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70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

Last friday I successfully passed the exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012. This exam counts towards “MCSA: Windows Server 2012”. Only one to go!

NSA Security Templates

NSA (the National Security Agency of the United States) has developed and distributed configuration guidance for operating systems. These guides are currently being used throughout the government and by numerous entities as a security baseline for their systems.

State of the VDI and SBC Union 2013

The goal of the survey executed by Project Virtual Reality Check is to share insights about usage, configuration and trends in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Server Based Computing industry, ‘the state of the VDI and SBC union’.

Custom answer file for New-RDVirtualDesktopCollection fails!

Hi there, Ever tried to create a Windows 8 VirtualDesktop collection (VDI) on Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services? Yes? And did you try to add a custom answer file to it? With PowerShell? If you answered the questions above with yes you probably find out that it’s not gonna work out of the box and […]

70-410: Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012

Last friday I successfully completed the exam 70-410: Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012. This exam counts towards “MCSA: Windows Server 2012” that I plan to achieve before the end of the year.

Windows Server 2012 PowerShell Reference

Are you looking for some Windows Server 2012 PowerShell Cmdlets?

How to view all installed SQL servers/instances

Execute the following command (command prompt) on your sql server: sqlcmd -L

How to view currently locked out users with powershell

Unfortunately Windows Server 2008 can’t show you if a user is currently locked or not. But the advantage of that is you finally have to learn Powershell 🙂

Search for locked out user events with xml query

What if you need to find out if a user account was locked out. You take a look in the Event Viewer of a Domain Controller, right?

Run command list Windows Server 2008

To run specific Windows Server 2008 (R2) tools you can easily use RUN (Windowslogo + r) to execute the tool or snapin without searching for it inside the bush called Windows.

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About Me

My name is Bart Scheltinga and I live in the Netherlands. I work as a Senior Citrix Administrator for Conclusion FIT.

MCSA Windows Server 2012
CCA-V: Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions CCP-V: Deploying Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions


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