Tag: windows server

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, Configuration Manager 2007

How To Solve WDS Issue with DHCP Port Conflict

Regedit force WDS to not use DHCP ports

INTRODUCTION Have you ever installed WDS and DHCP on the same server? Usually this doesn’t cause a problem, but in some cases, you will have issues with starting the WDS server. Looking at the event log you will see this nasty error: “The Windows Deployment Services Server service terminated with service-specific error Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted” SOLUTION The solution to this problem is manually changing a registry value to force the WDS…

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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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Bug in Server Manager for Windows Server 2012

I installed Windows Server 2012 this weekend on my new lab server and I ran in to a strange error when opening Server Manager: “An error occured while trying to load the plug-in for 481. Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. “ The reason for this error is not obvious and is a bug in Windows Server 2012 RC. You will also receive the same error on the old Windows Server 8 Beta. You are receiving…

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Finally bought a real lab server for home!

I have in the past few years been doing quite a lot of Microsoft labs with different setups. The problem has been that, I’ve always compromised and been playing around with virtual machines on my work laptop or been trying to install Windows Server on old hardware. Me and my wife Iris, who also works in IT, but with software development, discussed this on Thursday as she had the same problem. The server will be used mainly for education and…

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How To Give Minimum Permissions To a User For Joining a Workstation To The Domain

INTRODUCTION If you work as an IT system administrator, you probably have come across this quite often. I don’t know how many times I have seen people be Domain Administrator without there being a more justified reason than “it was easy”. Follow the steps described in this blog post to mitigate this issue. SOLUTION This is quite a simple task to do in Windows Server using Delegation of Control. Here’s how you do it: 1. Open Active Directory Users &…

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Microsoft Virtual Labs

If you’ve ever wanted to play around with Microsoft newest technologies, but haven’t really had the time to set up everything from scratch, I can highly recommend trying out the Microsoft TechNet Virtual Labs. These labs cover everything from: – System Center – SQL Server – Windows Server – Windows 7 – Microsoft Office – and much more… Go here if you want to check them out: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/default.aspx

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