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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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How to write a script and deploy packages from SCCM Server and pushed it down to client machines.


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SSRS Report Builder - Export to CSV issue; Double Quotes exist for each record.

We have a report that is scheduled to produce a CSV file.
This file is consumed by another application and requires specific formatting in order to successfully process the file.
The following entry has been configured within the 'rsreportserver.config' file:

<Extension Name="CSV (No Header)" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.DataRenderer.CsvReport,Microsoft.ReportingServices.DataRendering">
                              <Name Language="en-AU"> CSV No Header</Name>

The file that is being generated from this contains double quotes at the start and end of each record (see below).
"180603,06/06/2018,AB,123,A,AB,123456789,-1234.56,Team Journal,21/05/2018 to 03/06/2018,12345,N,I,NA,TEAMJNL,123"

The output we need is shown below:
In SCCM, our Endpoint Definition deployment runs and a large number of the systems show up in the error tab.

Status:  Failed to install update(s)
Error Code: 0x00000000
Error Description: Success

Makes no sense.  I have read that this has something to do with the client needing to check in.

Version is 2016 and the clients are all Windows 10.
I am interested in trying to use PowerShell against our company SharePoint portal, We have some automation Tools like MS Flow and Alteryx Server that we are leveraging and I am trying to connect to a Workflow History listing. However, it is hidden from these other tools and I hoping Powershell might be an option.

I am trying to install and get it to work our on AWS EC2 environment and I keep having a lot of trouble adding the Add-In for SharePoint,

I tried following this kind of instruction but had zero success.

We are SharePoint Online/O365

Any suggestions?


We are having an issue with Offline Folders disconnecting when saving from Office 365 2016 products. I'll use Word 2016 as the example. Word is version 1708 Build 8431.2250, Windows 10 pro is the OS, Version 1709 build 16299.431 Server is 2008r2 all updates. This seems to have started with April's Office updates.
Steps to reproduce: Open an explorer window to a location set to "always available offline", then open an existing word doc or create a new word doc an save it to the same Offline Folder synced with Sync Center that you opened in explorer, you should see the status go to offline. I've been able to reproduce this at will on multiple computers. The folder will automatically go back online in a few minutes.
I am able to drag and drop to the offline folder with no issues, and I am able to save from Adobe Acrobat Pro and Bluebeam among others with no issue. I only have a problem with Microsoft Office products.
Any help is appreciated.
I need to create a SharePoint application in SharePoint Online that behaves like a relational database.
In that I would have a Parent list with two related Child lists.  The child lists would
NOT be look up, but rather collect information in a one to many relationship between
the Parent and children.

For example.

Parent List: Projects
Child List 1: Actions
Child List 2: Issues

I have seen a number of ways to relate SharePoint List in a lookup capacity. But, I need
create multiple child records from the Parent list. For Example:

Parent List: Project
Project Name
Project Desc
Project Start Date

Child List1: Actions
Action Desc

Child List2: Issues
Issue Desc

For example (records):

ProjectID: 1
Project Name: SharePoint Project Reports
Project Desc: Create SharePoint Monthly Project Reports
Project Start Date: 4/1/2018

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ProjectID: 1
Action Desc: Obtain liciencing for all users
Status: In Progress

ProjectID: 1
Action Desc: Create SharePoint Site for new Application
Status: Completed

ProjectID: 1
Action Desc: Gather Project Reports Requirements
Status: In Progress

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ProjectID: 1
Issue Desc: User Licenses have not yet been approved
Status: Initiated

ProjectID: 1
Issue Desc: May need additional equipment for users
Status: Initiated

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I need help finding a method that will allow me to add multiple child records from the Parent list.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
I have a request to add breadcrumbs back to sharepoint 2013. I have seen several tutorials on how to do this by editing the default master page. But I only want to apply the breadcrumbs to certain sub-sites and libraries. Is this possible?
I am trying to us column formatting in SharePoint Online and am very new to JSON.  I am trying to use conditional formatting based on another column.  This was the code I was using when we could do calculated columns.

I would really appreciate anyones help getting me started on how to do this.

