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about My name is Nelson Amaya and I’m the author of this website. I created the site in 2009 (under the forevergeeks.com domain) and I’ve been posting tutorials here ever since. I'm a systems / network administrator and I enjoy solving complex problems and learning as much as I can about new technologies. I write tutorials based on my work experience and other IT stuff I find interesting.



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Windows Server 2016 is the newest server operating system released by Microsoft in October 12th, 2016. In this tutorial I will go through step by step on how to install the Active Directory ( AD ) role on Windows Server 2016. If you are setting up the server for production is recommended to set a static IP address on the server before you start the AD installation. Also before you start the AD installation, rename the server now if you need to, once you have installed the AD role on the server, it is not easy to change the name…

Nagios is a very popular open source network monitoring system. with Nagios you can monitor your network resources, and receive email alerts or SMS messages on your cell phone anytime those resources run low or when any of your network devices go down. Nagios was designed to run on Linux, it cannot be installed in any other operating system as far as I know. In this tutorial I will guide you step by step how to install and configure Nagios, then we will set to monitor a Windows and Linux server, then we will setup nagvis to create live maps…

There are many good resources on how to install ownCloud on the Internet including the official ownCloud documentation, but I’ve never found a comprehensive guide on how to Install ownCloud in Ubuntu. In this tutorial I’ll try to do that. I have installed ownCloud many times in production and testing servers. The latest release of ownCloud at the time of this writing is 9.0 and the latest Ubuntu LTS release is Ubuntu 14.04.3 so this tutorial will be based in these two. In this tutorial I assume you are installing ownCloud in a new Ubuntu server, and no other application…

ownCloud was developed with Linux and Unix based operating systems in mind so if you are looking to implement ownCloud in a production environment you probably should install it in a Linux server. But installing ownCloud in a Windows server is certainly possible now that PHP is supported in all Windows servers starting from Windows server 2008.In this tutorial we will install ownCloud in a Windows 2016 server. Table of contentsPrerequisitesInstalling IISInstalling PHP and MySQLCreate MySQL DatabaseInstalling ownCloudConclusion Prerequisites In order to finish this guide successfully you need the following: A Windows Server 2008 or later installed and fully updated…

The difference between bandwidth and latency is something that confuses a lot of people, but if you are an IT professional it would be useful to know the difference between the two because sooner or later you will face a network problem related to it. Part of the confusion has been created by Internet providers by always recommending increase of bandwidth to every Internet speed related problem, but as we will see, an Internet connection speed is not always dictated by bandwidth. Table of contentsWhat is Bandwidth?What is Latency?What’s the difference between bandwidth and latency?What causes latency?When is latency a…

Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the US, and most likely around the world. People love it for its speed, plugins, and minimalist design. Managing Google Chrome in a corporate environment is a bit challenging though, especially if you manage your user’s browser settings through a network policy like a domain controller GPO.  If you are reading this article because you want to change the home page, add URLs to “trusted” sites, prevent Google Chrome from auto updating itself on people’s computers etc. then continue reading on because I will guide you step by step on how you…

When you install Windows Server 2016, the administrator account gets created by default, and it’s the account that is supposed to have the highest privilege on the server, but on Windows server 2016 you cannot even open the calculator with the administrator account ( I assume it is for security reasons, calculators are too dangerous you know ) so  you need to create a new local account in order to open all the applications. I think the reason behind this is that you shouldn’t use the administrator account to open non-administrative applications or download apps from the market, etc. Anyway,…

If you are new to Linux then you probably already noticed the disparity among Linux users when it comes to choosing what desktop to use.  You will hear from KDE users that KDE is the best and you should use that, likewise GNOME users will swear that gnome is the real deal. then there are the traditionalists that prefer desktop environments like XFCE, Cinnamon, and MATE. Many people see this diversity in Linux as a bad thing, but in reality that is what makes Linux so great. In Linux the user is in charged not the other way around. The…

Setting up fingerprint reading in Windows 10 is much easier than any other method I’ve tried in the past. if your computer supports fingerprint reading, and you are using Windows 10 then follow this step by step guide on how to set it up. click on the Start menu, and then search for  “Setup fingerprint sign-in” Setting up a PIN When you open the Fingerprint settings, you will notice the red message that says that you must setup a PIN before you can enroll in Windows Hello.. click on “Add” under PIN: You will be asked to  verify your account…

In this guide we will setup and configure DFS ( Distributed File System ) Namespaces in Windows Server 2016. DFS allows you to setup shared folders hosted on different servers into one or more logically structured namespaces. Each namespace appears to users as a single shared folder with a series of subfolders. This setup increases availability and automatically connects users to shared folders in the same Active Directory Domain Services site. Table of contentsInstalling the DFS RoleConfiguring DFSCreate DFS foldersConclusion Installing the DFS Role login to your Windows 2016 Server, and open the Server Manager console. click on Add roles…