Category Archives: Windows

Step-by-Step Remote Desktop Connection Broker installation in Windows 2012 – Page 1

Step-by-Step Remote Desktop Connection Broker installation in Windows 2012 – Page 1 Remote desktop connection broker helps to load balance RDP remote session connections, increase performance, disaster plan for the terminal servers, publish apps based on the permission, restrict user access to the terminal server, monitoring, server load balancing etc. RDCB – Broker server maintains […]

Create bulk users in Active Directory using .CSV format and PowerShell

Create bulk users in Active Directory using .CSV format and PowerShell Bulk user creation in Active Directory can be completed using .CSV import and the steps are follows. Create a .CSV formatted sheet with details, an example given below. This sheet is filled with test user account details to create in Active Directory. Name = […]

Active Directory Installation in Windows 2012 server using Server Manager Wizard

Active Directory Installation in Windows 2012 server using Server Manager Wizard Open Windows 2012 Server Manager and Click “Add Role and Features” Click Next Select Role-based for Feature based installation Select the server on which we need to install Active Directory Select Active Directory Domain Services Click Add Features Click Next Add more Features Click […]

How to reboot or shutdown a remote Windows machine having different or alternate credential

How to reboot or shutdown a remote Windows machine having different or alternate credential Windows “Computer Manager or Shutdown command” allows us to reboot or shutdown a remote machine without logging-in the session. But the system should share the same credentials of the Administrators machine. In Active directory domain concept, if both the remote and […]

How to check machine is physical for virtual server?

How to check machine is physical for virtual server? I was given a Windows remote desktop machine and asked to identify whether the current system is physical or VMware virtual machine. There are several ways to tell the status of the machine, here are those procedures that I have shown to my colleagues, VMware VMTools […]

Change Windows 2012 server Microsoft product activation key

Change Windows 2012 server Microsoft product activation key Windows 2012 R2 server doesn’t allow me to change the product activation key through GUI and used PowerShell commands to clear and insert new key. Step 1: Clear the existing key, if present. Type “Powershell ” on Window start menu and open. Use the below command to […]

Disabling User Account Control Setting (UAC) in Windows 7

Disabling User Account Control Setting (UAC) in Windows 7 User Account Control is a setting introduced by Microsoft to reduce the security threat caused by automatic unaware installations in Windows system. On normal condition the user that are part of Administrators group will be acting as a normal use with less privilege and if the […]

Restart or Shut Down a Windows Remote Computer and Document the Event

Restart or Shut Down a Windows Remote Computer and Document the Event As a System Administrator I used to perform restart or shutdown of Windows remote computers. This restart and shutdown procedure applies to most of the Windows operating systems, including Windows 2008, Windows7 A) Remote Desktop Access – RDP Access the remote system using […]