Tag Archives: Group Policy

How to deploy Java (JRE)

Download offline installers: http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp Start the exe In explorer, navigate to: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\ Grab a copy of the .cab and .msi Cancel the install Download this .mst (The .mst will agree to licence, disable updates etc) Deploy using your system of choice such as Group Policy or SCCM, making sure to apply the .mst

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Manage 2008 from 2012 Server Manager

NB. Don’t install this on Exchange or SharePoint servers – see comment from Chris below One of the biggest improvements to Windows Server 2012 is the (almost) all encompassing Server Manager. From any 2012 server you can now manage any other 2012 server through WinRM – but if you add a 2008 or 2008 R2 server to Server Manager, you will get a manageability warning of “Online – Verify WinRM 3.0 service is installed, running, and required firewall ports are open“. To get this working, there are 3 main steps to perform: Install Windows Management Framework 3.0 Allow remote server management through WinRM (preferred method is via Group Policy) Create firewall rules 1. Install Windows Management Framework 3.0 Go and get the appropriate .msu from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34595 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 WINDOWS6.1-KB2506143-x64.MSU Windows Server 2008 SP2 64-bit versions: WINDOWS6.0-KB2506146-x64.MSU 32-bit versions: WINDOWS6.0-KB2506146-x86.MSU As you can see, there are some slight caveats. 2008 … Continue reading

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