Installing Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 R2

Installing Active Directory on Windows Server 2012R2

This is a step-by-step guide on how to create the first domain controller in a new Windows Server 2012 R2 forest. If you are going to perform a test lab of any kind, involving Windows servers, you will most certainly need an Active Directory Domain. Dcrpomo.exe is deprecated beginning in Windows Server 2012, so the process is slightly different from how it used to be in the 2008 iterations of Windows Server. […]

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Installing Citrix XenApp 6.5

Installing Citrix XenApp 6.5

This is a step-by-step guide on how to install Citrix XenApp 6.5, in this guide we will go through the installation of the first XenApp server in a XenApp 6.5 farm. We will also install the different infrastructure servers required for a XenApp 6.5 farm installation. Citrix XenApp 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2 is an on-demand application delivery solution that enables any application to be virtualized, centralized, and managed in the […]

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Installing Failover Clustering on Server 2008R2

Failover Clustering in Server 2008R2

This is a step-by-step guide on how to set up a failover cluster in Windows Server 2008R2, in a test lab. A cluster is a group of independent computers that work together to increase the availability of applications and services, such as file server service or print server service. Physical cables and software connect the clustered servers (called nodes) so that if one fails another can take its place. To setup a […]

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Installing StarWind iSCSI SAN Free Edition

Installing StarWind iSCSI SAN Free Edition

This is a step-by-step guide on how to install and configure StarWind iSCSI SAN Free Edition. StarWind iSCSI SAN is an iSCSI Target that converts any Windows server into a SAN. You can deploy it in your test lab, and create iSCSI targets, without having to utilise other, more cumbersome tools, such as FreeNAS. Its very easy to set up iSCI SAN, and then utilize it to test for example failover clustering. […]

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Installing Active Directory on Windows Server 2008R2

Installing Active Directory on Windows Server 2008R2

This is a step-by-step guide on how to create the first domain controller in a new Windows Server 2008R2 forest. If you are going to perform a test lab of any kind, involving Windows servers, you will most certainly need an Active Directory Domain. In this lab I am using VirtualBox as virtualization software, as I feel its the easiest one to work with, when you just need a simple test lab […]

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