Category Archives: Windows

Shutting down windows domain clients remotely

I was not in the office, but I did have to shut down all domain computers after a move to have them install windows updates over the long new-year weekend. So I ended up with a script I picked up … Continue reading

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VMWare virtualise a Windows 2008R2 server with P2V

I am being in the process of virtualising a Windows 2008 R2 server with P2V. That is, from HP hardware to VMWare. Since this is a hardware HP machine, I have made the following considerations using P2V. Before virtualising: – Make sure … Continue reading

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Don’t start Win10 update

In order to make sure things are blocked when it comes to the win10 update. in a batch file: REM === Windows 10 update block === MKDIR C:\Temp > nul COPY \\SERVER\NETLOGON\NoWin10.reg C:\Temp\NoWin10.reg > nul regedit /s C:\Temp\NoWin10.reg del C:\Temp\NoWin10.reg … Continue reading

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Hiding Windows update KB3035583

Microsoft gets relentless with their Windows 10 update. Fine in bigger companies where you have WSUS. In smaller companies you may not use WSUS, and windows 10 gets pushed as a regular update now. If you may not want this, … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2008 r2 Domain Controller boots into Active Directory Repair

Problem! My Windows 2008 R2 DC (the only one) boots into Active Directory Repair mode. Now I can’t log in, because the Active Directory services aren’t started. I can’t even restart the system correctly, running as a VMware virtual machine, … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Start menu doesn’t work, fix from command line

If in Windows 10 your start menu doesn’t work, try the following: 1. Create a shortcut on your desktop to powershell. Right click on the desktop, choose new shortcut, type powershell and press enter, press enter. Right click the icon … Continue reading

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OWA: Blocking Microsoft Internet Explorer

Internet explorer has a leak, and now you don’t trust it for people to logon to your OWA. (Outlook Web Access). You may want to block OWA to be used with Internet Explorer. To achieve this, I did the following: … Continue reading

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Windows 2008 R2 Server – Windows Update

Nice, Windows Update. Just for your information, setting a proxy server for windows updates goes with: netsh winhttp set proxy proxy-server:<port-nr> Had some problems on a fresh Windows 2008 R2 server, so I deleted the whole Windows Update registry key, … Continue reading

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