FAQ: Windows Server 2016 Licensing

Posted on March 22, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 Licensing FAQ

In December 2015, Microsoft has issued a document describing main changes in the versions, licensing policy and pricing policy for its flagship in the server OS niche — Windows Server 2016, which will be released in the second part this year. [contents h2] Server Core Licensing The main innovation in.. read more

View Check Disk (CHKDSK) Results in Windows 10

Posted on March 16, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
chkdsk text report windows 10

If when booting Windows 10 the automatic disk check (with chkdsk utility) takes place, a user doesn’t see the results of this check. How to get access to the log with disk check results?

The Remote Desktop Session Host Server Does Not Have a Remote Desktop License Server Specified

Posted on March 14, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
rd licensing diagnoser

One of the clients has encountered a problem with the deployed farm of RDS servers on Windows Server 2012 R2. For some reason, the RDS server has stopped issuing terminal licenses to users, though the license server role had been installed and configured, and RDP CAL had been activated.

How To Configure DHCP Server Using PowerShell

Posted on March 10, 2016 · Posted in Powershell, Windows Server 2012 R2

There is no familiar console to manage a DHCP server (Dhcpmgmt.msc) in RSAT for Windows 10, it is recommended to use the equivalent Powershell commands instead. Thus, it is gently suggested that in the coming Windows Server 2016 release, the DHCP server will be configured only from Powershell. In this.. read more

How to Compress & Extract ZIP Archive Using PowerShell

Posted on March 9, 2016 · Posted in Powershell
Extract ZIP files using PoSh

Usually to create archives automatically, I use 7zip. This tool is free, convenient and has a command line interface, which allows to use it in scripts. However, it is not always possible to install a third-party software on a server, so, if necessary, ZIP archives can be created using the.. read more

VMware Converter: Synchronize changes when perfoming P2V or V2V

Posted on February 25, 2016 · Posted in VMWare
sync running

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone is a great free utility to convert a physical system into a virtual one (P2V) or one virtual system into another (V2V). Starting from VMware Converter 5.0, this system supports the feature to synchronize changes between the original system and the virtual machine-copy located on the.. read more

Viewing WindowsUpdate.log in Windows 10

Posted on February 17, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
missing %windir%\WindowsUpdate.log in windows 10

In Windows 10 the developers decided to get rid of the usual text format of Windows Update agent (WindowsUpdate.log) in favor of the event log service logging in the format of Event Tracing for Windows (ETW). With such an action, the developers planned to increase the performance of the logging.. read more

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016: What’s New

Posted on February 15, 2016 · Posted in Exchange
ms exchange server 2016 what's new

In the second half of 2015, Microsoft released a new mail server version under a familiar name – Microsoft Exchange Server 2016. The list of changes proved to be quite short which puzzled the specialists who know the history of the product. If you omit the new year in the.. read more

Configure KMS server for MS Office 2016 Volume Activation

Posted on February 11, 2016 · Posted in MS Office
Office 16, VOLUME_KMS_channel

Due to the release of the final RTM version of Microsoft Office 2016, corporate clients can migrate to a new Office platform. In this article we’ll deal with the peculiarities of MS Office 2016 activation on a corporate KMS server (FAQ about Key Management Service). It is supposed that we.. read more

Export Exchange Global Address List (GAL) to CSV

Posted on February 9, 2016 · Posted in Exchange
Import Exchange GAL to Microsoft Access

Let’s consider some ways of exporting the Exchange Global Address List (GAL) to a text CSV file. In this format, the contact list from the corporate address book can be transferred and imported into the contacts of third-party email clients or online email services.