=IF(CAI=”Green”,”<img src=’../SiteAssets/Green.png’ border=’0'/><div style=’font-size: 75%;color: white; position:relative; text-align:center; width: 88px;top:-33px;word-wrap: break-word;’>”&[CAI Vendors]&”</div>”,IF(CAI=”Yellow”,”<img src=’../SiteAssets/Yellow.png’ border=’0'/><div style=’font-size: 75%;color: black; position:relative; text-align:center; width: 88px;top:-33px;word-wrap: break-word;’>”&[CAI Vendors]&”</div>”,IF(CAI=”Red”,”<img src=’..../SiteAssets/Red.png’ border=’0'/><div style=’font-size: 75%;color: white; position:relative; text-align:center; width: 88px;top:-33px;word-wrap: break-word;’>”&[CAI Vendors]&”</div>”,””)))

A web api was created in sharepoint and is been hosted on the sharepoint server.
i created an mvc application and tried to consume the api.
whenever i call the api locally, it returns with the right json data.
but whenever i publish the mvc application to the webserver i get an error.

  at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.ThrowIfExceptional(Boolean includeTaskCanceledExceptions)     at System.Threading.Tasks.Task`1.GetResultCore(Boolean waitCompletionNotification)     at System.Threading.Tasks.Task`1.get_Result()     at ElectronicPensionSolution.WebUI.Controllers.BenefitApplicationsController.GetDocsFromDms(String pin)     at ElectronicPensionSolution.WebUI.Controllers.BenefitApplicationsController.Details(Int64 id)     at lambda_method(Closure , ControllerBase , Object[] )     at System.Web.Mvc.ActionMethodDispatcher.Execute(ControllerBase controller, Object[] parameters)     at System.Web.Mvc.ReflectedActionDescriptor.Execute(ControllerContext controllerContext, IDictionary`2 parameters)     at System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeActionMethod(ControllerContext controllerContext, ActionDescriptor actionDescriptor, IDictionary`2 parameters)     at System.Web.Mvc.Async.AsyncControllerActionInvoker.<BeginInvokeSynchronousActionMethod>b__39(IAsyncResult asyncResult, ActionInvocation innerInvokeState)     at System.Web.Mvc.Async.AsyncResultWrapper.WrappedAsyncResult`2.CallEndDelegate(IAsyncResult asyncResult)     at

I have a testlab environment that has

A local DC (Server 2016) with ADSync to AzureAD
E3 trial subscription
Some Windows 10 Client machines on same LAN as local AD

When a user logs on the client machine, you need to enter username+password for desktop installed apps, such as onedrive and skype.
I dream about SSO and wonder if it can be used to make these desktop apps signin automatically
I'm looking for a way the user would only need to type the username+password for logon to the computer/domain, not to keep having to re-type it for each desktop installed application.

How can I get SSO working with Microsoft Desktop installed apps ?

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Hello all, we are migrating from Lync 2010 on prem to Skype for Business in O365. Part of this move will be a transition to Webex for folks who have PTSN conference creation rights. Rather than move everyone to Webex with those rights, were looking to move only those that have created conferences within a defined time period.

Question is, how do i pull a report to show the number of PTSN conferences created per user, over a 12 month period?

thanks in advance.
I have a search issue on my SharePoint 2013 farm. I not able to delete or create any search service application. When I looked at the ULS it keeps on saying the "SSA Did not match <guid> - <guid>"
This is critical for the company. Can anybody share their expertise on this please? I am attaching the log file
All of my Office 365 users have a Office 365 Business Premium license.   We have Conference numbers and Conference IDs assigned by our Audio conferencing service. I see where it takes about using 3rd Party and Import/Export, though I don't actually see where you can enter in the 3rd Party Provider and Import the Numbers for the users.

If I select one of the existing Providers they all want a 6 Digit Conference ID, ours are all 4 Digit.

I would like to be able to use our existing Audio Conferencing system with Skype For Business.

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.
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
We have a server (Windows Server 2012 Datacenter - build 9200) that from time to time will display a message embedded into the desktop backgound to active the server - - the message will eventually go away after a few minutes or even after a reboot it will go away.  In most cases certain folks will get that message and others will not. It is very sporadic and when the message is on the desktop it appears that this may have ties to certain task schedule tasks locking up.  Has anyone seen this or heard of this?
I'm getting ready to deploy Skype for Business and replace our existing Lync 2013 Enterprise systems.  We've had an enterprise deployment with 2 front end servers since we migrated to 2013 from 2010.  We've used DNS load balancing as we don't have any hardware/virtual appliance load balancing systems.  Our plan is to use S4B Standard and just create a second server running as a failover pool in case of an issue.  

