Announcing public availability of MBAM Compliance Data Cleanup Tool 2.0

We are happy to announce public availability of MBAM Compliance Data Cleanup Tool 2.0 (clean-mbam.exe), aka MBAMCDCT 2.0.   MBAM Compliance Data Cleanup Tool 2.0 (clean-mbam.exe) is a command line tool which enables you to delete machine records from the ‘Compliance Status’ database of the MBAM 1.0 and MBAM 2.0 standalone.   There have been… Read more

What is the “Windows Virtual Machine” object in active directory?

Welcome to the AskCore blog. In this blog, we are going to discuss about the “Windows Virtual Machine” object in the AD DS. For any Active Directory joined Windows Hyper-V Virtual Machines, a serviceConnectionPoint (SCP) object called “Windows Virtual Machine” is created under the computer object account in the active directory. You may refer to… Read more

Announcing public availability of MBAM Compliance Data Cleanup Tool

Hello!! My name is Himanshu Singh and I am a Support Escalation Engineer with Windows Core Team at Microsoft. I am writing today to provide a solution to a particular problem many of you have faced with Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) version 1.0. There have been situation where you as a MBAM Admin… Read more

Error “Encountered errors while reading in the specified configuration file” when you use FSRM dirquota command

My name is Himanshu Singh and in this blog I will talk about an issue seen on Windows Server 2003 64-bit servers running File Server Resource Manager (FSRM), where, when you run a dirquota command to modify notifications using a configuration file, you may encounter error “Encountered errors while reading in the specified configuration file”…. Read more

Troubleshooting Error 800B0100, TRUST_E_NOSIGNATURE, during Service Pack 1 installation on Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2

Hello, My name is Himanshu and I work with the Windows Core Support Team. Recently, I worked on a patch installation issue known internally at Microsoft as a servicing issue. I thought this would be a great customer example as to how a specific error message can sometimes be misleading when troubleshooting based on error… Read more

Cluster Disk May Fail to Online and Run ChkDsk when a Backslash ‘’ or Forwardslash ‘/’ is used in the Resource Name

We wanted to do a quick write-up on an issue we’ve seen in rare circumstances with 2008 R2 clusters where a ‘Physical Disk’ resource may fail to come online with no events logged in the system event log. Issue They symptoms of this issue is that the disk will show in a ‘failed’ state in… Read more