MBAM Configuration Manager reports data is repetitive

Let us consider the following scenario of Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) 2.5 deployed with integrated topology. This means you have integrated MBAM with Configuration Manager. You have deployed the MBAM group policy and all the clients started to report in so we are ready to check out the compliance status of all these… Read more

Troubleshooting Common Surface Pro 3 Issues Post Deployment

With the launch of Surface Pro 3, enterprises have been testing/deploying them. Almost all deploy a customized image to Surface Pro 3 and sometimes they hit a roadblock. Today, I will talk about some of the basic things to check that can help narrow down the issues. Before we get to that, I would like… Read more

The Four Stages of NTFS File Growth, Part 2

A few years ago I wrote a blog entry entitled, “The Four Stages of NTFS File Growth”. This attempted to explain what happens to a file as it gains complexity. Complexity being akin to fragmentation. If you have not read the above mentioned blog entry, please do so now. This information will not make the… Read more

KMS Activation High Level Overview

Hello, folks! This blog is aimed to provide a high level overview of the Key Management Server (KMS) technology. You may have found a lot of dispersed activation information available elsewhere on the Internet, but I’m going to try and pull it all together for you in a concise format that I hope you’ll find… Read more

Free Webcasts from Microsoft’s US Central Marketing Organization (USCMO)

The US Central Marketing Organization (USCMO) here at Microsoft is putting on a new and improved webcast and I wanted to put them up for those who wish to view them.  Each webcast will stream live with interactive Q&A and will be made available on demand.  These webcasts run for about 30-60 minutes.  Please feel… Read more