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Microsoft server applications are those applications developed specifically, but not necessarily exclusively, on the Windows Server platform. In addition to well-known products like SQL Server, Exchange, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft Dynamics, Forefront, Lync and Sharepoint, they include applications like Skype, BizTalk, Hyper-V, Groove and Commerce Server. Server applications are managed with the Microsoft System Center.

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I know Skype users are homed Primary Registrars FE, but is there a way to move a certain user to a different FE on same Pool? There must be!
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I want to update ownerid in one of the lead in dynamics crm 2011
all google tells me about the codes below. but i do not know how to declare "SystemUser.EntityLogicalName".
I already ahve SDK reference in the website. please help if you know what to do.

// Create the Request Object and Set the Request Object's Properties  
AssignRequest assignowner = new AssignRequest {  
    Assignee = new EntityReference(SystemUser.EntityLogicalName, _otherUserId),  
        Target = new EntityReference(Account.EntityLogicalName, _accountId)  
// Execute the Request  

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Hello all,

We have the latest version of SCCM running on Windows Server 2016, and I have noticed a discrepancy in the  Primary User Report that you run against a device collection.  It is missing some primary users.  To test this problem, I looked up a computer in SCCM and clicked Primary User in the lower right which came up with the correct Primary User.  Also, just to make sure it works in reverse, I clicked on Primary Computer for that user, and it came up with the correct computer.  Next, I ran the Primary User Report against a collection that contains that user's PC, and his name did not show up on the list.  The problem is also not limited to just one user.  I have at least 30 computers in that collection that have a primary user association, but those users do not show up in the report.  Additionally, we have a multi site system setup in SCCM, but I ran the report from the CAS, and I saw primary users from both sites which hopefully means that is not the issue.  Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Hi.  We have Scom monitoring two domains.  (Two way trust)

All seems fine but early days

I need a report that shows uptime it availability of active directory in domain B

What I can do is use the standard availability report. Agains the ad topology object    Works but it shows both domains.  Not just the one I want

Any ideas how to focus this to one domain please ?
Dear Community,

I would like to know, what is Microsoft official policy for using Microsoft Servers; those are used in test and development environment once they passed trial period?
For example, i have deployed many 2016 serves for test infrastructure and they have passed 6 months trial period - so what Microsoft states for such scenarios?

Please suggest and share relevant links. Thanks.
In SCCM , my Inventoried Software doesn't show IE (except for v.7 and 8) so I when I run query on IE versions, I get no results.
If I do a software report, again, no IE (iexplore.exe)

Is it because the new versions of IE come in as KBs and aren't in add/remove programs?
How can I query for IE 9,10,11?

I tried this:

select SMS_R_System.Name, SMS_R_System.LastLogonUserName, SMS_R_System.LastLogonTimestamp from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile on SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FilePath like "%\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\" and SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FileName like "iexplore.exe" and SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FileVersion like "10.%"
Hi all,

I've hit a problem capturing a windows 10 image using MDT in a virtual environment (hyper-v). When I test the process by creating a reference image (using all the default settings) the .iso builds fine, syspreps and save the new capture no problems at all.  As soon as I attempt to and any applications (tested using Office 2016 or Chrome) the process runs fine and creates a .wim file only doesn't pass it back to the deployment share.

I've tried several different approaches (silent installs, suspended task sequence, custom capture sequence) to no avail and i'm starting to pull my hair out over this.

From the newly created window 10 instance I have discovered that I can't browse (or cmd net use) the deployment server share (either by unc or ip) but I am able to access other shares on my network. I am able to access the deployment shares from other machines on my network.

Both Windows 10 and MDT are the latest available versions.

Hope someone can help,
Hello SCCM Guru's!

We have 10,500 clients

We are trying to deploy a task sequence that has a startmod.vbs (vb script) file in it. The TS works perfectly every time, until we add the VB file at the end.

