Enable Third-Party Software Updates in SCCM

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Oh god, thank you Microsoft:), finally, we got this! as a built-in feature in the ConfigMgr, and for those who are wondering about the System Center Update Publisher - it is not needed anymore. Introduce the new feature "Third-Party Software Updates" which available in 1806 update and allow us to deploy third-party updates to your computers. In the long term and next updates for sure, they will add more repositories and new flexibilities for this feature! apparently, if you have some third party software which deploys third-party updates, in soon you are going to give up about it so don't rush renew the support...
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Repairing DHCP database

Hey guys, this week I wasted a lot of time on DHCP database repairing troubleshooting, my customer tried to recover the DHCP server from Veeam back, and After recovering the server he has tried to start DHCP server and got an error that the service can't be started, we tried restoring the DHCP from built-in backup as well however we weren't able to start server correctly. The only way I found to fix it, is to remove content under "C:\Windows\System32\dhcp", and then the service could start up successfully, but what is the problem with this workaround? all DHCP scopes have been...
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Enable SCCM PXE without WDS 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

These days, I am checking the new SCCM 1806 update and revealed some new great features!, I and many system center guys were waiting for this update, this update contains new features and the most incredible feature they have release is Enable SCCM PXE without WDS, yes as you heard, we can deploy task sequences and deploy them without WDS services. Let's see how we should enable this and what comes instead of WDS. Go to your DP's and right click, and then select properties: Check the: “Enable a PXE responder without windows deployment service”. Once you enabled it. you should wait 10-20 minutes and then the...
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Hyper-V can’t enable live migration

Monday, August 6, 2018

Last week I had Hyper-V project of my customers which purchased two new Hosts and we should have replaced them with HP hosts, during host configuration we couldn't enable live migration on a specific host and got the following error: Failed to modify service settings Faile to enable live migration The only way I found to fix it is by: Renaming C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Registry.pol to C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Registry.polx As soon as you've renamed that file, go back to "Live MIgration" settings and enable it again, you will notice that new "Registry.pol" will be created successfully. And obviously, you can run "Live Migration" to machines perfectly.
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Proxy settings change automatically Windows 10

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Proxy settings change automatically Windows 10 is some new bug, virus, popped up recently and some users are experiencing this issue nowadays. According to the IT social topics - users complaining that it comes from VPN settings, Virus, or even Microsoft Update, unfortunately, I experienced this as well last week, tried couple of things such as  VPN  didn't see any exception programs that changing my Proxy settings on internet explorer,  have run Malwarebytes, search some task schedulers which may set the proxy settings, deleted some registry keys, repairing Windows files,  changes permission, except of formatting computers I have tried anything without success So let's...
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Adding new windows update to existing WIM image

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Adding new windows updates to existing WIM image is something that any SCCM IT guys should know, instead of creating new updated capture, you can inserting newest Windows updates to existing WIM file through SCCM management console, saving a lot of work and time. The patches retrieved from your Software Update Point, therefore you should verify that your SCCM gets windows updates from the internet or internal WSUS server. - Make sure you have available space on C. - Only CB update will be updated. This feature called "Schedule Updates", let's introduce it by navigating to Software Library > Operating System > Operating System Images Right click...
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Install Remote Desktop web client Windows Server 2016

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Finally, we got this feature!, Yes, I am talking about "Remote Desktop web client" which wasn't available in Microsoft Terminal Server features yes, if you wonder what it is, so in short words, it's allowing us browsing to Terminal Server through Web, so far, many customers were used on a third-party solutions for getting the same experience, however now they can consider using this on Windows Server 2016as part of RDS features. Some important notes: - The web client does not currently support using Azure Application Proxy and does not support Web Application Proxy at all. - Make sure your Remote Desktop deployment has an RD Gateway,...
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Storage Replica Windows Server 2016

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Storage replica is a new feature on Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition, Storage replica allows us to replicate machines, data, from a server to server, sync data from physical sites, Cluster to cluster, Storage replication in a stretch cluster using Storage Replica. Storage Replica uses SMB V3.1.1. It can use any fixed disk storage, Storage Replica supports synchronous and asynchronous replication, certainly, we can define the Storage Replica as new disaster recovery method for mirroring data, not many corporate using this handy feature, I have no idea why, but I do suggest you taking look and discover it. Storage replicate supported configurations: - Stretch...
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Migrate Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016

Thursday, July 12, 2018

In this article I am going to show you how to Migrate Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016 step by step, I'll try covering every step as much as I can, I strongly recommend you guys re-checking every step! before performing these steps on your environment!, Don’t hesitate asking questions, consulting with IT expert, even ask me questions I'll try to answer,  in short words, don't take risk and raise the flag as needed, this project must be performed thoroughly and very professionally, even if you are tangled up with specific task, calm down, relax try to realize what have...
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