Windows 10: Microsoft Edge

The following is a sample chapter from the e-Book Windows 10: Learning through practice. Enjoy reading!

“The faster, safer browser designed for Windows 10.” Microsoft

Windows 10 brought new browser to surf the web. Microsoft Edge provides new ways to find stuff, read and write on the web, and get help from Cortana right in the browser. (Microsoft)

Running Microsoft Edge app

To get running the Microsoft Edge in your Windows 10, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the Start button

2. Select the Microsoft Edge from the pined tile on the Start menu3. Select the Microsoft Edge from the Apps list on the Start menu

4. Search for Microsoft Edge from the Cortana’s search box on the taskbar

5. Shortly the Microsoft Edge browser opens up

Search from the address bar

To search from the Microsoft Edge address bar, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the Start button
  2. Select the Microsoft Edge from the pined tile on the Start menu
  3. Type the keyword on the address bar

All your stuff is in Hub

To view your favorites, reading list, browsing history, and current download in Microsoft Edge, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the Start button
  2. Select the Microsoft Edge from the pined tile on the Start menu
  3. Select the Hub on the menu bar on the right side of Microsoft Edge windows

Read without distraction

To read without or fewer distractions in Microsoft Edge, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the Start button
  2. Select the Microsoft Edge from the pined tile on the Start menu
  3. Select the Reading View on the menu bar on the right side of Microsoft Edge window

Save articles on Reading list

To save articles on a reading list in Microsoft Edge, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the Start button
  2. Select the Microsoft Edge from the pined tile on the Start menu
  3. Select the Star (on the right of Reading View icon) on the menu bar on the right side of Microsoft Edge window
  4. Select the Reading List tab
  5. Click Add button

Write on the web

To write and highlight on the webpages in Microsoft Edge, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the Start button
  2. Select the Microsoft Edge from the pined tile on the Start menu
  3. Select the Make a web note on the menu bar on the right side of Microsoft Edge window
  4. Select the Pen from the menu bar to write on the webpage
  5. Select the Highlighter from the menu bar to highlight on the webpage
  6. Select the Save Web Note from the menu bar to save the notes and highlights made by you on the webpage
  7. Select the Exit from the menu bar to exit the Make a web note feature

Hope you’ll find this post informative.

Windows Server 2016 e-Books @ Amazon Kindle Store

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” Albert Einstein

If you are a novice to Windows Server 2016 and have willingness to learn and master the system administration skills, then the following e-Books might be the right choice for you:

Windows Server 2016: How to install and add roles? (Desktop Experience)

The e-Book Windows Server 2016: How to install and add roles? (Desktop Experience) is designed to get you started with Windows Server 2016. That said, this e-Book is for anyone who is making the first steps into network operating systems in general, and Windows Server 2016 in particular. It teaches you how to download Windows Server 2016 Evaluation from TechNet Evaluation Center, how to install Windows Server 2016, and how to use Server Manager to add roles to your server. With step-by-step instructions driven by targeted, easy-to-understand graphics, this e-Book explains and shows you how to use the roles, features, functions, and quirks of the Windows Server 2016.

Windows Server 2016: How to setup your server? (Desktop Experience)

The e-Book Windows Server 2016: How to setup your server? (Desktop Experience), continues to build the content of the 1st Volume Windows Server 2016: How to install and add roles? (Desktop Experience) by adding the server setting up services part. That said, this e-Book is for anyone who is moving further into Windows Server world in general, and Windows Server 2016 in particular. It teaches you how to setup a DHCP server, how to add users and computers, how to setup a virtual machine, how to add a DNS record, how to setup a print server, and many more. With the guidance provided by this easy to follow resource, you will quickly setup your Windows Server 2016 server.

Windows Server 2016: How to install and add roles? (Server Core)

The e-Book Windows Server 2016: How to install and add roles? (Server Core) is an alternative of the 1st Volume Windows Server 2016: How to install and add roles? (Desktop Experience) from the Windows Server 2016: From installation to configuring your server e-Book series. It continues to present the content of the 1st Volume by adding the Windows Server Core components. Thus, introducing the PowerShell instead of Server Manager. That said, if you want to learn how to install Windows Server 2016 Server Core and then add roles to your server through the PowerShell (the command line interface), then this e-Book might be the right one for you.

