Windows Server Update

Review and upgrading Windows Server  2012 install processes.

Windows 2012 improves Active Directory Domain services for domain controller deployments and performing administrative tasks.

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Installation Process:


1. Install-WindowsFeature
2. Get-WindowsFeature
3. Install-WindowsFeature FS-FileServer
Install-WindowsFeature FS-DFS-Namespace
Install-WindowsFeature FS-DFS-Replication
Install-WindowsFeature FS-NFS-Service
Install-WindowsFeature Print-InternetServices –allsubfeatures
Install-WindowsFeature Web-Server
Install-WindowsFeature Web-Windows-Auth
Install-WindowsFeature Web-Ftp-Service


For Linux guest OSs, you must download and install the latest release of Linux Integration
Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V from the Microsoft Download Center. As of this writing,
the latest version is 3.4 and is available at


Using Enhanced Session mode
In previous versions of Hyper-V, when you open a Virtual Machine Connection window in
the Hyper-V Manager console, you receive mouse and keyboard connectivity plus a limited
cut and paste functionality. To obtain any further access, such as audio or print functionality,
you could establish a Remote Desktop Services connection to the VM, but this requires the
computers to be connected to the same network, which is not always possible.

In the first versions of Hyper-V, shutting down the VM was the only way to modify its memory
allocation. In the Windows Server 2012 R2 version, however, you can use a feature called Dynamic
Memory to automatically reallocate memory to the VM from a shared memory pool as
its demands change.

Configuring pass-through disks

A pass-through disk is a type of virtual disk that points to a physical disk drive installed on the host computer. When you add a hard drive to any of the controllers in a VM, you have the option of selecting a physical hard disk as opposed to a virtual one.

To add a physical hard disk to a VM, the VM must have exclusive access to it. This means
that you must first take the disk offline in the parent OS by using the Disk Management

Modifying virtual disks

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V provide several ways for administrators to manage
and manipulate VHD images without mounting them in a VM. Once you have created a VHD,
whether you have attached it to a VM or not, you can manage it by using the Edit Virtual
Hard Disk Wizard in Hyper-V Manager.

1. In Server Manager, on the Tools menu, select Hyper-V Manager to open the Hyper-V
Manager console.
2. In the left pane, select a Hyper-V server.
3. In the Actions pane, select Edit Disk. The Edit Virtual Hard Disk Wizard starts, displaying
the Before You Begin page.
4. Click Next to open the Locate Disk page.
5. Type or browse to the name of the VHD or VHDX file you want to open and click Next.
The Choose Action page appears.
6. Select one of the following functions:
■■ Compact Reduces the size of a dynamically expanding or differencing disk by
deleting empty space while leaving the disk’s capacity unchanged
■■ Convert Changes the type of format of a disk by copying the data to a new disk
image file
■■ Expand Increases the capacity of the disk by adding empty storage space to the
image file

Starting a home busness

How to begin a home a business. Steps to take to make money from home.


Starting a home business can be a fun and exciting project. The question becomes, where should I began?  The first step is to list possible work you can do from home and get paid:

Note: This list was originally compiled in Article ” 20 Home Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs

  1. Graphic designer – develop artistic skills to manage and create images, logos, Ad banners, posters, brochures, photos for various media types.
  2. Social Media Community Manager – managing social media community.
  3.  Copywriter Services – Help companies and agencies launch new products. Produce concepts to introduce marketing campaigns.
  4. Website Designer – design and develop websites for customers.
  5. Call Center Agent – provide phone support remotely for companies.
  6. Blogger – write blog content for companies.
  7. IT Security Consultant – technology expert specializing in computer security.
  8. English teacher / professor – teach students English via Google hangout or skype.
  9. Online Store –  Sell products through internet web services.
  10. Video Production – edit videos and get visibility on YouTube.
  11. Recruiter – help companies recruit and hire  the best talent.

Starting and making a successful home business takes skill, passion, know how, and dedication. Ranking potential business opportunities based on my skill and passion can help promote success.

1. IT security consultant- technology expert specializing in infrastructure, network, and computer security. To further demonstrate security expertise, working to obtain certified Information security manager certificate.

2. Blogger – how to create a successful blog, content, and gain writing opportunities.

3. Web designer – learning and mastering  web design can be a good skill to master.

4. Blogger – see

5.  Online store – We will be selling products to help companies succeed and meet corporate mission.

6. Video Production – improve visibility on YouTube creating content.

7. Recruiter – helping companies find the best talent.

8. Social Media Community Manager –  Manage and get involved in Social Media Communities.

We will be documenting our progress starting a new home business.  We hope you enjoy the journey and become more successful along the way.


Investing for Financial Freedom

We are going to review steps to take to become Financially free.

Investing for Financial Freedom

We are going to review steps to take to become Financially free. The acronym for financial freedom is (F.I.R.E)  Financial Independent  and Retire early.  The goal is to save 25% of your pay. This is achievable if you are debt free.

For many people, becoming debt free is a life long pursuit.   The key is to pay down major debt: (Mortgage, car payment, credit cards), save as much as possible, and spend money on things you truly enjoy.

Fit for life

We have put together a fitness program to help you get fit for life. This program and be completed by anyone looking to get healthy and fit.

Fitness for Life

We have put together a fitness program to help you get fit for life.  This program can be completed by anyone looking to get healthy and fit.  The initial investment in time is 2 hours per week.