Category: Windows

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…



How-to connect an iSCSI SAN to a Hyper-V guest VM as a passthrough disk

How-to connect an iSCSI SAN to a Hyper-V guest VM as a passthrough disk By Michael Z  My business has a legal requirement to keep old case files for 7 years. However, keeping 7 TB of files on production servers takes up storage capacity and increases backup times for data that is rarely accessed. I…


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Add iSCSI Shared Storage in Windows Server 2016 .

Add iSCSI Shared Storage in Windows Server 2016 By brandon.lee  If you are configuring a Windows Server 2016 Failover cluster or you are building a Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V cluster, you will need shared storage so that either the file or virtual machine resources don’t live on local storage which would negate the high availability…




Windows 8 MDT Deployment

Windows 10 deployment – Part 1: The Deployment Share This article, the first of nine in my Windows 8 deplyoment, details setting up a Deployment Share using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Why use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)? MDT installation Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) installation Setting up the Deployment Share Windows 8 is…


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Join Computer to Domain Using PowerShell

Join Computer to Domain Using PowerShell By Robert Allen (https://activedirectorypro.com/join-computer-to-domain-using-powershell/) In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to join a computer to the domain using PowerShell. I will provide step by step instructions for adding a single computer and multiple computers to the domain. Also, I’ll show you how to move the computer to an OU…