Taking Ownership of Files and Folders in Windows Server. Here are some notes on how to do this: If you are an administrator, an authorized user, or a backup operator, you can take ownership of a file or folder by completing the following steps: 1. In Windows Explorer, open the file or folder’s Properties dialog Read more about Changing File Ownership in Windows[…]
Robocopy Robocopy (Robust File Copy) is a command-line file copying tool included with the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit, free to licensed users of Windows. The tool, as with much of the resource kit, works under Windows XP as well as under the Windows Server platform. Download Robocopy Command Line Tool for Windows 2003 Read more about Copy files from Windows Desktop to Server with Robocopy[…]
I recently added MailEnable to a Windows server and wanted to add SSL. I checked and there is an application that you can use to add the Let’s Encrypt SSL. Quick Start Download from https://certifytheweb.com/ and install it. Click ‘New Certificate’, choose your IIS site (which must have 1 or more hostname bindings set). Save Read more about Let’s Encrypt for Windows Server 2012 R2[…]
Below are some articles and video that I found to be useful to set up Windows for Active Directoiry, ADFS, ADCS and AWS.
Domain Controller/Active Directory
Setting up and Enabling Federation to AWS Using Windows Active Directory, ADFS, and SAML 2.0. This KB assumes that you have a windows server with IIS, Active Directory, Active Directory Federation Services and Certificate Services Installed.
First, perform the following in your domain:
- Create two AD Groups named AWS-Production and AWS-Dev. AWS Production will have users that have administrative access and the AWS-Dev will have S3 , EC2 and RDS servies in AWS.
- Create users that will go into the accounts.
- Give the users email address (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Add users to the AWS-Production and AWS-Dev groups.
This article is about how to Install and Configure Active Directory Federation Services Windows 2016.
Now that we have Active Directory Install, we need to install ADFS so that we can login to the AWS console.
This post will walk you through the setup of Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) on Windows Server 2016 and configuring it to be your credentials for AWS.
Spin up a VM with Windows Server 2016.
After the install, Configure Networking.
In order to do private networking, ideally you would use Hyper-V virtual switches to bind an interface in each of the guest VM’s to the same logical switch. You can do so with any locally routed convention. You can configure each VM to make use of an IP in the 192.168.0.x range such as: VM1 Read more about Set up vswitch in Hyper V[…]