Windows 10 & HIPAA Compliance

We recently announced that Windows 10 can be fully HIPAA compliant by making certain configuration setting in the OS. This information is available in the following public blog: https://blogs.windows.com/business/2017/02/21/windows-10-injects-digital-transformation-healthcare/#b3iBFQwSZed7l6iV.97 More specifically, the following document outlines the OS configurations: http://www.hipaaone.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/HIPAA-Compliance-with-Microsoft-Windows-10-Enterprise.pdf  

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Windows 10 Pro to Enterprise Upgrades Simplified!

We have made it easy for Windows 10 Enterprise entitled customers to convert their Windows 10 Pro, [OEM, Retail, or VL] devices to Windows 10 Enterprise simply by changing the product key. You don’t need to go through an upgrade in place or wipe and load like you had to in the past. The upgrade…

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Prevent a Task Sequence from running over a remote connection

During a recent Windows 10 deployment, my colleague (@NathanOlmstead) and I needed a way to prevent the task sequence from running if a user kicks it off via Software Center from a remote connection. We did not have the deployment set to download all content before running simply because it’s a large amount of data (20+ GB…

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Group Policy Search

The GPS is a fantastic group policy search tool for Microsoft Active Directory Group Policy settings. Use this when you’re looking for various Group Policy settings and respective registry data. Data is available for Windows Client, Server, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, User & Machines polices. Source: Group Policy Search

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Interactive Azure Platform Overview

An interactive Azure Platform Big Picture with direct links to Documentation, Prices, Limits, SLAs and much more. Source: Interactive Azure Platform Overview

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PowerShell: Export all ConfigMgr 2012 R2 task sequences

Here's a quick script that will export all of your task sequences in ConfigMgr 2012 R2: ]—-code Import-Module 'F:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\bin\ConfigurationManager.psd1'CD 'F:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\bin'CD CM0: $ts = Get-CMTaskSequence foreach ($t in $ts){      $path = "F:\TaskSequenceBackups"      $exportname = $t.Name +".zip"      Export-CMTaskSequence -TaskSequencePackageId $t.PackageID -ExportFilePath "$path\$exportname"      } code—-[ Change the file…

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Convert ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Active Directory Site Boundaries to IP Subnet Boundaries

My colleague and I (Nathan Olmstead) are in the process of migrating a ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 environment to a newly built ConfigMgr 2012 R2 environment. The SP1 environment is in pretty rough shape and more complex than it needed to be, so, it was decided to start over fresh. We just stood up our new site and we're…

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SCOM 2012 R2 UR2 Agent Update Patch not applying via the console

I ran into an issue when upgrading my SCOM 2012 R2 environment to UR2, where a number of agents didn't receive the agent patch even though they were Approved via Pending Management. There are a number of ways to fix this such as using ConfigMgr to update the agents, Manually updating each agent, or you…

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Identifying unused App-V 4.6 SP2 applications and writing them to a new multi-string reg key for easy identification

I ran into an interesting situation with a customer a while back where they needed a way to identify the virtual applications that weren’t being used on the workstations in their environment. Due to the state of their environment, we weren’t able to pull information from the App-V server because the App-V clients weren’t sending their…

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