Do you really need windows support? Many use unsupported and custom built systems, including very large companies. Google is known for using unbranded network switches, custom built for them. Not everyone needs to call support, and few will admit they have had to call for support. I will admit that I have called tech support. I have no problem with it. I still have confidence in my capabilities. I am not ashamed. I called tech support. 😉
Note, from Microsoft: On January 14, 2020, support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end.
And a quick powershell bit. For super security on your machines, remove dns quickly using this powershell command. then put DNS back when you need it! Good for child-proofing computers.
Set-DnsClientServerAddress -InterfaceIndex 20 -ServerAddresses “22.214.171.124”
Lock DNS so dns does not work! Use hosts file to add any DNS name you might need:
Set-DnsClientServerAddress -InterfaceIndex 20 -ResetServerAddresses
And use this for running via batch file (.bat)
powershell Set-DnsClientServerAddress -InterfaceIndex 20 -ResetServerAddresses
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