Category Archives: Microsoft

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Running Microsoft Hyper-V on a laptop

Believe it or not, now it’s possible to run Microsoft Hyper-V on our laptops. Well, actually on Windows 8 client OSs installed on a laptop. For this to work, we have to have Windows 8.x professional or enterprise edition. That’s … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 DHCP Failover With or Without Custom DHCP Attributes

Windows Server 2012 DHCP Failover feature is really something we should have a long time ago. Before this feature, when we wanted to achieve DHCP service redundancy, we had to have at least two DHCP servers and we had to split … Continue reading

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Error Creating an Exchange 2013 Database Availability Group (DAG)

First of all, I’m new to Exchange 2013. I had one major deployment back then with 2k version and that’s all. Now Exchange and I meet again. With problems, as you can guess. A friend of mine and myself were … Continue reading

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L2TP/IPSec with Windows 8/7 and Cisco ASA 8.x/9.x

Well, Windows 8 is here and we will some day migrate to it. At least we who are using Microsoft OSes. This poses one problem. This problem is not directly attached to W8 itself, but with W8 we begin to … Continue reading

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Join Cisco ACS 5.x to Windows Active Directory domain

In this blog we successfully set up a replication between our two ACS servers. We can think about this as a completed installation. We have now ability to add network clients and users and to do AAA – Authentication/Authorization/Accounting using … Continue reading

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Windows 8 and GNS3. Already?

Now don’t get me wrong – I’m not kind of guy that rushes to install newest and “greatest” Windows products, but one of my laptops is crying out loud to be reinstalled! Windows 7 *was* working nice these years, but … Continue reading

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Adding a Microsoft Loopback Adapter

Adding a loopback adapter, how complicated that could be? Well, not complicated at all, but it is a necessery step for interconnecting GNS3 labs with VMWare Workstation machines or even a physical world. Beside, I need a short blog for … Continue reading

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