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Does Windows Server 2016 ship with Adobe Flash?

From Adobe Flash support on Windows Server 2016: Answer: Adobe is included and does ship on the Windows Server 2016 media (but not installed by default). It can be installed by adding the Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) role. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Deploying and Upgrading Microsoft Surface Devices with MDT

Two updated articles are available for IT Pros tasked with deploying Windows 10 to Microsoft Surface device in their organization. These articles provide step-by-step instructions to ensure a successful deployment of Windows 10 utilizing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Deploy Windows 10 to Surface devices with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Upgrade Surface devices to Windows 10 with Microsof...

Workaround for the New Windows Update Model and SCCM 2007 Customers

In Deploying Superseded Down Level Windows Updates with Microsoft Configuration Manager 2007, Microsoft’s J.C. Hornbeck outlined a big issue with the companies new Windows Update model for the servicing changes for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Essentially, due to how superseded updates are automatically expired and can no longer be deployed using the built-in software updates management (SUM) ...

Resource: Dell Driver Packs for Enterprise Client OS Deployment

Dell hosts a page for those needing to download driver packs for deploying Windows for specific Dell computer models. Link: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/enterprise-client/w/wiki/2065.dell-command-deploy-driver-packs-for-enterprise-client-os-deployment Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in ...

How to Reindex the SCCM Data Base more effectively by detaching the product from SQL

An extension to our annual IT/Dev Connections conference, our forums are famous for solving real-world problems. Here’s a highlighted issue and resolution. Problem: I ran into an issue recently with fragmentation. Even though I have both SCCM maintenance tasks running from within the console and maintenance plans within SQL the data bases still were heavily fragmented. When I spoke with one ...

Workaround for EnableLinkedConnections is Not Working for Drive-mapped MMC

The installation of KB3194798 is reported to cause Microsoft Management Consoles (MMC) running from a network share to stop working. Running the MMC from a network share is a rare usage case, but some organizations do it nonetheless. Microsoft is aware of the issue, but has provided no ETA on the fix. Susan Bradley, patching maven and IT/Dev Connections speaker, has offered a temporary fix supplie...

Quality Updates is the New Cumulative Updates

Microsoft delivers two types of updates for both Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Feature Updates are delivered roughly every 6 months. These are larger updates that represent an OS refresh and include new functionality. Cumulative Updates are delivered once a month. Cumulative Updates represent all the fixes developed in a month’s time. Microsoft is now attempting to rename Cumulative Up...

Network Troubleshooting Options in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft has included at least one new troubleshooting option in Windows 10 Anniversary Update, giving users two different options to try when devices don’t connect. Locate the troubleshooting options by navigating to: Settings > Network & Internet > Status  The Network Troubleshooter option tests the current connection and then offers automated solutions for any problems it finds...

AutoVPN in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update contains a new VPN automation feature called “AutoVPN.” AutoVPN allows a network connection to be configured to automatically take advantage of a secure tunnel connection to the corporate network and can be assigned per app or per session. AutoVPN is available under the following conditions… Windows 10 Anniversary Update is installed Your device is e...

Coupon Code for the Microsoft Action Pack

The Microsoft Action Pack is a yearly subscription to software, support, and benefits for businesses that want to begin, build, and grow their Microsoft practice in the cloud-first, mobile-first world. Benefits include: Ten Windows 10 Enterprise (upgrade) licenses, three Visual Studio Professional licenses, and a no-cost Visual Studio Team Services account Up to ten Office 365 (E3) seats, plus fiv...

Creating Offline Docs from TechNet Content

Review and rearrange your collection’s content as appropriate, and then export or print. You can export to HTML. If you export to HTML with the intention of accessing the pages offline, choose Save as Web Archive (.mht) or Webpage Complete in your browser when you save the generated document. Note that web browsers work best with small HTML pages, so HTML format is not recommended for large ...

Hotfix Required to Create Windows Server 2016-based Guest VMs in VMM

There’s been some discussion in the community already about what type and how much support Windows Server 2016-based VMs will have. Microsoft has now provided a hotfix that will allow the creation of Windows Server 2016-based guest virtual machines (VM) in VMM. The Hotfix can be obtained from here: Hotfix 1 for Update Rollup 11 of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Looking for an ...