When we buy a new Laptop, we usually get good battery life out of it. But after 2 or more years you will notice that your laptop’s battery life is getting shorter and shorter even though you have charged your laptop’s battery to Full Charge. It is normal for the battery’s capacity to diminish over time but the speed of this degradation depends on if you took proper care of the battery or not. In today’s post, I will recommend you a application that will show the Designed Capacity of your Battery and also show the Capacity it has left.
In today’s post, I will show you how to create a Mac OS High Sierra ISO file. It is useful to have around if you do not want to re-download the Mac OS High Sierra installer from the internet again in order to re-install the Operating System.
In today’s post, I will show you how to import VMWare VCSA(VCenter Server Applicance) 6.5 into VMWare Workstation 14 Pro. With VMWare releasing Workstation 14 Pro, it is now possible to import the VCSA with ease. In previous versions of VMWare Workstation, it was possible to import but required some editing of the VMX files to ensure that it started up properly. But in VMWare Workstation 14 Pro, this is all taken care of when importing it.
In today’s post, I will show you the process on promoting a Windows Server 2016 Server Core that is Domain Joined to be a Domain Controller in an Existing Active Directory Forest. As mentioned before, using Server Core means less resources used and a smaller attack surface on your server.
In today’s post, I will show you how to create your first Active Directory Forest and Domain Controller on Windows Server 2016 Server Core. The advantages of using Server Core is less overhead, lower resource usage, and lower attack surface.
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When doing a Fresh Installation of Windows 7 SP1, you might run into the issue of running Windows Updates in order to get your Windows 7 SP1 installation up to speed with the latest patches. You will notice that Checking Windows Updates can take hours or never complete. Another thing you can notice is that the Windows Update Service will consistently use around 50% CPU usage this whole time. The following is the way to fix this issue in order to be able to quickly patch your Windows 7 SP1 Installation.
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Microsoft has recently released Windows 10 which if you have Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1, you are eligible for this upgrade (Except for folks running Enterprise Editions). But what if after the upgrade, you wanted to do a clean install of Windows 10 instead of merely using the built in reset feature? I will show you what you need to do in order to create a Windows 10 ISO/USB Installation Media for a Clean install.
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This post is an update to the previous post “Running MS Hyper-V in VMWare Workstation 10” that I did a while back. In VMWare Workstation 11, the steps are different to achieve this.
When you try to install the Hyper-V Role in Windows Server 2012 R2 VMWare Workstation VM, you will see the following error below.
The following is what you can do in order to run Hyper-V in a VMWare Workstation VM.
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Power Settings on an Operating System can have different effects on system performance. If you want to use less energy and allow your Laptop to run longer then you would set your Power Settings to save power at the cost of performance. In most cases on a PC or Server, you do not want to have any power savings as you want the max performance you can get out of a system. Power Options are sometimes not set properly after setting up a new Operating System Installation or is overlooked when troubleshooting performance issues. You may have a high end CPU with many cores but for some reason even under light load, the CPU usage is over 50%. In this post I will mainly be looking at the Windows Operating System when it comes to Power Settings and things to look for to make sure that your System is running at it’s peak performance.
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With VMWare recently releasing VSphere 6 products, I will show you how to install VMWare VCenter 6 on Windows Server 2012 R2 using MS SQL Server 2014 as the backend Database. As similar to my VCenter 5.5 Update 2 install guide, please read the Prerequisites section first before beginning! The installation is split into 3 sections. The 1st section is getting the SQL Server Prepared, the 2nd Section is getting the VCenter Server Prepared, and the 3rd Section being the VCenter Installation itself. Please note that this installation may not be Best Practice as this is just a guide to quickly get VCenter Running.
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