How to identify and decline superseded updates in WSUS

How to identify and decline superseded updates in WSUS Although you can use the server cleanup wizard, you may want from time to time to clean manually all superseded updates to clean your WSUS infrastructure. Open the Windows Update Services MMC then select the All Updates View as you can see below. Set the display to show the Approval status of 'Any except Declined' with a Status of 'Any', then  Click Refresh. Right click in the title bar and  Enable the ‘Supersedence’...

Exam 70-410 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Skills measured This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area in the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area in the exam. Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text. Starting in January 2014, the questions on this exam will include content covering Windows...

Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 – PowerShell Commands

Cmdlet Description Add-ADCentralAccessPolicyMember Adds central access rules to a central access policy in Active Directory Add-ADgroupmember PhoenixAdmins PhoenixAdmin01, PhoenixAdmin02 Add members to group Add-ADResourcePropertyListMember Adds one or more resource properties to a resource property list in Active Directory Add-Computer –DomainName domainname.com Joins a computer to domain Add-NetSwitchTeamMember Adds a network...

Change the System/Boot Drive Letter

SUMMARY Warning Do not use the procedure that is described in this article to change a drive on a computer where the drive letter has not changed. If you do so, you may not be able to start your operating system. Follow the  procedure that is described in this article only to recover from a drive letter change, not to change an existing computer drive to something else. Back up your registry keys before you make this change. Click the following article number to view the article in the...

How to Move WSUS Content and Database Files to a Different Volume

Note: I recommend you perform these steps after hours due to significant resource requirements. Moving the WSUS Content Folder to another volume 1) You look, where the WSUS Content Folder is located. 2) Then you open a command shell window, in this window browse to the WSUS Program Folder (like: C:\Program Files\Update Services) 3) In the WSUS Program Folder there is a sub-folder, called "Tools", open it. 4) There you found a tool, called "wsusutil.exe" 5) Simply start it, with...

SSL Certificate Renewal how to Change IIS Key Size

If you have an active SSL certificate running on IIS 5 or IIS 6 you cannot change the key bit length without creating a new Certificate Signing Request (CSR). The problem is that you can't create a new CSR on your site that already has an active SSL certificate. There is an easy work-around to this problem. If you are using IIS 7 just create a new CSR from scratch rather than clicking the "Renew" link in IIS 7. This will allow you to generate a new CSR with a 2048-bit key size. Just...

Exchange 2010 how to determine the available free space on mailbox databases

Prior to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 the available free space was written in the eventlog as Event ID 1221. However in Exchange 2010 this event isn’t logged anymore, because the database maintenance runs constantly in the background (24hx7d). Deleted items and mailboxes which have passed the deleted item retention period are deleted almost immediately, instead of waiting for the next database maintenance window. To determine the available free space in an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox...

Exchange 2010 control panel how to set out of office reply for users on the server side

With Exchange 2010, it is possible to set an Out of Office message for a user on the server side without resetting / asking for their password or accessing their mailbox. To do so, access the Exchange Control Panel on a web browser using a URL as https://yourserver.yourdomain.com/ecp Then follow the steps below: From Mail > Options, select Another User (default My Organization). Select the user you want to configure the auto-reply for. In the new window, ensure the user's name...

Firefox how to backup and restore your profile

Backing up your profile To back up your profile, first close Firefox if it is open and then copy the profile folder to another location. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select Exit Locate your profile folder, as explained above. Go to one level above your profile's folder, i.e. to %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ Right-click on your profile folder (e.g. xxxxxxxx.default), and select Copy. Right-click the backup location (e.g. a USB-stick...
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