The installation of this package failed

When we tried to install the Microsoft Access Database Engine and Office 2007 System Driver on a Windows Server 2016 an error message popped up immediately: The installation of this package failed When we ran the installation with the logging option, we have found a message at the bottom of the file: Will create the […]

Invoke-WebRequest : The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel.

Older PowerShell versions do not use TLS1.2 as the default version during the SSL handshake. When the API requires TLS1.2 the rrror message appears:  Invoke-WebRequest : The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel.  To force PowerShell to use TLS1.2 during the SSL handshake, issue this command before executing the Invoke-Webrequest

Computer failed to join domain from its current workgroup ‘WORKGROUP’ with following error message: The system cannot open the device or file specified.

When you use PowerShell to join a Windows server to the domain make sure the -OUPath is correct. Computer failed to join domain from its current workgroup ‘WORKGROUP’ with following error message: The system cannot open the device or file specified. In this case we wanted to place the joined computers in the Computers folder, […]

Computer ‘…’ failed to join domain. The value provided as the current password is incorrect.

Computer ‘…’ failed to join domain ‘…’ from its current workgroup ‘WORKGROUP’ with following error message: Unable to update the password. The value provided as the current password is incorrect. If you can join the computer to a domain using the UI, but the PowerShell script fails with the error message above, make sure you […]

Using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

Sharing files between Windows Subsystem for Linux and Windows Access the Windows files from Linux Start WSL In the terminal navigate to the /mnt directory The drives are mounted to sub-directories Access the Linux files from Windows Start the WSL application in Windows 10 (in this case with the Ubuntu distro) Open Windows Explorer in […]

Docker in Windows 10 via VMware Fusion on a MacBook Pro

To run Windows Docker containers on your Macintosh computer, use the following setup. This will introduce a performance hit, because you run virtualization in virtualization. Besides the usual setup process, you need to enable hypervisor applications to avoid the error Error response from daemon: container … encountered an error during CreateContainer: failure in a Windows […]

Set directory access in Windows

When you use SetAccessRule() to set access rights on a Windows directory, the user who will get the permission has to be a member of the Administrators group. If the user is not a member of the Administrators group PowerShell shows the error message Exception calling “SetAccessRule” with “1” argument(s): “Some or all identity references could not be […]

How to duplicate a Windows server that is attached to the Windows Domain

When a Windows server is attached to a Domain only one instance of it can run at a time. To be able to duplicate the server and start a second instance of it Create an image of the server Remote into the server Make sure there is a local administrator account that you can log […]