Windows Server 2016 Update settings

In Windows Server 2016 there are no GUI options available to change the update behavior. In this blog I was outline the different ways to change the Windows Server 2016 Update settings. Windows Server 2016 Update settings Windows always looks at registry keys located in the following hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU Typically there is a key named […]

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No disks with supported bus types found to be used for S2D

I had some HP DL380’s to test Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and walked into the following error: Enable-ClusterStorageSpacesDirect : No disks with supported bus types found to be used for S2D At line:1 char:1 + Enable-ClusterStorageSpacesDirect + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (MSCluster_StorageSpacesDirect:root/MSCLUSTER/…ageSpacesDirec    t) [Enable-ClusterStorageSpacesDirect], CimException     […]

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Provisioning VM Networks

This script/Powershell functions can be used for (automatic) provisioning VM networks based on VLANs on existing Logical Network and switches in Virtual Machine Manager. Create VM Network Function: 1. Check if VLAN already exist 2. Create Network site in logical network and add VLAN 3. Enable VLAN on Uplink Port Profile 4. Create VM Network […]

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Sample-SQL-Actions – SQL through SMA

Sample-SQL-Actions demonstrates how to create a SQL database connection and use this connection to execute commands on the database through SMA in Windows Azure Pack. Before running this workflow, you must create a Management Service (Windows Azure Pack) variable named ‘SQL_Connectionstring’ with the connectionstring to the SQL server. Example: “Server=SQL1;Database=TestDB;User ID=SQLuser;Password=Passw0rd;” http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/SMA-Sample-SQL-Actions-9cdfefa4 <#    Sample-SQL-Actions […]

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Distribute Datasources

Ever came in the situation of a fast growing environment and your backup disks are getting fuller and fuller, till the point you need to move datasources to a new added disk? Well, I got sick and tired of moving datasources manually using MigrateDatasourceDataFromDPM.ps1, so I wrote a powershell script. You only need to edit […]

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