Category Archives: Windows

Configure WSUS reporting in Windows Server 2016

Configure WSUS Reporting

WSUS is quite powerful in that it can provide us reports containing useful information regarding which Windows machines have which Windows updates applied, allowing us to get a good overview of our environment.

This type of information will be useful if you’re required to perform any type of compliance check to ensure that your servers are properly patched. In this post we’ll take a look at installing the software required to view the reports as well as how to run the reports.

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Linux VS Windows Web Server Benchmarks

Windows vs Linux web server benchmark test

Following on from my recent Linux web server benchmarks and Windows web server benchmarks, I noticed that in general IIS appeared to perform better than all Linux based web servers that I’d previously tested.

As my Linux results were completed in March last year, I’ve run some of the tests again with the most up to date versions of each web server to ensure that the best performance can be achieved.

So let’s find out how Linux and Windows based web servers compare against each other in a static workload speed test.

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Windows IIS Speed Test Benchmark – 2017 Results

Windows Server IIS Web Server Benchmarks

Following on from my recent Linux web server benchmarks, I’m going to be performing the same tests on all current generations of Microsoft’s IIS web server.

Here I’ll be performing benchmarks against the below versions of the IIS web server and then comparing them against each other to get an idea of which one performs the best under a static workload.

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 – IIS 7.5
  • Windows Server 2012 – IIS 8.0
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 – IIS 8.5
  • Windows Server 2016 – IIS 10.0

First I’ll discuss how the tests were set up and actually done before proceeding into the results.

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How To Backup Windows Server 2016

Here we’ll show you how to install the Windows Server Backup feature in Windows Server 2016 with PowerShell and then configure basic server backups.

We’ll also take a quick look at how the backup files are stored and see if they are at all encrypted or not.

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Where Are Windows Server 2016 Log Files Stored?

Log File Location Windows Server 2016

This post will show you where the .evtx log files can be found in Windows Server 2016, as well as how they can be viewed with Event Viewer.

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How To Shrink A Volume In Windows Server 2016

Decrease Disk Space In Windows Server 2016

In this example we shrink the file system of a volume in Windows Server 2016, freeing up space which can be used to create a new partition, or otherwise further decrease the size of the virtual disk to reclaim the space assuming the hypervisor supports this action.

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How To Mount An NFS Share In Windows Server 2016

Here we’re going to show you how to mount an NFS file share in Windows Server 2016 both temporarily and persistently so that it will automatically mount after a reboot.

There are a couple of different ways this can be done, including mapping a network drive or adding a network location, which we’ll discuss here.

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How To Shutdown Windows Server 2016

How To Shutdown Windows Server 2016

There are many different ways we can shutdown Windows Server 2016, in this quick guide we’ll demonstrate how to perform a power off through the graphical user interface, with command prompt, PowerShell, or even remotely.

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How To Increase Disk Space In Windows Server 2016

Increase Disk Space In Windows Server 2016

This post will cover how to increase the disk space for a Windows Server 2016 virtual machine running in VMware, however the steps apply to any virtualization solution.

First we’ll increase the size of the actual virtual disk that is attached to the virtual machine, followed by making the required changes in the operating system in order to take advantage of the additional space from the hard disk expansion.

The server can stay online while the disk space is upgraded with this method which is ideal for most production servers, there’s no need to perform a system reboot.

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How To Restart Windows Server 2016

How To Restart Windows Server 2016

There are many different ways we can restart Windows Server 2016, in this quick guide we’ll demonstrate how to perform a reboot through the graphical user interface, with command prompt, PowerShell, or even remotely.

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