TechX Sweden 2013

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The bits for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 have made it’s way onto MSDN and TechNet and will soon hit general availability. With that comes System Center 2012 R2 as well and lots of events to show off the new cool stuff. One of the bigger events in...

In the case of the disappearing disk space

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Some days ago I help a customer out with an odd problem. When they worked on getting a new hardware model working in their Configuration Manager environment the deployment failed for no apparent reason just before it should be done. One thing that hit us right before we were about...

Fix “This Site requires Java script to be enabled” problem with Self Service Portal in MBAM 2.0

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When a user that doesn’t have access to Internet tries to access the Self-Service Portal in Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) 2.0 the user will, falsely, be prompt to enable Java Script in the browser. Parts of how to resolve this issue is described in the topic “How to...

MBAM 2.0 “The requested Key ID is invalid for the current user” – List computers a user has logged on to

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Earlier this week I held a presentation at the Swedish System Center User Group days at Micosoft Sweden Office. The presentation I held were about MDOP features together with Configuration Manager. One question that came up was regarding Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring 2.0 and the Self-Service Portal. The problem...

CU3 for Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 is released

In the long wait for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager release the 3rd Cumulative Update for 2012 SP1 is released. It adds support for Windows Server 2012 R2 as well as Windows 8.1, and that is about the big news in this update. However it does include some fixes...

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A couple of days ago I got a question from a customer that were trying to update their Operating System Image using the ‘Offline Servicing for Operating System Images’ feature that was introduced in Configuration Manager 2012. What it does is that it allows an administrator to select Windows Updates...

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A couple of days ago I got a question from a customer that were trying to update their Operating System Image using the ‘Offline Servicing for Operating System Images’ feature that was introduced in Configuration Manager 2012. What it does is that it allows an administrator to select Windows Updates...

Working with software leases in Configuration Manager

I saw a question online where a forum user asked how to automatically uninstall a software after 30 days. Scenario It is a quite common question when an organization wants to “lease” or “rent” a software to an user for a specific amount of days. This can be a way...

Session Downloader with support for TechEd Australia 2013

I’ve found some time to update my tool ‘Session Downloader’ to version 0.6.3 just in time for TechEd Australia 2013 with support for the very same event.

Mobile Devices #reinvented

So, the news about Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia Devices is spreading around the globe. Since I live in Sweden and the European Union knows that someone will file a complaint and Microsoft will have to pay, once again, to the EU. Will they, just as with Windows, have to pay...

Start planning the upgrade to Configuration Manager 2012 R2

With the release of System Center 2012 R2 family, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 just around the corner (okey, less than two months away), it sure has come to that time when you should start planning for the migration to the new platform. I do know that many...

Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CU2 Installation Warning ‘Perform Database Update’

If you run the installation program for Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager with insufficient permissions on the SQL Server you’ll get a warning on the step ‘Perform Database Update’ in the installation program. If you hover with the pointer over the ‘Show log file’ text...

Build DC Replica using MDT

I’m positive that you’ve read or heard the phrase that you always should have at least two Domain Controllers in any Active Directory Domain. That might not be true in a lab environment but some times you might want or need that. In my case I prefer to have that...

Shrink a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) in Windows Azure directly in the storage blob

A couple of days ago I help my college, Niklas Åkerlund, to complie a program from Maarten Balliauw that allows you to shrink the VHD file in Windows Azure directly in the storage blob online. In other words – with out the need to download the file. Maarten’s project is...

The temp directory is not a valid directory

I’ve been helping out a customer with deploying PowerShell and .Net Framework 2.0 SP2 to a bunch of their legacy servers. Since .Net Framework is a dependency to PowerShell and that we needed to deploy this to both x86 and x64 machines we decided to use the new Application Model...