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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

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: 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

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

Windows Server 2016 Active Directory Forest and Domain functional Level Showing “Windows Server Technical Preview” – Fixed: KB3194798

This should be fixed by installing KB3194798 Refer to Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016: October 11, 2016 Some of have us downloaded the Windows Server 2016 from Technet Evaluation Center and one of the first thing we do is to install the Active Directory Role, however you later find out that the … Continue reading

PHIWUG 10th Year Anniversary – Event

Philippine Windows Users Group (PHIWUG) is celebrating its 10th year as user group this 2016. Sharing from photos of the event. Promotional banner… and yes, those are not boots, but its been observed that most Microsoft MVPs usually wears chucks. Woke up early in my hotel room to finalized my slides and demo. Jay Paloma and John … Continue reading

MDT 2013 Update 2 is here!

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 2 is now available for download and was release last December 22nd 2015. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 2 is for operating system deployment leveraging the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10. Feature Summary MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server operating … Continue reading

SQL Server 2014 – Creating ConfigurationFile.ini

This post will show to create and configure your SQL ConfigurationFile.ini for unattended installation or deployment(s). Download  SQL Server 2014 at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-sql-server-2014 For this exercise, I’am using Windows Server Technical Preview: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview and make sure that the .Net Framework 3.5 Feature is installed. Run the setup.exe file and go through the normal installation process. You can then fetch the … Continue reading

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