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How to Install Kdenlive 18.12 on Windows

Introduction Kdenlive is a NLE (Non-Linear Editor) that was developed and used primarily on Linux systems but, has been ported to Windows and other OS’s. In the past I have covered installing Kdenlive 16 on Windows but since that time many improvements with the program and installer have changed. In this post we will cover the latest way to install Kdenlive on Windows. Getting and Installing First... read more

Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 DFSRoot to New Drives

Introduction During a recent storage refresh ran into an issue with moving storage used by a Windows Server 2008 R2 DFS server and if and how could the DFSRoot be migrated. In this post we will cover how we were able to successfully move resources. Preparation Before migrating there are several items to accomplish. Use dfsutil to export DFSRoot / namespaces Backup registry keys for DFS Mount and assign... read more

How To Find A String in a File With PowerShell

Introduction So you have a need to have PowerShell to look for a string in a file and create and entry if it doesn’t find it and do nothing if it does.  For my example I am installing an application and I need to add three lines of content, but if it exists I do not want duplicate entries created. The Code There are probably other ways to achieve the goal, but my idea was to use Get-Content and read... read more

How To Resolve PowerPath 6.1 Required KB Missing During Installation

The Issue During an upgrade to PowerPath 6.1 on Windows 2008 R2 server received an error for missing KB 2921916 and 3033929.   The first one is about Schannel and is 2014 release https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-066 The second one is a SHA-2 patch from 2015  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/3033929 The above KB patches are for SHA-2 related patches dating 2014... read more

How To Install Failover Clustering with PowerShell

Introduction In this post we will cover some more automation with PowerShell and in automating installing Failover Cluster features with PowerShell on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2. We will cover the commands available to install the features needed that can be run individually and also a simple script to install the features and log the results. So what are the features available to install... read more

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