Saturday, March 24, 2012

Windows Server 8 Beta Installation and First Look with Screenshots.

Microsoft recently released Windows Server 8 beta, a test version of next generation Server Operating System, successor to Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft claims that it would be the most significant release of Windows Server ever released. It is the Server version of Windows 8, and the name Windows Server 8 is just a codename and it will be possibly renamed during its market-ready release. I just downloaded Build 8250 beta version of Windows Server 8 and installed for the first time on VMware Workstation 8.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Installing Exchange Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2

Here is a step by step screenshot of installing Microsoft Exchange Server on a Windows Server 2008 R2 member server. Before deploying an Exchange Server, there are many prerequisites need to be met.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Answers to Microsoft Active Directory Interview Questions - Part 2

Answers to Microsoft Active Directory Interview Questions - Part 2. Answers to Microsoft Active Directory Interview Questions from 57 to 100. Here are the second part of answers for my previous post  'Active Directory Interview Questions and Answers'. If you are directly landing to this page, please visit the post with questions.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My First VMware ESXi 5 and vSphere Client Installation Experiment

Today I installed VMware ESXi 5 and vSphere client for the first time. No server hardware is required to install and configure VMware ESXi. Here is how did I do it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

How to Fix VMware Workstation 8 Installation Problem; Error 2732 Directory Manager not Initialized.

Hello Everyone, Here is one more post related to VMware. You might have faced 'Error 2732' error while trying to install new VMware version, VMware Workstation 8.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

System Administration Interview Questions and Answers-Index

Here is the index for vast collection of Interview questions and answers on Windows System Administration and related fields. This will include interview questions and answers related to Windows Server, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, Basic Networking, VMware, ITIL, Citrix, Server Hardware etc.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Answers to Microsoft Active Directory Interview Questions

Answers to Microsoft Active Directory Interview Questions. Here are the list of answers for my previous post  'Active Directory Interview Questions and Answers'. If you are directly landing to this page, please visit the post with questions.

Unable to Install Windows 8 on VMware ESX or ESXi. Symptoms and Fix.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available and everybody prefers to install it on virtual machines. But Windows 8 can sometimes fail to boot on VMware ESX or ESXi. To resolve this issue, you should download and install a patch ESXi500-201112001 (Patch 02):

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Windows 8 Installation; 'Windows Cannot Read the [ProductKey] Setting from the Unattend Answer File'. Error and Fix

It is very much exciting to install and know-how Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Windows 8 CP can be downloaded and from Microsoft Website and it can be tested with VMWare Workstation 8. But many people are getting several errors while installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview on VMWare 8. I have posted one of such errors and its fix in my earlier post. Here is another one:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Active Directory Interview Questions and Answers

Here is a list of most frequently asked 100 interview questions and its answers related to Microsoft Active Directory technologies. I have attended few interviews and been asked few of these questions. These Q&A is related to both Windows Server 2003 and 2008. I have not included questions regarding old versions of AD as those are almost obsolete. I will be posting other Q&A specifically related to DNS and Group Policy etc. soon in another post. Please look at the bottom of the post for hints to the answers.
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