Some issues that might result if a client is stuck in Provisioning mode:
The SCCM client doesn’t fully install
The client certificate is unassigned
The _SMSTaskSequence folder created on C: still exists […]
To modify the client’s provisioning mode state, use the SetClientProvisioningMode method from an elevated command prompt:
Disable Provisioning: Powershell.exe Invoke-WmiMethod -Namespace rootCCM -Class S […]
Microsoft’s Surface Dock supplies additional ports (USB, NIC, Display, etc.) for Surface devices. Microsoft periodically provides firmware updates for the dock to improve functionality. See: Using the Surface Dock […]
Microsoft supplies a special updating tool for those using the company’s dock for Surface devices. The tool allows for the updating of the firmware for the dock. However, you’ll need to be proactive as Microsoft […]
Azure product releases are in a perpetual state, it seems. Microsoft continually delivers new products and services across the entire Azure platform. The new products and features usually deliver to the U.S. first […]
myITforum Tech Tips wrote a new post, New Community ConfigMgr Tool for Remote Compliance 1 week ago
A new tool for System Center Configuration Manager called ConfigMgr Remote Compliance has been released by Trevor Jones.
According to the tool’s description:
ConfigMgr Remote Compliance can be used to view, […]
Microsoft continues its aggressive push to display ads in the weirdest places in Windows 10 in hopes to help subsidize the free upgrades. Over a week ago new ads began to show up in File Explorer of all places. […]
If you’re looking for information about Microsoft’s Ignite conference this year, look no further than a Uservoice page:
This page provides all the nitty-gritty details about event information, housing, […]
Microsoft has started delivering advertisements through Skype. These ads will pop-up from time-to-time to tell you things about Skype and other Microsoft products.
These pop-ups can get annoying and for […]
If, for some reason, you want to automate the launch Cortana on the Windows 10 taskbar using a web link, use the following…
A good use of this is for causing Cortana to open from a link in an email or on a […]
Microsoft provides several Windows 10 virtual labs, enabling IT Pros to get hands-on experience with the many facets of managing Windows 10 in the Enterprise:
Deploy and manage Windows as a service
If you’re interesting in developing Alexa capabilities for door lock controls for your smart home, Amazon has added a new API reference called LockState.
Door Lock Control and Query Messages
These messages […]
When things go bad in the Cloud, customers need to know where problems exist and when providers expect to have issues resolved.
Each of the big Cloud providers (Amazon, Microsoft, and Google) all offer a […]
Push notifications provide an opportunity to connect and re-engage users with your app. According to Localytics, push notifications can boost app engagement by 88%.
Amazon is offering a free eBook for […]
This year will mark the end of support for many products created in 2007, including the following Office and Exchange products:
Office 2007 client applications – October 10, 2017
Exchange 2007 – April 11, […]
This issue has plagued ConfigMgr administrators and frustrated Windows 10 deployment specialists for a while – and the fix is finally in.
The problem stems from an issue where during a Task Sequence to deploy […]
A recent update to Google Chrome (version 56) discontinue support for SHA-1 certificates. This end of support was announced in November 2016 and has now taken effect.
Microsoft Intune users, running Android, […]
Mark Russinovich delivered a talk at RSA 2017 called: How to Go From Responding to Hunting with SysInternals Sysmon. The talk coincided with the release of Sysmon 6.0.
You can view the session slide deck just […]
“A Cloud Guru” is offering an introduction course for Alexa and an advanced skills kit course for Alexa.
Beginning Alexa (5 hours, 12 lessons): https://acloud.guru/learn/intro-alexa-free
Advanced Alexa […]
Amazon’s Chime service allows you to use Microsoft Outlook to schedule meetings – but it requires a plug-in be installed first. This plug-in will be installed the first time you attempt to schedule a meeting using […]
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