Category: Windows Server

Microsoft Ignite 2018 Announcements – Links

Here I am posting a list of the announcements at Ignite (that I am mainly interested in) of which I will update throughout the week, so that I can find them again at a later date  Hope you find it a useful resource as well:   24/09/2018 A crazy amount of new Azure infrastructure announcements –…



Unable To Configure Windows Server Essentials Role

Recently I had a task to add the Windows Server Essentials Role to an existing customers DC, as they were going to use Server Essentials with the inbuild Azure Sync rather than Azure AD Connect Sync.  The reason behind this was that our customer had recently migrated from Exchange 2010 to O365, and they didn’t…



How to install Hyper-V role on Nano Server

Installing the Hyper-V role using remote PowerShell is not as easy as remotely connecting to a full fat Windows Server 2016 Server, in that you cannot just issue the PowerShell command of Install-WindowsFeature.  A bit of research pointed me in the right direction, and this is the method I used to install the Hyper-V role…



Enable Nested Virtualisation on Windows 10

I have been playing with Nano Server again today, and I wanted to enable the Hyper-V role to do some testing with it and I knew that Windows 10 supported nested virtualisation (at last…!).  A quick Google, and it is a quick one-liner in PowerShell (just make sure that the VM is turned off, as…



Nano Server Remote Administration

I have finally managed to get around to setting up a Nano Server VM, which to be honest is a lot easier than I initially anticipated thankfully!  So after getting the Nano Server networking all sorted, and routing through my Laptop NAT network in Hyper-V I was attempting to connect to the Nano Server via…



PowerShell: Get all AD users last logon time

If you like me sometimes get asked to clean up some stale AD accounts, then on of the easiest ways to do this is by finding out when people last logged and authenticated against a Domain Controller.  Usually I take a stance of if the last logon date is more than a year ago, then…



Cisco UCS Mini Networking Best Practices – Hyper-V

I would just like to say, that this is my own best practice – make sure you do some research elsewhere before you take this as gospel 🙂 . After recently setting up my only second new Cisco UCS, I thought I would share some of my experiences with the networking side of the Cisco UCS….



PowerShell: List All Hyper-V Virtual Machines Along With The Connected Switch

Here is a useful PowerShell script, that I have used and is fairly easy to figure, but as ever I like to make a note of it somewhere so this is a good a place as any.  So my issue was initially that I wanted to find out which of my VM’s were connected to…



Remotely Disable Windows Firewall with Powershell

Today I have just been setting up a Server in a new Datacentre that I had previously setup and configured with all correct IP’s and had RDP enabled.  For some reason, when installing the Server and powering it on I could not RDP onto the Server as the Server had moved the location into the…