Windows Server 2016: How to setup your server? (Server Core)

The e-Book Windows Server 2016: How to setup your server? (Server Core) is a continuation of the 3rd Volume Windows Server 2016: How to install and add roles? (Server Core). It continues to present the content of the Volume 3 using the PowerShell as a tool to setup network services on your server. It teaches you how to setup a DHCP server, how to add users and computers, how to setup a virtual machine, how to add a DNS record, and how to setup a print server using PowerShell. With the guidance provided by this easy to follow resource, you will quickly setup roles and features in Windows Server 2016 Server Core server.

 

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Windows Server 2016 Server Core: How-to setup a WSUS server?

The following is a sample chapter from the e-Book Windows Server 2016: How to setup your server? (Server Core). Enjoy reading!

“Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.” Joseph Addison

What is WSUS?

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables system administrators to manage the distribution of Microsoft’s product updates to company’s network computers.

How WSUS works?

WSUS works in a way that its infrastructure enables system administrators to download updates, patches and fixies in the company’s central server, and then from the server to update other computers.

How to add a WSUS role?

To add the WSUS role in your server using PowerShell, complete the following steps:

  • login to your server by typing your Administrator’s password and pressing Enter
  • type PowerShell at command prompt and press Enter
  • type Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices -IncludeManagementTools and press Enter

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How-to setup a WSUS server?

To setup your WSUS server using PowerShell, complete the following steps:

  • to create a folder that stores the WSUS content type at PowerShell prompt type New-Item -Path C: -Name WSUS -ItemType Directory and press Enter

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  • to configure the folder where the WSUS content will download type at Command prompt .\wsusutil.exe postinstall CONTENT_DIR=C:\WSUS and press Enter

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  • to configure the WSUS synchronization with Microsoft Update type Set-WsusServerSynchronization –SyncFromMU and press Enter

figure50to set the Update Languages to English and save configuration settings type

  • $wsusConfig.AllUpdateLanguagesEnabled = $false and press Enter
  • $wsusConfig.SetEnabledUpdateLanguages(“en”) and press Enter
  • $wsusConfig.Save() and press Enter

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  • to get WSUS Subscription type $subscription = $wsus.GetSubscription() and press Enter

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  • to start synchronization type $subscription.StartSynchronization() and press Enter

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Hope you’ll find this post informative.

Windows Server 2016: How to setup your server? (Server Core)

Whom this e-Book is for?

This e-Book is a continuation of the 3rd Volume Windows Server 2016 Server Core: How-to install and add roles? (Server Core) from the Windows Server 2016 Server Core: From installation to setting up your server e-Book series. It continues to present the content of the Volume 3 using the PowerShell and not Server Manager as a tool to setup network services on your server. Thus, bringing the Windows Server 2016 Server Core: From installation to configuration e-Book series to the next level. With that in mind, this e-Book is for anyone who is moving further into Windows Server world in general, and Windows Server 2016 Server Core in particular. Other than that, this e-Book proves to be a handy informational source for the well-established system administrators as it covers Windows Server 2016 Server Core sys admin tools. In that regard, this e-Book is providing the in-depth setup of the majority of roles and features that the Windows Server 2016 Server Core is providing. With step-by-step instructions driven by targeted, easy-to-understand graphics, this e-Book explains and shows you How-to setup the roles, features, functions, and quirks of the Windows Server 2016 Server Core. With the guidance provided by this easy to follow resource, you will quickly setup roles and features in Windows Server 2016 Server Core, thus making your network services up & running on your server.

