System Center Configuration Manager Intune Co-management for Windows 10

According to Microsoft, most organizations are still using some combination of on-premises Windows Server Active Directory (AD) and System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) to manage their Windows devices. To simplify the transition to modern management, Microsoft designed a new feature called co-management. Co-management is a simple way to transition from ConfigMgr and AD to a [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:45:51+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|0 Comments

Having an Active Directory Migration Error? Maybe it isn’t what you think…

ADMT is Microsoft’s Active Directory Migration Tool.  This is their free solution to perform Active Directory domain migrations, either for mergers or divestitures.  It’s not the most robust, up-to-date, or simple to use tool.  But, it’s free and it may be all you need in some cases. During migration, you may notice that the ADMT [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:46:05+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|0 Comments

Troubleshooting DHCP when users can’t connect

Users expect to plug in and turn on their PC, tablet, or other device, and to be automatically connected. When a device doesn’t receive an IP address, users cannot connect to their resources. After checking settings on the device like Wi-Fi or verifying that the ethernet cable is secure plugged in, a network administrator may [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:46:17+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Troubleshooting DHCP when users can’t connect

Site-Aware Clustering

Perhaps you’ve created a cluster in your data center but still have the nagging concern - what if we lose the site?  Windows Server 2016 can help with site-aware clustering and leveraging your witness in the cloud. What is site-aware clustering? Site-aware clustering allows for stretched clusters to be set by physical location. You can [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:46:28+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Site-Aware Clustering

Missing DMARC reports? You might be missing a DNS record.

As people are moving beyond Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records to using Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) and Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC), there is a special “trick” that may escape you when setting up the DNS records the first time. Say for example you have 3 domains: domain1.com domain2.com domain3.com You work [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:46:39+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Missing DMARC reports? You might be missing a DNS record.

Configure Workstation BIOS with SCCM to Take Advantage of Windows 10 Security Features – Part 2

In my last blog, I provided the recommended configurations that should be in place in order to support advanced Windows security features.  This blog provides the task sequence details on how to convert machines from BIOS to UEFI mode. Configuring the BIOS on HP workstations with SCCM Download the BIOS Configuration Utility (v4.0.25.1 is the [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:46:50+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Configure Workstation BIOS with SCCM to Take Advantage of Windows 10 Security Features – Part 2