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Azure Policy and BluePrints Overview

Azure Policy and BluePrints Overview

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Why is Azure Policy and Blueprints important ? When you made your Enterprise Architecture Design like my last blogpost : Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design Part 1 of 4 You want to keep in control of your Business … Continue Reading
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Step-by-Step: Trigger Email Alerts from Windows Event with Event Details on Windows Server 2016

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Setting up an email alert is as simple as creating a Windows Task that is triggered by an Event. You then must specify the action that will occur when that Task is triggered. Since Microsoft has decided to deprecate the … Continue Reading

SQL Server IaaS Extension Query Service for SQL Server on Azure VM

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SQL Server IaaS Extension is installed by default on Azure virtual machines deployed from SQL Server based images on Azure Market Place. SQL Server IaaS extension manages SQL Server configurations on the VM including SQL server connectivity, storage configuration, automated … Continue Reading
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Tips & Tricks for Azure File Shares

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As with any technology, when you first get started there are sometimes some bumps to getting the setup or installation correct. Those DOH moment. No matter how many times you read the administrators installation guide there may be some items … Continue Reading
Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 1 of 4 Azure Cloud

Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 1 of 4 Azure Cloud

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Azure Hub-Spoke Architecture This Enterprise reference architecture shows how to implement a hub-spoke topology in Azure. The hub is a virtual network (VNet) in Azure that acts as a central point of connectivity to your on-premises network. The spokes are … Continue Reading
Does Disabling User/Computer GPO Settings Make Processing Quicker?

Does Disabling User/Computer GPO Settings Make Processing Quicker?

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Hi everyone! Graeme Bray with you again today to talk about an age old discussion point. Does Group Policy process quicker if you disable the User/Computer sections of a specific policy? We’re going to walk through my lab setup, grabbing … Continue Reading

You want to PXE Boot? Don’t use DHCP Options.

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Booting from the network using the PXE protocol involves a simple series of DHCP packets. There are three parties involved: the DHCP server, the PXE server, and the client. The client broadcasts a DHCP packet asking for the address of … Continue Reading
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Step-by-Step: How to Trigger an Email Alert from Windows Performance Monitor

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Windows Performance Counter Alerts can be configured to be triggered on any Performance Monitor (Perfmon) Counter through the use of a User Defined Data Collector Set. However, if you wish to be notified via email when an Alert is triggered … Continue Reading
Updates to the application approval process in Configuration Manager

Updates to the application approval process in Configuration Manager

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First published on CLOUDBLOGS on Aug 30, 2018 One of the important scenarios for application management is providing a controlled installation and uninstallation process for software that requires approval. In the last few releases of Configuration Manager (current branch) we’ve … Continue Reading

OSD Video Tutorial: Part 23 – Nested Task Sequences

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First published on TECHNET on Aug 22, 2018 This session is part twenty-three of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. We are posting these a little out of the order that Steven originally recorded them … Continue Reading

OSD Video Tutorial: Part 14 – Pre-staged Media

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First published on TECHNET on Aug 17, 2018 This session is part fourteen of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. In it, Steven discusses the pre-staged media option for image deployment. The discussion includes a … Continue Reading