DSC for the PFE: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Solution with Configuration Data

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DSC for the PFE: A Training Montage

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WSUS サーバーのバージョン番号について

こんにちは。WSUS サポート チームです。 今回のポストでは、WSUS サーバーのバージョン番号についてご紹介いたします。 2017/8 月時点において、サポートされている WSUS は、WSUS 3.0 SP2、Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2 / 2016 WSUS がありますが、内部的なバージョン番号はそれぞれ異なります。 以下の表にまとめましたので、お使いの WSUS サーバーのバージョン番号をご確認いただく際にお役立てください。 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -…


The Anatomy of a Good SCOM Alert Management Process – Part 3: Completing the Alert Management Life Cycle.

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Natively updating Office 365 ProPlus using the new version of System Center Configuration Manager

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Using SCOM to Monitor SQL Logs

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Resetting the Local Admin Name and Password for Azure ARM Virtual Machines with PowerShell

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The Anatomy of a Good SCOM Alert Management Process – Part 1: Why is alert management necessary?

Disclaimer: Due to changes in the MSFT corporate blogging policy, I’m moving all of my content to the following location. Please reference all future content from that location. Thanks. I’ve had the luxury of doing SCOM work for several years now, across many different client types and infrastructure, and one of the constants that I…