Updating Root Certificates on Windows Server

You may encounter issues on Windows Server when surfing the web, SSL certificates appear to be invalid, even though your locale/region settings and date/time are correct. In this scenario; Generate a root certificate SST file (from a working computer **IMPORTANT**) using the following command certutil.exe -generateSSTFromWU roots.sst Transfer newly generated roots.sst file to affected computer/server … Continue reading Updating Root Certificates on Windows Server

Universal VMware Tools Uninstaller

I've created the following Powershell script which will uninstall all versions of VMware Tools from a server. Particularly handy for SCCM deployment. uninstall_vmware_tools.ps1 $regpath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" $regkey = gci $regpath | Get-ItemProperty | Where-Object{"VMware Tools" -contains $_.DisplayName} #Uninstall String msiexec /x $regkey.PSChildName /qn #Reboot server within 120 seconds. shutdown -r -f -t 120   The … Continue reading Universal VMware Tools Uninstaller