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jay has written 68 posts for JDeployment

Solved: Specific Windows 10 1703 Computers not showing in SCCM

I visited a client last Friday, to troubleshoot a case were after a batch of HP laptops got OS Refreshed to Windows 10  some of them are NOT getting anything pushed down in Software Center. Problem: Actual report received: Windows Updates and Software does not appear in Software Center. Reported that they have re-image these machine on correct … Continue reading

HP Machines and BIOS version Report

I was asked by my Project Manager to generate a report for HP machines (desktop and laptops) that lists Hosts names, Hardware Model, BIOS version and Operating System version. I Run the Query below SQL Management Studio and saved the result to a CSV file: SELECT Bios.SerialNumber0 as [Serial Number], Bios.SMBIOSBIOSVersion0 as [BIOS Version], Comp.Name0 … Continue reading

Windows 10 OSD: Enabling BitLocker XTS-AES 256 on Multiple Drives with Full Disk Encryption

Scenario: A client requires their Windows 10 drives C: and D: Encryption Method is XTS-AES 256, fully encrypted and BitLocker Recovery key stored in Active Directory. The steps below will show how to set it up in the task sequence. Set Windows 10 Registry Settings After post OS install create a group called BitLocker Registry Settings, we … Continue reading

Windows 10 OSD: Setting English (Singapore) and Chinese (Simplified, Singapore) Language Input all users

This post will show how to set both English (Singapore) and Chinese (Simplified, Singapore) Language Input in Windows 10 during OSD. Below are the detailed steps: Preparing the registry settings. In a Windows 10 machine, launch the registry editor (Regedit.exe), browse to the HKEY_USERS\DEFAULT and delete everything under the default user registry. ***Note: All folders under the default user registry needs to … Continue reading

Notes from the Field: Windows Update Failed to Install from Software Center

Problem:  I was ask to come down to a client last Friday to troubleshoot an issue where the required Windows Update installations are stuck in Software Center for almost 2 days, although it’s confirmed that the ConfigMgr client can resolve the Site and after several restart of the machine and running M.U.A.S.S. Machine Policy Retrieval … Continue reading

Soon: Windows 10 & WaaS Webinar!

Watch out for our webinar “Always up to date with Windows 10 and Windows as a Service,” with Jay Paloma, soon! Official link will be provided once it’s up.

Using the Updates and Serving in Configuration Manager

Last month we presented Always Up To Date with Windows 10 and Windows as a Service during the Microsoft Tech Summit Singapore and there’s a part of the talk where we showed how easy it is to update System Center Configuration Manager. Administrators can just find the new update when it’s released under the Administration … Continue reading

Notes from the field: Explorer.exe – System Warning dialog with “Unknown Hard Error” message

When delivering an infrastructure projects, one of the tasks is to implement Server Hardening via Group Policy it could be less or more restricted depending on the security guide lines. Problem: This past week we had a desktop lock-down scenario where after joining a server to the domain we see this window pop-up “explorer.exe – System … Continue reading

Notes from the field: Downloading Individual Windows Updates

Most the time when deploying the 1st server in the network, the internet connection is not yet up my WSUS servers to serve its purpose, however as per project tender requirements, all of the servers, especially the Domain Controllers must be installed with the latest Security/Critical updates being even getting live. So for those who … Continue reading

Clustering Hyper-V

This post will show the step by step implementation of 3 node Failover Cluster for Hyper-V. # Steps 1 Make sure that the Failover Clustering Roles is installed in the 3 host. 2 a)     Login in one of the hosts, e.g., Host01 and launch the Failover Cluster Manager b)     In the Actions pane, click on Validate … Continue reading

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