Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wireless on Windows Server 2012

I've recently installed Windows Server 2012 on my laptop for testing and lab purposes and what do I get, I cannot connect to the wireless router!

So here's how to enable wireless networking on Windows Server 2012 (not recommended for production servers)

1. Go the Server Manager
2. Click Add Roles and Features
3. Go to Features List
4. Enable Wireless LAN Service
5. Add the Feature and restart

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 SP1

1.     Logon to the server using SCVMM Service Account.

2.     Download and install Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit (

3.     Start the installation wizard for SCVMM 2012 SP1.

4.     Under Select Features to install, select both Management Server and Console.

5.     Enter your Username and Organization and input the Product ID(if no product key was typed, SCVMM will go into evaluation mode).

6.     Accept the License Agreement.

7.     Confirm to join or not the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)

8.     Turn on/off the Microsoft Update

9.     Select default installation location.

10.   Verify Pre-Requisites.

11.   Under Database Configuration, input your SQL Server on Server Name, Port 1433 under Port, your SQL Instance for Instance Name and select New Database – VirtualManagerDB.

12.   Under Configure service account and distributed key management, select Domain Account and input your SCVMM Service Account and its password.

13.   Select default Port Configuration.

14.   Select default Library Configuration.

15.   Verify the Installation Summary and start the installation.