Category Archives: Windows

How To Backup Windows Server 2016

Here we’ll show you how to install the Windows Server Backup feature in Windows Server 2016 with PowerShell and then configure basic server backups.

We’ll also take a quick look at how the backup files are stored and see if they are at all encrypted or not.

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Where Are Windows Server 2016 Log Files Stored?

Log File Location Windows Server 2016

This post will show you where the .evtx log files can be found in Windows Server 2016, as well as how they can be viewed with Event Viewer.

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How To Shrink A Volume In Windows Server 2016

Decrease Disk Space In Windows Server 2016

In this example we shrink the file system of a volume in Windows Server 2016, freeing up space which can be used to create a new partition, or otherwise further decrease the size of the virtual disk to reclaim the space assuming the hypervisor supports this action.

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How To Mount An NFS Share In Windows Server 2016

Here we’re going to show you how to mount an NFS file share in Windows Server 2016 both temporarily and persistently so that it will automatically mount after a reboot.

There are a couple of different ways this can be done, including mapping a network drive or adding a network location, which we’ll discuss here.

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How To Shutdown Windows Server 2016

How To Shutdown Windows Server 2016

There are many different ways we can shutdown Windows Server 2016, in this quick guide we’ll demonstrate how to perform a power off through the graphical user interface, with command prompt, PowerShell, or even remotely.

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How To Increase Disk Space In Windows Server 2016

Increase Disk Space In Windows Server 2016

This post will cover how to increase the disk space for a Windows Server 2016 virtual machine running in VMware, however the steps apply to any virtualization solution.

First we’ll increase the size of the actual virtual disk that is attached to the virtual machine, followed by making the required changes in the operating system in order to take advantage of the additional space from the hard disk expansion.

The server can stay online while the disk space is upgraded with this method which is ideal for most production servers, there’s no need to perform a system reboot.

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How To Restart Windows Server 2016

How To Restart Windows Server 2016

There are many different ways we can restart Windows Server 2016, in this quick guide we’ll demonstrate how to perform a reboot through the graphical user interface, with command prompt, PowerShell, or even remotely.

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Where Is The Hosts File In Windows Server 2016

Where Is The Hosts File Located In Windows Server 2016

The location of the hosts file in Microsoft’s Windows Server 2016 hasn’t actually changed from previous releases of the Windows operating system.

In this quick guide we will show you where to find the hosts file and how it can be modified.

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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Installation Guide

How To Install Hyper-V In Windows Server 2016

Here we’re going to show you how to install Hyper-V in Microsoft’s Windows Server 2016 operating system.

Hyper-V is a hypervisor built into Windows which can be used to host virtual machines. The role can be installed either through the command line interface (CLI) with PowerShell, or through the graphical user interface (GUI). We’ll cover both of these options below, starting with PowerShell first.

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How To Install IIS In Windows Server 2016

Install IIS Web Server - Windows Server 2016

Here we’re going to show you how to install the Internet Information Services (IIS) web server version 10.0 in Microsoft’s Windows Server 2016 operating system.

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