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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
System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails to enumerate and manage Logical switch deployed on the host

System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails to enumerate and manage Logical switch deployed on the host

When Windows update ‘KB4467684‘, ‘KB4478877‘, ‘KB4471321‘ or ‘KB4483229’ is installed on a VMM managed Windows Server 2016 host, VMM is not able to enumerate or manage the Logical Switch deployed on the host. Customers will notice the following symptoms when ... 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

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
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
Notes from the Field: Microsoft SDN Software Load Balancers

Notes from the Field: Microsoft SDN Software Load Balancers

Kyle Bisnett and Bill Curtis here. We are two Software Defined Network Blackbelts and Premier Field Engineers at Microsoft and specialize in Hybrid Cloud technologies, which includes Cloud Platform System, Azure Stack and WSSD/SDDC. Most importantly, we ensure it’s easy ... continue reading
Ignite 2018 highlights: passwordless sign-in, confidential computing, new threat protection, and more

Ignite 2018 highlights: passwordless sign-in, confidential computing, new threat protection, and more

What a week it was in Orlando! Ignite is always a biggie, and this one was no exception. For all of us here at Microsoft who get to work on security, spending time with customers to learn how you are ... continue reading
A New Tool for your Toolbox: SCCM Collection Specific Report Template in PowerBI

A New Tool for your Toolbox: SCCM Collection Specific Report Template in PowerBI

Hello again everyone! Christopher Scott, Premier Field Engineer here. Recently I have started publishing some of my PowerBi report templates and received some positive feedback, so I decided to keep them going. This next template was designed to provide data ... continue reading

Global Service Monitor to Retire in November 2018

System Center Operations Manager continues to be the tool relied upon by enterprise customers for IT operations and monitoring. Global Service Monitor in SCOM provides the ability to monitor the availability of external web-based applications from multiple locations across the ... continue reading
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