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2017 SCUG Dates are planned

We are ready to kickoff Season 9, with at least 4 full day events in the Copenhagen area. If you haven’t signed up yet, please visit our meetup site – https://www.meetup.com/SCUGDK/ Dates and facilities are booked. We are still planning speakers, so far we do have Greg Ramsey, Jason Sandys, Ronni Pedersen and Kent Agerlund […]

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Error installing WSUS using a remote SQL and non-standard SQL port

Ran into this error earlier today while trying to install WSUS using a remote SQL 2014 SP2 server with non-standard SQL ports. 2016-11-22 20:30:13  Stopping service WSUSService 2016-11-22 20:30:13  Stopping service W3SVC 2016-11-22 20:30:13  Configuring database… 2016-11-22 20:30:13  Configuring the database… 2016-11-22 20:30:13  Establishing DB connection… 2016-11-22 20:31:14  System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): A network-related or instance-specific error […]

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Unlock BitLocker Encrypted Drive From WinPE the Secure Way!

I have seen several blog posts on how to unlock a BitLocker encrypted drive from Windows PE, using the recovery password stored in the Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) SQL Server database. What’s the problem with these solutions? All of these have one thing in common: they query the SQL database directly, requires changing […]

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Notes from the field: Deploying Windows 7

I never thought that I would write a blog post about deploying Windows 7 x64 in UEFI mode and TPM 2.0 in 2016. However, I understand that bigger enterprises aren’t 100% ready to deploy Windows 10 but you should definitely have a plan for that. In this blog post I will point out some of […]

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Links from our MMS ConfigMgr precon session

Thanks for all the questions and tweets during the opening session yesterday. Jason, Anne and I really enjoyed the afternoon. As promised here are the links from the session. Update 1605 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrteam/2016/05/16/update-1605-for-configuration-manager-technical-preview-available-now/ winpe peer caching: http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/win-pe-peer-caching-in-configmgr-current-branch/ Client install failing on management point: http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/configmgr-client-failing-to-install-on-management-point/ Startup script: http://blog.configmgrftw.com/configmgr-client-startup-script/ SQL XL sheet: https://t.co/XUXuUfxuaq […]

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Example of setting up a custom monitor in SCOM with a Powershell Script – Monitor NIC teams in SCOM

In this blogpost, I’ll run through an example of how to configure a monitor from the ground up, going through every step, for making a monitor in Powershell for SCOM. It’s a very basic script, but it have a value we measure on, so you have all the basic building blocks. But first… What time […]

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OMS/EMS Seminar March 2016: Enterprise Mobility Suite Session Notes and slides

Hi First and foremost, thanks to all attendees for a great day on Wednesday. Lots of great questions and discussions and to all of you who is wondering what happened to my girlfriend’s phone – well I had to un-enroll it the morning after!  For those of you who are waiting for the EMS-book that […]

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FTP / SFTP monitor for SCOM

In this post we’ll make a script for a FTP / SFTP monitor that can monitor the FTP/SFTP status, by doing the following operations: -Log in -Upload a file -Download a file -Delete the file Since Powershell doesn’t have any built-in ftp support I was looking for some alternatives, and since I use WinSCP normally […]

Category: Home, Operations Manager 2012 R2, Powershell, SCOM, Scripting  |  5 Comments

Silent install Java 8 Update 71 and 72 with SCCM

In my last post about silent / unattended installation of Java 8 Update 66, we followed the new guidelines for how to install Java 8 silently by Oracle. The problem with that method is that it works when you try to run your script locally with administrator privileges it will work fine, but when you […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Home, Scripting, Software distribution, Software Updates, Tips and tricks, Windows Installer / MSI  |  15 Comments

Hardware overview with Power BI

In the true spirit of christmas, I will share some cool tricks on how to get deeper into Power BI. My good friend and collegue Henrik Hoe started out by showing a little bit on how to get started with Power BI, I will extend upon that and show you how easily create a live […]

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