Setting up Windows Server Essentials 2016 Clients

You possibly don’t want your client computer joined to a domain nor any messing around with your client computer DNS settings either.  So here are the three commands you need to run in an elevated command prompt on your client computer.

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Server\Networking\ClientDns" /v SkipAutoDnsConfig /t REG_DWORD /d 1
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Server\Networking\ServerDiscovery" /v SkipAutoDNSServerDetection /t REG_SZ /d true
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Server\ClientDeployment" /v SkipDomainJoin /t REG_DWORD /d 1

 

Setting up graphical Centos 7

yum group install “KDE Plasma Workspaces”

grubby –update-kernel=ALL –args=”video=hyperv_fb:1920×1080″

systemctl set-default graphical.target

Pointing ESX to Syslog server

It has been possible for a while to send system logs to a syslog server over the network.  In your Linux server edit syslog server to enable listening on port 514 for both UDP and TCP connections.  Restart rsyslog and make the following changes to your ESX Cluster using PowerCLI:

Connect-VIServer 192.168.0.10 
Get-VMHost | Set-VMHostSysLogServer -SysLogServer 'udp://192.168.0.130:514' 
Get-VMHost | Get-VMHostFirewallException -Name syslog | Set-VMHostFirewallException -Enabled:$True 
$esxcli = Get-ESXCLI -VMHost 192.168.0.17 
$esxcli.system.syslog.reload()