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jay has written 64 posts for JDeployment

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

PowerShell – Deploying Active Directory

Notes from the field: In our projects, as much as I want to automate the deployment my domain controllers from scratch, our team doesn’t own the hosted platform, we come with the VMs already pre-created for us. In this scenario we are deploying a new Domain with the following configurations: Domain name: Jdeployment Single-Forest, Single Domain … Continue reading

Notes from the Field: GPO vs Local Policies

Problem: An engineer was claiming that a certain audit policy was not applying to his servers. Findings: The engineer was refering to the Local Group Policy Editor (GPEdit) Resolution: When checking computer GPO settings always perform a Group Policy Results command. How to: Launch CMD gpresult /h C:\temp\result.html /scope computer As you may know Local … Continue reading

Upgrade Active Directory Server 2016 from Server 2012 R2

This post will show how to deploy a Window Server 2016 Active Directory to an existing Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain and  upgrade to Windows Server 2016 Active Directory. In my lab environment, lab.jdeployment.com, I have an existing Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Domain Controller named DC02 and will deploy Window Server 2016 server SVR2016-02 … Continue reading

Introducing Microsoft Surface Studio

Microsoft’s Surface family has a new member, Surface Studio. Display 28” PixelSense™ Display features 192 dpi resolution, 10 point multi-touch, and 3:2 aspect ratio. Processor i5/i7 Intel® Core™ . GPU Up to 4GB NVIDIA® GeForce® Memory Up to 32 GB RAM. Storage 1TB or 2TB Rapid Hybrid Drive. Dimensions 637.35 mm x 438.90 mm x … Continue reading