Configure Server 2012 CA for Smartcard Authentication

In this article I am going to walkthrough how to configure your internal certificate authority (Windows Active Directory Certificate Services) in order to allow you to use smartcard authentication on your windows active directory domain. Introduction The need for security and enhanced privacy is increasing as electronic forms of identification replace face-to-face and paper-based ones….


Manage Hyper-V Server 2012 from Windows 8 and 8.1 in Workgroup

I came across an annoying issue somewhat a few weeks ago when I thought to remotely manager my Server 2012 Hyper-V Server from my Windows 8 Desktop as oppose to using Remote Desktop. I don’t have my Hyper-V Host on a Domain and so it was somewhat troublesome if I am honest with you. I…


Installation of Microsoft Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2012

In this post I am going to run through how to prepare your server running Windows Server 2012 for Microsoft Exchange 2013, and then guide you through the Installation of Microsoft Exchange 2013. I will be keeping all the roles on a single server in this instance but will cover a larger scale scenario at…


Installation of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager SP1 Including Pre-Requisites

I have been meaning to write up some stuff about the Microsoft System Center range of products for some time now and with larger deployments around the Core Infrastructure Products such as Lync 2013, Exchange 2013 etc. I now have to take quite an interest, especially in System Center Operations Manager. I spend quite a lot of…