Posts Tagged: Server 2012 R2

Continuing on from Part 1, today we will setup and configure Windows Server Update Services, or WSUS. For this we will need to use a mix of GUI and PowerShell, as there is not yet full support to do everything in PowerShell alone. As you might have guessed, we first need to install the role…. Read Article →

As I prepare for the 70-411 exam I figured it could be useful to write some guides that touches on the exam objectives. This will mainly be a benefit to myself, as putting together a guide will make sure that I gain a good understanding on all areas of knowledge required. I will use PowerShell as… Read Article →

I have been working on a Active Directory tool that makes it easier to work with users from another AD Forest. My main goal was to improve upon the horrible search function in dsa.msc by allowing free text search in real time (WinAmp “jump” style is the best example I can think of). I also… Read Article →

We now continue the guide, as we are done installing Foreman (Part I can be found here). In this shorter part of the guide it is time to install the puppet agent on our three clients. As all my Linux clients are running Ubuntu I will use the Apt install method. For the most up to date… Read Article →

I was looking for this script a few days ago, but couldn’t find it. Throwing it up here for my own reference. Basically it will run a number of tests on a DC to make sure that there are no errors or connectivity issues. Just save it as a .bat file and run it with… Read Article →

I figured I should gather up some useful commands that I often use in once place. I expect this list to expand as time goes on. Check logged in users

Check server uptime

Find filenames longer than 256 characters

Get info on AD account such as last logged in and password expiration… Read Article →

With physical server number 3 entering my basement datacenter I have started looking at power consumption. I have not checked the actual draw of power from all gear, but I know that my 950 W UPS started complaining about being overloaded with all three servers + switch/WAP running on it, so the current power draw is probably somewhere… Read Article →

Steve Gibson over at GRC has created a simple and easy tool for removing the prompts to update to Windows 10 on non-enterprise installations of Windows. This solution works well for single desktops. Here is the link: https://www.grc.com/never10.htm For a wider scale deployment of this fix you can use Group Policy Preferences. Here are the settings… Read Article →

As I mentioned in this post I was going to create a guide how to setup ransomware / cryptolocker detection on a Windows fileserver. Turns out it was easier to setup than I though. Here is the complete guide: Open up File Server Resource Manager. If this is not installed on the server, add it through PowerShell:… Read Article →

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