Distributed File System (DFS) Deployment – Manual Install

Prerequisites In case you didn't configure your lab environment using our Lab-Alpha Environment post, the following prerequisites are strongly suggested in order to seamlessly follow (step-by-step) the instructions on this post without issue. Three Servers running Windows Server 2016One Domain Controller (test.lab)Two File ServersBoth File Servers should be joined to the test.lab domain Here is … Continue reading Distributed File System (DFS) Deployment – Manual Install

VMware Workstation Pro: Virtual Machine Setup

Virtual Machine (VM) Setup The steps taken on this page are for putting the finishing touches on VMs before they are used to create a domain, join a domain, or provision some other role or feature. Add Additional Hard Drive If the VM is powered on, right-click the VM, and select Power > Shutdown Guest … Continue reading VMware Workstation Pro: Virtual Machine Setup

Server 2016: Deploy a new Active Directory Forest

This post will first walk you through the deployment of a new Active Directory forest and then it will take you through adding systems to this newly created domain. Assumptions System is running Windows Server 2016System has a statically assigned IP address Deployment Steps Log into the server with a member of the local administrator's … Continue reading Server 2016: Deploy a new Active Directory Forest

VMware Workstation Pro: Deploying Server 2016 Virtual Machines (VMs)

1. Virtual Machine (VM) Deployment Ensure that you have downloaded an ISO of Windows Server 2016 as it is the OS I will be using in this setup. From the VMware Workstation Pro application, click File from the top menu and select New Virtual Machine... (Figure 2.1) Figure 2.1 Select the Typical (recommended) radio button … Continue reading VMware Workstation Pro: Deploying Server 2016 Virtual Machines (VMs)

VMware Workstation Pro: Creating a Virtual Network

Network Deployment From the VMware Workstation Pro application, click Edit from the top menu and select Virtual Network Editor... (Figure 1.1) Figure 1.1 Click the Change Settings button at the bottom right corner of the window and enter credentials with permissions to alter the system or just click Yes. (Figure 1.2) Figure 1.2 Select VMnet1. … Continue reading VMware Workstation Pro: Creating a Virtual Network

Lab-Alpha Environment Setup

This is a pretty simple environment setup that I will be using to deploy and test various Microsoft Services. There will be three (3) virtual machines (VMs) deployed on VMware Workstation Pro 15. This entire enviroment resides on my personal use laptop which is a Lenovo Yoga 900-13SK Signature Edition. It boast a quadcore processor … Continue reading Lab-Alpha Environment Setup