Déc 31

Install and configure Honolulu

Install and configure Honolulu

What is Honolulu

Honolulu is a new way to manage servers. He consist in performing operations from a web interface instead of the different MMC consoles.

How Honolulu works

The Honolulu application works through a web browser. It is possible to manage servers Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2 and 2012. All of these servers are manage with an Honolulu gateway. It can be installed on a server running Windows Server 2016 or on a Windows 10 workstation. All operation is done through PowerShell and WMI over WinRM. It is possible to retrieve the source from the website below
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Déc 09

Update SCCM 2012 R2 to SCCM CB

Update SCCM 2012 R2 to SCCM CB

Update SCCM 2012 R2 to SCCM CB

The SCCM 2012 R2 is approaching the end of its lifes, so it is important to upgrade to the new version (SCCM Current Branch). Depending on the ADK and SQL version used, it may be necessary to update them as well.
So we will first update ADK Windows 8.1 to ADK Windows 10. The boot images will then be read-only, it will be necessary to update them. In a second step, we will update SCCM.

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Juil 21

Data Warehouse service point

Data Warehouse service point

Data Warehouse service point

From the version 1702 of SCCM, you can enable and use Data Warehouse service point. This feature allows you to save any desired data and create date with this data. The feature supports up to 2To of data. The timestamp are present for tracking any information. The data is stored with automatic synchronisation between ConfgMgr site database and the database of Data Warehouse. This information has available from the reporting services point. After the installation of the site system role, the configuration of data warehouse database is configured. Furthermore several reports are installed.

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Juil 05

Configure antivirus exceptions for SCCM

Configure antivirus exceptions for SCCM

Configure antivirus exceptions for SCCM

I installed recently a SCCM 1702. With the agent, the anti-virus was installed on the different servers and workstations. SCCM now uses the Windows servicing model. It is therefore necessary to configure the exceptions to the levels of the anti-virus scans if you want to avoid certain problems

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Mai 13

Manage Universal APPS and Windows Servicing

Manage Universal APPS and Windows Servicing

SetupConfig.ini file

When creating a master Windows 10, it is common to remove part or all of universal apps Windows Update. During the update of 10 Windows Builds with WSUS or SCCM, previously deleted applications are installed again.
To avoid the problem, it is necessary to use the Setupconfig.ini file

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Mar 08

Windows Upgrade Analytics

Windows Upgrade Analytics

Windows Upgrade Analytics

Windows Upgrade Analytics is part of Operation Management Suite and provided assistance to the migration of workstations to Windows 10.
It is necessary at first to create a Workspace who using the following link.
Create Windows OMS Workspace
For those with SCCM, it is possible to integrate it with SCCM. The following link will be useful
Integrate to SCCM

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Jan 13

cannot activate Windows Hello

cannot activate Windows Hello

Windows Hello Feature

Windows Hello is a feature of Windows 10. She is use to open a session using facial recognition (face recognition) to open a session.
Solution that complements the different ways to open a session with Windows 10 (password and Pin Code). For its activation, it is necessary firstly to enable and configure the PIN code authentication.

cannot activate Windows Hello

One of my customers wanted on these Windows 10 computer, activate Windows Hello. We have initially enable and configure the Pin Code authentication. However the activation of Windows Hello was not working.
The button to activate was gray. The computer was in 1607 version, we conducted a test with the version of Windows 10 1511. With this final no activation problem.
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Nov 18

Nano Server Image Builder

Nano Server Image Builder

Nano Server Image Builder

With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has implemented a new feature called Nano Server. Very light operating system, just a few mega bytes to make it work. This « mini operating system » allows to install roles such as HyperV, Server DNS, web server,…

He have no shell, no Internet explore so this images reduces the risk of attack as well as the number of patch to install. However creating a Nano Server image requires command line execution. To simplify this step Microsoft has made available tool Nano Server Image Builder that allows the creation of the image in a graphic way.

As a first step, it is necessary to download the Nano Server Image Builder tool. You can download it here.

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Sep 27

Configure Subscriptions Events

Configure Subscriptions Events

Why set up a subscription ?

If you have computer in workgroup, it may be interesting to centralize events in the event logs. This allows to facilitate the analysis of different events log. The computer being in workgroup, we use authentication based on certificates. In order to secure exchange, we will proceed to the use of the HTTPS protocol.

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Sep 04

Manage Workgroup Workstation

Manage Workgroup Workstation

How to manage machines in a workgroup

If you have machines in a domain, it is easy to execute remote administration (through gpo, script,…). Regarding the positions in workgroup, the task turns out to be more complex. Indeed, the latter only contain their own GPOs and their account base.
Thus it is possible to use winrm to perform remote administration. In order to secure the communications betweens the two computers (or computer and server) it is possible to encrypt exchanges using the ssl Protocol.

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