Here is how to (temporarily) turn off routine remediation in Windows Defender Antivirus (WinDefend). During the transition of antivirus software to Windows Defender Antivirus (WinDefend), I don’t want Windows Defender remediation on threats it might find. Later, when I have more information about potential threats, I can always choose to remediate that threat, e.g. quarantaine or remove it.
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How to enable HTTP/3 in Windows Server 2022
With the release of Windows Server 2022, there is now native support for hosting HTTP/3 services in IIS 10.0. Here are the few steps you need to perform to enable HTTP/3 and MsQuic in Windows Server 2022 and IIS 10.
How to share OpenSSH keys with WSL in Windows 10
Don’t want to copy over your ssh keys from Windows to WSL Linux? Or generate new ones? Then share your Windows OpenSSH key with WSL! The OpenSSH config gives you the option to share keys using an IdentityFile directive. Here is how you can share your keys between Windows 10 and WSL.
Increase WMI memory to support large volume of queries
WMI stopped working: WmiPrvse.exe would just crash after hitting some memory limit of 512 MB. If you run into the same issue with Windows Management Instrumentation, here is how you can increase WMI Provider Service’s memory quota. Doing so resolved my issues. Here is how to optimize WMI.
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)
Install IIS Manager in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Learn how to install and configure IIS Manager (InetMgr) for Remote Administration of your Windows Server IIS web server, in Windows 11/10. 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.
Delete saved RDP credentials from Windows 10 Credentials Manager, using cmdkey
If you want to quickly delete all saved Remote Desktop credentials from your Windows 10 Credentials Manager, here is how. Execute the cmdkey command in an elevated cmd.exe terminal
Getting more out your Windows Performance Counters monitoring for web applications – part 3
This is part 3 about Zabbix monitoring for your websites and ASP.NET applications in IIS. This time I’ll show you how to get data from Win32_PerfRawData_PerfProc_Process counter, fast, for everey application pool This counter is notorious for its slowness, but you can get data a bit faster. IIS AppPool Insights in Zabbix – because there is always more than one way.
ASP.NET web application monitoring in Zabbix, part 2
When you host multiple websites in IIS, and you need to monitor them, Zabbix is one of your options. In Zabbix, you can take advantage of Windows Servers performance counters using perf_counter and perf_counter_en. In this article, I’ll show you some important Windows performance counters to monitor your ASP.NET web application in Zabbix.
Monitor IIS application pools in Zabbix, part 1
Zabbix can harnas the powers of WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) to query the Windows system for data. In Zabbix you use wmi.getall for this. Here is a small introduction to query the number of running w3wp.exe processes per IIS application pool in Zabbix.
Manually install OpenSSH in Windows Server
How to install OpenSSH Server in Windows Server Core using PowerShell. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install Microsoft SSH Server in Windows Server 2022
How to remove IIS from Windows Server using PowerShell
No more need for Windows Server IIS? Want to remove IIS completely from Windows Server using PowerShell? Here is how. As a bonus, you’ll learn to create a backup first.
Force BITS to download WSUS updates in the foreground in Windows Server
When WSUS downloads are slow. WSUS uses BITS for downloading updates, and it does so in background mode. Unfortunately, this utilizes remaining bandwidth of the server instead of its full capacity. To speed up WSUS downloads, you can configure BITS in WSUS to use foreground.
Securing privileged access
Securing privileged access is a critical first step to establishing security assurances for business assets in a modern organization. The security of most or all business assets in an IT organization depends on the integrity of the privileged accounts used to administer, manage, and develop. Cyber-attackers often target these accounts and other elements of privileged access to gain access to data and systems using credential theft attacks
Hugo development environment in WSL 2
This post helps you in setting up an not-so-standard (but fun) development environment for your static site created in Hugo. This was how to install and configure Hugo for static site development in WSL on Windows 11/10.