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Windows Server 2016: How to setup your server? (Server Core)

Product Details:

  • File Size: 834 KB
  • Print Length: 53 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: February 21, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: How to setup a DHCP server?
Chapter 2: How to add users and computers?
Chapter 3: How to setup a web server?
Chapter 4: How to add a DNS record?
Chapter 5: How to setup a remote desktop user?
Chapter 6: How to setup a WSUS server?
Appendix A: The PowerShell Commands in One Place
Thank You!

Thank You!

Thank you for your time and consideration to download and read the e-Book! If you’ve liked this e-Book and want to participate actively in the further improvement process, then please e-Mail your:

  • comments
  • suggestions, and
  • observations

at BekimDauti@BekimDauti.com. With pleasure, I will read and try to include your comments, suggestions, and observation in the next editions of this e-Book.

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Windows Server 2012 R2: How-to add users and computers using PowerShell?

The following is a sample chapter from the e-Book Windows Server 2012 R2: How to setup your server? (Server Core). Enjoy reading!

“Virtuous action does not consist in doing good to someone who has done good to you—that is merely returning a favor. Virtuous action consists in doing good to those who have wronged you.” Jesus (pbuh)

What is AD DS?

AD DS is a distributed database which stores objects in a hierarchical, structured, and safe format. AD DS objects typically represent users, computers, peripheral devices and network services.

How AD DS works?

Any object is uniquely identified by its name and attributes. The domain, the forest, and the tree represent logical division of AD DS network. To ease the administration of objects, AD DS provides organizational units (OU).

How to add AD DS role?

In Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core Server Core, the AD DS is offered as a role that can be added using PowerShell. To add the AD DS role to your server, complete the following steps:

  • login to your server by typing your Administrator’s password and pressing Enter
  • type PowerShell at command prompt and press Enter
  • type Install-windowsfeature AD-Domain-Services and press Enter
  • type Import-Module ADDSDeployment and press Enter

How to promote a server to a domain controller?

To promote a server to a domain controller using PowerShell, complete the following steps:

  • type Install-ADDSForest and press Enter
  • provide the name for the domain and press Enter
  • provide the safe mode administrator password and press Enter
  • confirm safe mode administrator password and press Enter
  • type letter Y for Yes and press Enter
  • after the installation is complete the server will restart automatically
  • login to your server by typing your Administrator’s password and pressing Enter
  • type sconfig.cmd and press Enter
  • you’ll notice that the domain is WS2012R2SC.local

figure6How to add a computer in AD?

In Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core, a domain is a logical computer network comprised of user accounts, computers, printers and security settings. All this information is stored in a central database which resides in a domain controller. To add a computer in AD, complete the following steps:

[Complete the following steps in Client Computer (Win81PC1):]

  • right-click at the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin)
  • at Command Prompt type PowerShell and press Enter
  • to add a local computer to a domain type Add-Computer -DomainName “WS2012R2SC.local” -Restart and press Enter

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  • provide domain admin credentials such as username and password and press Enter or click OK

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  • shortly your computer will restart
  • after the computer restart completes login to your computer (note the domain is available) and open up the Command Prompt window
  • at Command Prompt type PowerShell and press Enter
  • to get the FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) type [System.Net.Dns]::GetHostByName(($env:Win81PC1))

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How to add a user in AD?

To add a user in AD, complete the following steps:

[Complete the following steps in Domain Controller (WS2012R2SC):]

  • at the PowerShell prompt type New-ADUser -Name “Test User” -GivenName Test -Surname User -SamAccountName testuser -UserPrincipalName testuser@WS2012R2SC.local and press Enter

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  • to get properties of a testuser in AD type Get-ADUser testuser and press Enter

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  • to set a password for a testuser in AD type Set-ADAccountPassword -Identity testuser -Reset -NewPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText “PaSSw0rd” -Force) and press Enter

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  • to enable a testuser in AD type Enable-ADAccount -Identity testuser and press Enter

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[Complete the following steps in Client Computer (Win81PC1):]

  • if you are at the login screen click Other user to provide the testuser’s username and password to login to a WS2012R2SC.local domain and press Enter

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  • the testuser account has signed in successfully into WS2012R2SC.local domain

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Hope you’ll find this post informative.