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Windows 10 (Build 1803) VDI Optimization Script Primer

Windows 10 (Build 1803) VDI Optimization Script Primer

Hello IT Professionals. Robert M. Smith, PFE here, with a short blog post regarding Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). A peer of mine Tim Muessig (also PFE), developed a PowerShell script that can be used to optimize Windows 10 Enterprise, 1803, ... continue reading

Windows 10 (Build 1803) VDI Optimization Script Primer

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Tough Questions Answered: How to add multiple values to a GPO with a listbox.

Tough Questions Answered: How to add multiple values to a GPO with a listbox.

Recently I have received a support request from a Customer that need to add multiple value to a GPO. Lets dive into the details. ENVIRONMENT The customer installed a new third party application is his client environment (Windows 10), this ... continue reading
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Securely monitoring your Azure Database for PostgreSQL Query Store

A few months ago, I shared best practices for alerting on metrics with Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Though I was able to cover how to monitor certain key metrics on Azure Database for PostgreSQL, I did not cover how to ... continue reading
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The PowerShell Extension is now in the Azure Data Studio Marketplace

We are excited to announce the PowerShell Extension is available in the Azure Data Studio (ADS) marketplace! Now you can write PowerShell scripts with the full benefits of PowerShell Editor Services using the excellent IDE-like interface that Azure Data Studio ... continue reading
Management Pack to Monitor and Reduce Health Service Store Size

Management Pack to Monitor and Reduce Health Service Store Size

First published on TECHNET on Sep 02, 2015A customer of mine monitors some agents that only have 1gb of storage, so disk space must be conserved as much as possible. The Health Service store file (a JET database named HealthServiceStore.edb) ... continue reading
Exporting and Importing User Roles and Notifications in SCOM 2007 and SCOM 2012

Exporting and Importing User Roles and Notifications in SCOM 2007 and SCOM 2012

First published on TECHNET on Dec 12, 2013A customer of mine is migrating from SCOM 2007 to a new SCOM 2012 installation and would like to migrate User Roles and Notifications instead of recreating all of them manually.Note that both ... continue reading
Workflow Failure Queries

Workflow Failure Queries

First published on TECHNET on Jul 29, 2011I regularly see customers getting a lot of alerts indicating that workflows have failed to run a script of WMI query…the alert name is usually one of the following:Workflow Runtime: Failed to run ... continue reading
Support for more apps with Azure AD Application Proxy

Support for more apps with Azure AD Application Proxy

Howdy folks, Today, I have the privilege to tell you about the public preview of two new features for Azure AD Application Proxy that make it even easier to provide secure remote access to on-premises applications: Support for SAML single ... continue reading

Resolution for JSON parsing error “The given key was not present in the dictionary.”

While leveraging SCOM REST API, if you get the error message “The given key was not present in the dictionary.“ then it means that the request body is not being parsed correctly. For resolving this error, make sure that the ... continue reading