I've tried 10 different ways according to the internet findings, but so far, nothing is working. The script never even runs. All the other items run before it, but once it gets to the .vb script, it errors out.

Any clue as to how to deploy a .vb script in a task sequence?

Thank you so much for your kind assistance.

I am deploying local install of Office 365 using SCCM 2012.  I have packages for both Office 365 and my current Office 2010 that work, but I need to use a task sequence to have this complete successfully.  

The sequence is to run the uninstall of 2010 > restart > Install Office 365.  

The question I have is how to I get this Task Sequence to restart and when it starts to run the next step of the task sequence without have the user get the Ctrl + Alt + Del?
I am trying to add a SCOM Web application transaction monitoring. The site is an public site, and it is up and running. But when I run the test for the SCOm Monitoring I get an error "The URL probe returned error code -2147012866. Reason: 0x80072efe"

thank you
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I heard NTP server sync using a protocol to its NTP clients / endpoints so
no credentials (or authenticators) is involved.

What about MS SCCM & MS Dsktop Central?  Do they contain authenticators
of the endpoints they manage?  Can point me to some authoritative/MS
links that state this?  

If they contain them, when the authenticators are being sent to the endpoints,
are they encrypted?

It's a query raised by our Audit.  By authenticators, I assume it refers to
login id & password?
How to get all documents from SharePoint services document library at once?
Hi All,

When I create my first DAG through the ECP, I cannot see the C:\FSW like what I have typed in the Database Availability Group window?

Should I manually create the folder in the File Server (that I have chosen as the Witness), or do I have to wait until I add all 5x Mailbox database Nodes ?

Note: The File Share Witness is my PRODFS01-VM (my Production file server).
I have a lync  2013 setup and I have multiple pools. For some reason when I go to the Admin console, I get prompted for either of the two pools we have deployed and I cannot open the lync control panel. I continually get prompted for credentials, then get the error message below.

401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.
You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.

When I use the browser and go to https://poolname.domain.com/cscp I get the same as above.

when I go to each server directly like this url https://lyncserver1.domain.com/cscp I can get in without a problem.

I thought maybe it's a problem with the certificate but I have the pool name in the certificate and I assume I'd be running into much more problems if that was the case.

If I try to host file my machine to point the pool name as the ip of one of my servers, I also continuously get prompted for credentials and then get the above error.

We have our pools behind a radware load balancer but I don't think it's an issue as going directly to the server as the pool name seems to not fix the problem.

recent changes include the latest CU and probably all recent windows updates. I took over the environment fairly recently so I do not know if anything else was done or how long this was occurring. I do know it was working recently. Thank you.
Hello experts

I have a 2012 r2 rdp server thats working great but we would like to be able to minimise the amount of steps our end users need to do when using our services from their devices. So we tell them to grab the microsoft remote desktop app which most get right the first time and then they need to add the remote resource url and username and password. We are hoping to somehow supply the remote resource url bit automatically, it seems with the previous versions you could export configuration files but with the new version I haven't been able to locate anything. How are others streamlining this process ? The powers that be have asked if there is a way we can host some sort of file on the web the users click on that makes it easier to setup their devices because we are an educational institute and have users connecting from remote locations and cant see us face to face for us to configure their devices. We have rdweb services installed but it has its limitations but we thought maybe there was some way to leverage it for the configuration side (Our clients are all byod so the app is the medium that works on all devices)
Hi Team, Could you let me know how can I export all 'Active Alerts' to excel/csv from the scom console.

version - OM 2012 R2

Thanks in advance.
I added a site to the Search Result Removal under the SharePoint 2013 Search Administration page that I did not mean to remove is there a way to undo this change?
Hi having difficulties  does any of you have any troubleshooting ideas or exp.

