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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…

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.

Disable Windows 10 Automatic locking screen

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.

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…

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…

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…

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!