Backing Up BitLocker Recovery Information to AD DS

Most of the organizations are always concerned about the security of data on their mobile users’ laptops. What happens if the laptop is lost or stolen? How can we ensure that the data inside that laptop does not fall into the wrong persons hands? The best solution is Encryption. Rather than installing third party softwares to do encryption, Microsoft has introduced BitLocker drive encryption feature built into the Operating System.

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Creating Linux Instance on AWS

Let’s get started with launching and connecting to the Linux instance on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). When you sign in to the AWS console, you can get started with Amazon EC2 for free using the AWS Free Tier.

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Install IIS on Windows Server 2012 R2

The Web Server (IIS) role in Windows Server 2012 provides a secure, easy-to-manage, modular and extensible platform for reliably hosting websites, services, and applications. With IIS 8 you can share information with users on the Internet, an intranet, or an extranet. IIS 8 is a unified web platform that integrates IIS, ASP.NET, FTP services, PHP, and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

Reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831725(v=ws.11).aspx

In this post, we’ll see how to install IIS (Internet Information Services) on a windows server 2012 machine, with related to SCOM 2012.

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Part 02 – Operations Manager Prerequisites & Installation

In this post, you will learn some important prerequisites that you must understand before step by step approach of installing SCOM 2012 R2.

You can have a single servers for the Management Server, operational database, data warehouse database and the reporting server. But in ideally you should have multiple servers in a real production environment. In this post I will install all above mentioned servers in one single server.

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Part 01 – Introduction to System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2

In this post, you will learn what is System Center Operations Manager, new things in System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 (SCOM 2012 R2), operations manager infrastructure and some key terminologies used in operations manager environment.

In any company IT department is guarantee that the performance, security and availability of  critical servers and applications. Which means that IT department need to know when there is a issue, identify where the issue is, and figure out what is causing the problem, ideally before the users of the applications encounter the issues.

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Install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2

Nowadays most of the windows applications need .NET Framework to work properly. So in the server operating systems, “Add Roles and Features Wizard”  in the server manager allows to install two different versions of .NET Framework (3.5 and 4.5).

In this post I’m going to show how to install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2. So that you can easily use server manager to enable .NET Framework 3.5 in your local server or remote server.

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Install SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition

In this post, I will cover step by step installation of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition. The following all the steps are guided clearly with screenshots, so then you can easily do installation process your own.

Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2012

The following requirements apply to all SQL Server 2012 installations:

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