Windows Server 2016 HP Server OEM bios lock

Recently I build a Hewlett Packard Enterpise (HPE) server for a customer . With the HP Proliant G9 server we ordered the HPE branded Server 2016 installation media. We wanted to virtualize the OS but when we booted the installation media the error “Failed BIOS Lock: This installation media may be used only on hardware



Microsoft App-V error ‘You do not have access to this information’ after installation

Recently after a fresh install of an App-V 5.1 environment I ran into an error managing the applications. When I browsed to the freshly installed App-V 5.1 management server I got the error ‘You do not have access to this information. Please Check your credentials‘. Even when the user / group was added to the App-V



Basic Powershell commands

On this page some simple but useful Powershell commands are shown. These commands are the basics of the usage of Powershell. To search all Powershell cmdlets for a keyword the ‘Get-Command’ command can be used. The ‘Get-Command’ can be abbreviated to ‘gcm’. To search for all commands that contain the word ‘network’ you can use



Basic SQL commands

On this page some simple but useful SQL commands are shown. Check all sysadmins on a SQL node:

Sometimes after a restore a login is not working, to fix use the following command:

Force take database offline:

ALTER DATABASE failed because a lock could not be placed on database error. If you