Tag: Windows 8

Use PowerShell to Determine When Your DHCP Lease Expires

This blog post applies to only Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Want to know how much time there is until your current DHCP leases expire? I have 23 hours, 47 minutes, and 46 seconds until my current DHCP lease expires on one of my network interfaces and 22 seconds more than that left on the other one. Want to know the exact date and time of when they expire? I haven't added any error handling to these scripts so if Read more [...]

Use PowerShell to Check for Processor (CPU) Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) Support

The hardware requirements for using Hyper-V to run virtual machines on a Windows 8 client states that a 64-bit system that has a processor (CPU) that supports Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) is required. A minimum of 4GB of RAM is also required. How do I know if my Processor (CPU) supports Second Level Address Translation? You could do like most blogs on the Internet state and use Coreinfo: You have two additional choices if you already have Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 Installed. #1 Read more [...]

The Mount Option for ISO’s is MIA after installing a Third Party CD/DVD Application on Windows 8

There's no longer a mount option for ISO's after installing a third party CD/DVD burning application such as ImgBurn on Windows 8. The Mount option is MIA (missing in action): There's no reason to panic or resort to a system restore to resolve this issue. Simply click "Choose default program" as shown in the previous image and select "Windows Explorer": The "Mount" option will then be available when right clicking on an ISO image: µ Read more [...]

How to Unmount an ISO file in Windows 8

Prior to Windows 8, I used a program called Virtual CloneDrive to mount ISO's. Once the ISO was mounted, it could easily be unmounted by selecting the "Unmount" option: ISO's can natively be mounted in Windows 8, but there's no "Unmount" option. To unmount an ISO, right click on the drive letter of the mounted ISO and select "Eject": While writting this blog, I also discovered that "Eject" is an option with Virtual CloneDrive as shown in the first image that can be used to unmount an ISO. µ Read more [...]

How to Install the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on Windows 8 RTM

There's good news and bad news. The bad news is based on what I've read on the Internet, the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 RTM won't be available until next month, although that makes sense because Windows Server 2012 won't be available until next month either. So what do I use in the mean time? The good news is that it's possible to install the RSAT for Windows 8 Release Preview on Windows 8 RTM if you can't wait. Say what? I already tried that and got an error. There's a Read more [...]

How to Activate Windows 8 RTM Enterprise Edition

If you installed Windows 8 RTM Professional, you were prompted for a license key before it would even get started with the installation, but if you installed Windows 8 RTM Enterprise Edition, it didn't even prompt for a license key during the installation process. Going to "Windows Activation" in control panel, shows "Error Code 0x8007232B DNS name does not exist." in the Activation details section: I couldn't find a place to enter a license key so they're probably assuming you have a Key Read more [...]

How to Install the Exchange 2010 Management Tools on Windows 8 RTM

This is definitely unsupported so be sure to read the disclaimer on the right side of this blog before continuing. Read this blog article completely before attempting this process. You've just reloaded your work computer with Windows 8 RTM that you downloaded from MSDN or TechNet and you need to install the Exchange Server 2010 Management Tools so you can manage your Exchange server without having to log into it whether it be with the GUI or with PowerShell. In this example, I run setup.exe Read more [...]

Error 0x800F0906 When Trying To Add .NET Framework 3.5 to Windows 8 RTM

The Windows 8 RTM was released yesterday to TechNet subscribers and this morning I decided to start the day off by reloading my business computer. I've been running the Release Preview on a netbook and on some VM's without issue. Everything seemed to go well until I tried to load several applications that required the .NET Framework 3.5. Each of them failed to install stating they were unable to add the .NET framework so I decided to install it manually. Here's the process I used to try to install Read more [...]

Want a Start Menu in Windows 8 Release Preview?

The registry hack from the Customer Preview version no longer exists so I tried a few third party products and settled on the free "Classic Shell" program: I only chose to install the "Classic Start Menu" portion: Now I have a start menu in Windows 8 Release Preview: This doesn't remove or replace any of the Metro interface capabilties. You can still move the mouse to the very lower left hand corner of the screen and switch to Metro: µ Read more [...]

No Soup, I Mean No PowerShell -Version 2 For You Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Be sure to start off by reading my previous blog article titled "Error When Running PowerShell -Version 2 on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012" if you have not previously read it since attempting to run PowerShell in version 2 mode generates an error on a default installation of Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. In PowerShell version 3, you can access PowerShell version 2 by running "PowerShell.exe -Version 2" (or "powershell -v 2"): Windows 8 Release Preview The PowerShell version 2 Read more [...]

Error When Running PowerShell -Version 2 on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Windows 8 Release Preview On a fresh installation of the Windows 8 Release Preview, when attempting to run PowerShell.exe -Version 2, you'll receive the following error: "Version v2.0.50727 of the .NET Framework is not installed and it is required to run version 2 of Windows PowerShell." The following error message is generated if you attempt to run the same command from the PowerShell ISE: "powershell : V e r s i o n v 2 . 0 . 5 0 7 2 7 o f t h e . N E T F r a m e w o r k i s Read more [...]