Use the hosts file to simulate a DNS record on Windows

Location of the hosts file : C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc. Pour ajouter un enregistrement : 1. Start notepad as administrator. 2. Open the hosts file located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc. To display the hosts file which has no extension it is necessary to select All files (*. *) 3. Add a record in the form: 4. Save and close the …

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Jenkins: run PowerShell scripts

To complete the tutorial on Jenkins where I explain how to use it to run scheduled tasks and therefore turn it into a scheduler, I will show you in this tutorial, how to run PowerShell scripts. The Double-Hop Problem If you followed the first tutorial, I showed you how to run “simple” PowerShell cmdlets. If …

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Chocolatey: software repository for Windows

In this article, I will tell you about a very practical little program to make it easier for you to install programs on workstations and servers. Chocolatey is to Windows what apt-get is to Debian. Chocolatey allows you to install, update and remove software in PowerShell (ps). To install Chocolatey you must launch the command …

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Export / Import a scheduled task

In this tutorial, I will tell you how to export and import a scheduled task. This tutorial applies to both Windows Server and the Desktop version (Windows 10). To illustrate this tutorial, I will export a scheduled task that runs a PowerShell script that allows restarting a computer. The scheduled task runs the ps-restartcomputer.ps1 script …

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Manage the DNS cache on Windows Server

In this “tutorial”, I will give you some PowerShell cmdlets to manage your DNS server cache on Windows Server. To be more precise, we will see 4 cmdlet PowerShell * -DnsServerCache cmdlets. Show-DnsServerCache The first command displays the DNS cache: The output of the command gives all DNS records cached on the server. In console …

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DISKPART : delete all partitions

In this tutorial, I will tell you how to delete all partitions from a hard drive with DISKPART. I am using this procedure to remove OEM partitions on computers from manufacturers like HP / DELL. Before performing this operation, make sure you have a backup of the data. Now that I have warned you, we …

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WSUS : recreate the SUSDB database

In this tutorial, I will walk you through how to reset the WSUS service by recreating the SUSDB database on WID (Windows Internal Database) and the updates storage folder (WsusContent / UpdateServicesPackages). This type of operation can normally be done “without too much risk”, resetting WSUS will see us lose the history of updates on …

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Windows firewall, force domain profile

In this tutorial, I will explain how to change the network profile of the firewall on Windows. It happens that after a restart, the profile of the firewall goes private, we will see how to change it back to the domain profile. The connection profile on a network adapter is especially useful when different firewall …

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Windows Server 2016/2019 : disable automatic updates

Automatic updates disabled

In this “how to” tutorial, I will show you how to disable automatic updates on Windows Server 2016 and 2019. If we look in the Windows Update options in Windows settings, there is no option to disable or at least control the operation of updates. However, there is a simple way on Windows Server to …

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WSUS : deploy Microsoft Edge

In this tutorial, I will walk you through how to install Microsoft Edge using WSUS services. Microsoft is ending support for Edge Lecagy on March 9, 2021, so it is imperative to deploy Microsoft Edge to ensure workstation security. Add the Microsoft Edge product to WSUS From the WSUS console, go to Options 1. Then …

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