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October 2018 Blog Posts

Copy User Accounts Between Servers, Server 2008 R2

Well, I wrote this before I realized that the Microsoft Migration tools do NOT allow for the export/import of user PASSWORDS, just the account names themselves. That sucks.  So don't bother reading this post if you want to migrate user names with passwords. Here's how to do it: (1)  On both the Sourrce and Destination server, install the Microsoft Migration Tools. First, Open a PowerShell Instance as Administror Open a Windows PowerShell session with elevated user rights. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click Windows PowerShell, right-click the Windows PowerShell shortcut, and then click Run as administrator. Load the Server Manager module...

posted @ Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:19 PM |

Installing Windows Server 2016

So Yesterday, I started the saga of Installing Windows Sever 2016 on a brand new Shiny DELL Server. I though this would take an hour or two. Boy was I wrong. Here is my story. Problem #1. The Server 2016 .ISO installer was too big to fit on a DVD. Well, this is just plain stupid. By itself, this shows the utter disregard that Microsoft has for its customers. So, I don't have a USB drive handy, so I go bug my wife. Low and behold, she has a brand new one. I'm not polite; I don't ask to borrow it....

posted @ Thursday, October 18, 2018 3:57 PM |

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