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RRAS – Always On VPN – Stats Remotely

I have done few Microsoft Always On VPN deployments from start to finish and every time I am being asked for any Reporting tool for RRAS or Always-on VPN. And every time I had to say that there is no real remote or central facility where BAU can get data. Sadly, BAU engineers need to …

SCOM Test Plans

As I am doing more and more SCOM installs and building complex environments with HA and DR capabilities, it is getting more important to have a proper Test plan to confirm that everything is configured correctly and working successfully. So I have written a SCOM Test plan, which I am happy to share with the …

SCCM Test Plans

As I am doing more and more SCCM installs and building complex environments with HA and DR capabilities, it is getting more important to have a proper Test plan to confirm that everything is configured correctly and working successfully. So I have written a SCCM Test plan, which I am happy to share with the …

Windows Server 2019 Failing to install Cumulative Updates

So it was normal patching routine after installing fresh Windows Server 2019 and trying to build a SOE image. Windows Server 2019 built alright with all software’s required and time to try out latest Updates. All updates installed fine except latest Cumulative pack for 2020-02 or 03. Errors: —————— Installation Failure: Windows failed to install …

System Center – Orchestrator

Currently in my work role, it’s more about automation. We have been using monitoring tools, but they can only do much. So I started looking for tools like Microsoft Orchestator, where it can do more than just alerting on the event. “A complete Orchestrator installation includes a management server, one or more runbook servers, a …

Preparing for Azure AD Connect – Fix Active Directory objects with idFix

Preparing for Azure AD Connect – Fix Active Directory objects with idFix I have been working on various projects, where by getting so much to learn. Currently the project I am working on is Azure AD integration. Due to the limitation of what can be synced to AD in cloud, only way synchronization is allowed. …

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 …