Server 2012


Clustering

Failover Clustering Overview
What's New in Failover Clustering in Windows Server
Windows Server 2012: Building a Two-Node Failover Cluster | Windows Server 2012 content from Windows IT Pro
Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012 R2 (Part 1) :: Windows Server 2012 :: Articles & Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com
Introduction to Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2012 R2 - YouTube
Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012 R2 - YouTube
Windows Server 2012 Clustering Step-by-Step – Clustering For Mere Mortals
How To Create a Windows Server Failover Cluster Without Shared Storage -- Redmondmag.com
Create a Failover Cluster


Data Dedupe

How to Use Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2 -- Redmondmag.com
Data Deduplication Overview
Task Scheduler How To...
Task Scheduler Overview
Schedule a Task
Start Task Scheduler
Install and Configure Data Deduplication


DFS and DFSR


DFS Scripts

TechNet DFS-R Health Report for SYSVOL
TechNet Get-DFSRBacklog
TechNet Powershell Script to Calculate and compare filehashes for DFSR Pre-Staging
TechNet Get total count of items in DFSR Backlog


General Replication Scripts

Using XCOPY to Synchronize Folders - Knowledgebase - The Holodyn Corporation
Terence Luk: Robocopy script for copying and synchronizing files and folders when migrating Windows file servers
Sync Files And Folders With PowerShell
Simple File Synchronization Using Robocopy | Mark S. Rasmussen

DFS Replication Cmdlets
DFS Replication: Copying Files to Preseed or Stage Initial Synchronization
DFSR: How to properly Size the Staging Folder and Conflict and Deleted Folder - Knowledge eXchange
Export a Clone of the DFS Replication Database
hg repositories and Windows DFS Replication
How To Configure DFSR Replication | Network Wrangler - Tech Blog
How to use the Backup program to prestage data before DFSR synchronization in Windows Server
Managing DFS Replication
Method to really monitor DFS replication | mbrownnyc
Move over DFS and Robocopy, here is SyncToy!
R2 DFS and large file replication - Mombu the Microsoft Forum
Replication
replication - DFS-R or WAFS for Syncing 1TB Files between remote sites - Server Fault
Robocopy: How to Copy Large Amounts of Share Data on Windows Systems | CYBER ARMS - Computer Security
SyncToy vs RoboCopy vs ? - Data Storage - Spiceworks
TechNet downloads and scripts - IT pro's
TeraCopy Moves Large Amounts of Data Between Drives Faster
Use Robocopy to Preseed Files for DFS Replication
Using DFS Replication Clone Feature to prepare 100TB of data in 3 days (A Test Perspective) | Server Storage at Microsoft
Windows 2008 R2 DFS - notes: How to DFS replicate terabytes halfways around the globe
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 — Improved DFS Replication - Windows Storage Server - Site Home - TechNet Blogs


Network admin responsibilities

What net admin daily/weekly/monthly/annual tasks do you have? - Spiceworks
www.intralan.co.uk/documents/NARv3-2.pdf
Network Administration: Job Responsibilities - For Dummies
best practices - Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Annual Sysadmin Tasks - Server Fault
What Does a Network Administrator Do? A Behind-the-Scenes Look


Performance

Using the Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool


PowerShell Scripts AD

Dump AD OU Structure Script


ReFS

Resilient File System Overview
ReFS: What you need to know about the Resilient File System (Part 1) :: Windows Server 2012 :: Articles & Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com
ReFS in Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 | Windows Server 2012 content from Windows IT Pro
ReFS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Windows Server 2012: Does ReFS replace NTFS? When should I use it? | Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms


Storage Pools

Windows Server 2012 R2 - Storage Spaces (Part 1) :: Windows Server 2012 :: Articles & Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com


Storage Spaces

What's New in Storage Spaces in Windows Server
Deploy Storage Spaces on a Stand-Alone Server
Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces: Is it for you? Could be… | Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms
Storage Spaces: How to configure Storage Tiers with Windows Server 2012 R2 | Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms
Creating A Storage Space Pool in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview - YouTube
Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Space Overview - YouTube
Storage Spaces Overview


Task Scheduler

Windows Task Scheduler Overview on Windows Server 2012 - YouTube
The easy guide to creating a scheduled task running as system | blksthl
Windows Server 2008 R2, Task Scheduler, and Batches oh my. - Windows Server - Spiceworks
How to set up a scheduled reboot on Windows Server 2012
Quick way to schedule restart for Windows Server 2008 R2 | UDHYAN TIMILSINA
Maintenance at 3AM in the Morning | DataToThePeople!
How to use Task Scheduler on a HyperV Core server – Martin Buist – IT Blogger
How to schedule a Powershell script using Scheduled tasks in Windows Server 2008 R2 |


