Joey and I are on the road for some fun Live Q&A with people about Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Even though we’re busy and engaging with people – we decided to step it up a notch and record an episode of The EdgeShow while at the hotel.
What’s really cool is this was SHOT with my Nokia 920 phone, resting on my backpack on a chair in the lobby of the hotel in Kansas City. To get better audio, you can see I used my portable Roland R26 recorder on the desk and had to mash up the audio stream from it into the video in post production. All that was done in the hotel room on my laptop while havin’ a pint of Tanker #7 ale.
I was delivering a quick session on the wonder that is Multi-Server Management for WIndows Server 2012 and I got asked the question – What Ports are required to be open when managing a system remotely.
ARGH… I always forget the port number – as it’s a non-standard port in the 5000 range.
Well – some quick Bing’ing – and I found this great article that lays out ALL the details on remote management capabilities using ServerManager. Lots of details on managing all sorts of systems and methods of managing them remotely.
Scroll down to the bottom and you’ll see the port:
Server Manager relies on default WinRM listener settings on the remote servers that you want to manage. If the default authentication mechanism or the WinRM listener port number on a remote server has been changed from default settings, Server Manager cannot communicate with the remote server.
The following list shows default WinRM listener settings for managing by using Server Manager.
The WinRM service is running.
A WinRM listener is created to accept HTTP requests through port number 5985.
Port number 5985 is enabled in Windows Firewall settings to allow requests through WinRM.
Both Kerberos and Negotiate authentication types are enabled.
The default port number is 5985 for WinRM to communicate with a remote computer.
For more information about how to configure WinRM listener settings, at a command prompt, type winrm help config, and then press ENTER.
I was on point for The Edge Show recently and decided to talk with my buddy Zach Alexander a PM on the Group Policy team on what’s new and cool in Group Policy these days. Three things immediately came to mind:
Remote Update on client systems
Improved Resultant Set of Policy.
I helped him do some screencasts of the three demos a while ago for the group policy blog so I called in my favour to have him come on the show and talk shop. Have a look at this episode.
My team has hosted a number of online “JumpStarts” for Microsoft Learning focused on Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. In case you missed them – they are live multi-day events streamed online focused on a particular technology and have an interactive Q&A panel where you can get your questions answered. This interaction and Q&A is by far the most fun and valuable – but we’re focused on delivering the content and have help staffing the Q&A forum as it can get backed up with questions.
I was chatting with the MVA team who asked if I would be interested in piloting a live Q&A event with my partner in crime Joey Snow. The twist is: this time the focus IS the live Questions area focusing on getting the ANSWERS out and using Demos to explain the concepts. We’re focusing on Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 (kind of like the Peanut Butter and Jelly “better together” concept) for this round. After talking with Joey and working out more logistical details – We’re all in. It’s going to be 90 minutes of all out Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Q&A / Demo-pa-looza goodness.
An unexpected slowdown issue had me baffled a not too long ago with timeouts to online services, web surfing, network access – generally everything had delays in starting / connecting. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why.
Then it struck me. I was using Windows 8 Hyper-V feature for some screencasts here on the blog as well as impromptu demos and I had created various INTERNAL and PRIVATE networks in order to isolate my VMGuests from the production network. By doing the newer INTERNAL networks – I had created new network adapters on my corporate client machine which screwed up my binding order!
A quick swipe to the start screen and typing of “binding” didn’t turn up anything in the search. I then remembered the GUI way of surfacing the binding order configuration tool.
Just open your Network and Sharing Center.
Press an ALTkey on your keyboard to show the menu bar.
Click on the Advancedmenu
choose Advanced Settingsoption
Adjust your binding order for your NICs to ensure your primary CORP ones are at the TOP
Rick Claus engages with the worldwide Technical Community on behalf of Microsoft. Rick's role is to support platform awareness for Windows Server and skills development through special events targeting the broad community.
Technical areas of expertise from his 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry include: Windows Server, core infrastructure services, Virtualization technologies of all kinds, and systems management.
Unofficially, Rick is focused on spreading his enthusiasm, passion and excitement on all things technical to anyone who has the time for a coffee (or pint) and a chat (in English or français - naturellement).