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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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hello SCCM guru's!

We are upgrading to SCCM 2012 R2 1810. However, the pre-req check fails on here: [Failed]:No Active MP Replica detected. (We do not even have a MP replica.)

All else passes. But it will not allow upgrade without resolving that error.

Any ideas on how to get past that?

Thank you for your assistance!

-Mack
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Renew Lync Group Chat certificates.
Our internal Chat server cert recently expired. Skype for business group chat has stopped working.
Skype for business 2010.
Does anyone know how to renew a certificate between the Chat server and the Lync server ?
Both are housed internally in our building.

Thanks!
Peter
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What are the steps to enable Phased Deployments within SCCM 1810?
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Hello All!
I'm back again. So myself and another guy I work with have inherited the SCCM system from our predecessor who is no longer with the company. (hence all the SCCM related questions)

We are looking at upgrading to ConfigMgr 1810 from 1802. I'm doing some research to understand the process and make sure I am not missing anything major so that we can make this as seamless as possible.

Some basics about our setup:
-14 DP's of which 11 are Pull DP's
-1 Cloud DP
-Only run OSD from a single site - the Main SCCM site
-Have only recently begun expanding application deployment via SCCM, so minimal applications on the DP's at this point
-We have about 1500 clients installed including VM's, servers, and end user workstations


What I am wondering is what the major considerations we have to think about before we get this started. I'm speaking specifically to your experience and or resources. I have the MS TechNet upgrade checklist, back up procedures for the the site, and a step by step upgrade guide from System Center Dudes. We are planning on taking a snapshot of the SCCM server ahead of time to protect the system if it all blows up.

Would be great to get some insight from anyone with experience in this as I want to minimize the surprises (I know I can't eliminate them all) for this upgrade.

Thanks in advance! Looking forward to your insight!
Curtis,
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what would be some useful checks to include in an audit/health check of SharePoint (and document management in general). The obvious one we can think of is around permissions of documents stored in SharePoint, to ensure sensitive documents are only accessible by the approved users/groups - but I wanted to spread the review a but further, and was hoping for some inspiration on what above and beyond security permissions would be useful when looking at such a system (it doesn't have to all be about security). Any common SharePoint mistakes/risks above and beyond permissions also most useful,
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We recently upgraded our SCCM clients (Configuration Manager) to 5.00.8634.1814.

We did this after upgrading the site to 1802.

After the upgrade all of the icons in Software Center are wacked out.  Prior to the upgrade, something was taking different sized icons and make them automatically appear the same.

In the new version, this functionality works in the List View option - all icons appear the same size regardless of their size.  In Tile View, which everyone uses, this is not the case.  The icons are not being adjusted for the view.

Has anyone else noted this issue?  Is there a setting somewhere I can click to resize?

I hope so.  So far it's that or I have to resize them all manually.
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Hello! I have an SBS 2011 server that uses SBS Fax service to route faxes in and out, delivering inbound to an email user. Worked like a champ for years, and then the ZOOM USB modem that was doing this job died and was replaced with a USB USR 5637. I have removed the drivers from the previous fax modem and installed the drivers for the new unit, and was able to run the fax configuration wizard from the SBS console and two problems occur. The first is the option for "route through email" is grayed out and not selectable. I opted to select store in a folder instead to complete the wizard successfully, and it errors out on Configuring US Robotics v.92.  Manually attempting to start the fax service results in a message that is does start successfully, but immediately stops, and the app log provides these errors 32108 and 1000 (below).  I have also removed and reinstalled the SBS fax service on the server with the same results.  Any thoughts on how to get this service functioning again as soon as possible?  TIA!

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft Fax
Date:          8/26/2018 9:46:02 AM
Event ID:      32108
Task Category: Unknown
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      NRV2012.domain.local
Description:
The Fax Service encountered a problem and needed to close.
 Error Code: 0x00000000
 This error code indicates the cause of the error.
 A Windows Error Report was generated with full details about the problem.
 …
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SIP and Primary SMTP domains do not match. Skype for Business 2015 client displays EWS not deployed.
Hello, I have an Exchange 2007 and Skype for Business 2015 Server on-premise solution deployed.
Originally, functioning fine with SAN certs using <company>.org domain for required certs on mail server and SfB 2015 Standard Edition solution (Standard, Edge and WAP servers).
Primary SMTP domain was <longcompanyname>.com  (domain NOT included in the SAN certs) and everything functioned fine including Conversation History and Calendar synch between Outlook (2007-2013) and Skype for Business 2015 client.
Fast forward a few years and....
New domain purchased and Primary SMTP for each user changed to <shortcompanyname>.com
NOW, Conversation History and Calendar do NOT synch with Outlook anymore.
Research appeared to state I can have this circumstance without issue after running 'Set-CsClientPolicy -DisableEmailComparisonCheck $true'
Ran the powershell command on the SfB Standard Edition server, rebooted test client and SfB solution. STill Outlook Integration Error and EWS not deployed in SfB client Configuration info.
Advice?
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Hi Experts,

Is there a way to import xenapp applications from one farm to another? Existing farm is on xenapp 7.12 windows 2008 server, new farm is on xenapp 7.18 windows server 2016,  please advise .
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I'm having no luck with this on Google.  

