Tag Archives: Microsoft

Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Installation Guide

How To Install Hyper-V In Windows Server 2016

Here we’re going to show you how to install Hyper-V in Microsoft’s Windows Server 2016 operating system.

Hyper-V is a hypervisor built into Windows which can be used to host virtual machines. The role can be installed either through the command line interface (CLI) with PowerShell, or through the graphical user interface (GUI). We’ll cover both of these options below, starting with PowerShell first.

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How To Install PowerShell On Linux

How To Install PowerShell On Linux

Earlier this month Microsoft announced that PowerShell had been open sourced and would be available for use in Linux. As a result of this, PowerShell is now available for Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04, CentOS/RHEL 7, and macOS 10.11.

If your first thought is along the lines of “who would use this abomination?”, then you’re in good company. My best thought at who this is targeted towards is the Windows system administrator that needs to be able to manage Linux systems as they are likely already quite familiar with PowerShell and perhaps unwilling to change.

Personally I’d look at using a tool such as Puppet for managing systems running various operating systems, however here’s how you can install PowerShell in Linux should you want to take this path.

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How To Install IIS In Windows Server 2016

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Here we’re going to show you how to install the Internet Information Services (IIS) web server version 10.0 in Microsoft’s Windows Server 2016 operating system.

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How To Enable Ping In Windows Server 2016 Firewall

How To Enable Ping In Windows Server 2016

By default in Windows Server 2016 the Windows Firewall is configured to drop all inbound ICMP traffic. This includes echo requests which are common from ping, which can make network troubleshooting difficult.

Here we cover how to allow ping through Windows Firewall.

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How To Log Out Of Windows Server 2016

How To Log Out Of Windows Server 2016

The new Windows 10 style interface that has made its way into Windows Server 2016 has left some late adopters a little confused, here we’ll cover how you can easily log off.

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How To Enable Remote Desktop In Windows Server 2016

How To Enable Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) In Windows Server 2016

By default in Windows Server 2016 remote desktop is disabled.

Here we cover how to turn on and enable remote desktop protocol (RDP).

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How To Update Microsoft Security Essentials In Windows Server 2012 R2

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Recently I covered how to install Microsoft Security Essentials in Windows Server 2012 R2, however after performing a Windows update it failed to install with error 0x8004FF04.

Here I will discuss why this happens and then cover how to resolve this problem and update Microsoft Security Essentials manually.
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How To Install Microsoft Security Essentials In Windows Server 2012 R2

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Windows Defender has been built into Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 by default to provide protection against malware, however there is no such default program installed in the Windows server operating system.

To provide a basic level of security in a small server environment, we can install Microsoft Security Essentials with some simple modifications which contains most of the functionality of Windows Defender for free.

By default if you try to install Microsoft Security Essentials in Windows Server you will receive various errors which we will cover how to fix here.

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How to reserve your free Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft have announced that Windows 10 will be officially released on the 29th of July 2015. In preparation for this you can now reserve your free upgrade if you are currently running Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1 right within the OS with these simple steps.

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Best New Features in Windows 10 Preview

When Microsoft first made the Windows 10 Technical Preview available I downloaded the free ISO straight away and booted it up into a virtual machine as soon as possible as I was excited to see what was new. My initial reaction at the time was “finally, something better than Windows 8” and I couldn’t wait to get the final version.

Windows 10 has since gone through many changes through the various new builds that have been released, so I have downloaded and started using the most recent build (10049) to review and share some of the best new features of Windows 10 that I have found so far.

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