Active Directory group policies, also called Group Policy Object (GPO), are one of my core topics. I have a lot to do with this in various projects and as a Microsoft trainer. As a result, I have accumulated a number of templates and links. This link collection should make your search a little easier. Only templates of the respective manufacturers or projects are listed here. I have deliberately avoided third-party guidelines.
Key Management Service (KMS) Client Serial Numbers [Updated 2023]
The KMS Client serial numbers help you only if you have a KMS Server or use Active Directory based activation. Read more about KMS in our article KMS Overview. This may not yet be translated.
Looking for regular serial numbers for Windows 10, Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 2016? The affiliate links will lead you to Amazon 😉
Update: Now with Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Office 2016
Update 2: Now with Windows 10 LTSB 2019, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server SAC, Office 2019
Update 3: Now with Windows Server 2022
Update 4: Now with Windows 11 and Office 2021
Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) Reporting on Windows Server 2022
This article is about installing the reporting function of Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) on Windows Server 2022. The Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) reporting function is mainly needed when it comes to detailed views, for example for individual updates and their status for the different computers and distribution rings or computer groups. I use … Read more
The Windows SID – and an old problem
Problems with the same Windows SID have been around for a long time, be it with KMS, WSUS or in support cases. I will show you how to check this.
Set Windows target release
Especially in test environments, you often need an older release of Windows 10, but how can you set Windows to a target release? Many companies are currently still using Windows 10 1909, and the Enterprise Edition is still supported until 11.05.2022. Unfortunately, I can only defer the feature upgrade in Windows 10 for 365 days. This means that a newly installed Windows 10 1909 updates to 20H2.
SSTP VPN with Let’s Encrypt certificates
SSTP requires an SSL certificate accepted by the client. If you have an internal certificate authority, you can use this. The only thing that must be ensured is that the client can also reach the blacklist on the Internet. Many fail with this requirement. So why not use another certificate, for example a free one from Let’s encrypt.
VPN Server with Windows Server 2022 (RAS)
In this article we will show you how to install and set up a VPN server with Windows Server 2022. We will go through the setup step by step.
This article is based on the article VPN Server with Windows Server 2019 (RAS) and has been updated for Windows Server 2022.
Windows 11 life cycle and other changes for companies
Windows 11 is looming on the horizon and many are wondering where the journey will take them. In this article I will look at the changes to the life cycle / WaaS (Windows as a Service) and the changes for businesses.
New lifecycle information on Windows 11 and Office 2021
Now that Windows 11 is officially available, the support dates are also known. Therefore, I have extended the life-cycle diagrams to include Windows 11 and Microsoft Office 2021.
Windows 11 Installation – First Look
In this article I show the manual Windows 11 installation and the first insights. The version used is from the Beta Channel, the Windows 11 Enterprise 21H2 (OS Build 22000.194) version. Since Windows 11 is already installed on my test hardware via in-place upgrade, I use a Hyper-V VM for this. It is absolutely necessary to use a VM of the 2nd generation. SecureBoot and the TPM must also be activated in the VM, otherwise the installation will fail.