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How to setup an Active Directory domain controller in VirtualBox

Verbatim copy from http://www.fixedbyvonnie.com/2015/04/how-to-setup-an-active-directory-domain-controller-in-virtualbox/#.WeXhhWf6Uxl How to setup an Active Directory domain controller in VirtualBox Posted on April 20, 2015 by vonnie — 4 Comments Over the next three days I’m going to show you how to setup Active Directory and … Continue reading

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Microsoft Update Catalog

You MUST ACCESS the Microsoft Update Catalog using Internet Explorer. This is an example how to search the Monthly Quality Rollups for Windows 2012 R2. http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=2017%20Monthly%20Quality%20Rollup%20windows%202012%20r2

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Configure Windows Update

Run as Administrator sc config wuauserv start=disabled net stop wuauserv

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Virtio drivers for VirtualBox

Virtio drivers for VirtualBox question https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/14548 User need to manually install VirtIO drivers on Windows guests using drivers from Linux-KVM.org driver download page or prebuilt driver ISO from Fedora Project in order to use VirtIO networking on Windows guests. Embedding … Continue reading

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Optimised defaults for VirtualBox VMs

Verbatim copy from https://github.com/hashicorp/vagrant/issues/2864 It seems Vagrant still uses defaut VBoxManage settings but most of them are no longer proper. I spent several hours to play around ssh connections, network and chipset settings so let me share some useful details: … Continue reading

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How to restart the Oracle VirtualBox DHCP Server

pushd C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox VBoxManage dhcpserver modify –netname “VirtualBox Host-Only Network” –disable VBoxManage.exe: error: DHCP server does not exist C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>VBoxManage.exe natnetwork list NAT Networks: Name: NatNetwork Network: 10.0.2.0/24 Gateway: 10.0.2.1 IPv6: Yes IPv6 Prefix: f Enabled: Yes Name: NatNetwork1 Network: … Continue reading

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How to repair damaged photo image file?

Bad Peggy is an open source piece of software that scans through a folder or directory of images to check for any damaged JPEGs. If it should find any loss in integrity or corruption in a file, it will display … Continue reading

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