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Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 KMS keys

The default KMS keys used for volume licensing editions of Windows 8.1 and  Windows Server 2012 R2 has been updated. KMS Client Setup Keys Operating system edition KMS Client Setup Key Windows 8.1 Professional GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9 Windows 8.1 Professional N HMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY Windows 8.1 Enterprise MHF9N-XY6XB-WVXMC-BTDCT-MKKG7 Windows 8.1 Enterprise N TT4HM-HN7YT-62K67-RGRQJ-JFFXW Windows

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Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 KMS keys

The default KMS keys used for volume licensing editions of Windows 8.1 and  Windows Server 2012 R2 has been updated. KMS Client Setup Keys Operating system edition KMS Client Setup Key Windows 8.1 Professional GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9 Windows 8.1 Professional N HMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY Windows 8.1 Enterprise MHF9N-XY6XB-WVXMC-BTDCT-MKKG7 Windows 8.1 Enterprise N TT4HM-HN7YT-62K67-RGRQJ-JFFXW Windows

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Latest version of VMware tools

I sometimes need to have access to the latest version of VMware tools or to a version matching a specific ESX version. This is for example the case when packaging the tools for use in a SCCM task sequence. VMware provides all the versions here: http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/index.html You will be able

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Windows Deployment Services error 0xC107010C

Last week I had a remote SCCM distribution point with PXE where the WDS service could not start. The event log showed this error: All other Distribution points with PXE support was working as expected. The reason behind the error showed out  to be a missing Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable

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Identify if SCCM 2012 SP1 CU3 has been installed

Cumulative Update 3 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 has been released http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882125 After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CU3, you will be able to identify the update as shown here. First let us take a look at the console, after the update the console reports

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Your Java version is insecure

This is an update I have personally been looking forward to for a very long time. When using Java in an enterprise environment the automatic Expiration Date has been a very big issue for many. Now with Java 7 Update 40 it looks like this warning can finally be disabled.

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Endpoint Protection Client Update

Microsoft has released an update for the System Center Endpoint protection client. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2865173/en-us?sd=rss&spid=1060 This updates actually includes two updates, apparently both has to be installed but I haven’t been able to find this in any documentation. To update the existing clients you can use Automatic Client Upgrade found under Site

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Default Domain Controllers Policy and Default Domain Policy

This is one of the old ones, I have never had the time to blog. I some situations you might find you self in so big trouble that you would like to recreate the original Domain and Domain Controllers policies. This is possible with the command DCGPOFIX http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh875588(v=ws.10).aspx As an

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Setting environment system variables in a task sequence

One way to set a environment system variable during a MDT or SCCM Task Sequence is to use the SETX command. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755104(v=ws.10).aspx This command SETX LLVAR TEST /M will set the variable LLVAR to the value TEST If we take a closer look at the System variables after this step,

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Link: SQL Server Builds

I sometimes need a quick overview of the latest SQL server builds, while the information is available on different sites I have found this particular site to be very helpful. http://sqlserverbuilds.blogspot.com/ You might also be able to use this resource in your daily work

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A website is trying to run a RemoteApp program

  After publishing a RemoteApp and defining certificates you may still se this information warning: A website is trying to run a RemoteApp program. make sure that you trust the publisher before you connect to run the program. The certificate used is trusted but the message is still shown. On

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