How to Search Subfolders in System Center 2012 – SCCM

The amount of time wasted before realising how to do this simple thing isn’t worth thinking about, but luckily it’s very easy in SCCM to search in all subfolders and it can be done by doing the following –

  1. Navigate to any asset that contains a search bar at the top.
  2. Select the Search Bar to ensure that the Search toolbar menu appears.
  3. In the Search menu, select “All Subfolders” as shown below, this will search the current node and all subfolders.
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Windows 11 – Fix Missing Defender / Windows Security

I’ve recently encountered an issue on Windows 11 devices whereby Windows Defender and the Security portal refuse to open, with it showing a “You’ll need a new app to open this windowsdefender link” popup. This appears to stem from a corrupt app install after one of the recent patches.

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Exchange – Extend Email Approval Expiration

Exchange has a brilliant feature called ‘Email approval’ that can be configured using mail flow rules. This allows emails to configured recipients to be redirected to a user or a mailbox where it must be approved before reaching it’s final destination.

By default, any emails awaiting approval for between 2-7 days will expire and will be automatically rejected and this is entirely dependent on when the system task runs to clear the mailboxes.

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Dynamics 365 – Entity Type Code List

This article is a repost of an article that exists on SPandCRM.com which I’m slowly moving to this blog.

Another quick reference article today, in this article I’ll provide a list of type codes which are internal ID references to entities and I’ll provide some and SQL query that will allow you to easily return your own ID values.

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Simple Node.js Express CosmosDB Pagination

I struggled to find a simple example of how I could return paginated results from an Azure CosmosDB from a Node.js Express application. Luckily, I eventually came across a brilliant article by Elio Struyf which can be found here – Retrieving the CosmosDB query continuation token in Node.js. I’ll post my complete example of pagination from CosmosDB below and explain how it works. The Solution … Continue reading Simple Node.js Express CosmosDB Pagination

Microsoft Teams – To view or edit this plan, including any task in it, ask any member to add you to the Members list of this plan

Well that heading was quite a mouth full. I came across the issue below earlier today when adding a plan to Teams, this seems to be an issue primarily for Teams/site owners.

The issue presents as in the image below when a user navigates to a Planner instance that they don’t have access to –

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Exchange – Cannot Delete Mailbox, Access is Denied

Came across an interesting issue whereby I was unable to delete certain mailboxes even though I’d verified all the normal access. The error being produced was as below – Active Directory operation failed on SVRGL1191.gloscc.gov.uk. This error is not retriable. Additional information: Access is denied. Active directory response: 00000005: SecErr: DSID-031529F8, problem 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS), data 0 Luckily the fix for this proved to be very … Continue reading Exchange – Cannot Delete Mailbox, Access is Denied

PowerShell – How to Report on NTFS File/Folder Inheritance & Permissions

The script below was taken from https://www.lepide.com/how-to/get-an-ntfs-permissions-report-using-powershell.html The script takes a directory path to search from, it will then get a list of all subdirectories, loop through each of them then generate a nice grid view report of all permissions in subdirectories and whether they are inherited. This should generate a report similar to the image below – Continue reading PowerShell – How to Report on NTFS File/Folder Inheritance & Permissions

PowerShell – Getting all Users in Domain Users Group – 5000+ Users

I recently needed to generate a report of all Domain Users which brought up a few interesting issues, the first is that members aren’t actually listed as members of the group which removes the ability to use a lot of the standard PowerShell commands to produce a report on it, plus the group had well over 5000 users which again limits the commands available to … Continue reading PowerShell – Getting all Users in Domain Users Group – 5000+ Users