MDT – Installation and configuration – Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

In this tutorial, we will see how to install and configure MDT (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit) which is a free deployment tool from Microsoft. Then how to deploy Windows 10. MDT allows both the deployment of Desktop version and Server versions of Windows. The administration of MDT is done using an MMC console in which we …

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  Active Directory: installation and configuration of a domain controller

In this tutorial, we will see how to set up an Active Directory domain.

In summary, an Active Directory is a database (LDAP) that contains a set of objects (users, computers, etc.) and delivers several services:

Centralization of objects on the network in a single database
User Authentication
Rights management
Policy Application (GPO)



  Deploy an RDS Farm Windows 2012R2/2016/2019

This tutorial explains how to deploy an RDS farm with Windows Server 2012R2 / 2016/2019.
An RDS environment makes it possible to offer users a working environment on servers.
An RDS farm is composed of several servers with the following services: broker, web access and remote desktop session host.
This tutorial covers the installation of all of these services and the configuration of the RDS gateway.




Exchange 2016: Enable Extended Protection

In this tutorial, I will explain to you how to activate extended protection (Exchange Extended Protection) on Exchange 2016 (and 2019 if you do not have CU14 which automatically activates it) which will allow you to protect yourself from CVE-2024 -21410. Exchange Extended Protection is in fact an enhanced security configuration for Exchange 2016 / …

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Active Directory: create an organizational unit (OU) in PowerShell

In this “How to” tutorial, we will see how to create an Organizational Unit in an Active Directory with the New-ADOrganizationalUnit cmdlet. Create an OU in PowerShell Open a PowerShell command prompt From a domain controller open a PowerShell window Use the New-ADOrganizationalUnit Cmdlet to Create the OU Enter the following command by adapting the …

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Exchange 2013: Installation and configuration

Introduction In this tutorial, we will see how to install Exchange 2013 on a Windows 2012R2 server. A complete tutorial on Exchange 2016 is available, installation and configuration is similar. Prerequisites To install Exchange 2013, you must: When installing Exchange, a schema update is performed. Installation d’Exchange 2013 Installing the roles and features needed for …

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Disable the firewall when deploying with MDT

In the Windows deployment sequence, add a Run Command Line action in the State Restore section. In the Command Line field add: netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off



Active Directory: Add an organizational unit – OU

In this “How to” tutorial, we will see how to create an Organizational Unit in an Active Directory with the Active Directory Users and Computers console available on domain controllers in graphical mode. Add an OU in the Active Directory Open the Active Directory Users and Computer console From a domain controller, open the Active …

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Hyper-V setting up replication between two hosts

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In this tutorial, we will see how to set up and use replication between two Hyper-V infrastructures. This Hyper-V native solution makes it easy to set up a PRA at a lower cost. Replication is possible between standalone hosts and clustered hosts. Prerequisites You must have two Hyper-V hosts in the same configured version and …

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RDS Farm 2012R2/2016 take remote control over user sessions

From Server Manager, go to Remote Desktop Services / Collections / The_Collection. In the CONNECTIONS section, right-click on a session 1 and click on Snapshot 2. Choose an Action 1 and click OK 2. The user must validate the remote control from their session by clicking on Yes 1. Controlling the Remote Desktop session from …

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RDS Farm add a host to a collection

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Introduction This tutorial follows the following article: Deploy a Windows 2012R2/2016/2019 RDS farm In this tutorial, we will see how to add a second collection to an RDS deployment. Adding several collections to the same deployment allows you to share the broker, gateway, license server and web access. Add a collection to an RDS deployment …

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RDS Farm add a host to a collection

In this article, I’ll walk you through how to add a Remote Desktop Session Host to a collection. The article follows the following post: Deploy a Windows 2012R2/2016/2019 RDS farm. Prerequisites Add a host to a collection All manipulations were carried out in the BROKER server. Add the server in the console: Server Manager From …

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