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Windows Server NTP Sync from external source

By Antti Hurme 11/12/2013 2 Comments 1 Min Read

One thing most forget is that the Windows Domain Controllers also need to be configured properly for time synchronization. It’s easy to forget as it takes quite a few months, sometimes even years for the time difference to be noticeable by humans. Software usually tends to act up once the time difference is big enough and it breaks all kinds of stuff. For example in a vCD environment where the…

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Missing disk cleanup utility in Windows Server “Fix”

Microsoft has for some reason left Disk Cleanup utility as a Desktop Experience component in the previous Windows Server 20xx editions which has made quite a few of us sad, me included. Made a quick script to make my life quite a lot easier as the files are available but not just in the right place. This simple fix will copy the disk cleanup required files to the correct location….

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WSUS 3.0 – Client machines replace previous clients in WSUS

In a virtual environment (VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V ….) it’s easy to clone VM’s back and forth, and sometimes it has some unexpected results which aren’t noticed right away. One of these issues that I noticed was with WSUS and VM’s (clients) replaced each other as soon as they talked with the WSUS server. The client machine name, ip and applied updates changed according to the client in question, but the…

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