Windows Server 2008 R2 Archives

  1. Changing User Principal Names (UPN) with Azure Active Directory Sync Tool (DirSync)

    In this post I want to document the process to make changes to a user’s UPN value when synchronising a federated domain from an on-premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory used by Office 365. Problem Summary: You want to update the user principal name (UPN) of an on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) user…

  2. SharePoint 2010 Server: Security Token Service stops working after installing KB 2756920

    Last week a SharePoint 2010 Server farm I manage stopped working, I could browse the Central Administration site collection but none of the other site collections would load. All of them would trigger a generic SharePoint error dialog and not let you go any further. Essentially the farm was broken, looking into the problem I found that the Security Token…

  3. My Top 10 ‘Likes’ for Windows Server 2012

    In this post I thought I would highlight some of the features and functionality that has impressed me the most about Windows Server 2012 so far. This list is by no means complete nor listed in any particular order. I would however like to dive a bit deeper into some of these features in future…

  4. Tips for customising and managing User Profiles for network-based users

    In this article I would like to share a set of steps and tips for managing a standardised profile and how to implement a template that network-based users can use when logging-on to a Windows-based workstation or server. Most of these tips have come from back in Windows NT4.0/2000 era, I think it’s worth sharing these tips as they are still valuable in knowing…

  5. Solution for hidden or obsolute devices after doing a P2V or V2V conversion in VMware or Hyper-V

    When doing a Physical-to-Virtual (P2v) or a Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) migration of a Windows-based Operating System to either a VMware or Hyper-V based host you may find that some hardware devices are left installed in the virtual machine after the process completes, this is particularly true for Network Adapters. Following documentation and best practices by normally removing integration tools and device…

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