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DFS Replication is a Role of Windows Server that can use it to replicate File Servers across LAN or Internet.

DFS (Distributed File System) Replication use a compression algorithm as remote differential compression (RDC) to replicate only the changes in file block instead of the entire file. If you need more details you can find in Technet https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj127250(v=ws.11).aspx.

Today i would like to publish some useful powershell commands that can use it at daily tasks and get quick your info that need.

Some of these commands already have publish in previous articles but it's better to have it central in one place instead to search articles to find what you want.

The specific Article i will keep it up to date and add commands as often it's possible. 

I want to create a central base that everyone can find quick and easy commands that need the specific time. 

After feedbacks from users for the specific tool i decide to update with new version that include new featires.So I would like to announce the new version of Powershell Tool - Export Reports from Active Directory. This version include the option to select from specific Organization Unit to export Reports. 

It's very easy and you don't need to be expert to use the Tool.

Below i will explain how can use the new feature.

When you will open the Tool you can see the option which say Select Organization Unit.

In medium/large organization with IT Department and not alone IT every IT has specific responsibilities and specific access in different areas.

Since Windows Server 2012 has create a new Group in Active Directory as HYPER-V Administrators sometimes maybe requested different level access in HYPER-V Management Console from different Administrators. 

Today i will explain how can give specific access in HYPER-V Management Console for specific Administrators.

So let's start

 

Today i will continue with the Second and Last Part in HYPER-V Failover Clustering. Use these 2 technologies together to make High Available your Virtual Machines and keep downtime out of the game. In Firs Part i have describe how can enable Failover Clustering , use Validation Wizard and add the nodes that will be act as Clusters.

Today i will describe the following

Altaro VM Backup Review

Are the most important tasks Backup and Restore for every IT?If Backups aren't design with the right way can be catastrophic for the company. Every IT must give more attention to  design Backup Strategy and check it periodically if are healthy.

Today you can find lot of Backup Softwares in the market for small,midsize and enterprise companies. One of the Backup Softwares that choose to test is the Altaro VM Backup. I have hear good reviews from other IT Pro so i decide it to test and find how it's working.

One of the biggest challenge of IT today is to keep production environment healthy without downtimes. In IT world this means Replications, High Availability, Failover Clustering, Load Balancing. Today most of the Servers are Virtual Servers with Hypervisors to keep the Virtual Servers.

Today i will explain how can keep the HYPER-V Hosts without downtimes in any scenario except from Disaster Recovery. The solution is the Failover Clustering . What is Failover Clustering? 

Group Policy is a fundamental element of an organization’s security policy. Even small unwanted changes to security policies, software deployment, desktop configuration or other settings can severely impact security, systems management and compliance.

Audit reports play a major role in tracking who, what, where, and when of critical data modifications. Here are 10 most useful Group Policy audit reports in LepideAuditor Suite to help you monitor changes.

How to Use HYPER-V Best Practice Analyzer

Best Practices Analyzer it’s a Server Management Tool which introduce in Windows Server 2008 R2 and included in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Best Practices analyzer (BPA) helps System Administrators to reduce best practices violations by scanning and reporting any violation. 

BPA comes with 74 scans to see which settings configure with the wrong way and which settings not configure at all.

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