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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Windows 8 – More Rows at Start Menu

I have a 12.1” Laptop an there were only 4 rows at the Windows 8 Start menu.

To get more rows just add this registry key:

 Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


After rebooting I had 5 rows at the Start menu.

WSUS admin console unable connect using SSL

When try to connect to WSUS with the admin console you are running to the problem that:

Cannot connect to "". The server may be using another port or different Secure Sockets Layer setting.

The problem was easy, cause the proxy was not configured correctly and we just deactivated the automatic proxy setting on that server and rebooted. After that everything should be fine. Zwinkerndes Smiley

In the Exchange Management shell type:

Set-ExchangeServer -Identity <SERVER NAME> -ProductKey "<YOUR ENTERPRISE PRODUCT KEY>"

an then (move active DBs and) restart the Information Store service.


Link to the MS-posting:

Terminal Services PowerShell Module

Here the link for the Terminal Services PowerShell Module:

It was very useful for me.

Exchange v15

Vom Exchange 15 wird es im Sommer bereits eine Beta-Version geben – Ende des Jahres dann die RTM.

Ich bin schon gespannt auf die Beta: Microsoft wollte ja die Öffentlichen Ordner nach Exchange 2010 nicht mehr zur Verfügung stellen. Angeblich bleiben sie erhalten.


During Micrososft’s Big Days 2012 it was said, that the first Beta of Exchange v15 will arrive during the summer. The RTM will follow the end of this year.

We are looking forward to the Beta. Microsoft didnt want to offer Public Folders since Exchange 2010, but it looks like that they will still support them. Lets see. 😉

How to Upgrade from Windows Standard to Enterprise Edition without new Installation:


  • DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition

you get your current edition.



  • DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions

you get the possible upgrade versions.



  • DISM /online /Set-Edition:<edition> /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

you can upgrade to a previously listed edition. After a reboot your Windows Edition should be upgraded.


If it does not work use this KMS key for upgrading:

  • DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerEnterprise /ProductKey:489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y

after upgrading use


to change to your MAK/KMS key and activate your Windows.