Lars Lohmann

Windows Sandbox

Let’s have a quick look at the new Windows Sandbox feature. Windows Sandbox is a feature of Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (right now only in insider builds). Virtualization must be enabled in the BIOS. If you are using a physical machine, it depends on the hardware but something like

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Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.5.10018

Citrix has released a new version of Citrix Receiver for Windows, new version is 4.5.10018: You will find ADMX/ADML files in the installation folder (C:Program Files (x86)CitrixICA ClientConfiguration) or here https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/windows/receiver-for-windows-latest.html Starting with Version 4.5, all Citrix Receiver for Windows template files are merged into a single file called receiver.adm

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WSUS server crash

You might see that your WSUS server will crash after KB3159706 is installed. The event log will report event ID 507 Update Services failed its initialization and stopped. In the support article you will se that manual intervention is required, but since the update is pushed from Windows Update and

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System Center Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library 5.0.8373.1189

Microsoft has released a new update for the SCCM cmdlet Library 5.0.8373.1189 Release History: 6/6/2016 – Update Release, version 5.0.8373.1189. Contains bug fixes5/16/2016 – Update Release, version 5.0.8373.1182. Contains bug fixes and support for Configuration Manager (current branch – version 1602)1/25/2016 – Update Release, version 5.0.8328.1155. Contains bug fixes and

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Task Sequence error code (0x80070002)

You might se this error when deploying Windows from a SCCM 1511 task Sequence: Task Sequence: xxx has failed with the error code (0x80070002) If we take a closer look at the smsts.log file, you will in this specific case find the message No credential information in environment. The reason

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Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.4.1000.16 (CU1)

Citrix has released a new version of Citrix Receiver for Windows, new version is 4.4.1000.16 (CU1) You will find ADMX/ADML files in the installation folder (C:Program Files (x86)CitrixICA ClientConfiguration) or here https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/windows/receiver-for-windows-latest.html Download installation file : https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/windows/receiver-for-windows-latest.html Changes is this version and documentation: http://docs.citrix.com/en-us/receiver/windows/4-4.html

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Windows 10 and Office 2013

When deploying Windows 10 and Office 2013 with SCCM (here 1602) you might see that the update progress stops and the task sequence hangs. If you take a closer look at the WUAHandler.log you will also notice that the installation progress has stopped. Opening the event viewer will reveal that

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Exchange 2013, 2016 and 2019 Schema versions

After an Exchange 2019/2016/2013 installation and Active Directory schema change, several properties are updated to show that everything are as expected. You can use the information in the following to make sure these properties have the right values. Exchange Version msExchProductId rangeUpper objectVersion (Microsoft Exchange System Objects) objectVersion (Organization container)

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Cannot obtain read/write access for install.wim

In some situations ICD can not do what you need, and because of that, you might still need a good old unattend.xml for Windows 10. When opening a new install.wim in Windows System Image manager for the first time without a catalog file you will be asked if you want

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Hi – We’re happy you’re here

When you logon to Windows 10 for the first time with a new user without a profile you will see this dialog: Hi   We’re happy you’re here Lots of great features to get excited about Getting everything ready for you Let’s start You might not like this dialog and

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SCCM client will not initialize during task Sequence

When using a custom Windows 10 1511 image captured with a SCCM 1511 client you might see that the step Setup Windows and Configuration manager will hang with the status Initializing the System Center Configuration manager client. I you take a closer look at smsts.log you will see the message

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Has SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU3 been installed?

Cumulative Update 3 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 has been released https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3135680, and if not already on System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) lets take a closer look at how to determine the installation status of this cumulative update: Remember that you will only see the prompt

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Task Sequence error code (0x80070002)

You might se this error when deploying Windows from a SCCM 2012 R2 task Sequence: Task Sequence: xxx has failed with the error code (0x80070002) The error is raised during Apply operating System: If we take a closer look at the smsts.log file, you will in this case find the

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Multiple PowerShell commands at the same command line

In some situations I want to be able to run 2 or more PowerShell statements on the same line, without using a script (PS1 file). Semicolon can be used to chain Commands in PowerShell. powershell -command get-date;get-host This could for example come in handy in a Task Sequence as shown

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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit

Microsoft has released an updated version of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit. The Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit contains fifteen downloadable tools to help you manage and troubleshoot Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit The new version

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Windows 10 1511 feature upgrade and WSUS

Microsoft has released an update for WSUS on Windows 2012 and 2012 R2 server. This update is required to support deployment of the Windows 10 1511 upgrade by WSUS or the upcoming Configuration Manager (vNext). Update to enable WSUS support for Windows 10 feature upgrades Before installing this hotfix on

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Licensing grace period

When playing around with RDS in your LAB, you might run in to the problem that you have exceeded your grace period. The RDS server will show the message: Remote desktop licensing mode is not configured. Remote desktop Services will stop working because this computer is past its licensing grace

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Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10

Microsoft has now released ADMX files from Windows 10 Update 1511 as a downloadable file. Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 When I compare the downloaded ADMX files with my previous downloaded files, the following ADMX files are deleted microsoft-windows-geolocation-wlpadm.admx (see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3077013) parentalcontrols.admx These ADMX files are changed: avsvalidationgp.admx biometrics.admx

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Has SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU2 been installed?

Cumulative Update 2 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 has been released https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3100144 So once again it’s time to take a closer look at how to determine the installation status of this cumulative update, this time for SP1 CU2. Remember that you will only see the prompt about

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Windows 10 Domain Admin problems

You might discover that you are not able to fully administrate your domain joined Windows 10 computer using a domain administrator account. Just as an example when you click on Change product key nothing happens: Clicking Get Started (Get Insider Builds) again nothing happens: In a local policy (gpedit.msc) or

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