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How To Remove a Primary Site in SCCM 2007

INTRODUCTION Removing a Primary Site in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is not quite the same as removing a Secondary Site. SOLUTION Basically, what you need to do is to de-attach the Primary Site from it’s Parent (The Central Site). OPEN THE SCCM CONSOLE: CONNECT TO THE SITE DATABASE -Right-click the Primary Site and select Properties Change from “Report to parent site:” to “Central site”  Press OK and the uninstallation of the primary site will start 🙂 If you connect…

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Blog, Hyper-V, Powershell

Guide: How to create and configure virtual machines in Hyper-V Server 2012 using Powershell

From the CMD, type Powershell to get in to the Powershell prompt.

This will create a Virtual Machine called DC in D:\ws2012.local with 512 MB memory. Note that a subfolder will be created with the name of the Virtual Machine. So in my case, the Virtual Machine will be placed in D:\ws2012.local\DC .   Now we will create a new dynamically expanding Virtual Hard Drive with the new *.vhdx file extension and with a maximum size of 60 GB…

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What is Hyper-V Server 2012 and how do I install and administer it?

Hyper-V Server 2012 is a stand-alone product offered for free by Microsoft. Basically, it’s a stripped down Windows Server 2012 Core installation, which is meant to only be running Hyper-V. This might work fine for you if you are only using the host as a hypervisor, as it’s free and leaves minimal footprint and attack surface. This is really practical if you’re running your server for lab environments or if you just want to run all of your server/client machines…

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How to change between a Full Installation (GUI) and Server Core in Windows Server 2012

Server Core was introduced in Windows Server 2008, but was confusing to a lot of administrators. This was mainly due to the fact that you as an administrator was restricted to a command line and needed to know the commands for doing your tasks. One of the main problems with it, was that if you installed your server as a Server Core, you would need to reinstall it if you wanted the GUI. This has changed in Windows Server 2012….

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Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Expiration Date

Just a quick post as a reminder to those of you who have Windows Server 2012 RC installed, to upgrade to RTM as the RC expired yesterday and will cause reboots every hour if not reinstalled. If you’re interested in getting a hold of the 180-day evalution, please refer to one of my previous blog posts: http://www.danielclasson.com/windows-server-2012-rtm-180-day-evaluation-now-available-for-download/

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How To Check Bitlocker Status using the Command Line

INTRODUCTION Bitlocker is Microsoft’s encryption method and was introduced with Windows Vista. Enabling encryption in your environment is generally recommended to increase security. This blog post describes how to check Bitlocker status in Windows 10. After enabling Bitlocker in your organization, you might want a simple command for checking the encryption status of a client. SOLUTION With the help of this simple command, you can see the encryption status. This command can also be run remotely on a client.

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Work Smart Guides for Windows 8

Microsoft has a series of guides called the “Work Smart Guides”, which cover some of their products such as: – Forefront Identity Manager – Office – Sharepoint – System Center Configuration Manager – Windows Vista – Windows 7 – Windows Phone They have now added guides for Windows 8 as well. Check them out! Work Smart: Backing Up Your Data and Settings This guide provides information on how to set up and use the new File History feature in Windows…

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Apple iPhone 5 prank!

How do people react when they think you have just broken their new iPhone which they have been waiting for all night? If you haven’t seen the previous prank with the same guys, where they drop an iMac just after leaving an Apple Store, you need to see it, and here it is 🙂

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Windows Server 2012 rebooting? Activate!

Have you just installed Windows Server 2012 and it keeps on rebooting every now and then? It’s most likely because you haven’t activated it. Here’s how to activate your copy: Press the Windows Button, search for the Control Panel and open it. Change the view to small icons Open Action Center Press Go to Windows activation Press Activate and then reboot your server. If you have downloaded the evaluation copy, you will receive 180-days of evaluation time once activated! Just…

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How to force specific sites to always run in Compatibility View using Group Policy

Add a site to Group Policy setting - Compatibility view GPO

INTRODUCTION If you have specific sites which do not work in newer versions of Internet Explorer, you can force them to always run in Compatibility View, meaning that they will run as if they were run in Internet Explorer 7. There are GPO settings to force specific IE Zones to always run in Compatibility View, but here’s how you set it for specific sites. SOLUTION Open Group Policy Management Create or edit the GPO that will be used to force…

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