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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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Systems Administration tech

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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firewall Systems Administration tech

Clear OS – Initial Thoughts

Spent a good part of my weekend building a box out of parts cobbled together in my garage for a ClearOS server. Thought I’d post some first thoughts on the process and why. What’s it for? I’d been thinking I needed a small business server for a while to help me manage some projects and […]

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Systems Administration

Fix External and Internal Email Server DNS Conflicts

This might be an old trick, but it’s never been one I ┬áhave been able to easily remedy. I’ve worked and done a lot of jobs at a lot of places where this has been a problem, especially on Windows networks. With Linux-based DNS servers, this isn’t such a huge trick. When you set up […]

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firewall geeky Home Technology

How To Child Proof Your Internet At Home For Free

A lot of people ask me this and unfortunately it’s one of those hard things to just tell someone how to do verbally. A lot of parents want to filter the internet for their kids, something that I don’t blame them for. I will post a few really hard to bypass methods, but this one […]