Author: Cristal Kawula

The Case of Troubleshooting a failed Windows 10 Pro In-Place-Upgrade like the Pro’s – #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, With the looming deadline of January 2020 coming up very very fast I know many of you are racing to get your Windows 10 upgrade projects done. With that said I wanted to share an extremely handly little tool that Microsoft has built to help troubleshoot failed upgrades. It is called setupdiag.exe and is a real life saver. You can grab a copy from here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/setupdiag Our situation today was a failed upgrade and this prompt on the end users machine: The Installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT Phase with an error during MIGRATE_DATA operation. This error...

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The Case of Inventory Gathering using Microsoft MAP #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, I wanted to write to you today because sometimes the good old tools are just what the doctor ordered. I have used the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit before, but I haven’t tried it out in a few years. I have to say that the latest version from November 2018 9.9.13.0 is pretty awesome. It is quite literally a Next,Next,Finish install. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7826 Just download it onto a Management Server, have your Domain Admin rights ready, and scan the network. I needed some information for this client on 4 projects: Windows 2003/2008 EOL Exchange 2010 Migration to...

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Finding the Windows 10 1809 Media and Upgrading – #Windows10 #Windows1809

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans,   Today I was asked by a customer to find the Windows 10 1809 media, and it took me a while, but I did find the link for you. If you go here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 you can grab your copy today.     You can also grab it from your MSDN, Volume License, or Academic sites. Creating your installation media has never been easier. You can use the Create Windows 10 Installation Media Tool to handle building a bootable USB key or grabbing the ISO itself. If you just want to kick off your upgrade right now,...

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Session Catalog is live for Microsoft Ignite – .@MS_Ignite #MVPHour #TeamKawula

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Team Kawula will be in full force at Microsoft Ignite coming up in a little over one month from now in Sunny Orlando, FL. This is Microsoft biggest conference of the year, and we are so thrilled to be a big part of it. Make sure you checkout our sessions. https://bit.ly/2w4m6bz   So far Cristal and I have these sessions up in the catalog and there are more coming. If you happen to miss our sessions you are more than welcome to come see us at the Microsoft Software Defined booth. Discussions can be anything from...

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Ignite Cup 2017 re-cap #MSIgnite #MVPHour #MVPBuzz

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, A few weeks back we had a chance to run the 2nd annual Ignite Cup. This is a community event that we run at each Microsoft Ignite Conference. Now, you are asking yourself what is Ignite Cup?? Simply put it is an exhibition hockey game that takes place prior to the Ignite Conference. We like to call it Geeks vs. Locals. Eventually, we are hoping that we will have enough player to get geeks vs. more geeks. This year’s game was so much fun as we found ourselves playing against some REALLY REALLY good ex-College players....

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