 32-bit Operating Systems when creating a new Virtual Machine (image below). Fix #1 – You have the Hyper-V feature enabled on your host computer. To…

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How To Build an IT Lab for Free

How To Build an IT Lab for Free Design is a funny word Tutorial Overview This tutorial is going to teach you how you can build a free IT lab from scratch on your home computer using open-source software. If you’re currently enrolled in our IT training membership then you will be provided with IT labs…

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How to Install Active Directory (The AD DS Server Role)

How to Install Active Directory in Your IT Lab Please like and share the video! Overview In this lecture, we’re going to create a domain controller by installing the Active Directory domain services or ADDS role. Remember that any server running the ADDS role is considered a domain controller. We’re going to add this role…

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