We have 280 Lync enabled employees, 150 of them with Enterprise Voice.  The Skype for Business server will be going on a server with 64GB of RAM, dual Intel Xeon E5-2650L v3 processors (total 2 Sockets, 24 cores, 48 logical procs, at up to 2.09GHz).

Will I have any issues moving the CMS back to a Standard Edition server?  Any other issues I should expect?
Hi all,
   I am in the process of setting up SCCM in a test environment and have so far managed the deployment Of Windows 10 images to test Virtual machines within the same virtual test environment.  Next i will need to begin the process of deploying these images over a VPN from a remote office to the central SCCM server. In order to complete this next deployment test I imagine i will need to allow the PXE boot request form the client machines to pass over/through the VPN tunnel.

I have not yet started the process and hoped for a quick kick start on what i should be allowing through our networking hardware/setup to speed things along later.

thanks in advance
Hi All

On a 2012 install I have the following errors when you run the licensing diagnoser:
"The licensing mode for the remote desktop session is not configured."
Also "The remote desktop session server is within it's grace period, but the RD session host server has not been configured with any license server."
Can't find anything on this - thoughts ideas?
Thanks so much!
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From what I understand, the latest releases of PXE/Syslinux fully support EFI boot now.  I'm trying to get it up and running using similar methodology that I used to get PXELinux working for BIOS machines via WDS.  

I copied syslinux-6.03/efi64/efi/syslinux.efi and syslinux-6.03/efi64/com32/elflink/ldlinux/ldlinux.e64 into the WDS RemoteInstall share under /Boot/x64/ ...

I then ran the following commands on the WDS server to tell it to provide the path to syslinux.efi for efi clients:

wdsutil /set-server /bootprogram:boot\x64\syslinux.efi /architecture:x64uefi
wdsutil /set-server /N12bootprogram:boot\x64\syslinux.efi /architecture:x64uefi

When I attempt to PXE boot an EFI client, I am presented with the following error in WDS:

"Windows Deployment Services Encountered an Error ... Error Code 0xC0000022"

Anyone have any hints as to what I may be doing wrong here?
Perhaps you can tell, I had an un-fun day at work today!  We inadvertently sent out a ~3GB package (created as a PCK file) to a distribution point with a slow link.  It caused problems.  I 'stopped' the distribution by:

1. Stopped all SCCM services on the remote secondary DP server.

2. On the central site, I selected 'Delete Package' for the remote site.

3.  After 1+2, bandwidth was still not back to normal.  Thus I killed all of the SCCM services from the central site, then it stopped hogging the WAN link.  That worked.  But as soon as we started up the central  site, the issue came roaring back even though I had killed all of the SCCM services on the secondary site.

After this I tried:

4. Removed the Standard Sender address from the central site to the secondary site and also from the secondary site to the central site.

5. On the secondary server in Windows I removed the central site sever system from the local Administrator group and also the SMS_SitetoSiteConnection

After doing 4 & 5, we have not seen the pipe saturated.  However if comes back, I'm fine with actually removing/deleting the remote site if that could be a final solution. We are moving to SCCM 2016 as soon as it comes out, so I'm not going to miss it if we remove it if that would be a ultimate solution if # 1-5 above will not fix it.
Problem - Lync Phone Edition Error: Can't download certificate because domain is not available (I think this is the message).

Recently upgraded my central system from Lync 2010 to S4B, and am in the process of upgrading my branch office SBAs (AudioCodes Mediant 800s) from Lync 2010 to Lync 2013. All seems to go well until the user tries to sign in after I've finished the update.

Configuring a PIN for the user seems to work (using PIN Authentication on the Lync Phone), client is then prompted that their phone is USB, signs out and back in using the USB method. If we try the USB authentication method from the start it doesn't work. However then PIN authentication seems to work.

Any Ideas?
I need to always prevent the VM on different host. I created the availability set but I am still able to manually move the VM to the same host. How can I completely prevent it to move to the same host?
Access to https site is fast, but getting very slow response when entering query search/requesting data. Same result from various sites and through different proxies. Have Wireshark analysis (attached), which displays long time delta. Just unable to determine the cause. Help would be greatly appreciated...

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SCCM 2012 R2 Primary Site Server logs not updating

All components are online and I have restarted the SMS Executive service as well as restarted the server itself. However I have a few problems such as my group discovery is not updating and I can't check the logs to figure out why because they haven't updated since 6/5/2015

When I check monitoring database replication is healthy as is communication between my CAS and Primary site server.

Please let me know what information I can provide you with to help diagnose.

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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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