If you want to find out fast if your IIS webservers have EnableTrailerSupport enabled for https.sys in the registry, here is a small PowerShell method. All you have to do is set the correct SearchBase.
How-to fix “Get-MpComputerStatus : The extrinsic Method could not be executed.”
This is how I resolved the error message “Get-MpComputerStatus : The extrinsic Method could not be executed.”, in my specific situation. In my situation, I had Windows Defender Antivirus disabled per GPO (“Turn off Windows Defender Antivirus” in Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Defender Antivirus). And I wanted to enable Windows Defender in a new GPO, on a specific set of computers.
Install and setup IIS Manager for Remote Administration in Windows Server IIS (step by step)
Learn how to install and configure IIS Manager for Remote Administration of your Windows Server IIS web server, in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Step by step. You can use IIS Manager to administer various components of your website through a graphical user interface (GUI) if it’s hosted in Windows Server IIS.
Manually install OpenSSH in Windows Server
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.
IIS backup and restore
Backup and restore IIS 10 webserver configuration with appcmd.exe and PowerShell. If you are using Windows Server IIS as your web server software, it is important to make regular backups. Luckily, using
appcmd or PowerShell, this is quite easy.
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.
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.