Dealing with Network Printers in Configuration Manager 2012

There are multiple ways how you can add a network printer to a PC and of course you can do that also with Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager. In PowerShell we can use Add-Printer cmdlet and if you don’t have the latest PowerShell version, then you can use Win32_Printer WMI class to add the Printer. […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Desired Configuration Management, Operating Systems, Powershell, Windows 8  |  3 Comments

Why I can’t convert my Windows Server 2012 R2 Core to GUI

Let’s assume that you installed some time ago one Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core and you have installed also latest Windows Updates to that server and this server does not have an internet connection. Here are the updates that are installed In one day you discover that you need to add graphical user interface […]

Category: Operating Systems, Powershell, Windows Server 2012 R2 Core  |  17 Comments

Installing a Domain Controller on Windows Server 2012 R2 Core

In my previous post I showed how you can install Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server Core and in this post I´m going to show how you can add an additional Domain Controller to your environment because best practice recommends that you have at least two of them. To add an additional Domain Controller […]

Category: Powershell, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 Core  |  2 Comments

Installing Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2012 R2 Core

Installing Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server Core is really easy. You only need to run 8 commands and your Domain Controller is ready. These steps are: 1. Rename the server 2. Set the IP and DNS address 3. Install Active Directory Domain Services Server Role 4. Promote the server to a Domain Controller […]

Category: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 Core  |  10 Comments

No cable connection when running Hyper-V on a Windows 8 workstation

  For quite some time I haven’t been able to use a cable connection, but never had the time to investigate why. Today it got too much (and also, I couldn’t to the wireless). The network adapter was enabled and I didn’t have any Hyper-V virtual switches to interfere with the connection. Turns out the […]

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Deploy Windows 8 Enterprise x86 on a UEFI x86 device using SCCM 2012 SP1

New Toys For The Boys Don’t we all love new toys, especially the ones that require an occasional recharge. The latest thing I got my hands on is the Lenovo Tablet 2, a very nice 10” tablet thing, with a couple of nice add-ons, like a docking  station, Bluetooth keyboard and a pen like stylus. […]

Category: Boot Media, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, OS Deployment, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks, UEFI, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012  |  14 Comments

WSUS 6.x Admin Console Post-deployment Configuration fails on Windows Server 2012

When you want to just install an Admin Console instance of WSUS on the new Windows Server 2012, it has shown to be a little troublesome at times. In the old WSUS 3.0 days it was easier because it was an executable you installed, and in the installation you was asked to choose whether you […]

Category: Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Software Updates, Windows Server 2012, WSUS  |  5 Comments

Cisco AnyConnect on Windows 8

After upgrading to Windows 8, I ran into problems with Cisco AnyConnect

Category: Windows 8  |  2 Comments

Windows 8: How to open PowerShell ISE and How to use new command browser feature

Ever wondered where PowerShell ISE is located in windows 8??
this article also shows the new command browser feature

Category: Powershell, Scripting, Windows 8  |  12 Comments

Enabling Hyper-V in Windows 8 Preview

Microsofts virtualization platform Hyper-V is now included in Windows 8. The requirements are as follows: Windows 8 64 bit version At least 4 GB of ram An x64-based processor Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) Hardware-assisted virtualization: Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) technology. Hardware-enforced Data Execution Prevention (DEP): Intel XD bit (execute […]

Category: Operating Systems, Windows 8  |  3 Comments