Adding users from the command line

You need to add a new user on your Windows server (or maybe on the domain). How would you accomplished such task?

Sure, you can fire up the GUI tool and add one user. What would you do when you need to add 2, 5, 10 or 100 users at once?

Although you can again use the GUI tools and add them one by one, the command line magic will finish the job significantly faster and without a mistake. Not to mention that you can easily automate such tasks.

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Securing the IIS SMTP service

In the first article of this series related to the IIS SMTP service, we covered the installation process, the mostly used outgoing connection settings and the basic functionality tests to check its operation status. However, we didn’t touch any part related to the incoming connection and security settings.

This article will cover that tab related to the access control and incoming security parameters. Let’s begin. Continue reading

How to import a device certificate in Windows Server 2019

In this article, we will demonstrate how to import a certificate for your server running Windows 2019 Server. Such certificate can be used later for the different purposes. This newly imported certificate will be used to identify our server during any secured communication.

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How to import our own Root CA certificate in Windows Server 2019

We may have a need to import additional certificate in Windows Server 2019. In this article, we will demonstrate how to import our self-signed Root CA certificate, which can be used later for the different purposes, like outgoing SSTP VPN or the TLS connection.

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Missing MX record in the DNS zone

I simply overlooked to create one DNS record in my virtual lab. The good news is that I quickly resolved the problem and even better I prepared the new story on my blog. Here is the detailed (step-by-step) troubleshooting guide for the similar DNS problems.

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