Microsoft – Changing SID of cloned VMs

On the machine level, every computer is identified by a unique value; named Security ID or SID. SID is calculated in the process of the installation of every Windows machine. Whether the computer is part of the workgroup (or it’s just a stand-alone computer), the value of SID is not crucial. Read More …

WSUS – Upgrading to Windows 10 1903

Microsoft finally released its latest Windows 10 build 1903, now called May Update, last week, much delayed from its initial scheduled release in March after suffering a number of upgrade issues. Let’s see how to enable an internal WSUS server to download and deliver this new update to all corporate Windows clients. Read More …

SQL Server – Creating linked server in SQL Server Management Studio

In SQL Server environments the linked server functionality is commonly used to connect to another (remote) database or file (Xls, CVX) using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and access and use the remote data and objects. Read More …

Microsoft Edge – Open from Run or Command Prompt

As many (almost all) applications available on Microsoft Windows platforms can be called from Run command (as even from Command Prompt and Powershell). Users who have been experiencing issues with the Start menu or Start menu search can use the Run command to launch their favorite programs, admin tools and settings. Read More …

VMware vCenter – Enable Single Sign On (SSO)

Platform Service Controller is a new component in VMware vSphere. The PSC contains all the services that vCenter needs for its functions including Single Sign-On (SSO). This post describes how to configure AD authentication in vCenter Server. Read More …

CentOS / RHEL 7 – Regenerate UUID for Network Cards (Physical and Virtualized Environments)

Usually, when cloning VMs on virtualized systems (Hyper-V or VMware, for example) an issue could occur related to vNICs: a vNIC could be renamed and so no more the same of the old VMs (obviously). Read More …

Check mySQL and MariaDB Server Version

There are circumstances where you need to know the version of your database server, e.g., when upgrading the database or patching any known server vulnerabilities. There are a few ways to find out what the version of your MariaDB server is. Read More …

Windows 10 – Hide specific User Accounts from the Logon Screen

When you have too many people using your PC, or you want to keep an account secret, use this guide to hide user accounts from the Windows 10 sign-in screen. You can do this using Windows Registry. Read More …

Linux – Removing Apache HTTP Server

Removing Apache HTTP Server ensures that, it’s existing files or services will not create conflict when we install Apache HTTP Server from the source code. Read More …