Virtual Labs

TechNet Virtual Labs


WSUS

Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1 Operations Guide
Appendix H: The wuauclt Utility
WUAUCLT.EXE switches, anyone now them? - WSUS Support Forums

Server 2012


- Features of 2012 - New and Removed

Features Removed or Deprecated in Windows Server 2012 R2
What's New in Windows Server
What's New in Active Directory in Windows Server
What's New in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
What's New in Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
What's New in BitLocker in Windows and Windows Server
What's New in BranchCache in Windows and Windows Server
What's New in Certificate Services in Windows Server
What's New in Data Deduplication in Windows Server
What's New in DHCP in Windows Server
What's New in DNS Server in Windows Server
What's New in DNS Client in Windows
What's New in Failover Clustering in Windows Server
What's New in File and Storage Services - Overview
What's New in File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) in Windows Server
What's New in Group Policy in Windows Server
What’s New in Hyper-V for Windows Server 2012 R2
What's New in Hyper-V Network Virtualization in Windows Server
What's New in Hyper-V Virtual Switch in Windows Server 2012 R2
What's New in IPAM in Windows Server
What's New in iSCSI Target Server in Windows Server
What's New for Kerberos in Windows Server 2012
What's New for Managed Service Accounts (MSA) in Windows and Windows Server
What's New in Networking in Windows Server
What's New in Print and Document Services in Windows Server
What's New in Remote Access
What's New in Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server
What's New in Security and Protection
What's New in Smart Cards in Windows and Windows Server
What's New in Server Message Block (SMB) in Windows Server
What's New in Storage Spaces in Windows Server
What's New in TLS/SSL (Schannel SSP) in Windows Server and Windows
What's New in Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server
What's New in Windows PowerShell
What's New in Windows Server Essentials
Windows Server 2012 - The Basics (Part 1) :: Windows Server 2012 :: Articles & Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com


ADMT

ADMT 3.2 and PES 3.1 installation errors on Windows Server 2012
Download Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) Guide: Migrating and Restructuring Active Directory Domains from Official Microsoft Download Center


Auditing

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Auditing Step-by-Step Guide
Advanced Security Auditing FAQ
Auditing File Access on File Servers - Premier Field Engineering - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Download Security audit events for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Vista from Official Microsoft Download Center
Download Security Audit Events for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 from Official Microsoft Download Center
How to use Group Policy to configure detailed security auditing settings for Windows Vista-based and Windows Server 2008-based computers in a Windows Server 2008 domain, in a Windows Server 2003 domain, or in a Windows 2000 domain.
Plan for File Access Auditing
Planning and Deploying Advanced Security Audit Policies
Securing and Auditing High Risk Files on Windows Servers :: Windows Server 2008 Security :: Articles & Tutorials :: WindowSecurity.com
Security Audit Policy Reference
Security Auditing Enhancements in Windows Server 2012 - 4sysops
Security Auditing Overview
Security Monitoring and Attack Detection Planning Guide
Server 2012: Auditing for Security - New Signature
www.isaca.org/chapters2/jacksonville/events/Documents/Windows Server 2012 Win 8 Audit Fundamentals.pdf
Managing and monitoring server log data
Network documentation and auditing
How To Detect User Account Changes in AD


Branch Cache

BranchCache Overview
Deploying a Hosted Mode BranchCache Server - Part 2: The Lab Network and Order of Operations :: Windows 7 :: Articles & Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com
Deploying BranchCache Hosted Mode - Part 3: Installing BranchCache and Configuring GPO Support for BranchCache :: Windows 7 :: Articles & Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com
Introduction to BranchCache - Part 1: Overview of BranchCache Features and Capabilities :: Windows 7 :: Articles & Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com


Certificates

Active Directory Certificate Services Step-by-Step Guide
Configuring an SSL Certificate for Microsoft Active Directory - Crowd 2.7 - Atlassian Documentation
Install a Root Certification Authority


Cloud Integration

Directory integration


Deployment and Installation


Books

Microsoft Windows Scripting with WMI - Free Download eBook - pdf
Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment - Free Download eBook - pdf


Configuration

Ten first steps with Windows Server 2012 - TechRepublic
Windows Server 2012 Installing and Configuring (70-410): Part 1 – Pluralsight Training
Watch the Online Video Course Basic Installation and Configuration of Windows Server 2012


Installing

Configuring Active Directory (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012
Install and Deploy Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012
Installing Windows Server 2012
Installing Windows Server 2012 (step by step) - Microsoft Gulf Technical Community - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
System Requirements and Installation Information for Windows Server 2012 R2
Try Windows Server 2012 R2 | TechNet Evaluation Center
Upgrade Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 Step-by-Step Installation - YouTube


