Connect Windows 10 client to a VPN on Windows Server 2012 R2

I got a strange request in a Slack channel the other day. A colleague in South Africa, who uses Windows, was unable to connect to our VPN (Virtual Private Network). We use the built-in VPN on Windows Server 2012 R2, which makes it extremely convenient to manage per-user security without opening up the firewall for[…]

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Configuration Manager Shortcut on Windows 10 and Server 2016

This is more for my own reference than anything. On newer versions of Windows desktop and Windows Server, we may find that the shortcut to SQL Server Configuration Manager is missing. According to this MSDN article, the reason for this change is that Configuration Manager is a Management Console snap-in: Because SQL Server Configuration Manager[…]