HP ILO: Update System ROM (BIOS) via ILO

You can use HP ILO to upgrade its own firmware, by uploading the firmware file (e.g. ilo4_255.bin) via ILO web console. This is straight forward and clear. But the ILO can do much more (but this is really a bit hidden in the web interface). From the help notes: The following firmware types can be updated from the Firmware Update page: iLO firmware System ROM (BIOS) Chassis firmware (SL and XL servers) Power Management Controller System Programmable Read more [...]

Windows Server 2016: How to force a certain Lock and Logon Screen

To avoid the picture on the Win Server 2016 Lock and Logon Screen, use the following procedure: Start the Group Policy Editor: gpedit.msc Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization Open Force a spcific default lock screen and logon image Enable it and set the path to the lock screen image to: C:\Windows\Web\Screen\img105.jpg Tick Turn off fun facts Click on OK to save the changes Read more [...]

Windows 10: Create a Desktop Shortcut to "Windows Update"

Since Windows 10 is not using Control Panel anymore for Windows Updates, it is not that simple to create a shortcut anymore. To create a shortcut to Windows Update, use the following procedure: Right-click on the Desktop and choose New > Shortcut In the "Location of the item" field, type ms-settings:windowsupdate Click Next In the "Name of the shortcut" field, type Windows Update Click on Finish While this works, it has one disadvantage. Clicking the shortcut always first Read more [...]