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WMI Filters for Group Policy to manage Windows Server versions

WMI Query GPMC WMI Filter

This post contains some example WMI filters for you to use in Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to target and manage specific Windows Server versions like 2012R2, 2016 and Windows Server 2019. Using the Windows Management Infrastructure, or WMI, Windows admins can create filters to apply GPOs more granular on specific versions of Windows Server. In this post I provide some basic examples.

Install Windows Server Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) using PowerShell

PowerShell 5.0

You can install Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) for Windows Server 2012R2, 2016 and Windows Server 2019 using PowerShell, without downtime. Because they must be installed prior to your normal Windows Server security updates, you can install them anytime you want to during the day. Here’s a small PowerShell example to do so.

Enable NTFS long paths GPO in Windows Server 2022, 2019 and Windows Server 2016

this screen is a settings overview for the created GPO

Windows Server 2016 was finally released last week, meaning we can finally lift the idiotic 260 characters limitation for NTFS paths. In this post I’ll show you how to configure the Enable Win32 long paths setting for the NTFS file system, by a Group Policy Object (a GPO). The NTFS long paths GPO is still required for Windows Server 2022 and Windows Server 2019.

How to install IIS URL Rewrite Module on Windows Server 2016 & IIS 10

IIS URL Rewrite Module installation error IIS 10

When you start to play with Windows Server 2016 and IIS 10, you’ll get an error when you try to install the IIS URL Rewrite Module in IIS. The error occurs because the URL Rewrite Module installer contains an invalid version check for the IIS being used. Here is how to install IIS URL Rewrite Module in IIS 10…

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