Kill TCP connection with Powershell

Sometimes you have an application that keeps connections open while they should be closed. Because Windows does not seem to have the capability to kill an connection without killing the whole process we’ll to use a 3rd party tool called cports.exe. Download here: https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports-x64.zip   $ProcessName= "BackgroundTransferHost" $State = "CloseWait " while ($true) { sleep -Seconds […]

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Windows Server Summit – S2D recap

Yesterday (26th of June, 2018) Microsoft held the Windows Server Summit which was mainly focused, not a surprise, on Windows Server. I think this is a great thing, exposure of Windows Server and all the cool capabilities we got since the 2016 release, which IMHO are underexposed and buried under the Azure marketing. Although many […]

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Mscorsvw.exe and Ngen.exe high CPU usage

I could not stand that my laptop was blowing all day like a hairdryer and had to search for a fix. High CPU Taskmanager was showing that The .NET Framework optimization service and mscorsvw.exe areusing moderate CPU, but enough to let me fans blow fast. After some searching I came across https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2013/08/06/wondering-why-mscorsvw-exe-has-high-cpu-usage-you-can-speed-it-up/ and https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/davidnotario/2005/04/27/what-is-mscorsvw-exe-and-why-is-it-eating-up-my-cpu-what-is-this-new-clr-optimization-service/ Basically […]

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Cluster Sets in Windows Server 2019

Great! You just found out about the greatest hidden gem of Windows Server 2016 which is now scheduled for the Windows Server 2019 release. Cluster Sets already have been announced at Microsoft Ignite 2017, and now also in this blog on Windows Server 2019.   Cluster Sets Since the introduction of Storage Spaces Direct I’ve […]

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VMM – Adding PXE server – Error (21150)

When preparing a System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager (4.0.1662.0) environment for bare-metal deployment I walked into the following issue when adding the PXE server. This VMM installation is highly available, in other words: Clustered. Issue   Error in VMM: Error (21150) Failed to customize WinPE Image. Recommended Action Verify that Virtual Machine Manager and […]

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