Changing File Ownership in Windows

Taking Ownership of Files and Folders in Windows Server. Here are some notes on how to do this: If you are an administrator, an authorized user, or a backup operator, you can take ownership of a file or folder by completing the following steps: 1. In Windows Explorer, open the file or folder’s Properties dialog box by right-clicking the file…

Let’s Encrypt for Windows Server 2012 R2

I recently added MailEnable to a Windows server and wanted to add SSL. I checked and there is an application that you can use to add the Let's Encrypt SSL. Quick Start Download from https://certifytheweb.com/ and install it. Click 'New Certificate', choose your IIS site (which must have 1 or more hostname bindings set). Save your settings and click 'Request…

Some Articles and Videos on Setting Up Windows for AD, ADFS, ADCS

Microsoft Windows Below are some articles and video that I found to be useful to set up Windows for Active Directoiry, ADFS, ADCS and AWS. Domain Controller/Active Directory https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/22622.building-your-first-domain-controller-on-2012-r2.aspx https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/2017/02/22/step-by-step-setting-up-active-directory-in-windows-server-2016/ https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742437.aspx (more…)

Enabling Federation to AWS Using Windows Active Directory, ADFS, and SAML 2.0

Setting up and Enabling Federation to AWS Using Windows Active Directory, ADFS, and SAML 2.0. This KB assumes that you have a windows server with IIS, Active Directory, Active Directory Federation Services and Certificate Services Installed. First, perform the following in your domain: Create two AD Groups named AWS-Production and AWS-Dev. AWS Production will have users that have administrative access…

Set up vswitch in Hyper V

In order to do private networking, ideally you would use Hyper-V virtual switches to bind an interface in each of the guest VM's to the same logical switch. You can do so with any locally routed convention. You can configure each VM to make use of an IP in the 192.168.0.x range such as: VM1 192.168.0.10 VM2 192.168.0.11 VM3 192.168.0.12…