Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (January, 2019)

Hi there! Stanislav Belov here, and you are reading the next issue of the Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News series!   As a reminder, the Noteworthy News series covers various areas, to include interesting news, announcements, links, tips and tricks from Windows, Azure, and Security worlds on a monthly basis. Microsoft Azure Azure Backup for virtual…


Field Notes: The case of the failed SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance – Binaries Disks Added to Cluster

I paid a customer a visit a while ago and was requested to assist with a SQL Server Failover Cluster issue they were experiencing.  They had internally transferred the case from the SQL team to folks who look after the Windows Server platform as they could not pick up anything relating to SQL during initial…


Save The Date – End of Exchange 2010 Support–T Minus 1 Year

January 2020 is going to be a very important month.  There are multiple large and important products which will exit out of their extended support lifecycle phase.  The list includes Exchange 2010. We reviewed this a year ago, to provide additional warning and notification as many customers still run Exchange 2010 on-premises.  For those who…


Understanding Volume Activation Services – Part 1 (KMS and MAK)

Windows Activation and KMS have been around for many years – and still – a lot of people don’t understand the basics of Windows activation, what are the differences between KMS and MAK, and how to choose the best Volume Activation method that meets the organization’s needs. In this blog post, we’ll shed some light on these…


Kalenderwoche 2/2019 für IT-Experten im Rückblick: Azure Data Box Disk, Microsoft 365, Azure SQL Database und mehr

Was hat sich in der vergangenen Woche für IT-Professionals getan? Gab es wichtige Ankündigungen oder neue Wissensressourcen? Unser TechWiese-Team hat zehn interessante Links für Sie zusammengestellt. Viel Spaß beim Stöbern! Azure Data Box Disk jetzt allgemein verfügbar CIS Microsoft 365 Foundations Benchmark: Best Practices für die sichere Nutzung von Microsoft 365 (engl.) Cloud-Migration: Verbesserungen bei…


Script to Clear Credman

With my customer facing role, there are lot of demonstrations to enterprise customers.  Manually reverting machines back to the initial starting point for the next demo can be time consuming and error prone. One example of this is clearing out the contents on Window’s Credential Manager.  There is no option to do a block select…


Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (December, 2018)

Hi there! Stanislav Belov here to bring you the next issue of the Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News series!   As a reminder, the Noteworthy News series covers various areas, to include interesting news, announcements, links, tips and tricks from Windows, Azure, and Security worlds on a monthly basis. Microsoft Azure Introducing the new Azure PowerShell…


SCCM on Windows Server 2016: The Defender Gotcha

Hello! My name is Todd Linke, and I am a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft where I specialize in System Center Configuration Manager. For those of you that may not be aware, SCCM generates a lot of disk activity, on its site servers.  It is not unusual for SCCM to write a file, perform a…

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Field Notes: The case of accidentally misconfigured Failover Cluster CSV cache

Introduction In this post, I take you through a process of troubleshooting high pool usage using free tools available in the Windows Sysinternals suite and the Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT).  I also show you how to resolve the issue by properly configuring the Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) cache using PowerShell command-lets available in the Failover…


RSAT on Windows 10 1809 in Disconnected Environments

Hello everyone, Ty McPherson here, along with some fellow engineers Andreas Pacius and Edwin Gaitan, and we wanted to put together and share some information to help you setup Remote Server Administration Tools with Windows 10 1809. Starting with Windows 10 v1809 the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is now a Feature on Demand (FoD)….

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