A few days ago I restarted a virtual machine and was presented with the message. We couldn’t complete the updates Undoing changes Don’t turn off your computer Very helpful. The server just sat there for ages, apparently doing nothing. After a brief search I came across a post on the Microsoft forums that indicated an
Newer versions of Windows introduced the concept of Trigger Start services. The idea being that a specific event “triggers” the startup of a service. In the past the service would have been running, using up resources waiting for that moment when it was needed. Using this newer method means services a dormant until they are
I was setting up a new virtual machine in Hyper-V and got this error after selecting the operating system (in this case Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard) "Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms. Make sure the installation sources are valid and restart the installation." From my very brief search it looks like there
My last post talked about using RDP 8.0 for multiple monitor support. It reminded me of something useful when accessing Windows 8 and Windows 2012 Servers remotely. When you’re working remotely getting access to the start screen and the charms can be a bit “fiddly” especially over slower connections. Start screen? No where to click!
It’s safe to say I’m a multiple monitor fan. It’s a setup I’ve been using for a long time and I really notice the difference when I have to use a single screen. (I use three in the office and two at home) Working remotely though can have an impact on this. Up until the
Just wanted to raise a bit of awareness for a rather excellent script put together by UK based SBS MVP Robert Pearman. It’s quite likely a lot of people may not fully digest his post at first glance as it talks about scripting and PowerShell. Not always the most interesting subject for people who work