Windows

Jun
03
Annoying Microsoft "Feature" after 21H1 Update

Annoying Microsoft "Feature" after 21H1 Update

Much to my chagrin, after installing the latest Microsoft Windows 10 Feature update, when my computer came back up I was surprised and frustrated by this stupid taskbar widget showing the weather in my locale.
3 min read
Apr
29
Deploying Salt Minion on Windows

Deploying Salt Minion on Windows

I had a devil of a time combing around the internet trying to figure out a PowerShell 'one-liner' to deploy Salt minion on Windows that didn't reference a static binary and utilized the Salt project bootstrapper... but also set the correct ExecutionPolicy in the namespace.
1 min read
Mar
10
Troubleshooting Windows Update on Server 2016

Troubleshooting Windows Update on Server 2016

We couldn't complete the updates - Undoing Changes - Don't turn off your computer... This sure isn't a great way to end up mid-way through a maintenance window on a production Windows Server 2016 instance.
2 min read