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The NcHostAgent Service Cannot be Located on the Computer

Hello everyone, my name is John Clyburn and I am a Sr. consultant in MCS. I’ve recently been working with Software Defined Networking (SDNv2). I’ve been primarily working with Windows Server 2019 and VMM 2019, deploying the solution using VMM ... continue reading
Hyper-V for Developers on Windows 10

Hyper-V for Developers on Windows 10

Hyper-V is more known as a server virtualization technology; however, since Windows 8, it is also available in the client operating system. In Windows 10, Microsoft improved the experience drastically to make Hyper-V an excellent solution for developers and IT ... continue reading

Install ConfigMgr CB 1902 using PowerShell

Introduction The document outlines the steps required to install SCCM CB 1902 with SQL 2017 using PowerShell. These steps can be used on a disconnected network. The scripts included in this document can also be added to MDT to automate ... continue reading

Monitoring options available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

For production workloads running on your Azure SQL Database managed instance it is very important to continuously understand the resource consumption and any potential performance issues such that you can react in time and have your business running smoothly. There ... continue reading
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Troubleshooting problems related to Azure AD authentication with Azure SQL DB and DW

When working with Azure AD authentication for Azure SQL DB and DW, you may sometimes encounter certain issues. The table below contains some of the Azure AD authentication problems that may appear when accessing SQL DB/DW, as well as how ... continue reading

Tools and commands for running SQL Server 2019 on Linux

Organizations that embraced the option to run Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux have been looking forward to the release of SQL Server 2019. Regardless of which operating system (OS) you choose, it's the same SQL Server database code, and ... continue reading
Environment Tracing and Build Annotations with Azure Pipelines

Environment Tracing and Build Annotations with Azure Pipelines

The numbers show, using continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) solutions for delivering software and cloud infrastructure improve deployment reliability, recoverability, and agility. In addition to these great benefits, CI/CD produces many byproducts that are also useful. One of these ... continue reading
The "This Update is not Applicable to this Computer" Anomaly

The “This Update is not Applicable to this Computer” Anomaly

Hello everyone! My name is Mike Kammer, and I'm a Platforms PFE with Microsoft, dealing with all versions of Windows Server, and other duties as assigned. Sometimes those duties are fun, and everything works perfectly, like playing with kittens or ... continue reading
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BitLocker, Intune, and Raven

Hello Paul Bergson, back again with another story about my dog Raven. From time to time we get a visit from a family member and they will bring their dog along, problem is we have never socialized Raven with other ... continue reading

Windows 10 IOT updates fail at reboot with “Reverting changes”…Why can’t it just be easy?

Let me answer the question from the title before we get started, nothing is ever as simple as you think it is going to be. In a large organization there are usually lots of different environmental factors that can impact ... continue reading