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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.

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…

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.

Windows 8 can’t find WSUS updates

A customer of mine recently started deploying Windows 8 in their environment. MDT was set up and the deployment was working fine, but after deployment the Windows 8 machines wouldn’t connect to the WSUS server.

When trying to connect to the WSUS-server through the Control Panel I got an error message.

Uninstall all Java versions

I received an inquiry from one of my mid-size (100-200 users) customers today. They’ve been planning on implementing a new online service which requires the latest Java version.

The clients have a large quantity of outdated versions of Java, which needed to be uninstalled before we deployed the newest version.
They are currently running Windows 7 and Windows 8, so somewhat modern operative systems.

Google Adsense shortcode for WordPress

Google Adsense shortcode for WordPress

Following is a short tutorial how to get your Adsense code set up to work as a shortcode.
This is very effective if you want to place advertisements within a post or page.

Uninstall script for Outlook KB3114409

Uninstall script for Outlook KB3114409

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday on december 8th 2015 released update KB3114409, intended to help admins keep Outlook 2010 from starting in safe mode, has in fact done the opposite.

SASL/LDAP Simple warning on Domain Controllers

SASL/LDAP Simple warning on Domain Controllers

I noticed that a couple of Domain Controllers started reporting Warning-messages. It turns out that one or more clients have been using LDAP binds that are performed on a clear text (non-SSL/TLS-encrypted) connection.

Fix for slow “Downloads” folder in Windows 10

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…

Hyper-V cannot back up VMs with Dynamic drives

Hyper-V cannot back up VMs with Dynamic drives

This issue has multiple potential causes, usually related to the Integration Services version of the failing guest server. This issue occurs when Application-Aware image processing is utilized in the Backup or Replication job settings for transactional quiescence using Microsoft VSS.

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Outlook 2013

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…

Azure AD Sync Event Error 6126 and 6127

Azure AD Sync Event Error 6126 and 6127

While doing a regular maintenance check on my customers servers when I came across a new event in the log.
I’ve previously wrote about changing the sync schedule on this server.
But today I noticed two event errors, ADSync event 6127 and 6127.