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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Automate your IT with the Task Scheduler

By Paul Hill | October 19, 2020

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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How to tail logs with Windows PowerShell

By Paul Hill | October 15, 2020

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…


Active Directory Tutorial for Beginners

By Paul Hill | September 23, 2020

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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