Promoting a machine to be a Domain Controller

Set Up your First (root) Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller (step-by-step) - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki
Installing Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 | Knowledge Center | Rackspace Hosting


Upgrading

Photo Gallery: Upgrading AD to Windows Server 2012 R2: Step-by-step Screenshots | Windows IT Pro
Quick Reference for Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2 - Welcome to the US SMB&D TS2 Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Upgrade Options for Windows Server 2012 R2


DFS

DFS Management
What's New in DFS Replication and DFS Namespaces in Windows Server
DFS Namespaces and DFS Replication Overview
DFS Replication Improvements in Windows Server 2012 - The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
New *RELOADED* Install & Configure DFS Namespace and Replication in Windows Server 2012 - YouTube
Step by Step : Deploy DFS in Windows Server 2012 R2 | Just a random "Microsoft Server / Client Tech" info..
How to install Distributed File System (DFS) feature role in Windows Server 2012 | Baud Labs
DFS Best Practices: How To Ditch Windows File Replication Service -- Redmondmag.com
Use DFS-R to Replicate Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machines? | Hyper-V content from Windows IT Pro


DiskPart

A Description of the Diskpart Command-Line Utility
DiskPart Command-Line Options
Microsoft Windows XP - DiskPart


DNS

How can I list all DNS records for domain? - WebFaction Community
What's the best way to get a complete list of DNS entries on a domain?


Dynamic Access Control

Dynamic Access Control Overview
Dynamic Access Control: Scenario Overview
Home - Dynamic Access Control
Introduction to Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control - Windows Server Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Step-by-Step: Protecting your information with Dynamic Access Control - Canadian IT Professionals - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control Deep Dive for Active Directory and Central Authorization Policies | TechEd North America 2012 | Channel 9
Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control Best Practices and Case Study Deployments in Microsoft IT | TechEd North America 2012 | Channel 9
Using classification for access control and compliance | BUILD2011 | Channel 9
Exploring Windows Server 2012: Dynamic Access Control | Windows Server 2012 content from Windows IT Pro
Configuring Dynamic Access Controls and File Classification-Part4-#winservr 2012 #DAC #microsoft #mvpbuzz | Be Busbared
Deploy a Central Access Policy (Demonstration Steps)
Download Microsoft Data Classification Toolkit from Official Microsoft Download Center


Event Log and Event IDs

Events and Errors Message Center: Advanced Search
Recommended Events to Collect - See Section 4 - Spotting_the_adversary_with_windows_event_log_monitoring.pdf
Filtering Logon, Failed Logon and Lockout Events - MonitorWare
Event IDs for Windows Server 2008 and Vista Revealed!
Amazon.com: Delsey Luggage Helium Breeze 4.0 Spinner Trolley Tote, Black, One Size: Clothing
Events and Errors Message Center: Advanced Search
WSUS Targeting for Non-Domain Computers - Spiceworks
Recommended Events to Collect - See Section 4 - Spotting_the_adversary_with_windows_event_log_monitoring.pdf
WSUS Targeting for Non-Domain Computers - Spiceworks
Events and Errors Message Center: Advanced Search
Recommended Events to Collect - See Section 4 - Spotting_the_adversary_with_windows_event_log_monitoring.pdf


Inter-forest Migration

MWeber's Blog - Upgrading an Active Directory Domain from Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2003 R2 to Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2


Lock Screen Timeout

Jim Moldenhauer's Tech Blog: Windows 8 - Modify Lock Screen Timeout Period


Monitoring

Monitor your DNS Servers on Windows Server 2008 R2
Monitoring Active Directory


Password - Lost - Resetting

Resetting Administrator Password in Windows 2012 | Kieran Lane
vThoughts of IT: Reset your lost Domain Administrator password in 2 minutes
set DSRM password
Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor
Reset the DSRM Administrator Password - Team blog of MCS @ Middle East and Africa - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Reset Domain Admin Password on Windows Server 2012


Performance Monitoring

- Key Performance Counters
- Server Monitoring Best Practices
Chapter 10 - Working with Performance Counters
Do you know where your processor spends its time? - Ask the Performance Team - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Monitoring Server Performance and Activity
Performance Monitoring Getting Started Guide for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Simple Guide : Windows Server 2012 R2 Centralize Monitoring | Just a random "Microsoft Server / Client Tech" info..
Troubleshooting High CPU Utilization issues using Tracelog.exe - Ask the Performance Team - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Performance Tuning Guidellines


