Category Archives: Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 EoL

Windows Server 2008 EoL on 14 January 2020 Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will be end of life and no longer supported from 14 January 2020 – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/07/10/its-sunset-time-for-windows-server-2008-and-2008-r2/ There’s plenty of time to think about migrating off of the … Continue reading

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Don’t reinvent the wheel

Way back when I used to take Microsoft certification exams there were often questions of the form “Perform task X with the minimum of administrative effort” Most, if nor all, of the possible answers would be correct but the correct … Continue reading

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PowerShell remoting and upgrading to Windows 2012

I have a number of  virtual machines running Windows 2008 R2 and I upgraded one of them to Windows 2012 – an over the top upgrade rather than a format and clean install I found that Get-PSSession –Computername didn’t work … Continue reading

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Using Windows 2012 Active Directory module in a Windows 2008 R2 domain

A question came up on Tuesdays UK PowerShell Group session about using the Windows 2012 Active Directory module. The recording links are here http://msmvps.com/blogs/richardsiddaway/archive/2012/05/30/may-2012-powershell-group-recording-and-slides.aspx The question asked if the new Site, Subnet and Site link cmdlets would work in a … Continue reading

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BITS posts

BITS is the Background Intelligent Transfer Service.  I’ve started a series of posts on using the PowerShell BITS cmdlets on my IT Knowledge Exchange blog 1  http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/powershell/bits/ 2 http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/powershell/download-multiple-files-by-bits/ 3 http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/powershell/upload-through-bits/ More to follow

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Remoting between PowerShell v3 CTP 2 and PowerShell v2

One of the questions on tonight’s Live Meeting concerned the compatibility between remoting on PowerShell v2 and PowerShell v3 CTP 2 The difference is that v3 uses a WSMAN 3.0 stack but v2 uses 2.0 I used two machines: Windows … Continue reading

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AD account Expiry date

In many organisations AD accounts for temporary works are set to expiry when their contract ends.  Its also a good practice to put an expiry date on any one who is leaving – that way you know their account won’t … Continue reading

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