Creating New Ad Users

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

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 Adds Server Role

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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Active Directory Groups

Active Directory groups and memberships are one of those things you MUST understand in order to administer Active Directory. At a high level, Active Directory groups are collections of AD Objects. A group’s members can contain users, computers, other groups and more. Let’s get started! Create Active Directory Groups To create a group in Active…

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Security is an ever-growing concern to companies. One of the most critical security measures you can implement is continuously auditing all your Windows network activities. This will enable you to pinpoint malicious activity early and take relevant action to prevent system downtime, compliance failures, and worse, data breaches.  What is Windows Auditing? Your Windows network…

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Dhcp

DHCP Overview DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a networking service that will automatically assign and manage computer IP addresses on their network. DHCP is commonly used to manage client computers such as laptops and mobile devices. It is less likely to be used to configure server infrastructure (like domain controllers or web servers) because…

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Generally at Server Academy we provide training on Windows Server for IT professionals but this time we are writing about using PHP (a server side web programming language) to interact with the Active Campaign (email marketing) API key. We were recently writing PHP code to create new email contacts with Active Campaign and came up…

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In this tutorial we are going to take a look at how you can use the Task Scheduler to run your automation scripts and make your life easier. This means you can spend more time watching cat videos, and less time doing repetitive tasks every day. That’s important! For me, I have a server called…

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Get Content Wait 1

Lately I’ve been needing to watch some logs that are creating by my IIS 10 server. The problem is that they are in TXT format and I can’t see live updates unless I close and open the file. I work with Centos 7 (open source Linux OS) and they have a wonder tail command that…

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Activedirectory

What is Active Directory? Active Directory is a Microsoft Technology for identity management in computer networks. It’s a database that contains users and computer accounts as well as their passwords. When you install the AD DS server role, you will finish the installation by promoting the server to a domain controller. This will install several…

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