Repair a Windows Image

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 If a Windows image becomes unserviceable, you can use the Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management (DISM) tool to update the files and correct the problem. You can use DISM to repair an offline Windows image in a WIM or VHD file, or …

Windows Server 2012 – Convert Full GUI server to CORE to increase security and performance

Introduction Windows Server 2008 introduced the concept of Windows Server Core. The ability to install a server with minimal gui and basically only the necessary administrative tools. One of the more interesting new features in Windows Server 2012 is the ability to switch between a Full (GUI enabled installation) and a Core (Minimal GUI installation). …

Windows Server 2012 – Activate Active Directory Recycle Bin via GUI

Introduction The Active Directory Recycle Bin allows us to bring back deleted objects from Active Directory without loosing any object properties. (Such as SIN’s) In past versions of Windows Server activating the Active Directory Recycle Bin on domain controllers has been a rather complicated task for your average systems manager. Basically in Server 2008 R2 …