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Installing HP branded Windows on a Virtual server

My customer has bought a Hewlett-Packard server with a Windows Server 2012 ROK (Reseller Option Kit) license.
However this customer had some issues with the installation of the license on the Hyper-V guest server. Since the Windows server does not recognize the ‘hardware’ as a Proliant server, licensing will not succeed.

However there is a simple solution…

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Uninstall all Java versions

I received an inquiry from one of my mid-size (100-200 users) customers today. They’ve been planning on implementing a new online service which requires the latest Java version.

The clients have a large quantity of outdated versions of Java, which needed to be uninstalled before we deployed the newest version.
They are currently running Windows 7 and Windows 8, so somewhat modern operative systems.

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Detect and Elevate a PowerShell session

We’ve set out to help a customer with automation within their IT department.
Some daily tasks require an elevated prompt, there is no way around it. But it’s not obvious how to check if the current prompt is elevated, or how to elevate the session. So here is a how-to…

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Windows Backup Mail Report Script

Background Jocha work with a lot of startup companies and small-business owners, which is great in so many ways. While it gives us the possibility to design and set everything up from scratch, with all the best practices, it usually means working with a smaller budget...
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Change the Azure Active Directory Sync Schedule

I finally I got some time to play with the new Azure Active Directory Sync tool and its configuration.

The installation was very straight forward. The step-by-step instruction are provided on MSDN. The administration tools and scripts are located in difference places compared to DirSync which was little confusing in the beginning.

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SCCM Baselines: Update Compliance

There are numerous of ways to measure update compliance in an enterprise. Some prefer to just compare the compliance of a Software Update Group against a collection. The issue I’ve found with this is that when you release updates the compliance falls down to 0%…

Resetting Password for Specific OU

I created a powershell-script which will reset the password of all users in a specific Organizational Unit.

I prefer to set unique high-end passwords for all users. If you prefer a more ‘user friendly’ approach simply…

Remove Orphaned ADMX GPO values

A downside with the ADMX files is that when you update them, and the new files replace settings and values you end up with orphaned settings in your GPOs. In our example we had two orphaned registry values from a previous OneDrive ADMX.

MDT 2013 Set Computername with VBS

Back in 2012 I wrote an article about dynamically setting a computer name during a Task Sequence. Here is my updated and improved script. I’m currently setting up a deployment solution running SCCM with MDT 2013…