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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.
SCCM Client – Manual install and uninstall
You can deploy the SCCM client several ways, the most common being through SCCM, manual install via the ccmsetup.exe. This article describes how to install and uninstall the client manually.
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…
Disable Hardware Acceleration in Outlook 2013
Not all computers work better with hardware acceleration, especially those with incompatible drivers.
A couple of users contacted me asking about “white screens” and freezes in Outlook 2013. The simple solution is to disable the hardware acceleration…
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…
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%…
This article focuses on the scenario where the laptop/desktop has been lost or stolen, and how to make sure that the local data/credentials are secured/encrypted.
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…
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.
We’ve been upgrading a customers environment… for one of their workstation configurations they didn’t want the computers to lock on idle, which is enforced by default.
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…