Error: ‘NanoServerPackage’ cannot be installed because the catalog signature in ‘NanoServerPackage.cat’ does not match the hash

Error: ‘NanoServerPackage’ cannot be installed because the catalog signature in ‘NanoServerPackage.cat’ does not match the hash

After a Nano Server has been installed, you can manage the server roles and features by using the PackageManagement provider. To install the provider, run the Install-PackageProvider NanoServerPackage command. But by running this command you can encounter this error as below. To resolve this issue Microsoft suggests to reboot the machine but in the case, it does not work you can use these commands as a workaround.

After you have the package provider installed, you can use the following PowerShell…

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How To Change The Name of Your Azure Subscription

How To Change The Name of Your Azure Subscription

When you begin to have multiple subscriptions based on Pay-As-You-Go offer, it becomes a nightmare to manage it in Azure portal because by default they all have the same name. In order to change the name of your subscriptions and reflect why there are used for, connect to your Azure portal and go to subscriptions menu. Select the subscription you want to modify and click on Manage. It will automatically redirect you to your Windows Azure subscriptions management page (you can…

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Enable Deduplication on Windows 10

Enable Deduplication on Windows 10

Any build (based on 16237.1001) The following package is compatible with any W10 build starting from 10240 (and x64 bit system). This package is different from the others as we cannot simply use DISM. This version is based on work of members of mydigitallife.info forum and adapted by me with 16237.1001 source files. You can find instructions and credits in the readme.txt file and download the package here. Build 16237.1001 Based on Windows Server 2016 insider build, I created the…

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Enable Proxy as a default setting in SCOM 2016

Enable Proxy as a default setting in SCOM 2016

As you may know, the default setting for new SCOM agents is that proxy is disabled. You can enable this agent by agent in the console, or even use script automation. But as more and more management packs require this capability to be enabled (e.g. Active Directory, SharePoint, Clustering, etc.), it makes really more sense to just enable this by default. In order to achieve this, just connect to a SCOM Management Server and run these PowerShell commands.

If…

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Install SCOM 2016 PowerShell Modules without SCOM Console

Install SCOM 2016 PowerShell Modules without SCOM Console

If you work with SCOM and custom management packs, you are most likely using SCOM PowerShell modules. By default, these modules are installed with the console using SCOM setup. But one of my customers needed to install these modules on a Gateway Server installed on a Windows Server 2016 Core running custom PowerShell rules. In order to install SCOM 2016 PowerShell Modules on a Windows Server or even on a Windows Client without having to install SCOM console and its…

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Manage Virtual Machines Using Windows PowerShell Direct

Manage Virtual Machines Using Windows PowerShell Direct

Coming with Windows Server 2016, PowerShell Direct is a new feature which gives you a way to run Windows PowerShell commands in a VM from the host. Windows PowerShell Direct runs between the host and the VM. This means it doesn’t require networking or firewall requirements, and it works regardless of your remote management configuration. Windows PowerShell Direct works much like remote Windows PowerShell except that you do not need network connectivity. To connect to the VM from a host,…

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Delegate Virtual Machine Management in Hyper-V

Delegate Virtual Machine Management in Hyper-V

The most simple and effective method of enabling others to manage Hyper-V and virtual machines is to add them to the Hyper-V Administrators local security group for each of the Hyper-V hosts to which you plan to delegate management. However, this might not be the most secure method because doing so gives the new administrators permissions to change virtual switch and host settings in addition to VMs. To delegate access to individual VMs, you need to modify the Hyper-V Authorization…

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Deploying VMware Veeam MP for SCOM

Deploying VMware Veeam MP for SCOM

This article covers the installation of the SCOM Veeam MP for VMware (version 8). If you are not aware, the Veeam Management Pack for System Center provides integration, monitoring, advanced reporting, and detailed topology features for virtualized systems and their hosts, and the associated network and storage fabric. This allows the virtual environment to be integrated into multiple System Center components, including System Center Operations Manager, Orchestrator, Virtual Machine Manager and Service Manager. At this time, the Veeam MP for…

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Automatic and Manual Resource Pool Membership in SCOM

Automatic and Manual Resource Pool Membership in SCOM

One of the new features in System Center 2012 – Operations Manager was the Resource Pool. A resource pool is a collection of management servers and/or gateway servers used to distribute work amongst themselves and take over work from a failed member. And by default, there are three resource pools. AD Assignment Resource Pool All Management Servers Resource Pool Notifications Resource Pool But from experience, Gateways and Management Servers should not be mixed in pools. Besides, in some situations, you will…

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Installing a Two Tier PKI Hierarchy in Windows Server 2016 – Part 3

Installing a Two Tier PKI Hierarchy in Windows Server 2016 – Part 3

To finish this series, in this article we will configure DNS records and the website which will host AIA and CDP locations. In the end, we will have a fully operational Two Tier PKI Hierarchy in Windows Server 2016 You can retrieve the other articles of this series following these links: Installing a Two Tier PKI Hierarchy in Windows Server 2016 – Part 1 Installing a Two Tier PKI Hierarchy in Windows Server 2016 – Part 2 You can obviously adapt theses…

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