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It’s that time again: Windows Server Summit 2019!

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing. Its that time of the year again! Spring is in the air and Windows Server Summit is right around the corner. On May 22nd at Windows Server ... continue reading
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Analysis of a targeted attack exploiting the WinRar CVE-2018-20250 vulnerability

In early March, we discovered a cyberattack that used an exploit for CVE-2018-20250, an old WinRar vulnerability disclosed just several weeks prior, and targeted organizations in the satellite and communications industry. A complex attack chain incorporating multiple code execution techniques ... continue reading

DART: the Microsoft cybersecurity team we hope you never meet

If you spent 270 days away from home, not on vacation, you’d want it to be for a good reason. When boarding a plane, sometimes having been pulled out of bed to leave family for weeks on end, I know ... continue reading
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System Center blog has a new home

System Center blog posts are now located in our new home on the Microsoft Tech Community. The Microsoft Tech Community is an awesome place for peer-to-peer engagement and direct connection with the people who build the products. Going forward, you’ll ... continue reading
Failover Cluster VM Load Balancing in Windows Server 2016

Failover Cluster VM Load Balancing in Windows Server 2016

First published on MSDN on Apr 29, 2016 Windows Server 2016 introduces the Virtual Machine Load Balancing feature to optimize the utilization of nodes in a Failover Cluster. During the lifecycle of your private cloud, certain operations (such as rebooting ... continue reading
Installing SCVMM 2019 with a Group Managed Service Account

Installing SCVMM 2019 with a Group Managed Service Account

Hello SCVMM Users, Michael Godfrey here again, Premier Field Engineer specializing in all things Private and Public Cloud including the Software Defined Datacenter. It’s here, It’s here. The time has come for a new Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release of ... continue reading
Exchange 2010 Correlation Engine Not Generating Alerts

Exchange 2010 Correlation Engine Not Generating Alerts

First published on TECHNET on Apr 15, 2015While helping a customer migrate from SCOM 2007 to SCOM 2012 R2, we noticed a large reduction in Alerts for Exchange 2010. After investigating further, we noticed that we were not getting any ... continue reading
Creating a Group of Windows Computer and Health Service Watcher Objects

Creating a Group of Windows Computer and Health Service Watcher Objects

First published on TECHNET on Mar 20, 2012There are a lot of great blogs out there that discuss creating various types of groups ( Kevin Holman and Jonathan Almquist have a number of them), and the stuff that I do ... continue reading
OpsMgr 2007 R2 Agent Installation Error with Microsoft.VC90.CRT

OpsMgr 2007 R2 Agent Installation Error with Microsoft.VC90.CRT

First published on TECHNET on Feb 16, 2012I’ve seen this issue a couple of times now…an OpsMgr 2007 R2 Agent installation fails with the following error:Product: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Agent -- Error 1935.An error occured during the ... continue reading
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System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails to enumerate and manage Logical switch deployed

First published on TECHNET on Dec 21, 2018 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 ... continue reading