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Jun2018
"Change how you think. Change your life!" This 2 part guide will help you setup Redirected Folders on a DFS Namespace Share or a single server share and enable Offline Files for these redirected folders. The offline folders are set to use the Offline copy all the time, regardless if there ... Read More
June 12, 2018Adam J. Marshall

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Jun2018
Group Policy Objects Offline Files - Force Offline Files On with Conflict Resolution Policies Scope Tab: Location: Apply to your Computers OU or the Root domain, or wherever you want these settings to take effect. They will be scoped by the security filtering. Security Filtering: Remove Authenticated users, Add CONF_Offline Files_On Details Tab: GPO Status: User ... Read More
June 12, 2018Adam J. Marshall

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Jun2018
Almost all issues related to Exchange Connectivity or usability all come down to relating to Autodiscover and its properties. You need to make sure your OutlookAnywhere and AutoDiscover settings are setup properly along with Split-DNS. OutlookAnywhere and Split-DNS are vital for future-proofing your Exchange configuration and making it work properly now, ... Read More
June 4, 2018Adam J. Marshall

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Jun2018
WSUS Server Maintenance It should come to you as no surprise that the WSUS server itself requires maintenance. It has a SQL database (by default using the Windows Internal Database - WID), it manages files on the file system for its updates, it has updates that are released and then sometimes ... Read More
June 1, 2018Adam J. Marshall

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Jun2018
I can go on explaining why you should switch over your WSUS Server to SSL so that you can mitigate Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) attacks, but sometimes it's better to show you. The following video is worth the watch as they explain exactly how relatively easy it is to take over a network ... Read More
June 1, 2018Adam J. Marshall

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Jun2018
Selecting Your Test Systems Selecting your test systems is a question of what you have in your environment at your disposal. If you have a true test environment, those would be where you'd want to test the updates. If you don't have a test environment like most small to medium sized ... Read More
June 1, 2018Adam J. Marshall

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Jun2018
Now, depending on how you have your network, you may want to apply the other GPOs to OUs or create Security Groups and make computers members of them instead. Either way works, or a combination of both. I will explain a combination of both. Location GPOs Link the "WSUS - Location" GPO ... Read More
June 1, 2018Adam J. Marshall

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Jun2018
Create a base GPO - "WSUS - Location" Create a GPO named "WSUS - Location" to JUST point to the FQDN of the WSUS Server on port 8530/8531 (or 80/443 for Server 2008) for all 3 locations (intranet update service, intranet statistics server, and the alternate download server). Under: Computer Configuration > ... Read More
June 1, 2018Adam J. Marshall

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Jun2018
Upgrades from WSUS If you are going to handle upgrades from Windows 10 to Windows 10 latest streams in WSUS (eg, 1511 to 1607 or 1703 or 1709 or 1803) also known as Windows as a Service (WaaS), there are 3 things you need to do on Server 2012 or Server ... Read More
June 1, 2018Adam J. Marshall

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Jun2018
Create Computer Groups Expand Computers and then expand All Computers and you will see "Unassigned Computers" as the only computer container in there. We're going to create 4 new ones. Right click on All Computers and choose "Add Computer Group...". Create the 4 below. Servers Workstations Test - Servers Test - Workstations Now let's turn on ... Read More
June 1, 2018Adam J. Marshall