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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…

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 .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…

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…

Breaking into a Windows System

Do you ever get that sinking feeling, when you’ve forgotten the root password to your test lab?  Again?

I hate it too!  So I decided to figure out a way around it, using a work around…

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!