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Recurring Active Directory Checks

Q: I just had an Active Directory (AD) or Active Directory Security health assessment from Microsoft, and they found some stuff I didn’t know about, or they found other items I knew to check for but forgot about. While I ... continue reading

A brand new web console for Orchestrator 2019

System Center Orchestrator is the datacenter workflow management solution that's commonly used to automate datacenter operations including creation, monitoring, and deployment of data center resources. We consistently hear feedback from customers on enhancing the user experience and support for modern ... continue reading

System Center 2022

Datacenters are complex with multiple components across compute, storage and networking – components that are used to store and manage the most critical resources, vital for continuous operations of an organization. These IT environments quickly grew out of control, along ... continue reading

End of Support for System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 products is approaching soon!

With less than year left for System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 products to go out of support, this is reminder for you to plan the upgrade. System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 follows fixed lifecycle ... continue reading

SMS “HRESULT E_FAIL from COM component” workaround coming

Heya, Ned here again. Storage Migration Service admins: if you're seeing "Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component" during transfer validation after installing the November cumulative update, we have a workaround coming to WAC, ... continue reading
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Storage Migration Service October 2020 Update

Heya folks, Ned here again. We've released our next set of features and fixes for the Windows Server 2019 Storage Migration Service, as part of cumulative update KB4580390 (Windows Server 2019) & KB4580386 (SAC 1903, 1909) This update comes optionally ... continue reading
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Rethinking cyber scenarios—learning (and training) as you defend

In two recent posts I discussed with Circadence the increasing importance of gamification for cybersecurity learning and how to get started as a practitioner while being supported by an enterprise learning officer or security team lead. In this third and ... continue reading

Fix for the Storage Migration Service “Couldn’t transfer storage on any of the endpoints” issue

Heya folks, Ned here again. For those of you seeing this issue: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/storage-migration-service/known-issues#error-couldnt-transfer-storage-on-any-of-the-endpoints-and-check-if-the-source-device-is-online---we-couldnt-access-it With an error in WAC like: "Couldn't transfer storage on any of the endpoints. 0x9044" And detailed error in WAC like: "Check if the source device is ... continue reading
Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

In the most recent releases, SQL Server went beyond relational data and enabled support for graph data, R, and Python machine learning, while making SQL Server available on Linux and containers in addition to Windows. At the same time, organizations ... continue reading
Reboot Pending Report, How to create the report.

Reboot Pending Report, How to create the report.

First published on TECHNET on Jun 27, 2014Authored by Santos MartinezA few days ago one of my peers ask me a very interesting question, how can I get a report that show reboot pending machines. I told him this was ... continue reading