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Enable Event Logging in Windows DNS Server

There are times when you may want to capture the trail of events happening in the DNS server. It could be for audit, troubleshooting, or other purpose. Whatever that is, you need to ensure that the DNS server is capable of running the DNS event logging service. Windows DNS server has this capability by default. […]
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How to Disable Windows Update using Group Policy

Windows update is an essential service from Microsoft to ensure that all Windows devices will be updated with latest updates. These updates include feature enhancements, driver updates, service packs, security updates, critical updates and other updates. Disabling windows update is not recommended. But because of specific business requirement you may need to disable the windows […]
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Configure Aging and Scavenging in Windows DNS Server

Unlike static DNS records, dynamic records should not stay forever in the server. This is because dynamic DNS records can turn into stale records. This process is called aging. Stale records itself are subject for deletion in the server, and the deletion process is called scavenging. In this post, we’re going to learn the way […]
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Understanding GPO in Windows Server 2012

Group Policies are computer or user settings that can be defined to control or secure the Windows server and client infrastructure. Understanding GPO in Windows Server 2012 before actually configuring and applying policy settings is very important. It is easy to understand GPO in Windows Server 2012. There are some new features of GPO in […]
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Disable Autodiscover SCP Lookup using Windows Registry

In Microsoft Exchange environment, Autodiscover is a key feature that allows Outlook clients to discover their mailbox automatically while creating Outlook profile. AutoDiscover endpoint is created in Active Directory for each CAS (Client Access Server) installed in the environment. Domain joined clients will use SCP entries of the Active Directory to locate the AutoDiscover URL. In some […]
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Understanding Logical Structure of Active Directory

Active Directory is the heart of Microsoft’s identity and access management system. If you are new to Windows servers, understanding logical structure of Active Directory may be difficult. Active Directory infrastructure is made up of, domains, trees, forests, domain controllers, etc. There are five different server roles in Active Directory. Active Directory Domain Services is core […]