As you might recall, Raymond and I delivered a session on Windows Server 2012 R2 at Ngi-NGNs ‘Systems Management: beyond Control’ event on June 24, 2014. Jeff Wouters (PowerShell MVP) uploaded five videos he shot during this event to YouTube. You can watch them here: Note: All these videos are in Dutch.
Microsoft has posted the 80-minute video of PCIT-B341 Upgrading Active Directory the Safe Way: Using Virtualization Technologies, the session Mike Resseler and I presented on Friday May 15, 2014 at Microsoft TechEd North America 2014. You can watch this session free of charge over on Channel 9, regardless of whether you’ve attended TechEd North America … Continue reading "The video of my presentation at TechEd North America 2014 is now available"
Working at a Systems Integrator (SI) has its perks. I get to discuss interesting technologies with interesting customers and interesting partners. Sometimes, my playing field feels like an ecosystem where manufacturers, partners and customers think and act like one. One of the partners we’re working closely these days and gives me that special feeling is … Continue reading "I’ll be speaking at the Datacenter Group’s Partner Event"
I’ve been associated with the Dutch Networking User Group (NGN) for almost five years now. I’ve been speaking at their events and have helped others achieve the same goal. NGN has recently joined forces with the Dutch Platform for IT Professionals (Ngi), and an old tradition has been dusted off: We’re organizing a Windows Server-themed … Continue reading "I’ll be speaking at Ngi-NGNs ‘Systems Management: Beyond Control’ event"
Last year, I posted Three useful ways to get started with Group Policy in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. With the release of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 last month, it’s time to look at managing Microsoft’s latest and greatest Operating Systems: Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 offer a lot … Continue reading "Get started with managing Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 through Group Policies"
Managing a complex networking infrastructure can be as challenging as upgrading it to the latest version. While some organizations have adopted jump servers to allow admins to effectively manage their Windows Servers, other organizations rely on the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT). Now, with Microsoft’s new dynamic release schedule, it has become easier to upgrade … Continue reading "Managing your Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2-based networking infrastructure with the Windows 8.1 RSAT"
In a flurry of product releases, Microsoft released Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 today.
Earlier this month, Microsoft released KnowledgeBase article 2891966. In this article, Microsoft engineers describe an issue when you open the Group Policy Management Console (gpmc.msc) and check the status of Active Directory and SYSVOL (DFSR) replication for the domain as it relates to Group Policy.
I’ve written before on Active Directory-based Activation. This new activation method allows domain-joined Windows 8 clients, Windows 8.1 clients, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2-based member servers to be activated and deactivated automatically based on their domain membership. I’m very fond of this feature. However, for many enterprise organizations, Active Directory-based Activation is … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: Update adds support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 clients to Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 KMS hosts"
On November 29th, several Dutch user groups, like Hyper-V.nu, System Center User Group, Windows Azure User Group, Dutch PowerShell User Group, PASS (SQL) and the Windows Management User Group join forces to present the Experts Live event.