Category: Windows

How to request a certificate from Windows ADCS!
A Certificate is one of the obvious things when it comes to identity verification of a user, machine, server, service, application, and many things in the digital world. The ideal process to get a digital certificate is: CSR (Create a Certificate Signing Request), Submit the CSR to a CA (Certificate Authority), Download the certificate after CA issues your CSR. We have covered the first part, which is creating a CSR in another article. In this article, we are going to cover how to request a certificate from Windows ADCS. You can request a certificate from any other Certificate Authorities as well, However, we are using (Microsoft’s Active Directory Certificate Service) for demonstration purpose. The idea behind the process remains the same.




Migrate Failover Cluster from Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2016

ADFS and SQL Failover Clusters – Migrate Failover Cluster from Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2016 DOCUMENT PURPOSE A cluster is a set of independent computers that work together to increase the availability of services and applications. The clustered servers (called nodes) are connected by physical cables and by software. If one of the nodes…




Microsoft Azure Explained: What It Is and Why It Matters

Microsoft Azure is usually described as having “limitless potential” and “unlimited possibilities,” but what does Azure actually do and what can it do for your business? In this blog, I’ll answer these questions and show you the value with four concrete ways Azure can be used by your business and the real benefits you can…



Azure 5-Day Proof of Concept (POC)

Azure 5-Day Proof of Concept (POC) De-risk your cloud investment and experience the benefits of Azure with your systems and data with a 5-day Proof of Concept. Microsoft’s Cloud – Azure – provides businesses of all sizes with the freedom, agility and scalability to grow. While companies are keen to start taking advantage of these…



Generate a .pfx certificate using the Windows Certificate Store

Azure uses .pfx files to bind SSL to your domain. This tutorial will show you how to generate the .pfx file from a custom SSL certificate that you purchased from a trusted certificate authority by using the Windows Certificate Store. Prerequisites To complete this tutorial you need to have completed the following: Mapped a custom…




The Poor Tech’s Hyper-V Lab Setup

A lot of lab tutorials assume you have access to powerful systems with 32 or 64GB of RAM, RAID arrays, dual CPU server systems and so on. This one’s different. I’m taking a couple relatively modern workstations with 16GB or less RAM each and creating a Windows Active Directory domain environment. The cool thing here…


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WuInstall: Windows Updates with a command

WuInstall: Windows Updates with a command By Leos Marek  Mon, Apr 20 2020  WuInstall Leos has started in the IT industry in 1995. For the past 15+ years he focused on Windows Server, VMware administration and security. He currently is an IT manager at a gymnasium and he also runs an IT outsourcing company in Jicin,…




Move or migrate WSUS to a new server

Move or migrate WSUS to a new server from Philip Lorenz  Wed, Dec 16 2020  (https://4sysops.com/archives/migrate-windows-server-update-services-wsus-to-a-new-server/) Since Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is an important part of the ITinfrastructure it should run on a current operating system. The end ofsupport for a version of Windows Server, as recently as 2008 R2, is acompelling reason for a…




How to Download a VM as an OVF Using Windows

Downloading a copy of your VM (Virtual Machine) to a separate environment allows you to duplicate your VM with ease, restore your VM to the state you downloaded it, or run separate tests on the current state of your VM. In this tutorial, we will be covering how to download a VM as an OVF…



How to create an ADMX template

Contents of this article ADMX template structure The VBScript LogonMessage.vbs The ADMX template header ADML language files Template item: Enabled/Disabled Template Item: String Input Template Item: Dropdown List Final result Conclusion ADMX template structure ^ ADMX is the last format of Administrative Template used in group policy management; it is the successor of ADM. A…