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Configure Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab - Step by Step

Configure Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab – Step by Step

How to configure a Storage Spaces Direct cluster and a hyper-converged Hyper-V on a virtual lab with four storage VMs.continue reading

ConfigMgr 1702: Adding a new node (Secondary Replica) to an existing SQL AO AG

Scenario We already have a working Primary and secondary replica and we know that ConfigMgr 1702 does support an extra replica i.e. 2nd Secondary replica. So we are adding a freshly built node as a secondary replica. The documentation we have ... continue reading

Troubleshooting Service Manager work item (Incident, Change Request, Service Request) status stuck on “New”

Any time we see newly created work items stuck with a “New” status, it generally means that the Service Manager workflows are not processing or are processing slowly. Monitoring the “Minutes behind” of each workflow can be a useful method ... continue reading
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Docker Swarm and Secret support with OMS Insight and Analytics – container monitoring solution

Hello all, this is Keiko, Program Manager from the OMS team. The container monitoring solution, available as part of OMS Insight and Analytics, helps you get visibility into the inventory of containers in hosts, including images running in them and ... continue reading
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ConfigMgr CB: ‘Delete Aged Discovery Data’ Internals (with Case Study)

Hi Folks, Many a times we do get cases where the Delete Aged Discovery Data is not deleting the records that we expect it to delete. So here are some findings that are not documented and I have had quite ... continue reading
Using Computer Name Aliases in place of DNS CNAME Records

Using Computer Name Aliases in place of DNS CNAME Records

Hi everyone. Graeme Bray here with an article around using Computer Name Aliases instead of DNS CName records. Introduction In the past, we used to set the registry key DisableStrictNameChecking to be able to add a DNS alias to connect ... continue reading
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ConfigMgr 1702: The case of unexplained – Client Peer cache not getting disabled even after disabling it via Client Settings

Hi Folks, I am back with the unexplained series. Today being the discussion on the new feature called Client Peer Cache introduced in ConfigMgr 1610. Even though the issue in the blog talks about Client Peer Cache still in use ... continue reading
Enable remote access to Work Folders using Azure Active Directory Application Proxy

Enable remote access to Work Folders using Azure Active Directory Application Proxy

We’re excited to announce Work Folders now supports using Azure Active Directory Application Proxy to enable remote users to securely access their files on the Work Folders server. Work Folders supports using VPN, Web Application Proxy (WAP) or a third-party ... continue reading

WannaCrypt attacks: guidance for Operations Management Suite customers

Strengthening the security posture of your infrastructure is critical in protecting against evolving cyber threats. The following steps are recommended to safeguard your resources against the recent WannaCrypt ransomware attack: This recent WannaCrypt malware exploits a Service Message Block (SMB) ... continue reading
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Troubleshooting certificate issues in Software Defined Networking (SDN)

As you may be aware, Network Controller in Windows Server 2016 uses certificate based authentication for communicating with Hyper-V hosts and Software Load Balancer MUX virtual machines (VMs). Some SDN customers have complained about communication issues between Network Controller and ... continue reading