We’ve started to deploy the latest release of Windows 10 and it’s interesting to note that Microsoft have released with little fan-fare some changes to the way Updates are deployed for the 1903 release. Microsoft are now pushing updates through what is called the Unified Update Platform (see this RPC Mag article). Anyway, the main … Continue reading "Windows 10 May 2019 or 1903 Software Update Management Changes for WSUS and Config Manager"
I was recently assisting a client with an upgrade of their Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment up to the latest release of 1702 and as part of that we’re also going over it’s currently deployed functionality and making sure it all works. They recently noted that clients were no longer receiving updates and ran the Software … Continue reading "Fixing the randomly stopping WsusPool IIS Application pool and Windows Updates failed 0x80244022 error"
During a deployment of Windows or even after Windows is deployed you see an Open File – Security Warning prompt when a .EXE runs (similar to the one on the right). This happens because when you download an .EXE, .ZIP, or .CAB Internet Explorer (as well as Firefox and Chrome) saves what is called a … Continue reading "How to remove the Open File Security Warning Prompt during Driver Deployment or User Login when using MDT or SCCM"
Quick post today, I organise my driver folders into manufacturer and model and then use a task sequence to pick machine specific drivers. Getting the exact model name helps and one day to do that is via a WMI query. It’s a command I try to use quite a bit (and tend to forget the … Continue reading "Getting a machine product name and serial number using WMIC for use with MDT or SCCM"
Running MySQL on a Windows machine is pretty straight forward. One of the down sides though is that MySQL is not VSS aware and may mis-behave when back up software such as Data Protection Manager or ShadowProtect. Data Protection Manager (DPM) has the ability (basically called Pre-Backup and Post-Backup Scripts) to perform actions before and after … Continue reading "Backup MySQL Databases running on a Windows Server using Systems Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2012."
We are currently in the process of trailing Forefront Endpoint Security along with our SCCM Deployment. So after a few weeks of tweaking we have got our systems center deployment to a level where we are happy with it, it was time to begin installing and testing Forefront. After beginning our installing and answering a … Continue reading "Setting up an SPN and fixing the cannot verify the service principal name error when installing ForeFront Endpoint Protection"
I recently decided to move our reporting services running on our SCCM site server to our more beefier SQL Server, I was also wanting to do this for our Forefront Migration (as Reporting services is a requirement). So I created a new server under Site Settings -> Site Systems and put our SQL server into … Continue reading "Fixing SMS Site Component Manager could not access site system. Access is denied. Issue when adding SCCM components to other servers."