Installing Adds Server Role

Installing the AD DS Server Role

By Paul Hill | February 11, 2021

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…

Active Directory Groups

Active Directory Groups Tutorial

By Paul Hill | February 2, 2021

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…

How to Audit the Security of Your Windows Server

By Paul Hill | January 31, 2021

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…


Install and configure DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)

By Paul Hill | December 22, 2020

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…

Active Campaign PHP API Example

By Paul Hill | October 25, 2020

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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