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How To Schedule Remote Restarts For Windows PC's In A Specific OU – Server Basics

Restarting a local server once after hours is a pretty neat trick but sometimes you need to restart an entire Organizational Unit of computers. There’s a few ways to do this. You can do it with the shutdown command by hostname and keep a little batch script updated. Or you can use a PowerShell Script. […]

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How To Schedule Windows Server For Automatic Restart – Server Basics

  This is one of those really basic tasks you can easily set up with no added software or even Powershell scripts. It’s extremely useful too. Say you need to reboot a server because you installed some software that you didn’t expect needed a reboot, or there’s some updates, or some other reason. You can’t […]

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How To Set a A Static IP Address In Windows – Server Basics

A lot of my articles, and IT work in general requires setting a static IP address up for your Windows Server or PC. So here’s how to do it. Note that this procedure will work equally well for Windows 10, and Server 2016. The procedure is fairly similar for Server 2008 and 2012 though it’s […]

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How To Set Up A New Windows Domain – Server 2016 Essentials

I had some extra hardware lying around, and my trusty backup drive got full so, I decide it was time to build a lab environment so I could develop stuff easier. This involves, to start with a Windows Server 2016 Essentials server. Hopefully everyone out there will find the process I’m going through to set […]

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USB to Serial Adapters and Kit Suggestions

Way back in 2008 or so I got a couple of serial adapters for my laptop so I could set up various network devices. Most business class devices, even in the 21st century still use the serial port approach to first set up. Something about security or making things harder for technicians to do their […]