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On a newly installed workstation or server, you might encountered the following subversion error when you commit a change:Read More »How to set SVN_EDITOR environment variable in Windows Server
How to manually failover an SQL Server database mirroring session?
How to manual failover mirrored SQL Server databases using Transact-SQL (T-SQL) in SQL Server 2017+. This can only be initiated from the principal server, and the mirrored database must be synchronized (that is, when the database is in the SYNCHRONIZED state). In this article I’ll show you how to force a failover.Read More »Manually failover all databases in an SQL Server Database Mirroring configuration
How to use the Windows PowerShell cmdlet Get-ItemProperty to work with file attributes.
Working with PowerShell’s
Get-ItemProperty to get file attributes may boost your work productivity. It’s often easier to getting things done if you have a more generic way of doing something. Here is how to use
Get-ItemProperty in PowerShell to perform and streamline day to day tasks like installing or updating software based on file versions.
… and the guest server VM won’t reboot
If a Windows Server 2016 guest VM on Hyper-V hangs while stopping after Windows Updates, it might be caused by the recovery debug information type set. Especially when you have moved the Windows PageFile to a different partition/VHDX.Read More »Windows Server 2016 on Hyper-V stuck at stopping
There are a lot of hints & tips out there for troubleshooting SPNs, or Service Principal Names. Listing duplicate SPNs is fairly easy, just use
setspn -X on your command-line and you’ll find out. But how do you find out which SPNs are used for which users and computers are used for this?
There is another VERY IMPORTANT THING with Microsoft Meltdown patches like update KB4056892: –
Customers will not receive these security updates and will not be protected from security vulnerabilities unless their anti-virus software vendor sets the following registry key:
Users can install and run multiple .NET Framework versions on their computers. When you develop or deploy your app, you might need to know which .NET versions are installed on the user’s computer.Read More »How to: Determine which .NET Framework versions are installed
A short post for my colleagues at the customer support and anyone else wondering the same: how to disable TLS encryption in FileZilla and turn off the FTP over TLS default setting?Read More »How to turn off the TLS default in FileZilla?
Sometimes you find your WSUS server keeps crashing over and over again. WSUS is unavailable and/or the WSUS management console hangs. When you start to investigate as to why Windows Server Update Services crashes, you’ll notice the following error message being logged in the HTTPErr log files:Read More »WsusPool keeps crashing: stops again and again
A quicky: if you need to merge multiple text files into one new file in Windows, you can use the
copy command in cmd.exe, and here is how:
When you have just installed your new Windows Server, with or without IIS as web server, it is important to take a few extra security measurements. Securing your server is important to keep hackers out and your data safe. This article shows
3 4 key steps in securing your Windows Server web (IIS) or file server.
Disable SMBv1 to prevent prevent Petya / NotPetya, WannaCry / WanaCrypt0r ransomware spreading through your network. These worm viruses exploit a vulnerability in Windows Server Message Block (SMB) version 1 (SMBv1), and spread like wildfire. It is urged you disable SMBv1 in your Windows variant (Windows 10, 8.1, Server 2016, 2012 R2), and here is how if you haven’t done so yet.Read More »How to disable SMBv1 in Windows 10 and Windows Server
This post explains how to restrict automatic NS resource record registration in Windows Server DNS using
Dnscmd. This prevents Windows Server DNS to automatically create NS records for zones that it hosts on the server.
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). Also for Windows Server 2019.Read More »Enable NTFS long paths in Windows Server 2016 and 2019 by Group Policy