Friday, June 30, 2017

Use PowerShell to find local administrator password of a computer which uses MS LAPS

You can open Powershell as administrator from domain controller or from a client machine which has RSAT installed.

If you are using an older version of powershell make sure you import active directory module by typing 

Get-module Activedirectory 

Run the below command to get the ms-Mcs-AdmPwd 

Get-ADComputer -identity computername -properties * | Select-Object -Property ms-Mcs-AdmPwd

Setup password for PXE in SCCM 2012

PXE Password make sure that users accidentally deploy Operating System on their machines

To setup password on PXE server in SCCM 2012, go to administration section

Select Distribution Points, Right click on the PXE Distribution server and select properties

Tick the box ‘Require a password when computers use PXE’

Install SCCM Client on machines Automatically

Open SCCM Console, Select Administration and expand Overview, select sites

Click on settings and select Client Installation Settings

Select Client Push Installation from Client installation settings

Select Enable Automatic Site-Wide Client push installation

Depend on your environment, select the system types. Click Apply and OK

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Device/User Collections not updating in SCCM 2012

Go to Administration section in SCCM console and select Hierarchy Configuration under Overview

Expand Hierarchy Configuration and select Discovery Methods

Right click on AD user Discovery\ System discovery and select properties

Click on the star  to add the path

Click on browse and select the computer/user Organisational Unit

You can see the entry in the Active Directory containers section

Right click on the AD system/user discovery and run full discovery

Monday, June 26, 2017

How to setup email signature in Outlook Web App

1) Click on the settings icons on the right hand top corner of Outlook Web App

2)      Click on ‘Options’ from the dropdown list.

3)    Select settings 

4) Select Mail Tab

         5)    Type in the signature details and select the option ‘Automatically include my signature on
            messages I send’

6)      Click save at the bottom of the Mail Tab

Enable Legacy Boot on New HP Machines.

You will see Enable legacy boot option is grayed out under BIOS Boot options and No options to enable legacy boot under secure boot configuration

To fix this issue.

Create a BIOS administrator Password under security and then save and reboot

Go to BIOS and under Advanced - > Secure Boot Configuration - > Select the option Legacy Support Enable and Secure Boot Disable

This will enable PXE Boot

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Install PowerCLI module in Powershell

Install Power CLI module in Powershell

1) Uninstall older version of PowerCLI from Add/Remove Programs

2) Remove the folders related to Old powerCLi installations

3) Check version of powershell using $psversiontable

4) Check any version is of PowerCLI is still in the system using ‘get-module  vmware* -listavailable’

5) Find the PowerCLI module in the powershell repository using Find-module vmware.powerCLI

6)Update nugget provider version if necessary

7) Install the module using ‘install-module –name VMware.PowerCLI –scope allusers (or currentuser)

How to Install Windows 11 VM on ESXi Host for Capturing MDT Image

 Once you create the VM on the ESXi Host, Boot from Windows 11 ISO You will get the below Error message. Press Shift +F10 and Enter the belo...