Windows Server

Windows Server

Upgrade PowerShell Version

Issue: You need to check your currently installed PowerShell version and upgrade to a newer version. Solution:  1) Check the current version of Powershell 2) Upgrade PowerShell by downloading and installing the corresponding version of Windows Management Framework (WMF).  For example if you want Windows PowerShell 5.0, then you would download Windows Management Framework 5.0 (at time of this writing, 5.1 which is currently in "preview" but will be officially released shortly). 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 with the PDC Emulator FSMO role) w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual / /reliable:yes /update w32tm /resync /rediscover Note: to determine which server has the PDC Emulator role run the following command: "netdom /query fsmo" Secondary DC’s and member servers w32tm Read more [...]