Unsticking Windows Updates That Are Stuck In Their Tracks

Hello everyone, Matt Novitsch (SCCM Premier Field Engineer) with Craig McCarty (Platforms Premier Field Engineer) here to talk to you about a method of unsticking stuck Windows Updates. We have seen this several times with customers and on our own machines where Windows Updates are stuck downloading, installing, or failing to install for a variety…

1

Windows Server Upgrade Center

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! Do you have questions about upgrading to the newest Windows Server OS? Are you looking for guidance on how to upgrade from one OS to another? And what consideration needs to be taken before and after upgrading? If so, take a look at the Windows Server Upgrade Center which…


SSH on Windows Server 2019

Hello all from PFE Land! I’m Allen Sudbring, PFE in the Central Region. Today I’m going to talk about the built in SSH server that can be added to Windows Server 2019. With previous versions of server, there was some detailed configuration and installs you needed to do, to get SSH working on a Windows…


Tip of the Day: Migrating Windows Server Roles and Features….

Today’s tip… Question: My customer is looking at upgrading their older server to Windows Server 2016. They use a wide array of Windows Servers built-in Roles such as Hyper-V, Active Directory, Print Server, and File and Storage Services for starters. They are looking for guidance. Does Microsoft provide guidance for migrating Windows Server Roles and…


Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (October, 2018)

Hi there! Stanislav Belov here, bringing you the next issue of the Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News series!   As a reminder, the Noteworthy News series covers various areas, to include interesting news, announcements, links, tips and tricks from Windows, Azure, and Security worlds on a monthly basis. Microsoft Azure Announcing New Module ‘Az’ In August…


Tip of the Day: Upgrading a Domain

Today’s tip… Question: My organization is running an older Windows Server 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2 Domain Controller. We want to upgrade to Windows Server 2016. What is the Microsoft recommended way to upgrade a domain? Answer: The recommended way to upgrade a domain is to promote domain controllers that run newer versions of Windows Server and…


Does Disabling User/Computer GPO Settings Make Processing Quicker?

Hi everyone! Graeme Bray with you again today to talk about an age old discussion point. Does Group Policy process quicker if you disable the User/Computer sections of a specific policy? We’re going to walk through my lab setup, grabbing the policies, comparing them, and then confirming that I actually did disable the policy section….

2

Kalenderwoche 42/2018 für IT-Experten im Rückblick: Azure Digital Twins, Azure IoT, Azure Data Studio und mehr

Was hat sich in der vergangenen Woche für IT-Professionals getan? Gab es wichtige Ankündigungen oder neue Wissensressourcen? Unser TechNet Blog-Team hat zehn interessante Links für Sie zusammengestellt. Viel Spaß beim Stöbern! Public Preview der Azure Digital Twins verfügbar Verfügbar: Azure IoT Reference Architecture 2.1 (engl.) Leap Seconds für IT-Professionals: Was man wissen sollte? (engl.) Oktober-Ausgabe…


Breaking into Windows Server 2019: SDN Load Balancers

Happy Friday folks! Brandon Wilson here once again to give you a pointer to some more information covering a topic touched on by the Windows Core Networking PG, and that is Software Defined Networking (SDN) load balancing in Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019. “Notes from the Field: Microsoft SDN Software Load Balancers https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/networking/2018/10/10/notesfromthefield-slb/…


KMS Activation in Windows Server 2019

Hi! I’m Graeme Bray and you may remember me from previous articles such as KMS Activation for Windows Server 2016.  Today’s installment will coincide with a new Windows Server release.  I’m going to focus on getting you to enable AD Based Activation for those of you who have not yet done so.  The location for…