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SCCM Documentation – Summary of all Sites in current Hierarchy

Lets have a look at SCCM script to get Summary of all Sites in current Hierarchy. Purpose is to get all the information on SCCM Sites section in Configuration Manager Console. It should cover Primary , Secondary sites, Child Primary Sites and CAS (Central Administration Site). First of all, you can use normal powershell (without …

Documenting your current SCCM environment

This is one of my to do list for long and I have searching on Internet if anyone has already done similar to this. Definitely best script to document Configuration Manager is found David O’Brien and Carl Webster. This script provide lot of details that I needed but missing some of the components I was …

SCCM – Deploying Adobe Acrobat XI and Reader XI

This is one of those deployment of software updates, where one might be pulling their hair if not done correctly. I have been assigned to deploy Reader XI and Acrobat XI updates to all computers. So I thought it’s easy like any other update. But in reality I was working on it for a day …

Outlook – The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action.

This seems to be pretty easy to fix but it can be quite complex, depending on the environment. For me, it took me around 2-3 hours to fix it properly. So I decided to write about all my findings so that someone else don’t have to spend this time. Issue: When setting up new profile, …

Google Chrome – Common Name Invalid with Subject Alternative Name

Some of us or I should say most of us had this issue from Chrome. Chrome v 58 and above throwing up an error for all internal sites and are now prompting as untrusted. If you’re using a Self-Signed certificate for your HTTPS server then this will be affecting you as well. Chrome 58 will require …

SCCM – Client not Reporting to SCCM Server

SCCM a simple but yet very complex solution. It can be very confusing time to time. A issue has been reported to me and asked for help. Basically Client stopped reporting back to SCCM Server after the power outage and dirty shutdown of servers. Client is active but not reporting to SCCM Server. As per …

SCCM – deployment packages for Software Updates contents deleting automatically

Yesterday I faced a situation where all deployed software updates packages contents started to delete itself suddenly. I can see that all packages from source package path are getting deleted.  I was bit curious and tried few things but nothing worked. Luckily I had backups. So I restored the drive from backup. Finally figured it out …

Active Directory – Installing Second or Additional Domain Controller

In this post, we will learn about Installing Secondary or Additional Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2016. Since Microsoft has all the information documented by SME’s, I will be using reference to Microsoft posts. Before we go further, I would like you to visit few important links here: What’s new in Active Directory …

Exchange Server 2016 – Exchange Admin Center

The Exchange admin center (EAC) is a web based management console in Exchange Server 2016 which is optimized for online, on-premises and hybrid deployments. Exchange Admin Center  was first introduced in Exchange 2013 replacing the Exchange Management Shell and Exchange Control Panel. After you have successfully installed the Exchange 2016 and opens the Exchange Admin …

Exchange Server 2016 – Installation using Setup Wizard

After you have installed all the Exchange Server 2016 Pre-Requisites, you are ready to install Exchange Server 2016 in your organization. Before you can install Exchange Server 2016, make sure that user installing the Exchange Server should have following rights: Verify all Pre-Requisities are installed. Enterprise Admin Schema Admin Exchange Organization role group membership (This …