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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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Installing .NET Framework on Windows 8 and 2012

I have been struggling a bit with adding .NET Framework 3.5 on a few systems (and reference image for MDT). The posts on MSDN and TechNet are good, but not always crystal clear.

Here is how I solved the issues we were experiencing…

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Azure Backup internal error (ID: 130001)

When installing the Azure Backup Agent you need to supply your vault credentials.
If doing so incorrectly you will get the following error…

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Fix for slow “Downloads” folder in Windows 10

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been noticing that clicking the “Downloads” folder in Windows Explorer took a long time to load.
After a bit of research, it turns out Windows 10 tries to guess…

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Display all saved WiFi Passwords

We’ve all been there, wireless passwords tend get lost.

There are several tools to retrieve the missing information, but I strongly believe that the less stuff you download from the web, the safer you are. So why not use the built in functions instead?

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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…

Remove App Packages in Windows 10 1607

There are a few different approaches when it comes to cleaning up the Windows 10 deployment. I prefer to uninstall the built-in applications which my enterprise and customers have no need for.

Azure Backup Mail Report Script

Jocha previously released a very popular mail report-script for Windows Backup. A downside with the new Azure backup-agent is that it did not offer mail reports… until today!

Azure Backup Job Failed 0x1D4C2

Lately we’ve been getting a lot of inquiries regarding Azure Backup. One customer tried to set up the Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS) agent, they experienced a problem where the backup job fails immediately…

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…

Microsoft Windows OS Versions

I recently ran into a GPO problem. My customer wanted to delegate different group policy settings on clients within a specific OU.
The OU contained numerous versions of Windows and all versions had different, OS version specific, settings.

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.

SCCM – Useful Collections

Lately we have gotten some inquiries asking us to share some “must have” SCCM collections, here are some of our commonly used queries.