Author: Mikko Pantti

Using Azure File Shares with On-Prem ADDS Authentication and S2S VPN Tunnel

Nowadays, Azure Files supports identity based authentication over SMB through two kind of Domain Services. You can either use Azure Active Directory Domain Services (AADDS) or the old On-Prem Active Directory Domain Services that most of the environments already have….

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SQL Server Backup from inside Azure VM

You can backup SQL Server databases and instances running inside Azure VM using Azure Backup. The solution leverages the SQL native APIs to take backup of your SQL databases. When you specify the SQL Server VM that you want to…

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Enabling .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 10 Build 1809

In the recently released Windows 10 Build 1809, Microsoft have decided to change the method on how to enable .NET Framework 3.5 from command line. The command line installation method is extremely usefull, when it comes to for example when…

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Getting started with Windows Autopilot

Here is a small guide, on how to get started with Windows Autopilot. First thing that you need to make sure, is that you have the following prerequisites: Devices must be registered to the organization Devices have to be pre-installed…

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Customize W10 Start-Menu Start Tiles & Taskbar

Customizing Windows 10 Start-Menu and Taskbar is quite simple, all you need is a reference machine and some Powershell skills. First thing you want to do is to set up your reference machine with the customizations you want to create….

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WIN10 – Remove AppX Packages directly from .ISO file.

It is common knowledge that for sysprep, you need to remove AppX packages from Windows 10 (and 8/8.1). The best way to do it, is to remove them directly from the installation media, so they never get installed in the…

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SCCM TS: Prompt for Computer Name with PowerShell

Instead of generating a random name during OSD deployment, you might want to enter a custom name to your computers. This is very easy to do with a PowerShell script now that WinPE 4.0 and later support PowerShell. The method…

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MRSProxy Endpoint error while doing remote move migration

With Exchange 2016 Hybrid setup, you might encounter an error while doing remote move migration. After selecting mailbox to move, the wizard gives you an error, that the “Endpoint MRSProxy” connection cannot be completed. After running command¬†Test-MigrationServerAvailability -ExchangeRemoteMove -RemoteServer “ExternalUrl”¬†You…

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Android for Work status Failed in SCCM console after CB1702 Update

With Intune / SCCM Hybrid, after upgrading SCCM to CB 1702, you might see the following error. Android for Work shows its status as failed. Even though your bindings are OK in the Intune console. It appears that even though…

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