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SCCM: Housekeeping Collections

SCCM: Housekeeping Collections

Hi there, I am Matt Balzan and I am a Microsoft PFE with the Windows and Devices team, in the UK. Today I am going to show you how to manage and troubleshoot the collections that are affecting the performance ... continue reading
How to manage Windows Server 2019 like a boss

How to manage Windows Server 2019 like a boss

I traveled to a couple of Microsoft Ignite The Tour stops and was not just presenting but also speaking to a lot of IT admins around the globe. I was surprised at how many didn't know about our new Windows ... continue reading
Threat hunting in Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

Threat hunting in Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

As members of Microsoft’s Detection and Response Team (DART), we’ve seen a significant increase in adversaries “living off the land” and using compromised account credentials for malicious purposes. From an investigation standpoint, tracking adversaries using this method is quite difficult ... continue reading
Parallel Processing with jobs in PowerShell

Parallel Processing with jobs in PowerShell

Hello everyone! Doctor Scripto is elated to present some more great content from Joel Vickery, PFE , today he discusses using jobs in PowerShell. Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for some amazing regular content. Take it away Joel! I ... continue reading

MIM 2016 SP1–Service and Portal Installation Guide

First published on MSDN on Jul 19, 2018 Introduction: This document is intended to be used as an operational build document for the Microsoft Identity Management 2016 MIM Service and Portal Server installation. This guide does not cover the installation ... continue reading

Installing MIM Synchronization Service with an Offline Spare

First published on MSDN on Jun 12, 2018 Using This Guide: Introduction: This document is intended to be used as an operational build document for the Microsoft Identity Management 2016 Synchronization Server installation. You may perform search and replace on ... continue reading
Customizing Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager 2007 using NOIDMIF Files

Customizing Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager 2007 using NOIDMIF Files

First published on TECHNET on Nov 16, 2011 Authored by Clifton Hughes The IDMIF and NOIDMIF collection can be used to extend Configuration Manager 2007 client inventory information reported by clients. NOIDMIF files extend the hardware inventory information for existing ... continue reading
In hot pursuit of elusive threats: AI-driven behavior-based blocking stops attacks in their tracks

In hot pursuit of elusive threats: AI-driven behavior-based blocking stops attacks in their tracks

Our experience in detecting and blocking threats on millions of endpoints tells us that attackers will stop at nothing to circumvent protections. Even one gap in security can be disastrous to an organization. At Microsoft, we don’t stop finding new ... continue reading
Enhanced Audit Status Message Queries

Enhanced Audit Status Message Queries

First published on TECHNET on Mar 18, 2019Authored by Brandon McMillanHello everyone! My name is Brandon McMillan and I am a System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) PFE. I have found that Status Message Queries can be one of the more ... continue reading
ConfigMgr Debug Logging the Easy Way Using System Center Configuration Manager Compliance Settings

ConfigMgr Debug Logging the Easy Way Using System Center Configuration Manager Compliance Settings

First published on TECHNET on Apr 10, 2015Authored by Cameron CoxHello, my name is Cameron Cox, I am a System Center Configuration Manager PFE. For my first blog, I would like to talk about ConfigMgr Compliance Settings. One of the ... continue reading