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How to Install WSL on Windows Server

WSL allows you to run applications natively as Linux processes on Windows. Learn how to install and use WSL on Windows Server here. Which versions of Windows Server support WSL? According to Microsoft documentation, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is available for installation on Windows Server 2019 (1709) and above. This includes the few Windows Server...

Last Update: Apr 10, 2023


Happy 10th Birthday Hyper-V!

Last Update: Mar 14, 2023

On February 19, 2003, Microsoft announced that the corporation has acquired a privately held virtualization vendor called Connectix. It might not have seemed like it then, but this acquisition was the genesis of something huge in the IT world, and I’m not limiting that to just Hyper-V.

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Microsoft Releases Fix for Hyper-V VM Issues in Windows Server

Microsoft released yesterday out-of-band updates for Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022. The updates are meant to address an issue that prevents users from creating virtual machines (VMs) on some Hyper-V hosts. The company previously explained that the problem could arise after installing the December Patch Tuesday updates on Hyper-V hosts that use Software…

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Microsoft to Fix New Bug Breaking Hyper-V VMs in Windows Server

Earlier this week, Microsoft released the December 2022 Patch Tuesday updates for various supported versions of Windows. Now, the company has warned that the latest Windows Server updates could prevent IT admins from creating new virtual machines (VMs) in some Hyper-V hosts. “After installing KB5021249 on Hyper-V hosts managed by Software Defined Networking (SDN) configured…

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The Ultimate Guide to Installing OpenSSH on Windows

Last Update: Jun 20, 2022

As a seasoned, or even new IT Pro, you’re likely an avid user of Putty, using secure shell (SSH) to connect to Unix/Linux servers, computers, and even Windows machines for an efficient and secure remote command-line experience. Well, did you know Windows 10, Windows 11, and Windows Server 2019 (and Windows Server 2022) include an…

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Microsoft Previews Storage Migration Service in Windows Server 2019

Last Update: Apr 07, 2022

Microsoft releases a preview of Storage Migration Service in the latest Insider version of Windows Server 2019. In this Ask the Admin, I’ll provide an overview of what it is and how it works.

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Microsoft Releases Out-Of-Band Windows Server 2019 Update to Address Hyper-V, ReFS and VPN Issues

Microsoft has started rolling out an out-of-band update for Windows Server 2019. The same KB5010791 patch addresses a couple of critical issues introduced with January 2021 Patch Tuesday updates. According to the release notes, this update fixes an issue that causes unexpected restarts on Windows Server domain controllers. Microsoft has also addressed a bug that…

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Guide: How to Install Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 is almost as easy to install as Windows 10. And in this article, I’m going to take you step-by-step through the process of installing Windows Server 2019. Windows Server 2019 installation media If you don’t have access to the Windows Server 2019 .iso directly from Microsoft or a partner, you can download…

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How to Create a Bootable USB Drive for Windows Server 2019 Installation

Before you can install Windows Server 2019 on physical hardware, you’ll need boot media that contains all the files necessary to install Windows Server. Boot media generally comes in two forms: as a DVD or USB drive. As most modern server hardware comes without a DVD drive, in this article, I’ll show you how to…

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Guide: How to Install Active Directory in Windows Server 2019 Using PowerShell

Looking to install Active Directory in Windows Server 2019? Here’s how to accomplish that task with PowerShell.

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