There are many strategies, approaches and opinions about Windows as a Service. Today I would like to take a closer look at the possibilities. There is the classical and the modern approach, which one can go. But sometimes you still have to use parts of the classical methods. Let’s take a look at how an … Continue reading „Windows as a Service (WaaS) – Technical Solutions“

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Microsoft is changing its upgrade strategy, this change affects the semi-annual feature upgrades. The first steps in this direction have already been a bit earlier, in 2018 Microsoft has announced the fall release to provide 30 months of support. This also makes sense under the new strategy. Along with the further step, elimination of the … Continue reading „Changes at Windows 10 as a Service“

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I have been writing in German for a long time at I was often asked for translations or an English version. After a small test on LinkedIn I decided to translate the page. Since this requires some time and I prefer not to use the Google Translator, please be patient. I will translate as … Continue reading „News about“

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Microsoft goes new ways with Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness, it is planned to discontinue the service by 31.01.2020. But there is a successor: “Desktop Analytics”. In July the preview for this service was announced, for Germany, this service is still only available in the preview. But there are some pitfalls and disadvantages for some customers, … Continue reading „News about Windows Analytics: Upgrade Readiness / Desktop Analytics“

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Behind the feature “Automatic Virtual Machine Activation” is a function in Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2 Datacenter, Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter and Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter for Hyper-V, but it works only with the Datacenter Edition activated. With this feature, all supported Windows Server operating systems since Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2 can be automatically … Continue reading „Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA) with Windows Server Datacenter (Update)“

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There are many ways to achieve a well-functioning Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) system. Unfortunately, not all of them lead to the final destination, many are rather stages on the way. One of these stages I would like to introduce to you here, solved with some PowerShell. First some theory, when a computer requests the … Continue reading „Clean up Windows Server Update Services“

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I recently had an interesting phenomenon in a rather extensive environment. With a newly installed WSUS Server based on Windows Server 2016, some clients encountered errors “0x8024400D”. The clients were previously connected to an old WSUS on Windows Server 2008R2. Strange, there everything worked… The usual attempts to reset the WSUS client, for example, brought … Continue reading „Problems with the Windows Server Update Service – 0x8024400D“

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In the past, a company-specific standard was usually always used for local administrator passwords. But what do you do if an employee who knows the default password leaves the company? Right, it should be changed. In the past, Group Policies (GPO) were often used for this, even if the password was in clear text in … Continue reading „Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)“

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