When selecting the isolate users options as shown below in IIS there is an unwritten requirement to put all user folders under the FTP site root directory in a folder called “LocalUser”. This can cause issues, let me explain why… When enabling this setting it will lock users into a directory named as their username … Read more
Here is another blog post by Mike Hosker and this time about home folder permissions. Often in large active directory environments administrators will redirect users data to a share on the network commonly referred to as a homefolder. This data usually includes the users documents, pictures, music and videos folders and can include user … Read more
Since yesterday Windows 7 and Windows 2008 (and R2 and R2 SP1) went out of Extended support (If you even had that…). To be honest, we had a good run with those operating systems and they served us well. We hope you have migrated away from these toward Windows 10 and Windows 2016/2019. I am … Read more
Another case of a SCOM investigation we got involved in was about the SQL team trying to monitor SQL Analysis Services (SSAS) using SCOM. Management pack was installed, agent deployed, proxy enabled, runas accounts arranged, rights arranged for the runas account. And nothing found on those SQL servers. In the meantime this case was already … Read more
At a customer of ours we were investigating a case where an old SCCM server which was removed a while ago kept getting back into SCOM. What we saw was a server object which was not an agent. Upon investigation we found these were instances of an SCCM roles, such as a distribution point. So … Read more
There are some slowness on Azure and On-premises servers. And as a part of CloudOps and DevOps team I again need to look into it, so given a promise to my server and application owner that I will work on it. And found some curios and interesting facts in this case. Teams are accessing … Read more
New versions of the DHCP management packs for DHCP 2016 and DHCP 2012 and 2012 R2 were released earlier. There are a number of fixes implemented. The 2016 version can be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54587 And the 2012 and 2012 R2 version can be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39062
I was working with an old Windows 2008 R2 server last night. It needed a “few” updates!
So I will first admit to several of my own mistakes. I did not give myself time to update this machine regularly enough in the past and of course we always have to…
Last week I installed a fresh WSUS server for a customer of mine and because it needed to download lots of files after the approvals were done we left it for a few days. Today I came in and opened the WSUS console only to notice it refused to connect. G…
About a bit ago the Base OS pack has been updated again to a version 6.0.7303.0
It is not advised to upgrade your SCOM packs to this version yet, because it has some bugs in it.
Kevin Holman writes about it here: