• Nope, it's a fresh installed windows 10 home 1903 (never been in the domain).

    I have account with administrative rights.

  • Hello everyone,

    I am securing few workstations in workgroup (not in domain) and in windows firewall there is a rule called: DameWare Mini Remote Control Service GPO

    Description: This rule has been applied by the system administrator and cannot be modified.


    How can I delete this rule?

    Thanks in advance.


  • Anatoliy and Profile picture of Milos MiticMilos Mitic are now friends 10 months ago

  • Milos Mitic posted an update in the group Group logo of PowerShellPowerShell 1 year, 4 months ago

    At last, long expected modules 🙂

    During the May 2018 Community Call and a tweet a few weeks later, we mentioned that PowerShell team was spending significant time in the Windows codebase. We even demoed using the Active Directory PowerShell Module from PowerShell Core 6 during the PowerShell Community Call.
    • This is the most interesting sentence:

      After investigation, we also deferred work on certain modules that were infeasible to port to PowerShell Core given our time frame and expertise.

      This doesn’t really sound promising. I wonder if the AD module is now working or not. The blog post doesn’t really say.

  • Since I didn't have too much data I have re-created VHD-SET from the scratch (who said anything about Monk 🙂 )

    We can close this topic.

  • Hello everyone,

    I was just wondering if someone had an experience in renaming vhd set files.

    I have file share cluster on hyper-v cluster 🙂

    File share cluster is consisted of 2 nodes (which are VM) and I am successfully using VHD set on it for quorum disk and for disks which are assigned to FileServer roles.


    Few days ago I created new VHD set and when I finished everything I have noticed that I have misspelled name of disks. I removed disk from both nodes and renamed both files (.avhdx and .vhds) hoping that it is going to work.

    Unfortunately I receive error from the attach.

    When I turn back the original name everything works fine.


  • Problem is solved 🙂

    It was a bad configuration from MPLS provider.

    We realized that because show cdp neighbors on central switch was showing many other network devices that shouldn't be visible on our side. When provider fixed that everything was ok.

    Thanks for everyone’s help on this.


  • Some of the clients (not everyone) are having valid IP address, subnet mask and gateway but strange 2 DNS addresses.

    On workstations on just one site. BTW this site is the only one without good network. On all other sites we have active+passive network and on this particular site we have switch on switch, on switch, on switch 🙁

  • Hello everyone.
    I have DHCP on primary site which is connected to many other sites through MPLS (L3VPN). AD functional level is 2012R2, all 5 domain controllers are on windows server 2016.
    So, this particular DHCP is supplying couple of sites with addresses without any problems.

    Today, I've noticed a strange problem on one site.
    Some of the clients (not everyone) are having valid IP address, subnet mask and gateway but strange 2 DNS addresses.
    Interesting part is that those two DNS addresses are public DNS servers from an internet provider (which isn't providing internet to us 🙂 )
    Bad thing is that I have only 3 managed switches (cisco catalyst) on each floor of the building which are connected to dozens of unmanaged switches (d-link, planet etc.)
    Also, in some of the offices clients are using ADSL wireless routers (just to remind that they are not from the provider whose public DNS addresses we have on some of the clients). They are using wireless network adapter with IP address from ADSL + ethernet adapter with IP address from our windows 2016 server.

    Could it be that someone brought his own AP/router and plugged it in our network and causing these problems?
    All computers are in domain which has 2 authorized DHCP servers so I don't understand how this could be happening?!?

    Did anyone have a similar problem?

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Thank you for this article Michael.

    I was going to install VSCode for a long time and now I finally did it along with pwsh 🙂

    I look forward to your next post about adding more features to VSCode.

  • Just a short note: after pausing this task for a while, I decided to stay on GUI.

    Also, I finally found and installed manufacturers driver package for server 2016 which solved my problem.

    Thank you.


  • Michael, I already tried devcon. Here is useful link for downloading devcon without entire WDK.
    Unfortunately, it is the same thing as with pnputil - you need to have drivers locally.

    My assumption for installing drivers automatically is based on experience from GUI version on that same server.
    Thing that bothers me is that in GUI it can be done simply by right-click on device and update driver software.

    I will try to find drivers from the server manufacturer.

    For sure, I will let you know about final outcome.

    Thank you.

  • Hello Karim and Michael,

    Thank you for your answers but unfortunately I don't find them useful for my situation. All links you have sent are for other and older versions of windows (some for windows 7, some for windows 2008)..

    My current situation is:

    I have 131 uninstalled driver on each of my core server. I cannot install them through pnputil because I don't have drivers. As I already asked, I need a way to tell windows to install driver(s) automatically like in GUI version: right-click on device and update driver software.

    It would be nice if that can be done for all uninstalled drivers, but I would satisfy with one by one solution.

    Sorry if I wasn't precise enough about device manager. If possible, I would like to manage/control device manager from a remote server, not just to use read-only mode as stated in Michaels link. Nevertheless I tried changing a setting in GPO: Allow remote access to the Plug and Play interface to ENABLED - but without success. I still receive the same error shown in screenshot from my previous post, I suppose it is because that setting was meant for windows 2008 core.

    I must repeat that I can open and control all other options in computer management from a remote server.

    Thank you.

  • Hi Karim,

    1. GUI: What exactly do you mean by Try configuring windows?
    System updates are already configured (I applied updates successfully).
    Also, windows will install driver automatically but only after I right click on device and select update driver software
    Is there a way to tell windows to automatically try to find drivers for all devices so I don’t have to click each one of 50 devices?

    2. CORE: I don't have drivers. I want windows to retrieve them from windows update site automatically (since they exist there) 🙂
    Even if I have them, I don’t like idea installing one by one manually (there are 50 devices).

    3. CORE: As I wrote, I am using remote computer management for everything but device manager.
    Error I receive is in the screenshot, and I should mention that those two services are started.
    Are you managing remotely device manager?

    Thank you.

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