LAB Build Out – Part 8 – Installing SCOM 1801 from VHD Evaluation

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In this session, we will be installing System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 1801 from the VHD Evaluation. SCOM 1801 is the 1st Semi annual channel release for SCOM. The System Center suite of products now come in (2)…

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LAB Build Out – Part 7 – Installing SQL Server 2016

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In part 7 of this series, we will walk through installing and configuring SQL Server 2016. The SQL Server 2016 server can and will be used for various applications and services that we may add to the environment…

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LAB Build Out – Part 6 – Configuring ADCS to automatically issue computer certificates

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In part 6 of this series, we will be configuring our domain and certificate services to have our servers automatically request and receive a certificate from the Active Directory Certificate Services Server we configured in part 5 of…

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LAB Build Out – Part 5 – Setting up an Active Directory Certificate Server

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In part 5 of this series, we will be creating a new Active Directory Certificate Server. This server will allow us to manually or automatically issue certificates to servers, websites, applications, and more as needed. We will be…

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LAB Build Out – Part 4 – DNS Records and Zones

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In part 4 of this series, we will explore the DNS Server role running on the domain controller. We will continue to build out the environment and integrating with various different components and services. Topics touched on: Forward…

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LAB Build Out – Part 3 – Creating a virtual router for Lab

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In part 3 of this series, we will explore adding a virtualized router to the lab to allow access out to the internet, as well as LAN routing. In this session we will be using a new Windows…

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LAB Build Out – Part 2 – Managing the domain remotely using RSAT + Project Honolulu

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In this session, we will: Install project Honolulu to our management server Demonstrate some of the gotcha’s with browser capability, sconfig, PowerShell, and more. Contemplating installing a Windows 10 Desktop to help support management capabilities. Installing Roles and…

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LAB Build Out – Part 1 – Create New Domain and Add Management Server

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This will be a new series where we will build out a brand new lab environment. environment, add management capability and continue to add complexity to the network over time. In this 1st session, we start by building…

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Microsoft System Center 1801 Releases

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Microsoft System Center has made the 1st Semi Annual Channel release available to customers and for evaluation. System Center is a data center monitoring and management suite of products. System Center includes the following applications: Operations Manager Data…

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Fun with Storage Spaces in Windows 10

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In this session, we will explore using Storages Spaces in Windows 10 using in potentially unsupported ways. Also, we will explore how to setup tiered storages spaces through PowerShell and tweaking and changing Storage spaces settings beyond what…

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