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Author: Ed Aldrich

Windows 10 Readiness: Issues and Upgrades

One of the perks of working for a technology company like 1E is having a lot of really smart co-workers. Like engineers of all persuasions everywhere, they do not like having a problem without an answer. They dig and dig until the truth is revealed! Occasionally, however, the answer evades them despite their best effort. Here at 1E, this will occasionally prompt an internal email thread on the top...

A First Foray into THE CLOUD via Intune (#2 in a series)

The first stop: Introduction to Intune Using the linked reference above as my starting point and source of basic information (with attribution given in my first post in this series), let’s try to dissect it from my experience as a traditional Configuration Manager guy. I’ll attempt to restate much of that post into my own words and understanding, as well as attempting to draw some comparisons betw...

A First Foray into THE CLOUD via Intune (#3 in a series)

The moving parts of Intune: Can any be mapped to Configuration Manager? My previous post in this series gave a basic introduction of Intune and provided several scenarios that described how to implement some of the features themselves. Those scenarios and others like them that are being published continually should show clearly how the elements of Intune work. I don’t want to get into a “check-box...

Learn About Microsoft Intune and The Cloud

“I’m old, not obsolete!”  Pops Terminator Genisys For the literary-minded among you it’s clear that the subtitle is a blatant play on words from the famous old poem Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor (1834). We’ve all heard of the concept of, “…having an Albatross hanging around your neck”. (See the link for the metaphor) I’ve been in and around the Configuration Manager Admin role since...

The so annoying MSIS7000: Signin request not compliant ADFS error

Dear All, Anybody working with SAML or WS-Federation and ADFS 2.0 may have encountered this tricky error : MSIS7000: The sign in request is not compliant to the WS-Federation language for web browser clients or the SAML 2.0 protocol WebSSO profile. In my case, this error occurred randomly, making the troubleshooting more complicated. It happened during the SAMLRequest. With an HTTP log analysis so...

Removing Old (orphaned) Site Systems from the SMS and ConfigMgr 2007 Database

This method was developed for SMS 2.0 and 2003, but works equally well for Configuration Manager 2007. Open SQL Enterprise Manager Open the SMS Database and then go to Tables Select the Table: “Summarizer_SiteSystem” Right click on the table and select Open Table-Return All Rows Place a -1 in the Replicate Column for all instances of the specific Servers that no longer exist.  This wil...