ADFS Configuration Wizard Fails with Error “The certificates with the CNG private key are not supported”

Want to allow ADFS to be installed correctly?  Our trusty Canadian PFE Gregg O’Brien shows us a recent issue he  resolved at a customer’s site and how he quickly brought balance back to the force…. Upon installing a new ADFS infrastructure or upon renewal/replacement of the certificate on an existing ADFS infrastructure, you may receive…


Sleepy Network Cards? In a server!? Yawn!

Mike O’Neill covers a common odd-outage-related scenario over at the Exchange Team blog -  a case of narcoleptic NICs: In a Database Availability Group (DAG), if your databases are randomly mounting or flipping from one server to another, for no apparent reason (including across datacenters) you may be suffering from your network interface card (NIC)…


How to create a url alias using IIS URL Rewrite

Want to allow someone to shortcut their way to a particular part of a website? Jonathan Yong, one of our Premier Field Engineers from Malaysia, shows you how! Problem: I have a url or domain that is very long! How can I create a shorter url that acts as an alias, which maps to a…


Disabling DPI Scaling on Windows 8.1 – The Enterprise Way

A common observation post upgrade to Windows 8.1 is that certain applications look a bit ‘blurry’ compared to the way they looked in Windows 8.  In a post on the PFE Developer blog, Malaysia PFE Jonathan Yong talked about how to disable DPI scaling on the client side.  In this follow-up post, Jonathan discusses a…


System Center Configuration Manager 2012 – SCEP Policy behavior

Michael Michailidis, our PFE from Greece, shares a recent System Center Endpoint Protection scenario he worked on. Recently I worked on a case regarding the policy behavior of System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) through Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. A customer of mine realized that all the custom policies, deployed in different collections, had the same…