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How to Upgrade Windows Server 2016 Evaluation to Full Version

Posted on September 21st, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016: This edition cannot be upgraded

If you have installed Windows Server 2016 StandardEvaluation or DatacenterEvaluation (you can download it here after signup) to try the features of the new version of MSFT server platform, you have 180 days to test it. During this period, all features of Windows Server 2016 are available to you. After.. read more

Package Management in Nano Server 2016

Posted on September 8th, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2016
Nano Server packages

In Windows Server 2016, in addition to familiar Server Core and Full GUI, there is another installation option called Nano Server. Nano Server is a more compact version of Windows Server installation designed to run cloud containers and apps. To reduce the size of the system, all roles, components and.. read more

Configuring Hyper-V Live Migration without Failover Clustering

Posted on August 29th, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2016
Use Kerberos as the authentication protocol for live vm migration

Live Migration technology in the Hyper-V virtualization system allows to move a running virtual machine between Hyper-V hosts without stopping it or without any impact on the availability of services. In earlier Hyper-V versions, using Live Migration you could move a virtual machine only between the nodes of the Failover.. read more

Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA) in Windows Server 2016

Posted on August 15th, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2016
slmgr /dli - VIRTUAL_MACHINE_ACTIVATION channel

Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA) was first introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2. This technology allows to automatically activate all virtual machines with guest Windows Server running on the Hyper-V host with the Windows Server Datacenter edition. Thus, any new virtual machine running Windows Server will be automatically activated when.. read more

Using PowerShell PackageManagement In Windows 10

Posted on June 15th, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Chocolatey repository website

The developers have included a new PowerShell module PackageManagement in Windows 10. PackageManagement (earlier called OneGet) allows to install, manage and uninstall applications and programs from an external (or local) repository, and manage the list of connected repositories from the PoSh console. In other words, now you can install programs.. read more

How to Stop a Hung Virtual Machine on Hyper-V 2016

Posted on April 18th, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2016
kill hung vm on hyper-v using task manager

If your virtual machine running on Hyper-V  has hung up for some reasons, stopped to respond and doesn’t start/stop/reset after clicking the corresponding buttons in Hyper-V console, the only way out is to kill the process responsible for this VM on the host OS. We’ll show how to do it.. read more

Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive for Installation Windows Server 2016

Posted on March 21st, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2016
diskpart mbr fat32 bootable usb stick with windows server 2016

The easiest and the most intuitive way to create a bootable USB Flash Drive to install Windows Server 2016 on a physical server is to use Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. This tool allows to write the existing *.iso image of Windows to a USB drive or stick and make it.. read more

Activating Windows Server 2016 with KMS Server

Posted on February 28th, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2016
VOLUME_KMS_WS16 channel

In this article we’ll consider the procedure of deployment and configuration of a corporate KMS server able to activate new Microsoft server platform Windows Server 2016. All major peculiarities of KMS activation described in the article FAQ on KMS Activation are fully applicable to Windows Server 2016 as well. Windows.. read more

Hyper-V PowerShell Direct in Windows Server 2016

Posted on January 19th, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Powershell, Windows Server 2016
Managing Hyper-V 2016 VMs using PowerShell Direct

PowerShell Direct is a new PowerShell feature in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 that allows to create a direct local PowerShell session with any virtual machine run on a Hyper-V host, meanwhile the connection is established not via the network, but  through the internal VM bus. Thus, a Hyper-V.. read more

Temporary Membership in Active Directory Groups

Posted on December 28th, 2016 · Posted in Active Directory, Windows Server 2016
Get-ADGroup ShowMemberTimeToLive

The version of Active Directory in Windows Server 2016 has a number of interesting changes. Today we’ll consider the opportunity to provide users with temporary membership in Active Directory groups. This feature can be used when you need to give specific privileges based on the membership in AD security group.. read more