Windows Server 2019 – shutdown event tracker shows at every login when RDP to server

While I was building a new server in which I was using storage pools I rebooted the system to check that the drives auto mounted, while doing this I found that I kept getting the shutdown event tracker when I logged in and it did not go away (this even occurred when using restart option) […]

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Failover Cluster manager – get list of Vm’s and if a VM has a DVD (iso file)

Powershell Get-ClusterGroup -Cluster 19-hv | ? {$_.GroupType –eq ‘VirtualMachine’ } | Get-VM | Get-VMDvdDrive   19-hv is the cluster name I have created VMName ControllerType ControllerNumber ControllerLocation DvdMediaType Path —— ————– —————- —————— ———— —- 19-RDSH SCSI 0 1 None 2016DC-1 SCSI 0 1 None 2019 SCSI 0 1 None Android IDE 1 0 ISO […]

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Change the certificate used for remote desktop connection

wmic /namespace:\\root\CIMV2\TerminalServices PATH Win32_TSGeneralSetting Set SSLCertificateSHA1Hash=”CertificateSHA1Hash” You can get the Certificate SHA1 Hash by using openssl

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Office 365 – Azure backup remove recovery services vault

Within Azure I used the Azure Backup server I unregsitered the server I was using however backup items still displayed which prevent me removing the vault solution was to go to manage > backup infrastructure then under management servers click on Backup mananagement server and remove from there. If it is a single server backup […]

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Hyper-V get VM VHD locations

Run Powershell as admin   get-vm * | select Name,@{L=”Disks”;E={$_.harddrives.path}} | Export-Csv c:\temp\vmdisklocations.csv     Creates CSV which looks like the below Name Disks WACLS1-VM S:\VM\WACLS1-vm.vhdx H:\VMs HDD\WACLS1-VM\WACLS1-backupdisk.vhdx H:\VMs HDD\WACLS1-VM\WACLS!-VMM-Lib.vhdx

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Stop a stuck windows service

Recently I have had a issue that a service was stuck on starting   Get the PID of the service sc queryex servicename   Use the PID to kill the task taskkill /f /pid [PID]   It will then say SUCCESS: The process with PID XXXX has been terminated.

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VM kept a recovery checkpoint

Not sure why this occurred however I was planning to add a new drive to a vm, however could not add the new drive. Thinking back to an issue with a VM at work, on my VM exchange I tried to edit an existing drive on the VM and it mentions checkpoints exist. In poweshell […]

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Lansweeper Disabling Bulit-in Admin Account

“Website Settings” then uncheck “Allow built-in admin

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Upgrade Server 2016 Evaluation to Full

If you try to change the product key with a retail key it would give the prompt “This edition cannot be upgraded” You can get the current version of the os by opening command prompt as admin and enter DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition To get the list of editions it can be upgraded to DISM /online […]

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Enable Ping In Windows Server 2016

in powershell enter sconfig option 4 then option 3 to enable ping and click yes on both prompts

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