How to Install Azure PowerShell (Oct 2016)

Installing and getting the Azure PowerShell modules working can be extremely frustrating.  Below I will attempt to streamline the process.  I created this process for Windows Server 2012 R2, however the same steps may work on other versions of Windows Server. Check your current version of PowerShell: Enter the following in PowerShell: $PSVersionTable.PSVersion check that you are on version 5 by looking at the 'major version' column. If you are not on PowerShell 5.0 then you need to install Read more [...]

2012 R2 WMF 5.0 “update not applicable to your computer”

Issue: When attempting to install Windows Management Framework 5.0 on Windows 2012 R2 you receive the error: "The update is not applicable to your computer" Cause: You most likely downloaded the installation file for Windows Server 2012 (non-R2) titled "W2K12-KB3134759-x64.msu".  For Windows Server 2012 R2 you need to download the WMF 5.0 Installation file for Windows 8.1 and 2012 R2: "Win8.1AndW2K12R2-KB3134758-x64.msu". It's easy to miss and skip over the file since it begins with Read more [...]

Configure Time Service on Windows Server

The following commands are recommended to configure Time Services on Windows 2008 through Windows 2012 R2 domain controllers and member servers. "Primary" DC (use these commands on the Domain controller that you want to be your primary/master time source) w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual / /reliable:yes /update w32tm /resync /rediscover Secondary DC’s and member servers w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /reliable:no /update w32tm /resync /rediscover For Read more [...]