October Windows Update Renders VMWare 2012 R2 Server Unbootable

Windows 2012 R2 Server was unbootable after applying October 2021 Windows Updates. Go into Edit Settings on VM and switch the Windows boot disk to SCSI Controller 0 (it was on 1 which was the paravirtual.)   Force VM to boot into EFI Boot - verify it sees the disk nowTry to reboot normally - no … Continue reading October Windows Update Renders VMWare 2012 R2 Server Unbootable


Active Directory Based Activation

I got to delve into Active Directory Based Activation today and found that the documentation was a bit confusing.  I had to review articles from different sources to sort it all out so here's my summary for implementing this: You can install this on a member server by downloading the latest Windows Deployment Kit from … Continue reading Active Directory Based Activation

WSUS Clients Error 80072ee2

Ran into an issue on a heavily used 2008 R2 server where the majority of the clients were unable to download updates and were exhibiting this error in their windowsupdate.log. Down near the bottom of this page it talks about increasing the memory allocated to the IIS App Pool:   http://blog.scottbreen.tech/2016/01/21/windows-update-error-80072ee2-wsus/ This page tells you how … Continue reading WSUS Clients Error 80072ee2