Microsoft | Windows Server 2012 Radius setup


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How to setup Radius for authentication with for example a Cisco VPN Connection.

When opening the Dashboard after logon with the administrator user you have to choose Add roles and features

Choose Role-Based or feature-based installation and click on next

Select the server which get the new feature and click on next

Select network Policy and Access Services add the features

Click on Next

Do NOT change any settings and click on Next

Click on Next

Select Network Policy Server and click on Next

Select Restart if needed ( only when it’s possible to restart ) and click on Install

You can close this window but you can watch it finishing.

Select Tools > Network Policy Server

A new window wil open

Click right on NPS (Local) and select Register server in Active Directory

Click on OK to continue

Click on OK

Click on Radius Clients and Servers > Radius…

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Setting up Proxy .pac files in IIS7 for proxy use

Marc Kean

If you want the clients to connect using an automatic configuration script to connect to your proxy server, which will work if it is accessible, and won’t work from else where, e.g. laptop users at home. If the location (http://pac/proxy.pac) can’t be reached, IE will skip over the script and go direct out to the internet.


To setup your proxy .pac file on a Windows Server 2008 server.

  1. Create your proxy.pac file (follow the examples below)
  2. Copy your .pac file to (C:inetpubpac) of your IIS server which will host the .pac fileimage
  3. In IIS, right click on sites, choose Add Web Site
  4. Fill in the details as below. Under bindings, the host name is what the site will respond to, for example (http://pac/proxy.pac) if you wanted to use a fully qualified DNS name, e.g. http://pac.domain.local/proxy.pac then after you add this site, edit the bindings of the…

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Simple, Static web hosting in Azure

Some time you want to spin up a simple, static web hosting somewhere, just HTML, JavaScript the most. If you don’t bother to create a new WordPress site or set up a Windows Server with IIS etc in Azure. Now there is a solution.

Azure treats this as a serverless service, site content are hosted in Azure Storage account, and that is enough to get a new website running.  The service itself is free as preview now, but storage account itself still has a cost.

Here is announcement blog:

Here is the main MS Doc:

You may already knew, how to create a storage account:

Very handy tool, still in beta I guess:, you can use it to directly access Azure storage contents.

You will have a URL like:, the HTML file will be in the $web container.

Of course, you will be able to use your own domain name for the site.

Update to Windows Management Framework 5.1 on Windows 7

Always smart to do once for all

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mslogo3Over the weekend i read this article about PowerShell Security in the Enterprise. I decided whilst reading it, i should probably make sure my clients machines have the latest WMF installed.

Assuming this was just a KB article i searched WSUS for KB and found nothing. Reading the blog article about the 5.1 release and then the Install and Configure guidance, we see that WMF 5.1 is released to Windows 7, but, manual steps are required to install it.

The download comes as a ZIP file with a PowerShell script (Install-WMF5.1.ps1) and an MSU for the architecture of the PC.

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Allow PowerShell to Traverse a Secure Proxy

where is the code though?

PowerShell, Programming and DevOps

One of the first things I like to do when setting up my development machine in a new environment is to update PowerShell help with the update-help cmdlet. After that, I will then go and download a slew of modules from the PowerShell Gallery.

However, recently I needed to set up my development machine on an environment that is behind an internet proxy that requires authentication. This meant that a lot of PowerShell cmdlets can’t be used because they don’t have support for traversing a proxy – or at least, not one that requires authentication. Take the aforementioned update-help and install-module cmdlets – I just couldn’t do with out these.

So I set about trying to find a way around this. So after lots of googling and trial and error (and also getting my Active Directory account locked out on more than one occasion) I came up with a…

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Thumbnail Previews not showing in Windows 10 File Explorer

Use Disk Cleanup to remove your thumbnails

Your thumbnails use thumbnail cache, but if the thumbnail cache is corrupted you might experience this problem. To fix the issue, you need to remove the thumbnail cache and Windows will recreate it. This is a simple process and you can do it by following these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + S and enter disk cleanup. Select Disk Cleanup from the menu. Alternatively, you can just open the Start Menu and type disk cleanup to search for it.
  2. Once Disk Cleanup starts you’ll be asked to select the drive you wish to scan. Select your System drive, by default it should be C, and click on OK.
  3. Wait while Disk Cleanup scans your drive.
  4. When Disk Cleanup window appears, check Thumbnails from the list and click on OK. Few users are suggesting to select Temporary files as well, so you might want to do that.

Windows will now remove the thumbnail cache from your PC. Once the thumbnail cache is removed, Windows will generate it again and your problem should be resolved completely.

There are 21 different ways to fix this, No. 7 is working for me, so I copied it here. This is the source URL:

Also other reference: