The Network File System (NFS) client is not installed by default on Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012R2 and Windows 11/10 desktop versions. To install it, open the Server Manager and select Add Roles and Features -> Client for NFS.
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The inability to pass through a connected USB device from a Hyper-V host to a virtual machine is one of the major shortcomings of the Microsoft hypervisor. You can use the open-source project usbipd-win to solve this problem (https://github.com/dorssel/usbipd-win). The usbipd-win utility allows you to pass through (redirect USB device or key including HASP) over the network from a Windows host to any Hyper-V virtual machine, remote computer running Linux, Windows, or WSL2.
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If you try to rename an Active Directory domain controller the way you rename domain member computers/servers (by using the
sysdm.cpl console or the
Rename-Computer PowerShell cmdlet)), a warning will appear:
Domain controllers cannot be moved from one domain to another, they must first be demoted. Renaming this domain controller may cause it to become temporarily unavailable to users and computers. For information on renaming domain controllers, including alternate renaming methods, see Renaming a Domain Controller (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=177447). To continue renaming this domain controller, click OK.
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If you are installing the MSI package in silent mode (using the
/qn switch), you can set additional application installation options on the command line. Developers can add additional (hidden) installation options to MSI packages that are only configured in the GUI when the application is installed. This article shows you how to get all the command line installation options available for an MSI package on Windows.
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If you are deploying a Linux virtual machine on a Hyper-V host, you must install Linux Integration Services (LIS) in the guest operating system. Hyper-V Linux Integration Services allow the guest OS to interact with the host: send its state to the hypervisor, perform backups via VSS, correctly reboot and shutdown the Linux guest. In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at how to install Hyper-V Linux Integration Services on popular Linux distros – CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu.
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VMware Workstation and VMware Player do not have a built-in option to automatically start virtual machines when Windows boots up or when a user logs in. If you want the VM to start automatically, you must create an automated task in the Scheduler.
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In this article, we’ll look at how to automatically connect to an OpenVPN server when a user logs into Windows using a startup shortcut or using a Windows Service.
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I cannot connect to an OpenVPN server from a Windows client with the following error in the openvpn.log:
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When starting an OpenVPN server or establishing a new connection using the OpenVPN client, you may encounter an error:
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The Database Mail component is used in Microsoft SQL Server to send an SMTP notification to an administrator’s mailbox. You can enable and configure Database Mail to receive various email notifications about events on the MSSQL server.
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