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Office365 ProPlus Deployment on RDS / Terminal Server

The whole Office365 thing can be useful if you can navigate the mess of Microsoft’s websites, licensing and broken links! I recently found upgrading to a VLK of Office was too much of a hassle with the customers having Office365 mail already we decided to try out the new Office ProPlus subscriptions with Shared Computer Licensing […]

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How to Join a 2012 R2 RDS Session Host running workgroup to a 2012 R2 License Server (also on workgroup)

So this is a major PITA. Microsoft, along with their decision to ditch tsadmin.msc from 2012 R2 (was last seen in 2008 R2), decided that Active Directory is a “pre-requisite” to RDS and that the licensing portion of RDS will only show up in the server manager if the RDS configuration is in fact joined […]

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REPLMON with Server 2008 Server. Yes you can!

So I’ve been doing this for a while now but never thought to mention it here until today when I had a geographically dispersed 2008 Domain and some AD issues between sites to check out. We all remember the REPLMON tool in 2003 and how awesome it was/is and if you’ve gone to use it […]

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Exchange 2010 and blank OWA screen after install

Just a quick one here that I found interesting, wasn’t really a hurdle but one that I thought might be an issue for some. After installing the latest 2010 Exchange server I ran into the usual issue of the OWA (Outlook Web Access) site giving a blank page with a url something like this /owa/auth/logon.aspx?url=https://server.domain.com/owa/&reason=0 […]

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How to Transfer FSMO Schema Master Roles in Windows Server 2008 / 2008R2

So the other day I had this issue where I was installing Exchange 2010 on a server in a Domain with two sites. The site I was installing into had a local DC that was a Global Catalogue and all the rest but didn’t have the FSMO / Schema Master role. The local Server was […]

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