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jay has written 84 posts for JDeployment

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

Exploring Microsoft 365

I’ve been exploring Microsoft 365 for the past few weeks and then just recently properly introduced  to it after attending a 2 day readiness session conducted by Microsoft PFEs where we had overwhelming information (fun times for geeks like me). They covered Windows 10 (Modern desktop) |Office 365 | &  Enterprise Mobility + Security.  There were just too … Continue reading

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