OpenSSH is an ideal and secure way of performing remote maintenance & administration on your servers. Even on Windows Server! :) Microsoft have released their OpenSSH port for Windows Server and Windows 10 back in 2015. Here is how to install the OpenSSH Server on Windows Server 2022, 2019 and 2016.
WMI Filters for Group Policy to manage Windows Server versions
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.
IIS 10.0 FTP IP Security allow list
When you set up a new public facing FTP server in Windows Server IIS (FTPSvc), it is important to properly secure it. Of course there’s authentication and authorization, but in this post I’ll show you how to configure an IP allow list for IIS FTP Server using PowerShell, iisadministration and webadministration modules.
Install Windows Server Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) using PowerShell
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.
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Windows Server 2016 on Hyper-V stuck at stopping
If a Windows Server 2016 guest VM on Hyper-V hangs while stopping after Windows Updates, and it won’t reboot, it might be caused by the recovery
Enable NTFS long paths GPO in Windows Server 2022, 2019 and Windows Server 2016
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
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…