Jan 20, 2017

This article will guide you through the steps to convert PDF to MS Office Files. For demonstrations sake we’ll focus on PDF to Word, but the steps are identical for Excel and PowerPoint.

How to Convert PDF to MS Office Files in 3 Quick Steps

Jan 14, 2017

Active Directory Expiring Links is new feature in Windows Server 2016 which enables time-bound group membership, expressed by a time-to-live (TTL) value. It allows administrators to assign temporally group membership. This feature is not enabled by default because it required forest function level must be Windows Server 2016. Also, once this feature is enabled, it cannot be disabled. 

Active Directory Time-bound Group Membership in Windows Server 2016

This article will guide you through the steps to transfer active directory FSMO roles from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016.  For this guide, example.com will be my domain name. I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller as PDC (source server) and one Windows Server 2016 (target server) which I have already added to my existing domain.

Migrating Active Directory FSMO Roles From Windows 2012 R2 to Windows 2016

Jan 10, 2017

Docker Swarm is a feature of Docker that makes it easy to run Docker hosts and containers at scale. A Docker Swarm, or Docker cluster, is made up of one or more hosts that function as manager nodes, and any number of worker nodes. Setting up such a system requires careful manipulation of the Linux firewall.

How To Set Up Linux Firewall for Docker Swarm on CentOS 7

ionCube is a PHP module extension that loads encrypted PHP files and speeds up webpages. It is commonly required for PHP-based applications. This article will guide you through the steps to install ionCube on a Ubuntu 16.04 server.

Installing ionCube on Ubuntu 16.04

Jan 8, 2017

Multi-factor authentication requires more than one factor in order to authenticate, or log in. This article will guide you through the steps to set up multi-factor authentication for SSH on Ubuntu 16.04 server.

How To Configure Multi-Factor Authentication for SSH on Ubuntu 16.04

Jan 5, 2017

This article will guide you through the steps to create a self-signed SSL certificate in order to use with an Nginx web server on a CentOS 7 server to secure web traffic. To begin with self-signed certificate creation process, you need to log into your CentOS 7 Server as a sudo (non-root) user.

How To Generate a Self-Signed SSL Certificate for Nginx on CentOS 7

Jan 4, 2017

This article will guide you through the steps to take backup of your installed applications settings on Windows, transfer them to a new computer and you don't need to re-configuring them.

How To Transfer Installed Applications From One Computer To Another

Jan 2, 2017

For database administrators, import and export database is an important skill to have. Data dumps can be used for backup and restoration purposes, so you can recover older copies of database in case of an emergency disaster like situation, or you can use them to migrate data to a new server or development environment.

Import and Export Databases in MySQL or MariaDB

Dec 22, 2016

This guide will take you through the steps to configure vSphere Replication 6 as well as how to recover virtual machines in case of disaster.

Configuring vSphere Replication 6

Dec 21, 2016

This guide will take you through the steps to configure vCenter prior to deploying and configuring vSphere Replication 6 within your virtualization environment. 

Preparing vCenter Server for vSphere Replication 6

This guide will demonstrate how to upgrade your Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) from Windows Server 2012 R2 farm to AD FS on Windows Server 2016. For more information, please go through the following article.

Upgrading Active Directory Federation Services to Windows Server 2016

Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) provides customizable services for issuing and managing public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates used in software security systems that employ public key technologies. The digital certificates that AD CS provides can be used to encrypt and digitally sign electronic documents and messages.

How To Deploy Active Directory Certificate Services on Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Web Application Proxy was introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2. It allows you to access web applications from outside your network and it acts as a reverse proxy and an Active Directory Federation Services proxy to pre-authenticate user access.

How To Deploy Web Application Proxy on Windows Server 2016

Dec 20, 2016

Active Directory Federation Services provides access control and single sign on across a wide variety of applications including Office 365, cloud based SaaS applications, and applications on the corporate network. 

How To Deploy Active Directory Federation Services on Windows Server 2016

This guide will walk you through the steps to deploy vSphere Replication Appliance within your virtualization environment. You can download ovf template of vSphere replication appliance from the following link of VMware download center.

Deploying vSphere Replication Appliance

This article demonstrates the installation and configuration steps of WSUS on Windows Server 2016. The thing you need to consider is enough disk space to store updates before starting the installation process.

Installing Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 2016

This guide walks you through the steps to create a bootable usb media to install Windows Server 2016 on UEFI enabled machines. I have configured the BIOS settings of the server to only boot UEFI and disabled the legacy boot.

How to Create UEFI Bootable USB Media to install Windows Server 2016

Dec 19, 2016

This guide walks you through the steps to migrate your Windows 7, 8, or 10 installation to an SSD without reinstalling Windows. 

Migrating Windows Installation to a Solid-State Drive

VMware vSphere Replication is a virtual machine data protection and disaster recovery solution. It is fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server and VMware vSphere Web Client, providing host-based, asynchronous replication of virtual machines. vSphere Replication is a proprietary replication engine developed by VMware that is included with VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit and higher editions of VMware vSphere, VMware vSphere with Operations Management editions, and VMware vCloud Suite editions.

vSphere Replication Introduction

Dec 17, 2016

This guide provides information on migrating existing vSphere VMFS 5 datastore to vSphere VMFS 6 datastore.

How To Migrate VMFS 5 Datastore to VMFS 6 Datastore

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