Monthly Archives: April 2014

Server 2012 : Setup DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions)

Server 2012 has DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) functioning enabled as default, but needs some setting up. In this post: Verify DNSSEC function is on Sign our Zone using with DNSSEC Key Signing Key (KSK) Zone Signing keys (ZSK)

Posted in DNS, Server 2012

Server 2012 : Setup DNS, Reverse Lookup Zone and nslookup

So, we already enabled Scavenging and Aging on our server, and now we want to setup a Reverse Lookup Zone. Before proceeding, make sure your DNS settings are poitning the right way and you have set IPv6 to DHCP instead

Posted in DNS, Server 2012, Uncategorized

Server 2012 : Set Aging and Scavenging Properties for the DNS Server

After installing the DNS Server role on our server, we should spend a few minuts configuring it. After following this post, you might want to take a look at another post of mine: Server 2012 : Setup DNS, Reverse Lookup

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Group Policy : Prevent access to registry editing tools

In another post we made changes to the registry in order for our Kiosk computer to log into a domain account without typing credentials. In order not to expose the Credentials used we now apply this GPO to prevent regedit

Posted in Group Policy, Server 2012

Server 2012 – Enable domainlogon without entering credentials.

In short this post are going to show how to setup a machine to automatically log on to a domain account by entering information into registry. Caution: When making the changes in this post there are some obvious security issues like logging onto the

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Server 2012 – Install Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) using mostly PowerShell

This quide is meant for Windows Server 2012. If you want to do everything using GUI you should go to one of my other posts. It is not required, but a good idea: Create a new dedicated hard disk for WSUS update

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Server 2012 – Install Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

If you want to install using PowerShell instead, you can go to another one of my posts. The Post-installation tasks are mostly the same though, as the Work required for setting it up using PowerShell isn’t justified, unless you are

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Server 2012 – Create a new virutal HD/VHD file.

This post consists of two parts: Create a new Virtual HD in Hyper-V Start using the new VHD. Create a new Virtual HD in Hyper-V In your Hyper-V make sure your Virtual Machine is turned off. Click it and select

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Server 2012 – Cloning a Domain Controller

Cloning a DC for rapid deployment has become an option with Server 2012. In order to Clone a Domain Controller the domains PDC emulator FSMO role holder must be running Windows Server 2012 or newer. The second prerequisite is the

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Server 2012 – Build a Domain Controller (DC) using Powershell

In Server 2012 we can promote Domain Controllers using Powershell. In this post I will use the same settings used in my post Server 2012 – Build a Domain Controller (DC) using Server Manager. In this post Prerequisites Configure IP

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