Windows Server 2019

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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