Configure Group Policy to deploy updates using WSUS 2016

One of the first steps you will need to take during the initial configuration of a WSUS Server is to establish communication between WSUS Server and clients. As clients (endpoints) we assume that they can be either Windows clients or Windows Servers. The most fundamental task is to direct each client to communicate with WSUS Server to check for new updates instead […]

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Create Bootable Windows Server 2016 USB Thumb Drive for Installing OS

If you do not have the media, you will need to download.  See https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview for the Technical Preview.  You could also download from MSDN.MICROSOFT.COM or other subscription service. 1) Double-click the ISO file to mount it  (or mount the ISO) and make note of the drive letter.  In my case it is drive I: 2) Put in the USB Thumb Drive Key in the computer and […]

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PowerShell: Alert me when Disk Space is running low on my Windows Servers (E-Mail Notification)

Have you ever ran into a situation where your disk space on your Windows Server were running low and you had to constantly remote into the server to check the disk space? Now, imagine if you had to do this for 10-100 servers! This script will send you email notifications with the status of your Windows Server disk space.

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How to Automate Software Package Installations in Server 2016 via PowerShell

Here are some of the ways you can automate software package and modules installations in Server 2016, using some of the new package management cmdlets that come with PowerShell. With the introduction of services like NuGet, Choclatey, PSGet and Package Manager, Windows finally has a great way of delivering software packages and modules directly from the internet or through an […]

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Why does my Windows Service keep forgetting its password?

The mystery: “The service did not start due to a login failure” One of our customers reported a very strange problem last week. After about a day of running flawlessly, their windows service would suddenly fail to start after a reboot. The error reported by the Event Viewer hinted at a problem with the service user’s account: Trying to start the service […]

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Configuring Network Load Balancing in Windows Server

Services and applications that are affected by high load require technologies to address this issue. Network Load Balancing is a technology that allows system administrators to configure clusters that distribute traffic between several servers. Suppose you have a website that receives a large number of requests and cannot be handled by one server. In this case you would configure a […]

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