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Microsoft Store for Business now available to all Government tenants!

All government tenants are now able to sign-up into the Worldwide Microsoft Store for Business and...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 12/05/2017

Windows 10 Training Resources

I'm often asked by customers for training resources on Windows 10. There are a ton of resources out...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 08/15/2017

Disable Bluetooth in Windows 10 [Updated]

I'm providing a revision to Jeff Stokes' original post for disabling Bluetooth in Windows 10.  I...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 06/20/2017

Email Notifications for ConfigMgr Application Requests via PowerShell

A common conversation I have with customers is around the lack of a notification channel for...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 06/13/2017

Windows 10: HIPAA Compliance [Updated]

Hello Community, Earlier this year (Feb 2017), we released guidance for configuring Windows 10...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 03/10/2017

Windows 10 Pro to Enterprise Upgrades Simplified!

We have made it easy for Windows 10 Enterprise entitled customers to convert their Windows 10 Pro,...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 03/07/2017

Prevent a Task Sequence from running over a remote connection

During a recent Windows 10 deployment, my colleague (@NathanOlmstead) and I needed a way to prevent...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 03/07/2017

The GPS is a fantastic group policy search tool for Microsoft Active Directory Group Policy...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 03/07/2017

Interactive Azure Platform & Sizing Overview

An interactive Azure Platform Big Picture with direct links to Documentation, Prices, Limits, SLAs...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 03/07/2017

PowerShell: Export all ConfigMgr 2012 R2 task sequences

Here's a quick script that will export all of your task sequences in ConfigMgr 2012 R2: ]----code...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 06/17/2015

Convert ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Active Directory Site Boundaries to IP Subnet Boundaries

My colleague and I (Nathan Olmstead) are in the process of migrating a ConfigMgr 2012 SP1...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 01/21/2015

MVMC error code 32779: failed to create the external configuration store...The system file cannot find the path specified (0x80070003)

I ran in to an issue while testing a migration from a VMware ESXi 5.5 host to a Hyper-V 2012 R2...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 11/22/2014

SCOM 2012 R2 UR2 Agent Update Patch not applying via the console

I ran into an issue when upgrading my SCOM 2012 R2 environment to UR2, where a number of agents...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 06/06/2014

Identifying unused App-V 4.6 SP2 applications and writing them to a new multi-string reg key for easy identification

I ran into an interesting situation with a customer a while back where they needed a way to identify...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 11/11/2013

Configuring Hyper-V for multiple subnets with only one NIC (Server 2012 R2 Edition)

This is a follow post from my previous post Configuring Hyper-V for multiple subnets with only one...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 11/11/2013

Backup multiple SQL databases in a single swoop!

This is a query I use to backup all of my lab databases. I use System Center 2012 Orchestrator...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 11/06/2013

Useful cmdlets for System Center 2012 Service Manager using SMlets

The following code snippets were used to modify data in the SCSM environment I was working in. Using...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 11/05/2013

OpsMgr 2012: Import Multiple Custom Management Packs with PowerShell

Hi all! Just wanted to share a small snippet that allows you to import multiple MPs into OpsMgr...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 10/22/2013

Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals (Free Ebook)

Saw this on the MS Press Blog and wanted to share for more exposure: This is not the full...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 10/31/2012

"Gotcha" when sequencing Adobe CS6 (Malformed XML when importing)

I came across a "gotcha" while sequencing the Adobe CS6 suite. Once the app was sequenced and was...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 08/09/2012

ConfigMgr Report: Workstations which have reported in within a specified number of days

A customer of mine asked me to help them identify all the remaining, in their case Windows XP...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 04/12/2012

Error code: 0000C81B - When connecting to the App-V Management Web Service server from the App-V Management Console

I recently came across an issue where a change to the IIS Request Filtering settings triggered the...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 04/12/2012

Configuring Hyper-V for multiple subnets with only one NIC (Server 2008 R2 Edition)

Updated for 2012 R2:...

Author: Chris Jones [MSFT] Date: 01/08/2012