Spent some time tidying up the list available at for my own use in some PowerShell scripts so thought it may be of use to others.Continue reading “Office 365 – SKUID Service Plan Identifiers / Product Name Cheat Sheet”
Another small one today, the script below will generate a nice csv export of every single group and it’s active user membership from Active Directory. The next step would likely be to turn it into a nice Pivot Table for reviewing.
It should be fairly straightforward to change it to show all users or all users & computers etc as required.Continue reading “Active Directory – How to Generate a Group Membership Report”
So I recently acquired a fairly nice LG smart TV with a 4k resolution which would be great if we could actually use it all with the connected Raspberry Pi, unfortunately, ‘officially’ the Pi only supports up to 1920×1080 @60fps.
But it’s a Pi and it’ll let us try anything we want so let’s make it run at 4k and see how it handles it.Continue reading “Raspberry Pi 3 – How to Output 4K Resolution to a TV”
This is one of the most frustrating issues to come across as DPM will happily tell you it’s working perfectly fine unless you notice your most recent backup time doesn’t quite look right, especially as most of the time you’re going to spot this when you need to do a restore. But all is not lost, let’s get on to fixing it.Continue reading “Data Protection Manager (DPM) – Scheduled Jobs Fail to Run”
After recently doing an in-place upgrade of our server that hosts MDT and WDS I encountered an issue when trying to deploy our latest image release. Luckily it’s a fairly simple fix.Continue reading “Windows Deployment Services (WDS) – Cannot locate Windows Deployment Services”
So I recently came across this issue after rolling out Trend to a new Data Protection Manager (DPM) instance whereby I couldn’t create new protection groups as it was generating the following error –
Create protection group: ###### System failed: Error 33507: DPM could not execute a WMI query. The query either returned an error or an empty result. Recommended action: Retry the operation.
Luckily it proved to be a fairly simple issue to resolve.Continue reading “DPM could not execute a WMI query. The query either returned an error or an empty result – Error 33507”
I’ve recently had a requirement to allow us to generate a report of all the users in our Microsoft Teams teams because as often seems to be the case it’s all grown a little organically and now we need to get it under control. The first step to any process like this though is to find out the current status of your systems and for this you need to be able to easily report on it.
This article will cover a brief script using PowerShell that will export all Teams and Users in those teams along with relevant details into a nice CSV which you can easily process to produce reports.Continue reading “Microsoft Teams – How to Generate an Easy Report of all Users & Teams”
So Microsoft DPM software is a pretty decent backup solution, but it does have a nasty tendency to not remove old backups correctly even if retention policies are set. This can happen for a multitude of reasons that I won’t go into.
This article is going to very quickly go over how you can remove backups outside of a certain time frame.Continue reading “Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) – How to Remove Old Backups (PowerShell)”
This article covers the “Implement and manage hybrid identities” section of the AZ-100 and AZ-103 Exams and is part of my AZ-100 Study Notes series. Install and configure Azure AD Connect Azure AD Connect allows you to connect and sync between an On-Premise Active Directory and AAD. Detailed information on setting up Azure AD Connect can be found at – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/connect/active-directory-aadconnect-get-started-express Configure federation and single … Continue reading AZ-100/AZ-103 – Implement and manage hybrid identities – Study Notes #20
This article covers the “Manage Azure AD objects (users, groups, and devices)” section of the AZ-100 and AZ-103 Exams and is part of my AZ-100 Study Notes series. Create users and groups Creating users and groups is fairly straightforward, navigate to Azure Active Directory and then select either Users or Groups as required. To create users – Select “New users” Provide the name and the … Continue reading AZ-100/AZ-103 – Manage Azure AD objects (users, groups, and devices) – Study Notes #19