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Monday, February 24, 2014

Folder Redirection on Windows 8.1 stops working

You might find yourself in a situation where Folder redirection on Windows 8.1 does not apply anymore.

If the redirected folder is not already on the share it is not created. Apparently, there is no errors in the event log, but event ID 1012 might be there:

Folder Redirection configuration is being controlled by WMI configuration class Win32_FolderRedirectionUserConfiguration.

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If your using System Center Configuration Manager, this might be the place to start.

Check your Client Settings – Compliance Settings and make sure that Enable User Data and Profiles is set to No unless you would like this to be controlled by SCCM instead of GPO.

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If you for some reason don’t have access to the console look in the registry to confirm that this is a SCCM issue, if these values are set then control has been given to WMI and thereby SCCM.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UserState\UserStateTechnologies\ConfigurationControls

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When this is no longer controlled by SCCM the values will change to 0.

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You might need more than one restart before it will work again.

Take a closer look at this article http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/ (jump to One way, or the other…)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Operations Manager Failed to connect to server

You might see this error when you try to start the console 180 days after the installation of System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1.

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If you scroll down in Additional Information you will find the message:

You have exceeded the evaluation period of this product. Please upgrade to the retail version to continue using the product.

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The same information can be found in the event log with event id 26319:

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To upgrade from an evaluation version of Operations Manager to a licensed version, you must of course first obtain a valid product key from Microsoft.

Then start PowerShell as administrator.

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Use the two commands as shown here, with your key:

import-module OperationsManager

Set-SCOMLicense –ProductId "Key"

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Restart System Center Data Access Service and start the console again.

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh966734.aspx

Friday, February 14, 2014

Office 2013 KMS keys

The default KMS keys used for volume licensing editions of Office 2013 are shown here:

KMS Client Setup Keys

Product KMS Client Setup Key (GVLK)

Office 2013 Professional Plus

YC7DK-G2NP3-2QQC3-J6H88-GVGXT

Office 2013 Standard

KBKQT-2NMXY-JJWGP-M62JB-92CD4

Project 2013 Professional

FN8TT-7WMH6-2D4X9-M337T-2342K

Project 2013 Standard

6NTH3-CW976-3G3Y2-JK3TX-8QHTT

Visio 2013 Professional

C2FG9-N6J68-H8BTJ-BW3QX-RM3B3

Visio 2013 Standard

J484Y-4NKBF-W2HMG-DBMJC-PGWR7

Access 2013

NG2JY-H4JBT-HQXYP-78QH9-4JM2D

Excel 2013

VGPNG-Y7HQW-9RHP7-TKPV3-BG7GB

InfoPath 2013

DKT8B-N7VXH-D963P-Q4PHY-F8894

Lync 2013

2MG3G-3BNTT-3MFW9-KDQW3-TCK7R

OneNote 2013

TGN6P-8MMBC-37P2F-XHXXK-P34VW

Outlook 2013

QPN8Q-BJBTJ-334K3-93TGY-2PMBT

PowerPoint 2013

4NT99-8RJFH-Q2VDH-KYG2C-4RD4F

Publisher 2013

PN2WF-29XG2-T9HJ7-JQPJR-FCXK4

Word 2013

6Q7VD-NX8JD-WJ2VH-88V73-4GBJ7

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Task Sequence fails with error 0x80070490

You might see this error when deploying a captured image in the step Apply Operating System:

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When taking a closer look at SMSTS.log we will see these error’s:

Unable to find a Windows system root at C:\

Failed to find the system root for the applied OS.

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This might be because we have chosen the wrong image, for example the System Reserved BitLocker partition.

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If this is the case select the right image (here image 2-2) you could also remove the System Reserved partition from you capture task Sequence, but be aware that there could be situations where you would like it to be thereSmile

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Partition deleted:

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Please note that there are other reasons for this error, the disk might not be available at all (just to mention one other reason). 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Identify whether SCCM 2012 SP1 CU4 has been installed

Cumulative Update 4 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 has been released http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2922875

So once again it’s time to take a closer look at the version changes.

After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CU4, you will be able to identify the update as shown here.

First let us take a look at the console, after the update the console reports version 5.0.7804.1500

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The console reported version 5.0.7804.1400 before updating which is CU3.

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The Console update is also listed in Control Panel as an Installed Update.

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The site will still report version 5.00.7804.1000 after the update.

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In order to check if the update has been applied we must look in the registry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Setup\CULevel

CULevel reports 4 after CU4 has been applied.

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Before updating CULevel reported 3 for CU3.

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This update is also visible under Installed Updates in Control Panel.

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The client will report 5.00.7804.1500 after the client has been updated.

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With these components updated:

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Before updating the client reported 5.00.7804.1400 for a CU3 client.

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CU4 also includes this previous released update for SCEP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2907566

Which means that scepinstall.exe file in the ConfigMgr install folder “.\Program Files\Configuration Manager\Client” will be updated to version 4.4.304.0

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Before updating the version was 4.3.215.0 which is the version from CU3 (unless you installed the SCEP November update).

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And finally as reported by the client 4.4.304.0.

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Also take a look at this post http://larslohmann.blogspot.dk/2013/12/system-center-endpoint-protection.html regarding the SCEP update.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Recent Items and Jump lists

On Windows 7 you might not want your users to be able to see the recent opened documents in the start menu.

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Or in the jump list of the program.

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And finally nor in the application as shown here:

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One way to deal with this is to clear the history at logoff, we can force this by a GPO:

User Configuration – Policies –Administrative Templates – Start Menu and Taskbar - Clear history of recently opened documents on exit

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Another way is to remove the feature completely by using this GPO:

User Configuration – Policies –Administrative Templates – Start Menu and Taskbar – Do not keep history of recently opened documents

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If this GPO is enabled an application like word will show this instead:

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And if you also want to remove the recent Item from the Start menu (Should the user have added it), use this GPO:

User Configuration – Policies –Administrative Templates – Start Menu and Taskbar – remove recent items menu from Start Menu

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And recent items is gone:

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