Windows Server


Assessing Current IT infrastructure with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) AND BONUS-Evaluate for Migration to Azure Cloud

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit makes it easy to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology migration projects. This Solution Accelerator provides a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool to simplify the migration planning process.  It is one of many solution accelerators from Microsoft.  Solution Accelerators […]


Backup Windows Server Using Windows Azure Backup Step-By-Step (Hand On Lab)–Try It While Its FREE

Backup Windows Server Using Windows Azure Backup Step-By-Step In this detailed post and hands on lab (HOL) guide we will introduce Windows Azure backup and dive in deep with step-by-step instructions you can use to schedule a backup, perform a manual backup of your server and perform a test restore.  […]


Step-by-Step: Extending On-Premise Active Directory to the Cloud with Windows Azure – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Part 20 of 31

The 20th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Step-by-Step: Extending On-Premise Active Directory to the Cloud with Windows Azure – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Part 20 of 31 In this edition, Keith Mayer explains how and why to […]


How to Create an Azure VM with PowerShell (Part 14 of 31) – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud Series – Brian Lewis

The 14th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at How to Create an Azure VM with PowerShell (Part 14 of 31) – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud Series.  In this edition, Brian Lewis explains step-by-step how to use PowerShell to create a […]


Step-By-Step Creating Azure Virtual Machines with System Center App Controller (Part 13 of 31) – Kevin Remde

The 13th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Creating Azure Virtual Machines with App Controller (Part 13 of 31)  In this edition, Kevin Remde explains how to (Step-By-Step) use App Controller to create/deploy virtual machines on Windows Azure.  App Controller is part […]


Step-by-Step: Connecting System Center 2012 App Controller to Windows Azure (Part 12 of 31)–Kevin Remde

The Jan 12th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Step-by-Step: Connecting System Center 2012 App Controller to Windows Azure (Part 12 of 31).  In this edition, Kevin explains how to use App Controller to help manage Windows Azure.  He starts us off […]


Where Is The Best Virtualization and Cloud Technical Content?

VTUG is looking for the best online technical content in the world.  Why?  Because our members spend hours upon hours doing research duplicating the research process literally millions of times!  VTUG wants to aggregate the best content on their site so members have a single place to go to get […]


Create Bootable USB Thumb Drive Key with Windows 8 Media to Install Windows 8 Windows Server 2012 or Other Operating System–Step by Step

These procedures were written using Windows 8 Release Preview but will work with prior versions of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 and Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.  There is a video walkthrough of this process at the bottom of this post. If […]


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How to Solve Connectivity Issues Connecting To SCOM, SCVMM, AD or Any Other Service–Here is the Easy fix

I have been in the technology industry for more than 25 years now and I have dealt with my fair share of connectivity issues. In the last decade or so a good 85% or more of the issues I have encountered have been DNS issues. There is a very easy […]


How to Install PowerShell on Windows Server 2003 and Enable Remote PowerShell Management–All Servers Should Have This Done

PowerShell is an incredible tool that will allow you to run scripts or commands on your server. PowerShell is included with Windows Server 2008 R2 but it has to be added to Windows Server 2003. I recently had a customer who got their server (DC) infected with a virus and […]


Out of Disk Space on Drive C–How To Increase Space on Drive C of a Virtual Machine Running Windows Server 2003

Revised 4/2/2011 to add merge change instructions link and link to simple way to do this using diskpart. I documented the process at: How To Expand and Extend To Increase Capacity On A Virtual Hard Disk The Easy and Fast Way–Solve the problem of “Out of Disk Space on Drive […]