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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
Application approval improvements in ConfigMgr 1810

Application approval improvements in ConfigMgr 1810

Thank you for all the feedback on the improvements to application approvals and faster software installation in Configuration Manager 1806. We have added several new improvements in Configuration Manager current branch 1810. Machine-based pre-approved requests Beginning with the Configuration Manager ... continue reading
Analysis of cyberattack on U.S. think tanks, non-profits, public sector by unidentified attackers

Analysis of cyberattack on U.S. think tanks, non-profits, public sector by unidentified attackers

Reuters recently reported a hacking campaign focused on a wide range of targets across the globe. In the days leading to the Reuters publication, Microsoft researchers were closely tracking the same campaign. Our sensors revealed that the campaign primarily targeted ... 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
Does Disabling User/Computer GPO Settings Make Processing Quicker?

Does Disabling User/Computer GPO Settings Make Processing Quicker?

Hi everyone! Graeme Bray with you again today to talk about an age old discussion point. Does Group Policy process quicker if you disable the User/Computer sections of a specific policy? We’re going to walk through my lab setup, grabbing ... 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
Tick Tock: Time to Dive Deep!

Tick Tock: Time to Dive Deep!

Looking at the Windows Time process and configuration there and back again As last we met, I am Tim Medina Sr PFE with Microsoft and we are coming to a conclusion of our three-part journey in time. First we took ... continue reading
Screenshot of obfuscated script

Out of sight but not invisible: Defeating fileless malware with behavior monitoring, AMSI, and next-gen AV

Consider this scenario: Two never-before-seen, heavily obfuscated scripts manage to slip past file-based detection and dynamically load an info-stealing payload into memory. The scripts are part of a social engineering campaign that tricks potential victims into running the scripts, which ... continue reading

MP Author Version 8.2

The following is a special guest blog from Silect We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Author version 8.2. We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to our family of products for SCOM. Here’s a summary of ... continue reading
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