Giving a Workgroup Server an FQDN

You might need to be able to securely, remotely manage a set of Windows Servers that are not domain joined. One problem that you may hit while remotely managing this is that the server does not believe that it has a valid FQDN. For example Set the name of a computer to “Server1” Create a DNS entry that said that “Server1.mydomain.local” … Continue reading Giving a Workgroup Server an FQDN

Advertisements

How to avoid storage network overload with Storage QoS

Every systems administrator who manages I/O intensive workloads is acutely aware of the problems that happen when storage controllers become overloadedapplications come to a screeching halt. This is especially problematic for database administrators managing busy transactional workloads across multiple virtual machines. When storage devices come under load, you need to be able to utilize every … Continue reading How to avoid storage network overload with Storage QoS

Windows Server 2016 virtual labs for free

Windows Server logo

Every time Microsoft launches a new Windows Server version some people get excited to try the new features. But while some folks love getting their hands dirty setting up new servers, storage, cables, etc., not everyone has a lot of time to do this. With the new virtual labs for Windows Server 2016, Microsoft made it a … Continue reading Windows Server 2016 virtual labs for free