When deploying Windows 7 the Apply Driver Package task fails when the ADK is upgraded to the ADK 10 1607 or newer

Update 2017-11-07 – Fix for Accessing content from DP released for ConfigMgr Current Branch 1706 A fix for the issue of the Install driver package via running DISM with recurse option feature not working when using Access content directly from a distribution point when needed by the running task sequence  has been released for ConfigMgr…

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Monitoring what matters – Windows Event Forwarding for everyone (even if you already have a SIEM.)

   Last week at Ignite Australia I presented a session (available here ) on something I don’t think gets talked about enough – Windows Event Forwarding, or WEF.  (Edit: I’ve also since done an depth Microsoft Virtual Academy session on Event Forwarding too!). Often when we engage for an Incident Response, we find the customer : Has no centralized logging Are…


Announcing SQL Operations Studio for preview

We are excited to announce that SQL Operations Studio is now available in preview. SQL Operations Studio is a free, light-weight tool for modern database development and operations for SQL Server on Windows, Linux and Docker, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse on Windows, Mac or Linux machines. Download SQL Operations Studio to…

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SMB1 Product Clearinghouse

Hi folks, Ned here again. This blog post contains all products requiring SMB1, where the vendor explicitly states this in their own documentation or communications, or where a customer has reported it and shown some degree of proof without vendor refutation. This list is not complete and you should never treat it as complete; check…


Announcing Hybrid Modern Authentication for Exchange On-Premises

We’re very happy to announce support for Hybrid Modern Authentication (HMA) with the next set of cumulative updates (CU) for Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016, that’s CU8 for Exchange Server 2016, and CU19 for Exchange Server 2013. What is HMA? HMA (not HAM, which Word keeps trying to correct it to for me) provides users…


UR4 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step

    KB Article for OpsMgr:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4024941/update-rollup-4-for-system-center-2016-operations-manager Download catalog site:  http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4024941 Updated UNIX/Linux Management Packs:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29696 Recommended hotfix page:  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2009/01/27/which-hotfixes-should-i-apply/     NOTE:  I get this question every time we release an update rollup:   ALL SCOM Update Rollups are CUMULATIVE.  This means you do not need to apply them in order, you can always just…

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Skype for Business 2016 Client Update List: December 2017

Here is the update list for the Skype for Business 2016 client that is part of the Office 2016 Volume Licence version. Version Release Date KB Article Download 16.0.4627.1000 December 5, 2017 KB4011563 32 bit 64 bit 16.0.4615.1000 November 7, 2017 KB4011238 32 bit 64 bit 16.0.4600.1000 October 10, 2017 KB4011159 32 bit 64 bit…

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MBAM version chart

Hello Its Rafal Sosnowski from Microsoft Dubai Security PFE Team. Some time ago I put together all versions of MBAM (Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring) tool into one table. Small disclaimer: It is based on what I have seen in the wild and is not official information from Product Group.   Version Product 1.0.1237.1 MBAM…


What’s new in Hyper-V for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has arrived!  While we’ve been blogging about new features as they appear in Windows Insider builds, many of you have asked for a consolidated list of Hyper-V updates and improvements since Creators Update in April. Summary: Quick Create includes a gallery (and you can add your own images) Hyper-V has…


SCOM SQL queries

  This is a list of queries that I know many people find helpful in report writing or understanding the SCOM DB schema’s to get useful info. These queries work for SCOM 2012 and SCOM 2016.  Updated 11/27/2017     Large Table query.  (I am putting this at the top, because I use it so…

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