Privacy in Windows 10

Looking around at different websites and forums, the main issue people have with Windows 10 is that “everything you do is monitored”. Or that is what people think at least.
This question has been raised among a few of my customers as well who are quite concerned about the privacy in Windows 10.

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL listed in MS store

Today Microsoft listed the Lumia 950 and 950XL by mistake on their UK store. No prices were set and the links didn’t work, but it still confirms some of the specs!

Looking at the specification that lists 2TB microSD might give you a small heart attack, but this is just the maximum you can get on the SDXC standard and are not available to buy. Yet that is…

Hopefully Microsoft will present more information about these phones on their event that is scheduled for the 6th of October.

https://www.microsoft.com/october2015event/en-us?tduid=(921174d673e687d62691ede176792940)(259740)(2542549)(d_wp)()

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Build and capture Windows 10 (MDT)

This post will show you how to build and capture Windows 10 using MDT.
Earlier when Windows 10 was still in preview I posted a quick guide on how to do this using SCCM 2012, but since then a lot has happened. I can no longer say that using SCCM with MDT integration is the best option. Instead, as many other, I now recommend capturing the image with MDT.

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Use multiple IIF in expressions

Sometimes you will need to use multiple IIF in expressions when creating reports in SSRS, Reporting Services. For the past week I’ve been sitting with SSRS, trying to create a report that will show all licensed Microsoft products per client, with primary user, e-mail and what organization they belong to. This post will just handle a small portion of the report and I might write a few others on this subject later on.

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Disable Thumbnail Previews

Okay, this is just a short post based on a question I’ve gotten four times today.
Users complains that it takes to long to open a folder containing pictures, in this case the folder contained a few hundred pictures, so the best way to solve it was to disable thumbnail previews.

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Configure two tier PKI hierarchy

In this guide I will show you how to set up and configure two tier PKI hierarchy, meaning one standalone Root CA and one Subordinate CA.

As we all know, or should know, setting up a standalone Root CA with a subordinate issuing CA is best practice. Actually you could have three or four subordinate CA without any issues, the principal is still the same when it comes to the configuration. All you might need to do extra is to publish the CDP and AIA to all subordinate CA servers.
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Silent install of QuickTime 7

Quicktime is one of the applications that is a total nightmare for SCCM-administrators to package and distribute silent.
In this post I will show you how to easily install Quicktime 7, silently of course, to your clients.

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Deploy IE 11 using SCCM 2012

This post might seem big, but don’t worry, it’s like the favorite book you had in school, mostly pictures. Today I will show you how to deploy Internet Explorer 11 with SCCM 2012, something that might sound easy. In fact, it is quite easy, but there are still a few steps that isn’t that obvious and that needs to be done for the installation to complete successfully!

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How can I get the membership rules on all collections in a folder (Powershell)?

A few weeks back I was tasked with the enormous task of checking that all device-collections that were associated with an application were linked to a group in the Active Directory and that direct membership wasn’t used. If this had been on a, let us say, ten collections it would have been done in about 20 minutes,  but in this case it was over 100 collections… Going the long way of right clicking, choosing “Properties”, waiting a few seconds and the select the correct tab wasn’t an option, so PowerShell to the rescue!!

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