SCCM 1610 in the Lab: In-Place OS Upgrade

“To Lab, or not to Lab…..that is the question.” – Mr. Best Practice     A customer recently asked if I would assist them with their in-place OS upgrade on their SCCM Primary Site server. The caveat was, they did not have a lab environment and the statement “test in prod” was thrown around frequently. I’m not cavalier enough to attempt such a…


I retired a management server – now SCOM reporting doesn’t work?

    When you first install reporting, you have to supply a management server.  This is used for SDK based connections that SCOM reporting requires.  If you ever retire this management server, reporting will break so this is an additional step to ensure you check whenever you retire a MS.   There are three places…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Certificate Based Authentication

Today’s Tip… Certificate Based Authentication, released to GA on December 14th, enables Users to be authenticated by Azure Active Directory with a client certificate on an Android or iOS device when connecting their Exchange online account to: Office mobile applications such as Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) clients Configuring this feature eliminates…


How to find Dirsync/AAD Connect Server?

Hello All, I recently ran into an issue where an administrator had left the company, and unfortunately he was the only one to know which server was the dirsync server. Prior to beginning this task of restarting the Dirsync service, we discovered that no one knew which server was running Dirsync. This particular admin had…


Yammer의 외부그룹 생성을 막는 방법

  [현상 요약] Yammer에서는 사용자가 두 가지의 그룹을 만들 수 있습니다. 내부그룹과 외부그룹이 그것인데 회사의 정책상 외부사용자와의 정보교환을 제한하고자 한다면 관리자가 설정을 통해 외부그룹을 만들지 못하게 할 수 있습니다 해당 설정은 O365의 익스체인지 설정 중 ETR을 이용하는 것으로 아래 기술문서에 관련내용이 기술되어 있습니다만, 실제로 기능을 사용하기 위해서는 ETR 규칙이 하나이상 있어야만 동작하는 특이사항이 있습니다. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Control-external-messaging-in-a-Yammer-network-with-Exchange-Transport-Rules-f8fd6403-c8f3-4307-9230-65304d6000d9?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US…


Migrating EOP Settings Between Tenants

I find myself currently writing tools to both support my and other organization projects, as well as looking for ways to refine existing tools and scripts, make my life easier for future migrations, and provide additional resources to the community to help other customers more successfully use our products. Today’s tool fulfills all of those…


Office 365 Partner Community: Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow

Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow are two software-as-a-service (SaaS) services from Microsoft that provide opportunities for you to create value added vertical solutions that meet the specific business needs of your customers. They are part of a common application platform for building custom business apps and automated workflows that work on any device. PowerApps and Microsoft Flow provide…


System Center VMM 2016 features demos on Channel 9

We now have some quick demos (<5 minutes) published on Channel 9 which provide you with good insights of new features of Virtual Machine Manager 2016. They’re definitely worth checking out and you can find complete list below. Deploy Network Controller: In this video tutorial you will see how you can use the service template-based…


Updated Contoso in the Microsoft Cloud poster includes a new enterprise scenario

The Contoso in the Microsoft Cloud poster has been updated with a new page for enterprise cloud scenarios that address Contoso’s business problems. The first enterprise cloud scenario is Contoso’s upgrade to SQL Server 2016 and the use of Stretch Database to offload and store cold transactional data to Azure, which was covered in the…


Tip of the Day: Active Memory Dump

Today’s Tip… There’s a new type of memory dump that filters out a bunch of stuff (where stuff = pages not important in diagnosing most issues), making the dump file much smaller and easier to save and /or copy. It has been described as “more compact than a complete memory dump, while containing ‘active memory’…