Category: Windows Server

Scripting Windows Windows Server

PowerShell Script to Check Symantec Endpoint Protection Definition Updates

Reading Time: 2 minutes Symantec Endpoint Protection has quite a hold on the Anti-Virus market share. Many have environments where it’s used, and may not be the administrators or even able to view data from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. In light of that, I’ve written a PowerShell script to check the last update time for SEP definitions that […]

Matt Hansen 
Cloud System Center Virtualization Windows Windows Server

SCVMM Error 2912 “The configuration registry database is corrupt (0x800703F1)”

Reading Time: < 1 minute I recently spun up a new SCVMM environment, created my first VM, and attempted to create a template only to be faced with a job error. Error (2912) An internal error has occurred trying to contact the Host01 server: : . WinRM: URL: [http://Host01.lab.local:5985], Verb: [INVOKE], Method: [LoadSubkey], Resource: [\Users\SVC_VMM\AppData\Local\Temp\tmp6AB5.tmp] The configuration registry database is […]

Matt Hansen 
System Center Windows Server

SCCM 2012 R2 Reinstall Fails – Configuration Manager Requires a Dedicated SQL Server Instance

Reading Time: < 1 minute Recently I had to reinstall an SCCM 2012 R2 instance, and came across a strange error when I ran the Prerequisite Check. Dedicated SQL Server instance: Configuration Manager requires a dedicated SQL Server instance to host the site database. You selected the SQL Server instance that site hosts the Configuration Manager database for another site. […]

Matt Hansen 
Windows Windows Server

Disable Windows Firewall With PowerShell

Reading Time: < 1 minute Welcome all, to the age of the gui-less windows server. As more and more people spin up labs with command-line only boxes, this command can be helpful. Remember to only turn off your firewall in lab environments where you know you’re not exposing  yourself to additional risk. Set-NetFirewallProfile -Profile Domain,Public,Private -Enabled False   To do […]

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