Convert Windows Server 2016 Evaluation to Licensed

After Windows Server 2016 was announced GA on Ignite 2016 I installed the 180 day evaluation version of the Standard edition. As a test / for research purposes I wondered if this edition could be converted to a licensed edition,

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Building an Azure lab – Step-by-step Azure Automation DSC

This post will take you through the steps necessary to configure Azure Automation DSC using the ARM (Azure Resource Manager) Portal UI. As always in the Building an Azure lab series: Disclaimer for those who want to build based on

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Building an Azure lab – Customizing the P2S (Point-to-Site) VPN Client

As I mentioned in the previous post, the Client VPN software that is generated for you to be able to connect your client to the P2S (Point-to-Site) Azure VPN solution, has a few shortcomings, at least for my situation. The

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Posted in Azure, Customize, Networking, Step-by-Step guide, Virtual Networking

Building an Azure lab – Implementing P2S (Point-to-Site) VPN

In the previous post I walked you through the steps I needed to take to create a Site-to-Site VPN connection between the Azure Virtual Network and my local network. Azure supports another type of VPN called P2S (Point-to-Site) VPN. This

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Posted in Azure, Networking, RRAS, Step-by-Step guide, Virtual Networking, Windows 2012 R2

Building an Azure lab – Implementing S2S (Site-to-Site) VPN

The next step in preparing an Azure lab for this blog would be to connect my on-premises network to a Virtual Network in Azure. In the meantime some colleagues and I decided we’d go for certification on Azure so we

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Posted in Azure, Networking, RRAS, Step-by-Step guide, Virtual Networking, Windows 2012 R2

ADFS 3.0 Theme – Automate Bing Wallpaper integration

In my last post I showed my ADFS Sign On page for my it-worxx domain. Ink on the post wasn’t dry before I had several mails asking to explain how to do that. I’ll re-use some of the text I

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Posted in ADFS 3.0, Customize, Step-by-Step guide, Windows 2012 R2

Building an Azure lab – Integrating and federating with Azure Active Directory

If you have seen some of my posts, specifically the posts for step-by-step guiding Remote Desktop Services installation, configuration and modification, you might have noticed that I use a very basic lab setup. Simply running the Hyper-V role on my

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Posted in Azure, Federation, Step-by-Step guide
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