Lets Encrypt SSL on Synology Nas

Prerequisites before starting A domain name of your own, such as cliftonsystems.co.uk . If you don’t already own one I recommend registering one. DDNS service configured. I’ll be using the Synology DDNS service as it’s free and I already use it. Create a CNAME DNS record with your registrar to forward requests to your DDNS […]

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How to install a Let’s Encrypt SSL cert on Microsoft IIS

If you’ve ever wondered how to install a Let’s Encrypt certificate on a Microsoft IIS server than this post is just for you. Let’s Encrypt has always been pretty easy to setup on a Linux box and not so much on the Windows side. Thankfully, there are now nearly a dozen different tools that make adding a […]

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Remove Floppy Disk Drive in Windows Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows server come with Client Hyper-V so you can run a supported guest operating system inside a Virtual Machine. Hyper-V is Microsoft’s native hypervisor for Windows. It was originally developed for Windows Server 2008 and then ported to Windows client OS. It has improved over time and is present in […]

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Office 365 change Update Channel

he Office 365 ProPlus update model supports 4 production channels; Monthly Channel (Targeted), Monthly Channel, Semi-annual Channel (Targeted), Semi-annual Channel. Each channel receives features updates, security and non-security updates on different release intervals. Consider a scenario where Office 365 ProPlus is installed on a machine from the Semi-Annual Channel.  Now let’s say, a new feature is introduced on the […]

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How to Configure Google Chrome via Group Policies

According to statistics, the most popular browser nowadays is Google Chrome, but its position in corporate networks is not so strong, and many administrators avoid using Google Chrome  in the AD domain network because it is quite difficult to manage and update t from central location. In this article we’ll get acquainted with the administrative templates (admx) of […]

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HYPER-V VM CONFIGURATION VERSION SUPPORTED FEATURES

Supported features The following table shows the minimum virtual machine configuration version required to use some Hyper-V features. WINDOWS SERVER WINDOWS 10 VERSION FEATURE Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 Windows 10 1507 6.2 Hot Add/Remove Memory Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 Windows 10 1507 6.2 Secure Boot for Linux VMs Windows Server 2016 […]

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DHCP on Windows Server 2016 using 169.254.xx.xx as server name

Problem: after installing a new Windows Server 2016 machine with the DHCP role enabled, adding a DHCP server used a 169.254.x.x IP address as server name. Instead of the servers hostname… Solution: do you have more than one network adapters on the server, but are not connected? Disabling the not connected network adapters solves this […]

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