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How to install CentOS 7

How to install CentOS 7 Here is a quick guide of how to install CentOS 7. I am doing in using a Hyper-V virtual machine. If you need help creating the Hyper-V Virtual Machine – Click Here Check you have mounted the CentOS media to the virtual Machine. Under the...

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Terraform Core Commands

This page is work in progress Thanks Richard 30th November 2018 Terraform commands –help is help Tab completion enabled by terraform -install-autocomplete Subcommands Terraform Syntax The syntax of Terraform configurations is called HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL). It is meant to strike a balance between human readable and editable as well as being...

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How to Install Terraform on Windows

Terraform is extremely popular on Linux, but it is now also available on Windows. You need to have PowerShell version 4 or greater installed so it is recommended to install on the following Microsoft Windows products: Windows 10 Desktop Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2016 It may work on other...

Hashicorp Terraform for AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure

This is a Unix focused guide to Terraform. It will work on Linux distributions and macOS X. During this video I will be using a Mac or CentOS 7. What is Terraform? Terraform is an infrastructure tool for Building, changing, and Versioning infrastructure. Often referred to as Infrastructure as Code....

Useful WMI Commands

Useful WMI Commands

Search WMIObjects Get-WmiObject -Namespace Root\cimv2 -list | where {$_.name -like ‘*disk*’} Awesome WMI explorer tool can be found here – https://powershell.org/2013/03/08/wmi-explorer-from-the-powershell-guy/ WMI contains more properties that Standard Powershell commands eg. Get-Service Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Service | Select-Object * WMI Win32_operatingsystem last boot uptime conversion $os = gwmi win32_operatingsystem $os.ConvertToDateTime($os.LastBootUpTime) EG  -24 October...

How to fix Windows Server VSS Writer issues

How to fix Windows Server VSS Writer issues

VSS Writers I really hate VSS writers, mostly in older OS the writers become damaged or corrupt, or out of date, versions overwritten by windows update. You name it! However, any application that needs a snapshot of the operating system, usually C:\ requires VSS writers to perform the action. I...

How to manually delete a Windows Service

Requires Adminisrator Access open Command prompt Run services.msc Stop service from command prompt type sc.exe delete SERVICENAME Go to the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services Delete the service from the registry Refresh F5 services.msc Reboot server if you have approval to clean it up

What is Exchange Message Tracking

What is Exchange Message Tracking

Message tracking is best achieved from the Exchange Management Shell on the Exchange servers. If you wish to follow a message from mailbox servers to edge servers then you simply run the same tracking commands on the edge server Exchange Shell. The Exchange GUI does provide some form of message...

Migrate a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller to Windows Server 2016

How to update a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller to Windows Server 2016 Domain Controller? Despite Windows Server 2003 being out of Microsoft support since July 2015, many organizations still rely on this out-of-date operating system for business operations, many more still use it as part of their primary domain...

How to install Windows Server

How to install Windows Server 2012 R2

Here is a quick procedure of how to install Windows Server 2012 R2. You will need a Server or VM and a copy of Windows Server 2012 R2. Here I will install the operating system and also configure the server to my requirements in the post configuration section. On first...