Monthly Archives: June 2014

DHCP stopped my Audio???

What the?? How can DHCP affect my Audio? You didn’t know it could, did you 🙂 Shout out to Mitchell on my course this week in Darwin. I was reading a ASKPFE Blog post and found a really handy command line tool I didn’t know about tasklist /svc

tasklist

Great! Now you can see exactly what processes and the corresponding identifier (PID) for each running service. Mitchell pointed out that this screenshot points out a weird error he had on his own system: misconfigured IPV6 causing DHCP to fall over, taking the Audio with it! So, a new tool for your troubleshooting kit :tasklist

get IT right

Wayne

 

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Course 50412 – links.txt

Shout out to Lockesh, Ben, Bharat, and Daniel from this weeks course! Here’s the links file:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2013/12/09/how-to-build-your-adfs-lab-on-server-2012-part-1.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2013/12/23/how-to-build-your-adfs-lab-on-server-2012-part2-web-sso.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/03/17/how-to-build-your-adfs-lab-on-server-2012-part-3-adfs-proxy.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/03/31/how-to-build-your-adfs-lab-part4-upgrading-to-server-2012-r2.aspx

https://bnemct.murrumba.net/2014/04/30/planning-for-pki/

http://www.komarconsulting.com/Pages/default.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/xdot509/archive/2013/03/22/installing-a-two-tier-pki-hierarchy-in-windows-server-2012-wrap-up.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/b/pki/archive/2013/04/14/3390760.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/leoncon/archive/2012/07/17/non-domain-joined-machines-with-lync-clients-unable-to-connect-using-adfs.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732424(v=WS.10).aspx
Evaluating AD FS Design Examples

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2009/10/15/windows-server-2008-r2-capolicy-inf-syntax.aspx

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1841.adfs-2-0-high-availability-and-high-resiliency-walkthrough.aspx

 

get IT right!

Wayne

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Links from SCCM 2012 R2 10747 Course!

Contents of the links.txt file from the SCCM 2012 R2 Course (10747) I taught this week. A shout out to Helen, Omar, and Zarand 🙂

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-243.aspx

http://www.ddls.com.au/VendCourseID/MS10748+.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/certification-exam-policies.aspx#exam_basics

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7807.windows-server-2012-test-lab-guides.aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn205286.aspx
Download the Evaluation copy of Windows Server 2012 R2

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=34591
Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator

https://bnemct.murrumba.net/
https://bnemct.murrumba.net/2014/02/12/sccm-2012-r2-start-using-powershell/

http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2012/05/07/config-manager-2012-right-click-tools/

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg699356.aspx
About Client Installation Properties in Configuration Manager

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/skissinger/archive/2010/12/01/march-cochrane-s-regkeytomof-v2-5.aspx

http://labratcentral.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/software-metering-deep-dive-and-automation-part-3-use-it-or-lose-it-the-orchestrator-runbook-automation/

http://sccmgeekdiary.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/sccm-2012-reporting-for-dummies-creating-your-own-ssrs-reports/

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh427342.aspx
Technical Reference for Log Files in Configuration Manager

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/systemcenter//bb932316.aspx
AdminStudio Configuration Manager Edition

http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/the-appdeploy-repackager?from=appdeploy.com

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2013/05/27/windows-server-and-sccm-2012-sp1-configuration-management-with-dcm.aspx

 

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Wayne

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Building your own Test Lab – revisited!

The most common question I get asked in every course is: “Can we take the virtual machines with us?”. Short answer. No. The virtual environment I build up for each course actually belongs to Microsoft! But, you can build your own Test Lab and setup various scenarios quite easily. First, you need a decent pc. I7 processor, at least 16GB RAM and a quick HDD; big enough to store all your vhds (virtual hard disks). Operating system? If you’re running Windows 8 or higher, you have a built-in feature, Hyper-V, that can easily be turned on. If you would rather run a Server o/s (operating system) then you either have to use one of your company’s licenses, or download a 180 Evaluation version from TechNet.  You’ll need those evaluation versions in any case, because you’re about to build a Base Test Lab. Using the TLG (Test Lab Guide) available from Microsoft, you’ll be able to build, relatively quickly, an entire test environment. The graphic below shows what I mean:

BaseConfig_NewIcons_png-550x0

What’s even more exciting (in a geeky way!) is the new ability to build your test lab in the cloud!!

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Awesome! Once you have your Base Lab setup, BACKUP! and BACKUP again! You’ve just put a lot of hard work into setting you Lab up, don’t lose it.

Now that you backed up the Lab, you can start playing, building, breaking, and fixing your resources. If you want to extend the Base Test Lab, go back to the wiki and look at the additional Labs that have been written: Exchange, SCCM, ADFS, Direct Access, and a multitude of others! http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1262.test-lab-guides.aspx

Take checkpoints (or snapshots) of your Lab before installing or testing, that way you can revert to a pristine Lab environment, ready for you to break it all over again. This has to be one of the best ways to learn, and a whole lot of geeky fun as well 🙂

 

get IT right!

Wayne

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