PKI

A Microsoft PKI Quick Guide - Part 1: Planning
A Microsoft PKI Quick Guide – Part 2: Design
A Microsoft PKI Quick Guide – Part 3: Installation
A Microsoft PKI quick guide – Part 4: Troubleshooting
A Simple Intro of PKI in Windows Server 2012R2 ADCS | Taos
AD CS Step by Step Guide: Two Tier PKI Hierarchy Deployment - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki
Deploy a private CA with Windows Server 2012 - TechRepublic
Deploying enterprise PKI on Windows Server 2012 R2 | FLEXECOM
Deployment Planning (Best Practices for Implementing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Public Key Infrastructure)
Enterprise PKI with Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Certificate Services (Part 1 of 2) - Yung Chou on Hybrid Cloud - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
How to Deploy Two-Tier PKI Hierarchy - TechNet Virtual Labs
Implementing a Basic PKI in Windows Server 2012 R2 | TechEd North America 2014 | Channel 9
Implementing a Secure and Effective PKI on Windows Server 2012 R2
Installing a Two Tier PKI Hierarchy in Windows Server 2012 Wrap Up - xdot509 - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Quick Steps - How to implement your own Windows PKI
TechNet Virtual Labs
Test Lab Guide: Deploying an AD CS Two-Tier PKI Hierarchy
The DOs and DON’Ts of PKI – Microsoft ADCS | Andrzej Kaźmierczak
Windows PKI Documentation Reference and Library - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki
Windows Server 2012 R2 Two-Tier PKI CA Pt. 1 - Derek Seaman's Blog
Windows Server 2012 R2 Two-Tier PKI CA Pt. 2 - Derek Seaman's Blog
Windows Server 2012 R2 Two-Tier PKI CA Pt. 3 - Derek Seaman's Blog
www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/certificates/implementing-public-key-infrastructure-pki-microsoft-windows-server-2012-certificate-servic-35427


PowerShell Basics

10 fundamental concepts for PowerShell scripting - TechRepublic
A Beginner's Introduction to Windows PowerShell
Engineering Efficiency: PowerShell Training: Back to Basics
My 12 PowerShell Best Practices | PowerShell with a Purpose Blog
PowerShell for Beginners - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki
PowerShell Tutorials | PowerShell Pro! :: PowerShell Pro!
PowerShell: Find Those Inactive Users and Computers - Active Directory
technology:powershell:beginning-powershell-scripting [Abstrys. Writing, programming, life, art and mystery.]
Tricks for Managing Active Directory with PowerShell - Quirks
Windows PowerShell Basics
Windows PowerShell Scripting
Windows PowerShell Scripting Primer | PowerShell Pro! :: PowerShell Pro!
Working with Windows PowerShell


Powershell CMDLets

How to install Windows Server features using PowerShell – Server 2012 R2 update


Printers

Preparing to Migrate
Printer steganography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Printer steganography, - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Quick Access Menu - WinX

[Exclusive] Customize “Win+X” Menu in Windows 8 – Add, Remove, Rename or Move Shortcuts - AskVG


RRAS

Scripting static routes into MS-RRAS
W2K8 RRAS: Run script/program on server when user connects
Site-to-Azure VPN using Windows Server 2012 RRAS - Concurrency, Inc.
Remote Access Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell
Server 2012 RRAS Setup and Configuration: Using Server 2012 as a firewall/router - IT Knowledgebase
Netsh RAS Commands


Security

https://benchmarks.cisecurity.org/tools2/windows/CIS_Microsoft_Windows_Server_2012_Benchmark_v1.0.0.pdf


Server Manager

Fixing Missing Performance Counters from Server Manager | Windows Server 2012 content from Windows IT Pro


Upgrading and Migrating

Best Practices | Installing Windows Server 2012 and Server Core | InformIT
Upgrade Options for Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft comes clean on 'weird things' in Windows Server 2012 R2, Server 2003 | InfoWorld
It turns out that weird things can happen when you mix Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers - Ask the Directory Services Team - Site Home - TechNet Blogs


Virtual Labs

Server 2012 R2 – Lab Guide – Part 1 – Step by Step – Including Dual Boot Instructions | virtuallycloud9.com
TechNet Virtual Labs


WSUS

Installing WSUS Server Role on Windows Server 2012 with Microsoft SQL Database - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki
Windows Server Update Services Home
Windows Server Update Services Overview
Configure Automatic Updates in a Non–Active Directory Environment
WSUS Targeting for Non-Domain Computers - Spiceworks


WSUS

WSUS Support Forums


Server Core

Automated CA installs using VB script on Windows Server 2008 and 2008R2 [UPDATED] - Windows PKI blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Install CA on Server Core - VBS Script AD CS Migration: Appendix A
Installing IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2