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Category: PowerShell

Server 2016 as a desktop

There’s scant documentation around the web about running Windows Server 2016 as a daily driver desktop, and probably for good reason. There’s a multitude of reasons why you’d be well advised not to use a server SKU on anything except a server. You can also achieve a pretty similar experience by using the Windows 10 […]

Mikrotik CHR in Azure: Part Two

A lot has changed since I first wrote about CHR in Microsoft Azure. The latest RouterOS is 6.37 and our routers are working better than ever. To update my earlier observations: CHR VMs will now gracefully Start and Stop without the risk of them ending up in an inconsistent state. Recent RouterOS upgrades we’ve performed […]

Mikrotik CHR in Microsoft Azure (ARM)

At the time of writing, Mikrotik’s current CHR build is 6.35rc49.While purported to work in a Hyper-V VM, there are no instructions I could find to get one up and running in Microsoft Azure (with ARM). Knowing that it should be theoretically possible, given Azure utilises a hypervisor with the same origins as Hyper-V, I went down the rabbit hole. The salient […]