Feb 07

SCOM – Create monitor with a custom runas account

RunAs profile SCOM monitor

From time to time I create monitor that need to run with a specific credentials, also known as RunAs account. By default, SCOM performs all of its actions using the System Account, which is good enough for most of the tasks, but when you want to monitor a network share or perform SQL connections – you …

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Feb 07

Altaro VM Backup

Altaro VM Backup is a pretty neat product you can use to backup your entire VM infrastructure. Altaro’s offer is very straight forward as they provide 4 basic plans: Free, Standard, Unlimited and MSP. The Free edition is completely free and offers free backup for 2 VM’s per host. If you have a small environment …

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Feb 02

The case of missing USB 3.0 drivers during OSD

Recently I have been working on curious case and wanted to share with you the problems I was facing and how I finally solved them. Client of mine is deploying Windows 7 to several PC’s using a task sequence I’ve built in SCCM. Due to some local limitations, the deployment is done using a USB …

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Feb 01

SCOM 2012 R2 RU 12

Fresh out of the oven, Microsoft has release Rollup 12 (RU12) for SCOM 2012 R2. Read more about the issues fixed in this release in the following Update Rollup 12 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager. This link also includes the installation instruction. To download this update, use the following SCOM 2012 R2 RU …

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Jan 28

Download VM from Azure

Azure VM's Disks

Ever needed to download a VM from Azure to your local Hyper-V or Storage? Let’s say you want to test run it locally or you want to simply store it locally for backup reasons. I’m going to show you how to do it using the Azure portal. It can be done in other ways, such …

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Jan 19

SCCM cross forest install guide


Hello, I wrote this guide mainly for myself and would like to share it with you. This guide explains how to integrate SCCM in a cross forest situation where there is no trust between the forests. There are many different ways you can make it work with SCCM 2012/2016. In this guide I’m going to …

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Oct 27

Finally! Skype for Business for Mac is available for download

Microsoft have finally released Skype for Business for Mac for download! As you might know, my personal laptop is a 2013 MacBook air and I love pretty much every feature of it. Except one – as most, if not all, of my work is with Microsoft software there are lots of missing applications for Mac …

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Oct 19

Configure Windows Server 2016 core edition

In a previous post I’ve showed you how to install Windows Server 2016 core edition. In this post I will show you how to configure basic settings in core edition (since we don’t have a GUI). Mainly we are interested in 3 things – IP address, Name and Domain membership. Once those are complete, everything …

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Oct 17

Installing Windows Server 2016 on Hyper-V 2012

Install now

Well now that Windows Server 2016 has been finally released and public (RTM) we can go ahead and try on top of our lab. This post will not focus on whats new or changed from the previous version. There are plenty of blogs/posts out there that cover just that. In this post I will cover …

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Mar 08

Change DNS servers list with PowerShell on remote server

Hello, While performing the preparation steps to demote a Domain Controller and replace it with another, I had to point other servers a workstations to work with another DNS server. Workstations was no issue – just changed the settings in DHCP scope/server options and thats it. Changing servers was trickier since their IP configuration is …

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