Tag: windows server 2012

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Error Starting DaRT 8.1 When Installed on Windows Server 2012 RTM

INTRODUCTION I’ve run in to this issue every time when setting up DaRT 8.1 on Windows Server 2012 RTM, and therefore assume that this is a common problem. Please drop a comment if you know why this occurs and if I am doing it wrong in any way 🙂 DaRT 8.1 is intended to run on Windows Server 2012 R2, but installs fine on Windows Server 2012 RTM. This is as long as you run the setup file as an administra…

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Blog, Hyper-V, Windows 10

2 solutions for solving issue with Hyper-V Virtual Machine and Secure Boot on non-supported Operating Systems

INTRODUCTION I ran in to this problem the other day when trying to run Windows Server 2008 R2 in Hyper-V: Boot Failed. EFI SCSI Device. Failed Secure Boot Verification The reason for this was that I had created a Generation 2 Virtual Machines which uses Secure Boot which is supported in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and later. SOLUTIONS SOLUTION #1 If you want to run an older operating system as a guest, select Generation 1 when creating the Virtual Machine:…

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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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Blog, Hyper-V

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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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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Blog, Configuration Manager 2012

How To Install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

INTRODUCTION The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 is still a common prerequisite for applications and is therefore required to be installed. This post is a guide for how to install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10. This blog post describes how to install .NET Framework using: Command line Server Manager (GUI) Offline Installer Unfortunately, installing the Feature is not as straight forward as you might think. Microsoft has a guide for it, but it does…

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Blog, Hyper-V

How To Enable PXE in Hyper-V for Legacy Boot

Add Legacy Adapter Step 1

INTRODUCTION Today, I wanted to virtualize a client that I’ve previously had as a seperate machine. So, I thought that I would just do a clean installation of the system via PXE-boot. This is a guide for how to get PXE to work in Hyper-V for Legacy Boot (not UEFI). SOLUTION CREATE VIRTUAL SWITCH First you need to create a virtual switch. This is needed for the Virtual Machine to be able to communicate with the network. If you already…

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