I need to create a custom report in SCCM that will list out all systems that have not rebooted within the last 14 days.  I'm completely unfamiliar with creating SCCM reports.  I'm looking for a step-by-step on how to create this report.  So far, I've found lots of SQL statements that don't work but that's about it.

If you have a link to a video or article on how to do this it would be great!

Thank you,
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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.
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/opal/2010/03/07/sharepoint-2010-with-windows-powershell-remoting-step-by-step/

We are SharePoint Online/O365

Any suggestions?

Regards,

Adam
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We are trying to deploy OneDrive.  We have Office 365 Enterprise E2 licenses for the users.  When I’m using a test user to login to OneDrive, I keep getting this error and I don’t understand why.

“Your IT department doesn’t allow you to sync files from this location to your computer.  (Error Code: 0x8004deea)
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In our Sharepoint site, we have 2 lists.
One we'll call list A (which is the master list) and list B (which is almost the same list, but with less fields).

  • List A is only accessible by a small group of persons (let's call the group G).
  • List B is accessible to everybody.

Our workflow is structured in such way that when you create an element in List B, it gets copied in List A and deleted from List B. The goal is to enable anyone to create entries in List A, but with limited access to certain fields.
If a user of group G creates an element in List B, the workflow works perfect (since the user has "contribute" access on List A, being member of group G).
But if any user NOT member of group G creates an element in List B, the workflow doesn't work, because it uses the same credentials as the user logged in who doesn't have "contribute" access on List A.

My question is :
Can we and how easy is it to impersonnate another users account in Sharepoint in a workflow process? The goal would be to impersonnate a generic user account that would have "contribute" access on List A and use that account just to make the copy on List A.

My second question is :
If it's not possible to impersonnate (or if it's not a good practice for security matters), how could I manage such a situation?

Thanks,
Claude
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I have an application server in dmz and database in nside zone.now i want to use xenapp to publish this application to my out side users.what should be the xenapp component design best practice and is ssl certificate is mandatory.please explain the design and
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We use Ken's Skypeoptimzer site to create our dialing rules. we've used failover routing in the same site for this.

unfortunately an unintended result is: any external inbound call to one of our users which has simring enabled, results in the sim ring leg of the call going out via our second SIP trunk and not through the same trunk as the inbound call. this becomes an issue since our Secondary 'failover' trunk is infact a pstn gateway which cannot pass the original calling parties call id on the outbound call id of the simring portion of the call.

we do have an sbc which we can add the pstn gateway to (the same one which controls the primary SIP Trunk), the issue is this would introduce a single point of failure into the call path.

has anyone successfully managed to deal with this issue?
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Over one month ago I setup a new Server 2012 / Exchange 2016 with the intention of migrating the existing Exchange 2010. No disruption of services was the highest priority so installation progressed at a glacier rate. We finally reached a point where both mail server were operational, the 2016 server could send out email, the 2010 server continued to run the show. Last weekend I changed firewall settings so that the new 2016 server handled both inbound and outbound email and proxied down to the 2010. Worked great for about 5 days; no one was even aware of the change. As of last night...

1) 213 outbound emails stuck in queue

2) OWA gets a "page not found error"

3) Exchange Admin Center shows the login screen but displays a blank page and hangs. Even more interesting is the ECP folder is empty.  There is only a config file.

Temporary fix - changed the firewall settings back to the old server. It would be nice to get the 2016 to deliver the emails stuck in the queue.

Short of completely reinstalling Exchange 2016, is there a way of fixing this? And more importantly, how did it happen?
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I am trying to include some text blocks on a SharePoint 2013 Survey.  It would seem that there would be some functionality that allows for this, but there is not.  Is there a way around this?  I need to include some titles and directions at the beginning of the survey, and some informational text throughout the survey.
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Have dell poweredge t110 tower and want to add gpu for mining. Do u know which one is the best that will fit?

Thanks
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Hello
Currently we have TMG as web proxy and websense as web filtering
We are going to replace TMG with Bluecoat SG Appliance.

Hence I need to know which design is considered as best in terms of secure and efficiency.

