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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…

Get Active Directory pictures in Windows 10

We have been working on migrating a customer from Windows 7 over to Windows 10. Our goal is to have Windows 8 and 10 clients pull the pictures from Active Directory to the users local profiles.

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…

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.

Windows Backup Mail Report Script

Background Jocha work with a lot of startup companies and small-business owners, which is great in so many ways. While it gives us the possibility to design and set everything up from scratch, with all the best practices, it usually means working with a smaller budget...

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.