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How to Measure Disk IOPS Using PowerShell

Posted on June 15th, 2016 · Posted in Powershell, Windows Server 2012 R2
test iops

One of the main metrics, which allows to estimate the performance of the existing or developed storage system is IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second). In simple terms, IOPS is the number of blocks read from or written to a media or a file system in a time unit. The larger.. read more

How to Install TFTP Server on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on May 26th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
WDSTFTP rootfolder

All Windows Server version support the ability to  run built-in TFTP server. Though there is no dedicated role or service of the TFTP server (don’t look for it in the FTP section of your IIS server), this feature, like in Windows Server 2003, is a part of Windows Deployments Services.. read more

How to Install and Configure SMTP Server on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on May 19th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
smtp-test-mail

On all versions of Windows Server, you can setup built-in SMTP server. This SMTP server inside the organization can serve as a mail relay receiving and sending SMTP messages from and to different devices (like senders, scanners,  access control devices, etc.) and applications (web applications, SQL Reporting Services, SharePoint), which.. read more

How to Grant non-Administrators Rights to Manage Services

Posted on April 20th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
service security settings

By default, common users with no system administrator privileges cannot manage Windows services. It means that they cannot stop, start or change the settings or permissions for such services. In some cases, it is necessary that a user had the permissions to restart or manage certain services. In this article,.. read more

Schedule Task to Start When Another Task Finishes

Posted on April 13th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Task completed: eventid 102

In Windows Task Scheduler, you can run tasks both on the schedule and after the specific event is registered in the log. (It has been described in the article “Event Triggers in Windows“.) In this article we’ll consider how to automatically start a Scheduler task after the previous task is.. read more

How to Clean Up “System Volume Information” Folder

Posted on April 1st, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Folder System Volume Information

On one of the servers (running Windows Server 2012 R2) I faced a problem with the lack of free space on a system drive. I have cleared all resource-consuming locations (WinSxS, TEMP directories, user profiles, outdated updates, etc.), but it didn’t have any evident effect. At last, I have found.. read more

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

Posted on March 14th, 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 10th, 2016 · Posted in Powershell, Windows Server 2012 R2
Get-DHCPServerv4Lease

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

Printer Pooling: How to Configure a Printer Pool in Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on November 3rd, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Enable printer pooling

Printer pooling allows to unite several physical printers connected to one print server into a single logical printer. From the client point of view, a printer pool looks like one network printer. A print job being in a print queue on such logical printer will be printed on any free.. read more

RDS Shadow: How to Connect to a User Session in Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on October 7th, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Shadow remotesession Windows 2012 R2

Microsoft has brought Remote Desktop Shadowing to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. We remind that Shadow mode (Shadow session) can be used by administrator to view and manage any active terminal user session. This mode has been supported almost since the first Microsoft terminal server versions and was.. read more