Friday, December 2, 2016

Windows 10 Insider Preview (Creators Update) Build 14977 for Mobile released on Fast Ring

 

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The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14977 is coming to my Nokia Lumia 636, it seems to be the first time insider preview in fast rings release to Mobile/Phone only.... (The PC build did not come with the mobile)

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Upgrade Virtualbox from 5.1.8 to 5.1.10 on Elementary OS 0.4

1. Download the "virtualbox-5.1_5.1.10-112026-Ubuntu-xenial_amd64.deb" to the folder "Downloads"

2. cd /home/<username>/Downloads/

3. sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-5.1_5.1.10-112026-Ubuntu-xenial_amd64.deb

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Done

It will upgrade the VirtualBox to 5.1.10 and also keep all VM and configuration

(Remark: Make a backup before upgrade is recommended)

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Reference:

http://www.arthurtoday.com/2009/12/ubuntu-deb.html

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How to find the OS build version number in Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB (10240)?

You may find that the "winver" did not able to find the build version number in Windows 10 LTSB 2015 (10240), it will show (Build 10240), you cannot find the full OS Build version like 10240.1xxxx which is you able to find in the other Windows 10 Edition like Home and Pro.

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There are alternative way to find the full OS Build version number:

 

Run a command in command prompt:

reg.exe query "HKLM\software\Microsoft\Windows NT\currentversion" /v BuildLabEx

 

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This example will show you the full OS build version is 10240.17184

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

How to apply Windows hotfix, patch... on a Windows without connect to network which is running on VMware ESXi?

Section 1 – To allow copy and paste text between administrator computer and VM via vSphere client

1.       Poweroff the Windows Server (VM)

2.       Change the following configuration parameters to allow copy and paste “text” via vSphere client

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Section 2 – Use MBSA standalone to check a MS server for patch status and also transfer file between administrator computer and VM via vSphere client by mount the ISO file

3.       Download “Folder2Iso” (http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Images-Utils/Folder2ISO.shtml)

4.       Download MBSA 2.3 and related files:

           a. Download Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.3 (for IT Professionals) - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7558&tduid=(4c7cdc0dd0c55c8a10d5e21f1173f9a1)(256380)(2459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-Vt9plCUUmDbMRMjz_kd1Lg)()

           b. Download Security update catalog (wsusscn2.cab) from : go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=76054

Remark: You need to keep using the latest one before run the offline scan

           c. Windows Update Redistribution Catalogue (wuredist.cab) located at http://update.microsoft.com/redist/wuredist.cab

5.       Use Folder2Iso to convert those MBSA 2.3 files into ISO

6.       Power on the Windows Server (VM)

7.       Mount the ISO via vSphere client  

8.       Copy file from virtual CD to the server and install MBSA 2.3

9.       After the installation of MBSA complete, copy the wsusscn2.cab and wuredist.cab to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2”

And then, go to command promote to run:

MBSACLI /xmlout /catalog “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2\wsusscn2.cab” /unicode >updates.xml

10.   Open the “updates.xml” by notepad and copy all text inside

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Remark: You need to make sure all line being copied. Since the line and content in the files (updates.xml) may over the limit of VMware vSphere client able to copy, you need to check your result in file size very carefully. (I copy all text by separate the file into different parts – I did not copy all line in one time)

11.   Paste all text into a file which is on your machine and rename it to “updates.xml”

12.   Download the “Getupdate.ps1” from https://deploywindows.info/2015/01/22/automate-mbsa-scan-and-download-missing-patches/ or

https://powershell.org/forums/topic/script-to-automate-mbsa-scan-and-download-missing-patches/

Modify the line 31, to remove the “#” and save the file to “Getupdate.ps1”

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Copy the Run the “updates.xml” and “Getupdate.ps1” into the C:\temp and run the “Getupdate.ps1” under PowerShell to download all necessary hotfix, patch….

Remark: If you running the download from Windows 7 machine, you will need to upgrade your PowerShell verison 5 (By download and install Windows Management Framework 5.0 - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50395)

13.   Use Folder2Iso to convert those hotfix, patch files into ISO file

14.   Mount the ISO via vSphere client

15. Copy all files to C:\temp

16.  Install those hotfix by run the “_install.bat”

Remark: If you are using Windows Server 2012 R2, you will need to do the following change of the “_install.bat”

Change "start /wait pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:" to "dism /online /Add-Package /PackagPath:C:\temp\"

Change "nostart" to "norestart"

Remove "/l:%SystemRoot%\Temp\*****.log"

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17. You can go to “Programs and Features” – View installed updates to verify those hotfix, patch being installed:

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18. Reboot the Server

19. Run the MBSA scan again until no missing patch have been found

Reference:

http://clintboessen.blogspot.hk/2009/11/perform-offline-mbsa-scan.html

http://www.breaknenter.org/2011/02/how-to-use-mbsa-standalone-to-check-a-ms-server-for-patch-status/

http://arnavsharma.net/windows-clients/understanding-mbsa-23-microsoft-baseline-security-analyzer

https://deploywindows.info/2015/01/22/automate-mbsa-scan-and-download-missing-patches/

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askcore/2011/02/15/how-to-use-dism-to-install-a-hotfix-from-within-windows/ Print Friendly and PDF
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Windows 10 cannot get IP address from DHCP

A Windows 10 laptop cannot get IP address from DHCP via Wired Network and Wireless Network.

It keep show the DNS is 150.210.1.2 and you cannot find this IP address setting in the GUI

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Solution:

1. Run

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
2. Reboot the machine
 
For more detail:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/299357
 
 
 
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Windows 10 Insider Preview (Creators Update) Build 14971 for PC released on Fast Ring

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#Take the lead

#Do cool things

#Do great things

#LIFE IS LIKE SUSHI

#dream again

#change destiny

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Windows 10 Insider Preview (Creators Update) Build 14965 for PC and Mobile released on Fast Ring

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If you join the Windows 10's November 2016 Bug Bash with Insiders, you should already install this release today......

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