Category Archives: windows

How to Install Server 2019

This tutorial will show you how to install Windows server 2019. In this tutorial we use Virtual box but if you are installing it on to a physical machine the process will be much the same.

Step 1

Download Windows Server 2019 from here:

https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/17763.1.180914-1434.rs5_release_SERVER_EVAL_x64FRE_en-us.iso

Step 2

If using virtual box:

  • Click New
  • Enter a name for your machine.
  • For Type select Microsoft Windows
  • For Version select other.
  • For Memory give 2GB minimum.
  • The click create.

Step 3

In the following screen click next.

Step 4

Right click your machine and click settings.

Step 5

  • Click storage
  • Click the cd symbol on the right hand side of the screen.

  • Navigate to where you downloaded you server 2019 iso and click ok.

Step 6

  • Click you machine name
  • Then click start.

Step 7

When your machine boots select your language and click next.

Step 8

Click install now.

Step 9

In the next screen select – Windows Server 2019 Standard Evaluation (Desktop Experience) or a different version if you wish to use this one. Then click next.

Step 10

Read and accept the licence and then click next.

Step 11

Click custom: install windows only

Step 12 

Click unallocated space and then click next.

Step 13

Server 2019 will now begin to install

Step 14

When the install is complete you will be asked to enter a password for the administrator account – do so and then click finish.

Step 15

You will then be greeted by the login screen and you have successfully installed server 2019.

A full video tutorial can be found here:

How to change the hostname on windows server 2016

Windows Server 2016 is a server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to change the hostname on windows server 2016.

Step One.

Click the start menu and then click Server Manager.

Step Two.

Click local server and then your computer name.

Step Three

Click Change

Step Four

Enter a computer name and then click OK

Step Five

Click OK


Step Six

Restart your computer and when the server restarts you will see that your hostname will be changed.

A full video tutorial can be found here:

How to enable RDP on Windows server 2016

By default Windows Server 2016 disables Remote Desktop Connections (RDP) to the server. If you wish to RDP to the server you will need to enable it first. This tutorial will show you how to enable RDP on windows server 2016.

Step 1 

Click the start button and then Server Manager.

Step 2

Then click on Local server and where it says Remote Desktop click on the Disabled.

Step 3

Click to Allow remote connections to the computer and then click Apply and OK.

You will now be able to RDP into your server. A full video tutorial can be found here:

How to Install Server 2016 in Virtualbox

Windows Server 2016 is a server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10.

This tutorial will should you how to install windows server 2016 in virtual box.

Step 1

First you will need to download the windows server 2016 trail, which is available from Microsoft:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/windows-server-trial

Step 2

Open VirtualBox and click New

Step 3

Fill out the following values:

  • Name: Windows server 2016
  • Type: Microsoft Windows
  • Version Windows 2016 (64-bit)
  • Memory size, leave at 2018 (minimum)
  • Create a virtual hard drive and click create.

Step 4

Leave the defaults and click create.

Step 5

Now right click on the virtual machine and click settings.

Step 6

Click storage, then empty and then click the cd symbol

Step 7

Navigate to where you downloaded your windows server disk and click open

Step 8

Click ok

Step 9

Click your VM and click start

Step 10

Select your language, Time and input and click next.

Step 11

Click Install Now

Step 12

Select I will activate later.

Step 13

Select Windows Server 2016 Standard (Desktop Experience) and click next.

Step 14

Accept the license agreement and click next.

Step 15

Click Custom Install Windows only

Step 16

Click Next, windows will now install.

Step 17

Once windows reboots, enter an administrator password and click Finish.

You have no install windows server 2016 in virtualbox.

A full video tutorial can be found here:

How to Trust a Certificate on Windows

If you have generated a self signed certificate on windows you may want to trust that certificate to avoid getting certificate warnings when you navigate to your URL in internet explorer or chrome. It is important to note that you should only trust a certificate if you are 100% sure of it’s origin.

Step 1

Open internet explorer as an adminsitror.

Step 2

Navigate to the URL where your self signed cert is, in our case https://localhost.

Step 3

When prompted remove click to continue to the website

Step 4

Click where it says “Certificate Error” and then view certificate.

Step 5

Click install certificate

Step 6

In the screen that appears select local machine and next

Step 7

Select “place all certificates in the following store” and click browse.

Step 8

Select Trusted Root Certificate Authorities and click ok

Step 9

Then click ok, next and finish.

Step 10

Restart internet explorer.

Step 11

Navigate to your website again, the certificate will now be trusted.

A full video tutorial can be found here:

How to create a drop down menu in Excel

This short tutorial will show you how to create a drop down menu in Excel. The Drop down menu will allow you to ensure that only the correct data gets entered into a field.

In this example we want to ensure that the end user can only enter the following information into a selection of cells

  1. On Time
  2. Late
  3. Early
  4. Cancelled.

Step 1

Enter the the options for your drop down menu in cells in your workbook. in Our case we entered them in column M.

Step 2 

Now highlight the cells you want to have the drop down menu in and click Data.

Step 3

Click data Validation and data validation again

Step 4

In the box that appears select List

Step 5

Click into the Source menu box and then highlight the values that you want to be in your drop down menu, in our case M2 to M5. Then click ok

Step 6

Your Drop down options should now appear:

A full video tutorial ca be found here:

Install God Mode On Windows

“The Windows Master Control Panel shortcut, labeled All Tasks and also called Windows God Mode by bloggers and All Tasks folder by at least one Microsoft developer,[1] is a short-cut to access various control settings in Windows Vista and later operating systems, including Windows 10”

You first need to create a new folder:

 

You then need to name it exactly with this line:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

 

 

Hit enter, the icon now changes to god mode.

If you double click into it you see a full list of admin settings:

if you are on windows 10 and god mode is not working please ensure that you have GodMode. in front of the first { and that you are running as an admin account Once this is done, you will then be able to access god mode in windows.

 

A full video tutorial can be found here:

How to edit the hosts file on Windows Server 2016

Hi there,

The computer file hosts is an operating system file that maps hostnames to IP addresses. You can edit the hosts file in Windows Server 2016 to manually point a host name to an IP address.

Step 1 

Navigate to:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\

Step 2 

Edit the hosts file in a text editor of your choice. Add the ip address of the machine you want to reach press tab and then enter the name you’d like it to be reachable over.

Save and exit the file.

You will now be able to navigateto that machine via the name you set in the hosts file.

A full video tutorial can be found here:

How to Install VirtualBox guest additions on Windows

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This short tutorial will shows you how to install VirtualBox guest additions on Windows. Guest additions consist of device drivers and system applications that optimize the guest operating system for better performance and usability.

In this tutorial we are using windows server 2016, however this guide should work on most versions of Windows.

First click on Devices and then click insert Guest Additions CD Image

Next navigate to Computer / this PC

Now double click on VirtualBox Guest Additions

We then clicked on the VBoxWindowsAdditions-amd64 (if you are running a 32bit system you can select the 32 bit version)

Then simply step through the wizard to complete the installation.

When prompted reboot the system when it is fully rebooted you will have guest additions installed.

A full video tutorial can be found here:

How to Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration in Windows Server 2016

Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) is designed to protect a server from dangerous websites capable to infect system with malware. However it is extremely restrictive and can make many tasks extremely tedious. You can disable it by following the below steps.

Click the start menu and search for server manager

Click on the server manager to open it.

When it opens click on Local Server.

Click on beside IE Enhanced Security Configuration.

In the screen that appears select Off for Administrators and Users. and click OK.

 

 

Restart Internet explorer for your changes to take affect.

A full video tutorial can be found here: