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SCCM on Windows Server 2016: The Defender Gotcha

Hello! My name is Todd Linke, and I am a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft where I specialize in System Center Configuration Manager. I was working with some customers who were seeing strange behavior on their SCCM Site Servers. In ... continue reading
Using the Fully Qualified Domain Name for Remote Control in System Center Configuration Manager

Using the Fully Qualified Domain Name for Remote Control in System Center Configuration Manager

Hello everyone, Jonathan Warnken here. I am a Premiere Field Engineer (PFE) for Microsoft. I primarily support Configuration Manager and today I want to talk about creating a custom console extension to allow the use of a Fully Qualified Domain ... continue reading
Configuration Manager Peer Cache – Custom Reporting Examples

Configuration Manager Peer Cache – Custom Reporting Examples

Hello all, my name is Seth Price and I am a Configuration Manager PFE. I recently had a customer with a large network environment and they wanted to enable Configuration Manager Peer Cache to help with network bandwidth optimization. They ... continue reading

Express updates for Windows Server 2016 re-enabled for November 2018 update

This blog post was authored byJoel Frauenheim, Principal Program Manager, Windows Servicing and Delivery. Starting with the November 13, 2018 Update Tuesday, Windows will again publish Express updates for Windows Server 2016. Express updates for Windows Server 2016 stopped in ... continue reading
Windows Transport converges on two Congestion Providers: Cubic and LEDBAT

Windows Transport converges on two Congestion Providers: Cubic and LEDBAT

#LEDBAT @Win10Transports Why don’t we dive right in? What is a Congestion Provider and why do you (the reader) care? What is it? A Congestion Provider is an algorithm that controls the flow of data from a Windows computer to ... continue reading
Windows Transport converges on two Congestion Providers: Cubic and LEDBAT

Windows Transport converges on two Congestion Providers: Cubic and LEDBAT

#LEDBAT @Win10Transports Why don’t we dive right in? What is a Congestion Provider and why do you (the reader) care? What is it? A Congestion Provider is an algorithm that controls the flow of data from a Windows computer to ... continue reading
Unsticking Windows Updates That Are Stuck In Their Tracks

Unsticking Windows Updates That Are Stuck In Their Tracks

Hello everyone, Matt Novitsch (SCCM Premier Field Engineer) with Craig McCarty (Platforms Premier Field Engineer) here to talk to you about a method of unsticking stuck Windows Updates. We have seen this several times with customers and on our own ... continue reading

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

PXE Boot Basics. 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 ... continue reading
Extending Hardware Inventory for System Center Configuration Manager

Extending Hardware Inventory for System Center Configuration Manager

Hello everyone, Jonathan Warnken here, and I am a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) for Microsoft. I primarily support Configuration Manager and I have been getting a lot of questions recently on how to collect custom information and include it in ... continue reading
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