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Importing Hotfixes and Drivers directly into WSUS

  Skriven av Markus Lassfolk , 04 February 2016 · 9 visningar

I got a comment on my previous blogpost.Could you please clarify the import bit with paste:ing the uri into Wsus IE.
If you paste the Uri into the address field it wants do dowload the update and not import it.You are right, I was very unclear about that and should have explained it, thanks for asking Patrik.This process can be used to import...


Live (VSM) migration fails with mirror operation failed and access is denied error

  Skriven av Markus Lassfolk , 03 February 2016 · 10 visningar

When doing a Live Migration from SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) with VSM, moving a Virtual Machine from one Cluster to another Cluster and at the same time also to a new Storage Location, you are getting an error message similar to this:Error (12700)VMM cannot complete the host operation on the HOST07.FABRIC.DOMAIN.COM server...


List of Private Cloud related Hotfixes – 2016-02-03

  Skriven av Markus Lassfolk , 03 February 2016 · 18 visningar

I’ve posted my list of resources for finding Hotfixes previously here.  And this is a list of hotfixes we’ve imported in our WSUS server for our and our customers Private Clouds.
I usually want to install a hotfix to avoid getting a known problem, than try to find a solution to a problem after it has already happened and affected the...


Export information from WSUS about Hotfixes or Updates

  Skriven av Markus Lassfolk , 03 February 2016 · 13 visningar

I want to export information about all our Hotfixes in our WSUS Server, to share with the community as it’s sometimes hard to find up to date info of which hotfixes to apply in an environment.Here is a quick and dirty script. No, scratch that, it’s not quick in any way but very dirty. The problem is that the WSUS Database does not...


Geek Week – Building Datacenter and Private Cloud

  Skriven av Markus Lassfolk , 20 September 2015 · 146 visningar

Yours truly and @mikael_nystrom  are teaching a 5 day training called “Geek Week – Building Datacenter and Private Cloud“.
It’s a quite cool concept, where we are always at least 2 teachers (Mike and me, and sometimes members from our team) with a lot of real-life experience, teaching students how to build a Software...


Working with Virtual NIC’s in Windows

  Skriven av Markus Lassfolk , 18 September 2015 · 122 visningar

At times when I’m for example at a customer and need to connect my Laptop to different VLAN’s it’s really nice to add new virtual Network Cards (vNIC’s) on the fly, and be connected to multiple networks at the same time. By transforming the Network Cards in your computer, into a virtual switch, and then add Virtual Network...


List all expiring certificates on all domain joined servers

  Skriven av Markus Lassfolk , 14 September 2015 · 80 visningar

A colleague asked me if I could list all expiring certificates on all Domain Joined servers in the environment.
– Sure!A few minutes later, a script that will connect to all Servers and list certificates that will expire in less than 90 days. I’m sure there are a thousand of scripts out there who does the same, and here is script...


Script to change from Dynamic to Static MAC Address on all VMs

  Skriven av Markus Lassfolk , 26 August 2015 · 198 visningar

A customer had a lot of VM’s with Dynamic MAC address, rather than the preferred method of using Static MAC addresses.
Here is a small powershell script that will shutdown each of the VM’s with a Dynamic MAC Address, change to a Static MAC Address and then start the VM.
I’m running the script on the System Center Virtual Machine...


Import a Cryptographic New Generation (CNG) certificate as a Legacy cert to use with ADFS

  Skriven av Markus Lassfolk , 24 August 2015 · 102 visningar

The current version of ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services for Windows Server 2012 R2) unfortunately does not support Cryptographic New Generation (CNG) Certificates.
Though if you already have a CNG cert, and does not want to re-request a legacy cert from your provider, it’s possible to import a CNG as a  Legacy cert by using this...


URL Rewrite (redirect) of HTTP to HTTPS with Powershell script

  Skriven av Markus Lassfolk , 23 August 2015 · 126 visningar

When deploying Web Application Proxy as a frontend to for example ADFS and Windows Azure Pack, or other services, the current version of Web AppProxy only supports HTTPS urls. It’s possible to use the “URL Rewrite” module for IIS to redirect users from HTTP to HTTPS. There are plenty of guides on internet on how to do that.
But I...