We have 1500 users.

Any help would be appreciated.
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I am upgrading CRM 2011 to CRM 2013 for two organizations (CRMTEST and CRMPROD).  The plan is to upgrade each org to newer CRM versions to get to Dynamics 365 (so CRM 2011 to CRM 2013 to CRM 2015 to CRM 2016 to Dynamics 365)

My question is: we have built one CRM server to Dynamics 365 specs and one SQL Server built to Dynamics 365 requirements.  Is it recommended to have separate servers for  the CRMTEST org and CRMPROD org?  Given our current VMs, we would need to upgrade to a single set of servers, with CRMTEST and CRMPROD on the same Dynamics 365 servers.

The current CRM 2011 environments have separate servers for CRMTEST and CRMPROD.  What could be the problems with both TEST and PROD on the same servers?  For example, could this cause issues with refreshing CRMTEST with CRMPROD?

Thanks
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Hi experts,
I'm using Microsoft Power BI tool for a report dashboard. I'm using pie chart to represent my data. Is any way for me to show/display a Grand Total of the values at the bottom of the chart? Thanks.

sample of pie chart
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I keep seeing this error message on two 100% identical (same hardware ProLiant DL380p G8, 8 GB RAM on each, same 2012 R2 o/s, same updates) servers that are currently
doing nothing and have nothing else installed in terms of roles and
features except file server. No Exchange, no DC, etc.
Both are physical servers (NO virtualization running on them) on the same network in the same AD domain as all other servers that do not show this error
They both have Shadow Copies enabled and configured for previous versions of files/folders,

Source: ESENT, Type: Warning, EventID: 906
svchost (1036) A significant portion of the database buffer cache has been written out to the system paging file.  This may result in severe performance degradation.
Resident cache has fallen by 4749 buffers (or 97) in the last 1 seconds.
Current Total Percent Resident: 2 (111 of 4860 buffers)

always followed by ESENT EventID 912
svchost (1036) A portion of the database buffer cache has been restored from the system paging file and is now resident again in memory. Prior to this, a portion of the database buffer cache had been written out to the system paging file resulting in performance degradation.
Resident cache has restored by -1 buffers (or -100) in the last 589 seconds.
Current Total Percent Resident: 0 (0 of 9 buffers)

and on one server preceeded by these almost always

ESENT 102
msiexec (4124) Instance: The database engine (6.02.9200.0000) is starting a new instance (0).
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I have SharePoint 2013 running on Server 2012 R2 Standard.
We have a fairly basic site that consists almost exclusively of document repositories.
I've been trying to configure the Search Service Application to crawl the site for search indexing.
Initially, I followed recommendations found online to create a Default Content Access Account for the Search Service, and gave it permissions to both the SQL databases, as well as full read permissions to the Web Application for the site.

After adding the site as a Content Source, I started a crawl and received the following error:
Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this repository, or add a crawl rule to crawl this repository. If the repository being crawled is a SharePoint repository, verify that the account you are using has "Full Read" permissions on the SharePoint Web Application being crawled.

To try and narrow down the permissions issue, I switched the Search Service to use an account with full administrative permissions to the Web Application, and received the same error.

So far, I've tried using an account that has explicit Full Control permissions both on the Web Application and the Site Permissions. As well as Full Control permissions on the Search Service Application itself, same error.
I've tried using the Farm account as well, same error.

I've tried creating a new Application Pool for the Search Service.
I've tried creating a new Search Service …
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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  
orgService.execute(assignowner);   

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I'm on on premises SP 2013 but limited to SP 2010 workflows.
I have a long complicated workflow that I'm working on.  I need to backup it periodiocally so that I can restore it to its previous configuration if the workflow becomes corrupted (which it can during designer editing on rare occasion).
I can see the workflow detailed files under all files in the workflow library but can't download these directly from Designer.
You can't view this library as a normal library with views and it has special behind the scenes handling evidently even if you make that library visible to the browser.  
Since it's not a 2013 workflow, you can't save as a template.
Does anyone have the DETAILED steps for backing up the workflow files and then restoring them over top of a more recent change if needed.  I've attempted to download the contents of the workflow files themselves and then restore them but this doesn't work as SP keeps track of the the saved copy and the published copy separately.
I' ve read the blogs - please only answer if you have actually successfully and have restored a 2010 workflow back to a previous configuration.  
I've searched on the Internet blogs and here but can't quite get it to backup and restore properly on the same list.

EDIT:
If it matters - I don't care about preserving the state of previously running copies of the workflow.  It runs within a few minutes and finishes so there's no active workflows running under normal conditions.
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Microsoft Server Apps

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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.