Category Archives: Windows Server 2016

Set active hours

Last time time you saw how to get the current active hours. This is how you set the active hours. $sb = {   Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings -Name ActiveHoursStart -Value 10 -PassThru   Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings -Name ActiveHoursEnd -Value 22 -PassThru } … Continue reading

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Get Active Hours

Windows 10 and Server 2016 (and later) have the concept of active hours. These are the hours you define as working hours in effect. This is how you get active hours for a system $sb = {   param([string]$computerName)      $ahs … Continue reading

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Cannot verify the file SHA256 when installing package

I’m doing some work requiring containers and decided to use Server 1709 as it has some significant changes when compared to Server 2016. The documentation – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/windowscontainers/about/ – just gives options for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server Insider Preview. … Continue reading

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Windows update change in Server 1709

When Windows Server 2016 was introduced a very nice CIM class was provided to work with Windows Updates. If you wanted to scan for available updates you could do something like this: $ci = New-CimInstance -Namespace root/Microsoft/Windows/WindowsUpdate -ClassName MSFT_WUOperationsSession $result … Continue reading

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Administrative absurdity

Project Honolulu is Microsoft’s brand new, still under development, browser based admin tool. It can’t use Internet Explorer – it only supports Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Windows Server 2016 (and all earlier versions of Windows Server) only has Internet … Continue reading

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Project Honolulu

The recent announced project Honolulu – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2017/09/22/project-honolulu-technical-preview-is-now-available-for-download/ – is Microsoft’s new browser based Server management tool. You can install it on Windows 10, Windows Server 1709 and Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2 and 2012 Honolulu is the proposed replacement for … Continue reading

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Windows 2016 1709 release

The Windows 2016 1709 release is the first of the semi-annual updates for Windows Server – interestingly its referred to as Windows Server 1709 in the documentation. Its now available for download through your Software Assurance channels and Windows evaluation … Continue reading

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