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Month: November 2019

Can a Bridge Be a Destination? Co-Management for Windows Devices Has Become a Destination for Many Organizations

Announcements and speculation have been coming out fast and furious since the Microsoft Ignite conference, but one point stood out for me. The introduction of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, which merges device management services from System Center Configuration Manager and Intune into a more unified experience.  One of the key features bundled within Microsoft Endpoint Manager is co-management, which was initially developed as a bridging technology to help organizations migrate from SCCM to Intune. Co-management wasn’t supposed to become a solution in and of itself, but most organizations encounter challenges that obstruct or significantly delay complete migration. Microsoft really worked...

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The Case of Winrm.exe QC hanging in Windows Server 2019 – #PowerShell

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, I had a call from a customer that had a PowerShell ISE session hang up on him on a Windows Server 2019 build. This was on a physical HPE Server that was brand new, and the OS install was just done this week. He took some screenshots for me, and we remoted into his system and could reproduce the issue. We tried stopping the PowerShell session, rebooting the server, and none it was working. Finally, I said for giggles how about we try this from an admin command prompt. Sure enough, it worked fine. After this...

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My Whiteboards from #Techementor Orlando 2019 – @TechmentorEvent

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, I wanted to write up a quick post sharing my whiteboards that we used for sessions at Techmentor (Live360) Orlando 2019. Writing on a smaller surface was a bit challenging for me, but it worked out quite well with my attendees. Below are of my whiteboard notes from the following sessions: TMH07 – Building Real World Labs in Azure TMF01 – Workshop Migrating and Upgrading to Server 2019 We covered a variety of topics during these sessions from: Nested Azure Virtual Machines (including triple NAT Routing) Active Directory Domain Controller Migrations DHCP Migrations DNS Migrations...

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The Case of some Health Status items not showing up in the Dell/EMC Open Manage Extension for Windows Admin Center #WindowsAdminCenter

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Just a quick post for you here tonight. I have been doing much work today with the Dell/EMC Open Manage extension for Windows Admin Center and found another little quirk. If you look below, only one of the Health Status panes showed up below. In the previous post, I found that you had to update the Dell iDRAC and Lifecycle controller Firmware to something higher than 2.30.30.30. As you can see below, my firmware on this server was at 2.40.40.40, and it was broken. So, I decided to grab the latest version from October 2019 to...

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The Case of Redfish not available on Dell/EMC Open Manage Extension for Windows Admin Center – #WindowsAdminCenter #Dell #DellEMC

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, I was working with a client that was having trouble getting the Dell/EMC Open Manage extension for Windows Admin Center working. What we should see is something like this: Instead, what we get is this: Here is a screenshot of a Server that works Here is a screenshot of one that doesn’t work. The BMC IP Address and BMC Serial Number fields are missing. When trying to access the broken server this error popped up: The Redfish service is not accessible because the USB NIC adapter is disabled on the target node OS, or the...

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