Download Windows 10 Insider Program ISO files

Download Windows 10 Insider Program ISO files
Tweet If you are in the Windows Insider Program (you really should be! More info here) then you can switch from a regular Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 installation to a Windows 10 Insider Preview installation. But if you do not want to go that way or if you want to test Deployment for ...

Expose virtualization extensions to Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Tweet HOW-TO: Expose virtualization extensions to Hyper-V Virtual Machine In the current world of virtualization it is possible to run Virtualization solutions inside a virtual machine. So it is possible to run Hyper-V inside a Hyper-V virtual machine, or maybe you want to play around with one of the competitors like VMware ESX of Citrix Hyperviser ...

HOW-TO: Enroll in the Windows Insider Program!

HOW-TO: Enroll in the Windows Insider Program!
Tweet HOW-TO: Enroll in the Windows Insider Program! Just a short blog on how to enroll yourself in the Windows Insider Program. At the moment there are 2 Rings in which you can enter, the Slow or Fast ring. In the Fast ring you are at the front edge of the development of the Windows ...

Introducing Windows Sandbox!

Introducing Windows Sandbox!
Tweet So this little gem was on the #WindowsInsider Blog (here). And this is a big one, at least for me. I always spin up a VM to test untested and possible malicious software. But I have tested this new and latest addition, and only one word, WOW. It just works, and OK there are ...

Microsoft Certificate Authority (CA) won’t start

Microsoft Certificate Authority (CA) won’t start
Tweet Sometimes strange things can happen in an IT environment. For example, you want to (re)start your CA and you get the message: Or maybe you get: Active Directory Certificate Services did not start: Could not load or verify the current CA certificate: LAB-CA Object was not found. 0x80090011 (-2146893807) Well, what’s next? New CA? ...

Azure Active Directory Connect – High Availability 3

Azure Active Directory Connect - High Availability
Tweet When working in Enterprise environments the High Availability (HA) question is often raised. (Azure Active Directory Connect – High Availability) Also for the new and shining Azure Active Directory Connect (AADConnect) tool. The tool itself is the successor of DirSync, with a lot of new features. For instance Password Write Back. Get the tool ...

Windows 10 – Group Policy Objects (GPO) not applied

Tweet I was working with Windows 10 (1511 version), fully patched the client and to my surprise on some Windows 10 machines the Group Policy Objects (GPO) were not applied. I did a little search and it seems that Microsoft has pushed 2 updates (MS15-011 and MS15-014) that harden the Group Policy process. Well actually they harden ...

Microsoft Failover Cluster – Requested resource is in use – Disk Manager

Microsoft Failover Cluster - Requested resource is in use – Disk Manager
Tweet So I made the ‘mistake’ of destroying a Microsoft Failover Cluster and thinking Windows would release my disks. Well I was wrong! I went to Disk Manager and saw my disks as ‘Online’, ‘Primary’ and ‘RAW‘. And off course I could not access the disks from the Explorer, giving me a nice Error. OK ...