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Installing WordPress on Windows Server 2012

Posted by in Windows Server

Note: Article updated to reflect changes as of February 2016 Installing WordPress on Windows Servers have been a challenge for me in the past. Mostly because of my ignorance to web development and the pre-requisites such as PHP and MySQL. Pre-requisites especially because I didn’t know where to get it, how to install it and ofcourse searching the web always gave me an answer, it was never simple or easy. Easy compared to what Microsoft Web Platform Installer has to offer. Web PI was an accidental discovery on my part…read more


Error: 0x800f0906 Adding GUI features on Windows Server 2012 Core

Posted by in PowerShell, Windows Server

I have always preferred to have least amount of overhead possible when running Server workloads. For the same reason my Hyper-V lab infrastructure is configured to run Windows Server 2012 Core. There are times however, when you may want to have GUI. So I set out to configure one of my servers from Core to minimal GUI. Knowing the cmdlets and options I assumed it would be as simple as running: Add-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra –Restart Murphy never fails to surprise. I got this error instead: Add-WindowsFeature : The request to add…read more


VAMT unable to connect to wmi service on remote machine

Posted by in Firewall, PowerShell, Windows Server

If you are Microsoft’s volume license customer or an MSDN subscriber, the question of tracking usage of your volume license activation may have surfaced. You may already know what Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) is. If you aren’t, you can read more about it here.   Since I often build and rebuild my lab VMs, I keep track of my licenses using VAMT 3.0. Today, I built a new physical server that is going to be a Hyper-V host within my lab infrastructure. I chose to build it with minimal…read more