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.

IIS Manager for Remote Administration in Windows 10

Install and setup IIS Manager for Remote Administration in Windows Server IIS

Learn how to install and configure IIS Manager (InetMgr) for Remote Administration of your Windows Server IIS web server, in Windows 10. You can use IIS Manager to administer various components of your website through a graphical user interface (GUI), if it’s hosted in IIS. This post also shows how to install IIS Web Management Service (WMSVC) on Server Core using PowerShell.

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WMI Filters for Group Policy to manage Windows Server versions

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. Example WMI filters for you to use in Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to target and manage specific Windows Server versions like 2012R2, 2016, 2019 and Windows Server 2022.

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IIS backup and restore

How to easily create the backup of IIS websites, application pools and configuration and restore them, using appcmd or PowerShell.

this screen is a settings overview for the created GPO "Enable Win32 long paths"

Enable NTFS long paths in Windows Server 2016 and 2019 by Group Policy

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, through Group Policy (a GPO). The NTFS long paths GPO is also still required for Windows Server 2022 and 2019.