Monthly Archives: December 2016

Why does the Bitlocker recovery key not end up in the MBAM 2.5 SP1 database when using XTS encryption

Introduction If you are using my Windows 10 UEFI FrontEnd HTA to encrypt UEFI devices when installing Windows 10, and if you are using the MBAM 2.5 SP1 hotfix 2 to enable support for XTS-AES encryption, then you might have … Continue reading

Posted in BitLocker, MBAM 2.5 SP1, UEFI | 1 Comment

System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1612 now available !

Introduction System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1612 is now available, and it offers the following new features: Azure Active Directory onboarding – Creates a connection between Configuration Manager and Azure AD to be used by other cloud services, such … Continue reading

Posted in 1612, Multi Factor Authentication, System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview | 1 Comment

How can I change System Center Configuration Manager from an Eval edition to a Licensed edition ?

Introduction You may have inadvertently installed your new hierarchy using the Evaluation edition setting shown below when manually installing the site. Or, if you automated the installation using a method such as as this, perhaps you forgot to change the … Continue reading

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Public preview of the new Intune admin experience on Azure

Introduction In early calendar year 2017  Microsoft will be migrating their full admin experience onto Azure, allowing for powerful and integrated management of core EMS workflows on a modern service platform that’s extensible using Graph APIs. New trial tenants will … Continue reading

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How can I install System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 (Current Branch) on Windows Server 2016 with SQL 2016

Introduction In a previous guide I showed you how to install System Center Configuration Manager version 1511 (Current Branch) on Windows Server 2012R2. Times are changing fast in this cloud-first  mobile-first world, and as a result the System Center Configuration … Continue reading

Posted in 1606, 1610, PowerShell, SQL Server 2016, System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch), Windows Server 2016 | Leave a comment