Windows OS

WMI filters to target sites and non Domain Controllers

Designing Group Policy Objects is sometimes tricky. Let’s review some useful WMI filters in Group Policy Objects for sites and domain controllers inclusion or exclusion. When linking Group Policy Objects, you are always bound to the LSDOU rule, which means that GPOs are processed in the following order: L for […]

WMI filter To select non domain controllers

Windows Internal Database Connection String Windows 2012R2 2016

How to connect to a Windows Internal Database WID such as WSUS

The Windows Internal Database is nothing more than an embedded lite SQL Server instance running under specific credentials and with a few protocols enabled. Therefore in order to connect, you can use any SQL Server client tool: SQL Server Management Studio, SQLCMD, … Starting with Windows Server 2012, the named […]

Install Flash Player on Windows Server 2016

When you’re dealing with some legacy software, such as the vSphere web client version 5.x and you’re accessing it from a Windows Server OS, You may need to install Flash Player on Windows Server 2016 for Internet Explorer. If you run a search through Google, Bing, or Qwant, you may […]

Enable RDP with Powershell

Although the Remote Management is enabled by default starting with Windows Server 2012, the RDP access isn’t. To enable RDP with Powershell, you have two steps to perform: Enable the RDP Access Enable the inbound firewall rules Here’s the code:

The second line allows you to specify if you […]

Changing the System Regional settings after installation using the command-line

Usually you set up the regional settings at installation time by using localized OS Version or unattended.xml. However sometimes you discover after installation that some script from your customer run under the system context needs different settings. In this case changing the system regional settings after installation using the command-line […]

Windows Server OS unattended installation before DevOps

With Azure and  the Container hype, Microsoft is pushing developers and system administrators to automate everything. The graphical Windows platform has become easy to automate with Powershell and the latest versions of the OS. But, already faced with huge server pools decades ago, some of us already had automation workarounds […]