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How to Install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2016

Posted on November 17th, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2016
Net Framework 3.5 installation error 0x800f081f (The source files could not be found).

Quite a number of applications in Windows Server 2016 / Windows 10 require .Net Framework 3.5, in spite of .NET Framework 4.6 is installed by default. For example, I was not able to install and run SQL Management Studio without .Net 3.5.

Remote Management in Windows Nano Server 2016

Posted on November 10th, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2016
Nano Server Recovery Console

Unlike common Windows Server 2016 edition, Nano Server hasn’t got any graphical interface or an opportunity to log on locally or  through Remote Desktop (RDP). So by 99.9% Windows Nano Server 2016 is managed remotely using PowerShell or WMI. In this article, we’ll dwell on the most common methods of.. read more

VHD Set: Shared Virtual Disks on Hyper-V 2016

Posted on October 12th, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2016
hyper v 2016 - vhd set - new virtual disk type

The next useful innovation that appeared in Windows Server 2016 is the new format of virtual disks — VHD Set (VHDS) enabling the simultaneous use of one virtual disk by multiple virtual machines. This feature is used in guest cluster scenarios (file cluster, SQL Server AlwaysOn FCI, etc.), when shared.. read more

How to Disable SMB 1.0 in Windows 10 / Server 2016

Posted on October 4th, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Set-SmbServerConfiguration - enable audit access via smb1

By default, SMB 1.0 support is still enabled in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. In most cases, it is required to the legacy systems, such as no longer supported Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and older OSs. In the event that there are no such clients left on your.. read more

Production Checkpoint in Hyper-V 2016

Posted on September 28th, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2016
hyper v 2016 - production checkpoints

The Hyper-V version available in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 has got a new feature called Production Checkpoints. Checkpoints (previously known as snapshots) appeared in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 and represented a mechanism for saving the current state of the virtual machine (saving the states of a disk,.. read more

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