When trying to Enabling Physical GPUs in Hyper-V, the option is not there in the GUI. In Windows 2016 there is an option as in the below screenshot:

 

In Windows Server 2019, here is the screenshot and there is no option to enable it:

 

So, Here is how to enable it in Windows server 2019. You can also use RemoteFX vGPU feature on Windows Server 2019. Although the config UI of RemoteFX vGPU has been removed from Hyper-V Manager of Windows Server 2019, you can configure RemoteFX vGPU by using Powershell on Windows Server 2019.

Check your Host GPU – You need RemoteFX Compatible GPU Card and you need to install the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host role in Windows Server Manager.

To install the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host role, open Server Manager, and select the Add Roles and Features option from the Manage menu. This will cause Windows to launch the Add Roles and Features Wizard. Click Next to skip the wizard’s Before You Begin screen. You will now be taken to the Installation Type screen. Select the Role-Based or Feature-Based Installation option and click Next. You will now be prompted to choose the server on which you wish to install the role. Choose the Select a Server from the Server Pool option. Make sure that the correct server is selected, and click Next. You should now see the Select Server Roles screen. Select the Remote Desktop Services role, and click Next. Click Next again to bypass the Features screen, and once again to bypass the Remote Desktop Services introduction.

The next screen that you will see asks you to select the role services that you wish to install. Select the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host checkbox, as shown below. If prompted to install the Media Foundation and the Remote Server Administration Tools, be sure to click the Add Features button.

Click Next, followed by Install, and the required role services will be installed onto the server. When the process completes, click Close. You will need to reboot the server in order to finish the installation.

Now open powershell as Administrator.

Run the following commands:

Get-VMRemoteFXPhysicalVideoAdapter

Look for the following:

CompatibleForVirtualization: True
Enabled: True

Here is the screenshot for the Nvidia card I have. Make a note of the name of the card as well.

You can also use the name of the card directly or with a wildcard as below:

Next, Enable/Disable Host GPU for RemoteFX vGPU. To Enable, run this:

PS C:\> Get-VMRemoteFXPhysicalVideoAdapter -Name *Nvidia* | Enable-VMRemoteFXPhysicalVideoAdapter

Next, stop the VM on hyper V. Then, Add RemoteFX vGPU to your VM:

Example: Add-VMRemoteFx3dVideoAdapter -VMName [vm_name]

Add-VMRemoteFx3dVideoAdapter -VMName [Windows10]

Now, open the VM Settings in Hyper V so you can configure RemoteFX vGPU. You should see this:

5) Start VM.

 

Other Resources:

1. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-server-for-it-pro/server-2019-hyper-v-vm-using-gpu/m-p/303761
2. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/forefront/en-US/738f05a3-a8d2-49ca-a82a-d356b83e1cd4/hyperv-quotremotefx-3d-video-adapterquot-gone-in-windows-10-1809
3. http://techgenix.com/enabling-physical-gpus-hyper/
4. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/hyper-v/enable-vmremotefxphysicalvideoadapter?view=win10-ps
5. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16652.remotefx-vgpu-setup-and-configuration-guide-for-windows-server-2012.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0&CommentPosted=true

If you get the following error message the first time that you access Windows after installation,

then your client has been negotiating with the server for network level authentication.

However, network level authentication is executed before a remote desktop session has even been created.

That means that you cannot perform the forced password change during the first login.
Temporarily disabling network level authentication

To make the password change take place despite this, you must first temporarily disable network level authentication.

To do this, first, create a RDP file:

The save the file as Newconnection.rdp

Now, open the file with notepad and add the following line at the bottom:

Save it. Now click on it to open and login.

Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you’ll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you’ll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.

The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer

This information shows you how to Configure the Windows firewall to allow pings ICMP Ping.

  1. Open Windows Firewall
  2. Click Advanced Settings on the left.
  3. From the left pane of the resulting window, click Inbound Rules.
  4. In the right pane, find the rules titled File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In).
  5. Right-click each rule and choose Enable Rule.

Taking Ownership of Files and Folders in Windows Server. Here are some notes on how to do this:

If you are an administrator, an authorized user, or a backup operator, you can take ownership of a file or folder by completing the following steps:
1. In Windows Explorer, open the file or folder’s Properties dialog box by right-clicking the file or folder and then clicking Properties.
2. On the Security tab, click Advanced to display the Advanced Security Settings dialog box.
3. On the Owner tab, click Edit.This opens the Advanced Security Settings dialog box for editing.
4. In the Change Owner To list, select the new owner.If you’re taking ownership of a folder, you can take ownership of all subfolders and files within the folder by selecting the Replace Owner On Subcontainers And Objects option.
5. Click OK twice when you have finished.

Assigning Ownership
If you are an administrator or the current owner of a file, you can assign ownership of a file or a folder to another user or group by completing these steps:
1. In Windows Explorer, open the file or folder’s Properties dialog box by right-clicking the file or folder and then clicking Properties.
2. On the Security tab, click Advanced to display the Advanced Security Settings dialog box.
3. On the Owner tab, click Edit. This opens the Advanced Security Settings dialog box for editing.
4. Click Other Users Or Groups to display the Select User, Computer, Service Account, Or Group dialog box.
5. Type the name of a user or a group, and then click Check Names. If multiple names match the value you entered, you’ll see a list of names and can choose the one you want to use. Otherwise, the name will be filled in for you, and you can click OK to close the Select User, Computer, Service Account, Or Group dialog box.
6. In the Change Owner To list, select the new owner. If you’re assigning ownership of a folder, you can assign ownership of all subfolders and files within the folder by selecting the Replace Owner On Subcontainers And Objects option.
7. Click OK twice when you have finished.
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Robocopy

Robocopy (Robust File Copy) is a command-line file copying tool included with the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit, free to licensed users of Windows. The tool, as with much of the resource kit, works under Windows XP as well as under the Windows Server platform.

Download Robocopy Command Line Tool for Windows 2003 and 2008 Server / Windows XP / Vista / 7
Please visit Microsoft web site to download Robocopy (rktools.exe – 11.8M). It is part of Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17657

GUI Tools:

Robocopy GUI is a free GUI frontend to the robocopy command.
RichCopy is a free new utility which offers a number of improvements over Robocopy GUI.

I recently added MailEnable to a Windows server and wanted to add SSL. I checked and there is an application that you can use to add the Let’s Encrypt SSL.

Quick Start
Download from https://certifytheweb.com/ and install it.
Click ‘New Certificate’, choose your IIS site (which must have 1 or more hostname bindings set). Save your settings and click ‘Request Certificate’
All done!