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jay has written 89 posts for JDeployment

How to Promote Windows Server Core to a Domain Controller from the Windows Admin Center

This post will show the step-by-step procedure on how to promote a Windows Server Core to a Domain Controller and executing it from Windows Admin Center using a PowerShell script. In Windows Admin Center > Server Manager connect to the server that will be promoted, for this post we will use LABDC01. In LABDC01, under … Continue reading

Managing Windows Server Core with Windows Admin Center

This post will show how the communication between Windows Admin Center and Virtual Machines is configured in a mobile lab environment. Setup VM Environment Here are the checklist to make sure your Windows Admin Center will properly talk with your VMs: VMWare Workstation is installed and VM(s) created VMWare Workstation’s VMNet is configured with NAT … Continue reading

Setup Windows Server Core 2019

I recently got a new mobile lab from work and I intend to keep the resource utilization as low as possible, with that I decided to use Windows Server Core and later manage them using Windows Admin Center. Below is the simple steps taken to install and configure a Windows Server Core server. Installing Windows … Continue reading

Installing Windows ADK for Windows 10 version 1903 + Windows PE add-on

This post will show the step-by-step installation of Windows ADK for Windows 10 1903 and Windows PE add-on ADK. 1) Download the Windows ADK for Windows 10 version 1903 from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install 2) Download the Windows PE add-on for the ADK on the same page 3) Install Windows Assesement and Deployment Kit – Windows 10 4) … Continue reading

Windows 10 May 2019 Update with Windows 10 Update Assistant

Here’s how you can update your Windows 10 machine using the Windows 10 Update Assistant from the Download Windows 10 page. Warning: before you begin, make sure that there are no SD card attached to your computer, else you will get this window at the middle of the process: “To work around this issue, remove all external media, … Continue reading

SQL Management Studio 2018 not launching after the splash screen

My LAB server is consist of Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 and it’s components plus SQL Server is also installed in the same server. Problem: After installing SSMS the next time I launch it, it will just show the splash screen and will not launch. Repairing it from the Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features doesn’t solve the problem. Solution: Copy … Continue reading

Installing SCCM Reporting Services Point

In this post you’ll find the steps on how to install the SCCM Reporting services point role. Make sure that SQL Reporting Services is installed and configured in your environment. Install the role In the SCCM console go to Administration > Site Configuration > Servers and Site System Roles  Right click on the server that will … Continue reading

Microsoft Intune: Enrolling Android Device

I tried to enroll my Samsung smartphone to Microsoft Intune few days ago, and here are the step taken: First you have to set the mobile device management authority under Device enrollment > Choose MDM Authority in the Azure Portal.     I have selected Intune MDM Authority and clicked the Choose button. Once the MDM Authority is set, you need to download … Continue reading

ConfigMgr: Database Replication – Link Failed between CAS and Primary Site

Recently I was troubleshooting a case on Database Replication – Link has Failed between the CAS and one of the Primary Sites. Case Summary Problem: The main issue is with the Data Replication Service (DRS). It was found out that the Primary Site’s Database Server is running low on storage. However after increasing the database storage the link … Continue reading

Windows Admin Center

What is Windows Admin Center? Windows Admin Center is a lightweight, browser-based GUI platform and toolset for IT Admins to manage Windows Server and Windows 10. It’s the evolution of familiar in-box administrative tools, such as Server Manager and Microsoft Management Console (MMC) into a modernized, simplified, integrated, and secure experience. When I finished setting … Continue reading