Category «Windows Server»

Get Windows ISO such as Win 2012 R2

We recently got sent a server with a Windows 2012 license and a Windows 2012 R2 media kit. Obviously we had to load the non-R2 version of Windows which presented us with a problem. We solved this by:- Downloading the evaluation ISO from Microsoft, here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2012 (there are numerous versions of windows here including Windows …

Generate CSR on Windows Server

In this example I am creating a Certificate Signing Request on a Windows 2008 R2 server. Choose “create custom request” and set the options as below. Note if installing on a TMG server you may need to change the above template to “legacy”. On the next window click on “details” and then “properties” You will …

VMWare to HyperV v2v conversion using Starwind Converter

In this article I am converting moving a VM hosted on a VMWare ESXi 5.0 server to a Hyper-V 2008 R2 server. Most articles on this assume you will use System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SC-VMM) to migrate VMs, however in smaller environments it is not always practical (or cost effective) to install VMM. Therefore …

Install Dell OpenManage on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

  Install Dell OpenManage on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2   Note this document explains the installation of Dell Openmanage on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 – this is the “free” version of Hyper-V based on Windows Core. This does not cover adding the Hyper-V to a “full” installation of Windows. You will need the Dell Systems …

Set BGINFO background Wallpaper via Group Policy

In this article I am creating a BGINFO generated wallpaper for each server. This is useful when working on multiple servers as it will display the hostname, IP address, OS version etc on the wallpaper. See example below.   Step 1 – Download and install BGINFO You can download BGINFO from here. Save it into …