Windows 2012 r2.
Scom 2012 r2
Windows certificate services

Mp. The latest Microsoft certificate services
And the pki third party cert  from system centre central

Scom is healthy  I get green ticks on all  a side from the offline root (expected)

It did take a week before these appeared

Last build the other mp showed Certs about to expire crls. Etc. This is still empty after several weeks.  But not seeing errors any where

Does anyone know why there is multiple mailboxes migration that is stuck at 95% on the AutoSuspended process ?

Because when I do my migration from between the two Exchange Server 2013 VM within the same AD site, it is completed successfully most of the time or can be retried manually for completion.

So how to clean up the AutoSuspended mailbox migration safely without deleting the actual mailboxes itself ?

I'm running Exchange Server 2013 standard Version 15.0 (Build 1130.7)
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We have a on prem 2013 SharePoint farm 2 WFE and an application server. Our Search is throwing the following errors:

The mount operation for the gatherer application 37804509-7ebe-4dd0-80f6-846e90d288e9-crawl-0 has failed because the schema version of the search gatherer database is less than the minimum backwards compatibility schema version supported for this gatherer application. The database might not have been upgraded.

As this is a production environment, we are reluctant to rebuild for fear of taking SharePoint offline.

I have looked and there is a lot of information for 2010 and not so much for 2013.

Looking for help
HI ,

I checked in our sccm server that hardware scan date is very old. I troubleshooted this issue and found some message and error in attached file. I used this link for the troubleshooting this issue.

Please help me to solve this problem as I can see many systems in sccm servers are showing very old hardware  scan and its not giving correct data. I checked in resource explorer and found hardware scan date is very old.

It is schedule to run every 7 days, It is running also but not all systems are updated hardware scan.  attached screen shot giving more information on the same.
Afternoon all, im looking for a little advice on the Microsoft ATA solution. I have a client that has asked me to review the tool and implement it the network if appropriate. At present we have this in a Proof of Concept environment but i am having trouble getting anything to report back that is of any use (it notes new machines and users etc..)

Microsoft seem to have very little information on the tool and have not managed to come back with much useful information (they just keep providing web links to articles) we have the following setup in place at present:

Center Server: Virtual Server 2012 R2
Light Gateway: Virtual Server 2012 R2
Light Gateway: Azure Server 2012 R2
Light Gateway: Virtual Server 2008 R2

We have had limited feedback from the console on things that are happening within the network (but we did receive today on exposed credentials in clear text) so we know it is reporting things back. I wondered if anyone had used this before and could expand on the following:

  • How long is the learning period for the system
  • Will i be able to track access events (user/engineers accessing servers/shares they shouldnt
  • User account privileges (can i see if someone is given additional rights)
  • New administrator level account tracking

I would like to know how useful the system is in auditing the local network to offer feedback on potential security issues or will i need to review somthing like ManageEngine AdAudit?
Hi All,

I've got the task to install / deploy a custom application like Adobe Acrobat specific version to a specific group of computers (based on certain OU).

So I wonder how can I do it with no DOS batch scripting using the built-in Windows  Group Policy feature or GP preferences ?

Most of the clients are using Windows 10 (from 10240 up to TH2 and latest anniversary edition). I do not have access to SCCM.

Hi All,

Can anyone here please share some steps and procedures in how to deploy Windows 10 (Win10_1607_EnglishInternational_x64.iso) to my new bunch of HP laptops ?

ISO file name: en-gb_windows_10_multiple_editions_version_1607_updated_jul_2016_x64_dvd_9058848.iso

From what I know is that WDS+MDT is free can be deployed on any Windows Server 2012 R2. But I do not know how and where to start ?

Thanks in advance.
Microservices is a lot I hear, particularly in the cloud computing world, is there any relevance to Windows server apps?

Microsoft Server Apps





Microsoft server applications are those applications developed specifically, but not necessarily exclusively, on the Windows Server platform. In addition to well-known products like SQL Server, Exchange, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft Dynamics, Forefront, Lync and Sharepoint, they include applications like Skype, BizTalk, Hyper-V, Groove and Commerce Server. Server applications are managed with the Microsoft System Center.

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