Open gpedit.msc and browse to the location /Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Internet Communication Management/Internet Communication Settings and double click “turn off access to all windows update features” and set it to disabled.
Open regedit and back up the key
Remove reg key from regedit
and delete WindowsUpdate as it may contain your administrator settings for windows update which includes a WSUS server address, this entry prevents your windows update from contacting windows update directly.
Windows Server Time Sync Configuration
The following steps can be used to configure DCs the default Windows time service hierarchy in an AD forest. The procedure will also remove any errors in the Event Viewer, if any existed.
Do not use if you are using a third party stratum service and refer to the vendor’s documentation for further instructions
Check and Document the Current Time Configuration on the PDC Emulator
Download BGInfo from HERE
Extract and Open bginfo. On the Right side of the configuration window, you can edit the content to customize the fields to appear on your system wallpaper. Once edited, click file -> Save as -> Type the name as .bgi and select location C:\BGInfo folder BGInfo folder should
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
No longer need to login every time I boot up my test server
Cisco Devices are not effected as they are running OpenSSL version 0.9.8 on the newest 9.01 IOS Software. Most Cisco Firewalls have Older IOS versions and therefore have older versions of OpenSSL.
The heartbleed bug was introduced in OpenSSL 1.0.1 and is present in
The bug is not present in 1.0.1g, nor is it present in the 1.0.0 branch nor the 0.9.8 branch of OpenSSL.
Click Start, click Run, type “regedit” in the Open box, and then click OK.
In the left pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
On the Edit menu, click “Permissions”.
In the “Permissions for Installer” dialog box, consider the “Administrators” and the “Users” in the “Group or user names” list.
Make sure that the Full Control permission is set for the “Administrators” and the “Users” group.
If this permission is not set, click to select the Full Control check box under “Allow”.
Installing first KMS Server
Below are the steps I used to install the KMS server. We determined that due to the number of client activations, and the capacity of our infrastructure we had no problems installing this server on our secondary domain controller. From here on we will call it DC1.
- On the Domain Controller we run CMD with elevation
- Type slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx where the last section is the Key from your volume licensing website.
- Open “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” via Start menu -> Administrative Tools.
- Under Inbound Rules scroll down to “Key Management Service (TCP-In)”, right click and select enable.
- Reboot the machine – note you can restart the Software Licensing service but I preferred to reboot it (seeing as the server was not in use for anything else)
best way to manually remove Exchange 2010 from an organization
Go to Primary Domain Controller
2. Open ADSIEDIT
3. Right Click on ADSIEdit and Click Connect to
4. Connect to “Default Naming Context”
5. Navigate to the following objects and Delete them.