Fine-Grained Password Policy in Active Directory

Before Windows Server 2008, passwords were only managed via the Default Domain Policy GPO. So only one password policy was possible without do-it-yourself. With Windows Server 2008, Microsoft introduces Password Settings Object (PSO) that enables to apply Fine-Grained password policy linked to users or groups object. However in Windows Server 2008, PSO could only be created with PowerShell command. In ...

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Use Scale-Out File Server with Virtual Machine Manager

Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) is a new feature of Windows Server 2012. This feature provides a file service for application (such as Hyper-V) in an active/active cluster thanks to SMB 3.0. Because this feature uses the Failover Clustering feature, some disks must be connected to each node to convert them in Cluster Share Storage (CSV). These disks can be connected ...

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Protection groups in Data Protection Manager

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) is a Microsoft backup solution. The configuration of this backup solution is based on Protection Groups. A protection group contains several data sources that share same configuration such as backup duration (Short-term or Long-term), retention range etc. DPM can store backup on disk (disk-to-disk or D2D), on library tape (disk-to-tape or D2T) or on ...

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Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part4 – Hyper-V host provisioning

Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part1 – Introduction Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part2 – Prepare Networking Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part3 – Prepare OS deployment Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part4 – Hyper-V host provisioning To finish this series of articles about Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2, I ...

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Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part3 – Prepare OS deployment

Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part1 – Introduction Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part2 – Prepare Networking Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part3 – Prepare OS deployment Bare-Metal Deployment of Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part4 – Hyper-V host provisioning Now that network configuration is done in VMM fabric, it’s time to prepare the ...

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Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part2 – Prepare Networking

Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part1 – Introduction Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part2 – Prepare Networking Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part3 – Prepare OS deployment Bare-Metal Deployment of Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part4 – Hyper-V host provisioning In this part I will present you the configuration of networking in Virtual Machine ...

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Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part1 – Introduction

Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part1 – Introduction Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part2 – Prepare Networking Bare-Metal Deployment Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part3 – Prepare OS deployment Bare-Metal Deployment of Hyper-V host with VMM 2012R2 Part4 – Hyper-V host provisioning Thanks to virtualization, the provisioning of new virtual machines (VM) is pretty easy and ...

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SCCM Software Update PART 5 – Best practices

SCCM Software Update PART 1 – Introduction to SCCM and WSUS SCCM Software Update PART 2 – Software Update Point configuration SCCM Software Update PART 3 – Automatic Deployment Rules SCCM Software Update PART 4 – Create deployment packages manually SCCM Software Update PART 5 – Best practices   To conclude the SCCM Software Update subject, I will present some ...

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