March 2019

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Windows Server 2016 – Disable Updates Are Available Popup

Environment Server: Windows Server 2016 GUI and Core Microsoft Updates provided by an on premises WSUS Server Problem On Login to a Server 2016 with pending updates you are prompted with a full screen pop up that you can’t get around until you click the View Updates. Various attempts were made to suppress the alerts using Group Policies but nothing seems to work. Solution / Workaround After using some google-fu I came across the following article for the same issue with Windows 10.  This will change the permissions on the following files, which basically stops the full screen pop ups from happening.  Just what i was looking for! musnotification.exe musnotificationux.exe […]


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Dell R610/R710 iDRAC Virtual Console not connecting

Environment: Workstation: Windows 7 Professional Internet Explorer 11 Java 1.8 Update 201 Server: Dell Poweredge R610 iDRAC 6 Firmware: 2.92 (Build 05) Lifecycle Controller Firmware: 1.7.5.4 Problem When trying to connect to the Virtual Console on a Dell R610 (or any 11th generation Dell Server at this point) i have ran into multiple challenges getting the JAVA or ActiveX to work.  After many hours of trying to find a working solution here is what has worked for launching the JAVA console Solution Ensure you have a working copy of Java installed. On my system i am running Java 8 Update 201 Note: If you are running the default Dell signed […]


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WSUS Installation on Server 2016 Core

Install Server 2016 Core Deploy Windows Server 2016 Core from Template To add a 2nd Data drive DISKPART> list disk DISKPART> select disk (id) DISKPART> online disk (if the disk is not online) DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly DISKPART> clean DISKPART> convert gpt DISKPART> create partition primary DISKPART> select part 1 DISKPART> active (if this is the boot partition) DISKPART> format fs=ntfs label=WSUSData quick DISKPART> assign letter D DISKPART> list volume Install WSUS/WID Role From the console of your newly deployed Windows Server 2016 Core System Login with your Administrator Account Open PowerShell Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices -IncludeManagementTools New–Item –Path D: –Name WSUS –ItemType Directory CD “C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools” .\wsusutil.exe postinstall content_dir=D:\WSUS Get-WSUSServer […]