To extract all files from a .msi file, use the following msiexec command and arguments. Windows has the ability to allow the MSI package (.msi file) contents to be extracted using the command line or via a script.
If you need to connect virt-manager to a KVM host over ssh in Windows, then Windows 11 and WSL 2 made things a whole lot easier for you. Even if you need to connect virt-manager through an ssh tunnel and arbitrary port because your network is reachable only through a bastion host and ssh key authentication. Here is how.
In this post I showed you how you can turn Windows 11 and Windows 10 with WSL into a fully fledged development environment. Here are the settings and tools I use for DevOps/SysOps on Windows. It may take some getting used to, but if you’re as shortcut-Ninja as I’m (I alt-tab, ctrl-c/ctrl-v a lot), you can work pretty fast in this set up.
In this post, I’ll show you how to properly install Microsoft OpenSSH client in Windows 11 and Windows 10, and how to configure your YubiKey.
Use Zabbix to monitor your web application and application pool’s .NET CLR Garbage Collected heap by utilizing WMI and PowerShell.
Find out fast if your IIS webservers have EnableTrailerSupport enabled for https.sys in the registry. Here is a small PowerShell method.
Here is a short post for you on how to install and enable IIS Web Management Service (WMSVC) in Windows Server Core, using PowerShell. This allows you to remotely manager your IIS webservers.
If you need to add VirtIO drivers to your Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to recover your Windows virtual machine, here is how. The following steps come in handy if you found out the hard way you don’t see any disks in Windows RE after a hard crash. Learn hto customize your Windows System Restore (how-to)
How to configure SSH public key authentication for Windows Server in Active Directory (AD)? In this article I’ll explain how to store and retrieve your SSH public keys from Windows Server Active Directory.
Installing SQL Server cumulative updates is always a cumbersome, and quite daunting task. Unpacking and running the CU installer is a slow process, you have to click through a lot of screens, and it’s hard to get it to install silently. But here is how!
Learn how to install SQL Server cumulative updates (CU) silently using PowerShell opposed to the cumbersome task of running the GUI installer.
Here is a short PowerShell snippet for you to remove a computer object from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
Here is how to bulk add IP addresses in the Windows Firewall, list an IP address and remove all IP addresses from Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security. In Windows 11, 10 and Windows Server
This PowerShell solution blocks IP addresses that are trying to brute force your SQL Server logins, by blocking IP addresses in Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security, using PowerShell. You can use this to create your own solution to block offending IP addresses in SQL Server’s firewall.