Application Virtualization And All Things Enterprise IT.
I thought I would post a note over here. I did a quick piece on some of the new courses in the Microsoft Virtual Academy that you can take at your own pace online. I've gone through some of the courses and actually was surprised by the quality so I'm encouraging...read more
Configuration Manager 2012: Query for Machines without Client and Show Last Machine Logon Time with Operating System
The title is a mouthful but this is a quick way to get a list of machines that may be potential clients. This query assumes that Active Directory system discovery is enabled with the default attributes.select SMS_R_System.Name, SMS_R_System.LastLogonTimestamp,...read more
When looking for machines sometimes it is nice to know if they have even talked to the domain recently. Here is some quick PowerShell to get you on your way.Get-ADComputer -Filter 'ObjectClass -eq "Computer"' -Properties PasswordLastSet | FT Name,PasswordLastSet >...read more
Now that I've been using UE-V lately for customer environments I've noticed a very bizarre error that can pop up when installing the UE-V 2.0 agent or tools. As you can see below the error message that comes up is rather frightening and suggests that there is...read more
Here are some highlights from the summer device update from Kalvin Falconar at Microsoft.Surface Family Flyer PDFWindows Device Choices June 2014IntroductionEarlier in June the Surface Pro 3 was announced and Surface Authorized Device Resellers are already shipping...read more
Today I ran into a bit of a surprise trying to start a SQL server up from a reboot. The server was working before the reboot so I had a bad feeling that this issue might be difficult. The first thing I did is check the SQL server log to see what happened.2014-08-23...read more
I recently found an unusual way that this error can manifest itself in a site. I was deploying sites successfully except one of them cropped up with the SMS_HEIRARCHY_MANAGER_ERROR 3353. If you look at the error message below it makes the issue out to be a SQL...read more
Recently I was working on setting up a migration manager connection from a Configuration Manager 2012 site of questionable health to a clean site. In the process I got hung up on an error message that suggested several potential causes for my issue but wasn't terribly...read more
So some of you might be curious about SMB 1.0 and weather you can turn off the protocol. The bad news is that if you are still running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 there is a need to still run that protocol. If you are running filers it would be important to...read more
Here is the latest list of devices:https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D1376BA87A35887F%215462A Note from the Author: Kalvin Falconar @ MicrosoftThe attached Windows Device Choices – April 2014spreadsheet contains many new mobile devices. It has been reorganized...read more
Just a FYI here is another list of new Windows tablets being made available.https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D1376BA87A35887F%214480Also if you are curious about business cases I have a total economic impact report on using Windows tablets in...read more
Kalvin Falconar over at Microsoft Canada sends out some regular updates as to new devices coming out in the Windows tablet category. Since the information is free to share you can find February's update over here. http://sdrv.ms/1eslAk5read more
Enterprise IT Management and Automation
Kevin Kaminski shares the latest trends in Enterprise Management. Check here for the latest in Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager and Operations Manager.