jay has written 68 posts for JDeployment

PowerShell – Deploying Active Directory

Notes from the field: In our projects, as much as I want to automate the deployment my domain controllers from scratch, our team doesn’t own the hosted platform, we come with the VMs already pre-created for us. In this scenario we are deploying a new Domain with the following configurations: Domain name: Jdeployment Single-Forest, Single Domain … Continue reading

Notes from the Field: GPO vs Local Policies

Problem: An engineer was claiming that a certain audit policy was not applying to his servers. Findings: The engineer was refering to the Local Group Policy Editor (GPEdit) Resolution: When checking computer GPO settings always perform a Group Policy Results command. How to: Launch CMD gpresult /h C:\temp\result.html /scope computer As you may know Local … Continue reading

Upgrade Active Directory Server 2016 from Server 2012 R2

This post will show how to deploy a Window Server 2016 Active Directory to an existing Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain and  upgrade to Windows Server 2016 Active Directory. In my lab environment, lab.jdeployment.com, I have an existing Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Domain Controller named DC02 and will deploy Window Server 2016 server SVR2016-02 … Continue reading

Introducing Microsoft Surface Studio

Microsoft’s Surface family has a new member, Surface Studio. Display 28” PixelSense™ Display features 192 dpi resolution, 10 point multi-touch, and 3:2 aspect ratio. Processor i5/i7 Intel® Core™ . GPU Up to 4GB NVIDIA® GeForce® Memory Up to 32 GB RAM. Storage 1TB or 2TB Rapid Hybrid Drive. Dimensions 637.35 mm x 438.90 mm x … Continue reading

Windows Server 2016 Active Directory Forest and Domain functional Level Showing “Windows Server Technical Preview” – Fixed: KB3194798

This should be fixed by installing KB3194798 Refer to Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016: October 11, 2016 Some of have us downloaded the Windows Server 2016 from Technet Evaluation Center and one of the first thing we do is to install the Active Directory Role, however you later find out that the … Continue reading

PHIWUG 10th Year Anniversary – Event

Philippine Windows Users Group (PHIWUG) is celebrating its 10th year as user group this 2016. Sharing from photos of the event. Promotional banner… and yes, those are not boots, but its been observed that most Microsoft MVPs usually wears chucks. Woke up early in my hotel room to finalized my slides and demo. Jay Paloma and John … Continue reading

MDT 2013 Update 2 is here!

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 2 is now available for download and was release last December 22nd 2015. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 2 is for operating system deployment leveraging the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10. Feature Summary MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server operating … Continue reading

Notes from the Field: SCCM vs Antivirus

Solution We found out that Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) on the Hyper-V host is preventing the DP site role installation. Problem I was at one client last month to deploy a SCCM 2012 R2 and spent sometime troubleshooting why “Distribution Manager failed to install distribution point“. Log “Error   Milestone            PS1         2/12/2015 1:22:54 PM    CMSP01               SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER              2370                … Continue reading

Active Directory Setup Guide on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

What’s new in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server Technical Preview: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt163897.aspx The following new features in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) improve the ability for organizations to secure Active Directory environments and help them migrate to cloud-only deployments and hybrid deployments, where some applications and services are hosted in the cloud … Continue reading

Installing: Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

The fourth release of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview is made available last Nov 2015 and can be downloaded at TechNet Eval  Center This post will show the step by step installation of Windows Server 2016 TP4 in a virtual machine which I have created for an online presentation with the Philippine Windows Users Group (PHIWUG) event … Continue reading