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How to Quickly Connect to an AWS Linux EC2 Instance from SecureCRT

1. Create your AWS EC2 Instance (Linux Versions Don't Matter) 2. Click on Quick Launch (You can create a folder if you have more). Click Properties and pick your keypair (pem format is fine. You don't have to convert it with SecureCRT like you have to do with Putty). 3. Click Connect.

How to Add a USB to Hyper-V (Pre-VMware Data Migration)

You need to copy the data off of the Hyper-V Server and it's driving you nuts over the LAN. 1. Connect your USB to the physical server. 2. RDP into Hyper-V. 3. Open Hyper-V Manager. Click on the host and then select "Hyper-V Settings". 4. Enable/Check Use Enhanced Session Mode (2 Places) 5. Now click the VM itself and click settings and click "Integration Services" and select "Guest services". (NOTE: If the VM is online. Reboot it to pick up the change). 6. When you first connect to the VM. It will pop up and ask you to select an option. Integration Service is the last icon on the top left of the VM Toolbar. 7. Click on Local Resources ==> More 8. Click on Drives and select the USB you connected E:\ etc. Select Drive's that I Plug in Later if you will add more USB's later. 9. Now it will show the mounted USB. Copy your data! Credits: YouTube University! =) https://youtu.be/ckiZA8DC5n4 (Easy w/

I'm Unable to Uninstall any Programs or Install Software on Windows Server 2012 R2

1. You try to uninstall a program on Windows Server and your unable to proceed after getting an error that the their is a pending operation. 2. Troubleshooting Tip #1: Open up Task Manager and then find any msiexec services and right click and then "End Task" to all of them. 3. Try again. If everything works fine. Your done. 4. Troubleshooting Tip #2: Scan for Malware (MalwareBytes) or download and run CCleaner (I do not recommend this on production servers...that's your own risk. 5. Clean up the registry errors and then uninstall any unnecessary, unused and "makes no sense that it's installed" software. 6. Try again. If everything then works ok. Your done. FYI. Doing things manually without a backup in the registry can wreak havoc. Be careful. If it's a VM. Take a snapshot. 5 minutes of patience and preparation can save you hours of anger, stress and fear of getting your head chomped off by _____________________!

How to Convert an OVA Image to an AWS EC2 Instance

1. Create an S3 Bucket to import the OVA Image. 2. Upload the OVA Image via the browser. (Pro Tip: If the OVA has a long and complicated name, rename it. Your going to be using the command line.) 3. Install the AWS CLI and Python onto your Laptop https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-chap-welcome.html 4. Verify via CMS that python --version and pip --version is working and you get a response. Example: C:\Users\ubuntu.power>pip --version pip 19.0.1 from c:\users\ubuntu.power\appdata\local\programs\python\python37-32\lib\site-packages\pip (python 3.7) C:\Users\ubuntu.power>python --version Python 3.7.2 FYI. You can also use PowerShell https://docs.aws.amazon.com/powershell/latest/userguide/pstools-getting-set-up-windows.html 5. You will need your AWS Secret ID and Key from IAM. Generate a new one if you forgot it or haven't use it or just plain don't know it. https://blog.migrationking.com/2019/03/how-to-quickly-setup-aws-cli-on-windows

How to Quickly Setup the AWS CLI on Windows

Download the AWS CLI App. https://aws.amazon.com/cli/ 1. Open Powershell after you install the software. 2. type aws configure 3. Note: If you don't know or have your Access Key Id and Secret Key, create a new one and delete the other one. 4. Check your region here: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html

How to Configure AWS Active Directory Conditional Forwarders for a Trust between Your AWS Managed Microsoft AD and On-Premises Domain

As you get started. Make sure your VPC configurations for Inbound and Outbound traffic are correct. If you are using a VPN. Make sure the AWS CIDR and your Local CIDR's are there. The local CIDR range is also your local AWS CIDR, not just your on-premise CIDR block range. 1. In order to establish a connection between your on-premises Active Directory and the AWS Cloud AWS Managed Microsoft Active Directory you must setup both the on-premise server ( LOCALDOMAIN.COM ) and your AWS Domain ( AWSDOMAIN.LOCAL ). 2. Create an AWS EC2 VM that will be joined to your awsdomain.local domain. After you have created the VM. Login to the VM and add the DNS addresses that are listed for AWSDOMAIN.LOCAL in the AWS Directory Service. Do an ipconfig /all to make sure that the DNS IP addresses are correct or nslookup will fail. 3. FYI. You cannot RDP into the AWS DC's for the AWS Managed Microsoft AD. You have to use the Server Manager Tools on the server that is joined to the the AWS

How to Enable Windows Server 2016 Remote Shell

1. Open PowerShell 2. Get-Item WSMan:\localhost\shell\allowremoteshellaccess 3. Open GPEdit and Turn it off. Restart the installation for the File Server and then you can turn it back on. Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Remote Shell > Allow Remote Shell Access 4. gpupdate 5. Now run the app again. Thank you XIA!! https://www.centrel-solutions.com/media/xiaconfiguration/adminguideweb/RemoteShellRequests.html