MVP in Enterprise Mobility – 10th Anniversary.

I’m very proud to  announce that my MVP award got renewed for the year 2018 – 2019 in the category of Enterprise Mobility and at the same time it is also my 10th anniversary. This is certainly a great honor for me and our company OB-V-US. Thank you Microsoft, Blog readers and all the community members that helped me out! Thanks for the recognition. I am delighted.   Kenny Buntinx Enterprise Mobility MVP  ...
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Speaking at MMS 2018

Speaking at MMS I’m pleased to announce that again I’m able to speak at one of my favorite events => MMSMOA. MMS really is giving you the possibility to connect with the speakers by making the speakers accessible to the audience. This gives the audience the opportunity to really ask that one burning question which is bugging them for a while and gives the speakers the opportunity to connect even outside the session with attendees to see what really is important in the session and give feedback. This event I again may speak with many of my close friends: Together with Robert Hedblom I’m speaking about whether you need to use SCOM and or log analytics and we’ll discuss how to choose the perfect fit for your scenario Together with Florent Appointaire I’ll speak about one of the most mysterious 4 letter acronyms out there at the moment: GDPR. How to become GDPR compliant and avoid the massive fines that are enforced Another awesome session with Bob...
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Upgrading from ConfigMgr 1702 to 1706 gives you “Microsoft SQL Server reported SQL message 2627, severity 14” in your status messages

If you upgraded your ConfigMgr 1702 or earlier environment to Configmgr 1706 and in the status messages after the upgrade you get : Microsoft SQL Server reported SQL message 2627, severity 14: [23000][2627][Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 11.0][SQL Server]Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint 'SUM_DriverUpdates_PK'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object 'dbo.SUM_DriverUpdates'. The duplicate key value is (d8483f4f-0390-49db-b251-faf884dd8eaf Be aware that the Product Group are aware of this issue and are on a working on a fix. The result of this problem is that admins cannot see new Surface driver updates. Other than that, nothing else is impacted so it can be ignored. Hope it helps , Kenny Buntinx MVP Enterprise Mobility...
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Enterprise Mobility : In the land of NDES – Where one eye is King and you need to watch your CRL Delta files

I was doing a EMS POC and deployment of certificates on mobile devices was a requirement. So I needed to setup an NDES server with a separate Subordinate CA for MDM , NDES Server and SCCM Certificate Registration Point (CRP). Big deal I thought as I did it a already multiple times. At my customer we worked close with the server team and setup the infrastructure which was working fine at first sight. After a reboot of the NDES server I was struggling to get the Network Device Enrollment Service (NDES) up and running again as it would throw me an error 500. The event log of the NDES Server told me the following: The Network Device Enrollment Service cannot retrieve one of its required certificates (0x80070057). The parameter is incorrect. The Network Device Enrollment Service cannot be started (0x80070057). The parameter is incorrect. When the service starts, it searches for two certificates that are used by the service : 1. The service searches in the...
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How to get OMS alerts in SCOM

  During recent events and customer contacts I got a lot of question regarding integrating SCOM with OMS. Also recently with my webinar with Savision it popped up several times. This question actually makes sense because SCOM has already a lot investments in it + is mostly the start of your ITIL process… But how do you actually get alerts in SCOM from OMS? Well by using OMS and Azure Automation of course! Step 1 Define what you want to forward to SCOM by defining a scenario and a search query The scenario is key in this stage of the process. You need to define what you are looking for. Alerting in OMS is quite different than SCOM for example. In OMS you need to ask yourself “How many time did X happen in Y time” instead of “If this then that” kind of monitoring in SCOM. This is very important to...
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SCOM 2016: Import management packs install button grayed out

  During one of my installations of SCOM 2016 I came across “a first” for me which I would love to share. Apparently the default behavior has changed when importing Management packs in SCOM 2016 which are already in the management group. In SCOM 2012R2 it was possible to just import the management pack over the existing management pack which makes sense as these are sealed management packs. As long as the version is equal or higher there’s not an issue. In SCOM 2016 however this behavior somewhat changed causing the install button when you import MP’s from disk staying grey not able to continue. In my case I was importing the SQL management packs. Apart from the error that the catalog was not up to date I came across the situation below:   After trying to delete the already installed mp’s the other mp’s were actually complaining that they are missing their dependent...
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OMS: Getting the most out of OMS security features

  Yesterday I hosted a workshop at Microsoft Belux about OMS security and compliancy features built-in in the OMS suite. It’s always nice to talk people through the different things which are included + give tips and tricks based on their questions. As a lot of questions are returning I decided to bundle them in an overview blog post how you could effectively tune your environment. This is not a “how to” to setup OMS but just a summary of the small tips and tricks. If you need a full “how to” setup OMS security check here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/operations-management-suite/oms-security-getting-started 1. Add your IIS logs to the mix A significant portion of the insights on how you are doing regarding security comes from you IIS logs. Assuming that you have an OMS agent installed and added to your workspace it is invaluable to send these logs to your workspace as well for...
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Speaking @ ITPROCEED 14/06/2016 in Mechelen

  It’s that time of the year again! Everyone is waiting for the summer to hit Belgium (I heard it will happen on a Wednesday this year!). Have some time and relax… BUT… Not before we go out with a bang at ITPROceed! This is THE not to miss event in Belgium focusing on ITPRO’s. This event will be packed with sessions of both national and international speakers who use their expertise and gathered knowledge to prepare you for the next steps in your ITPRO career. ITPROceed is organized by the different Belgian user groups and backed up by Microsoft. All the new technologies which will revolutionize your ITPRO world will be showcased giving you a real look and feel what the next steps will be to move your environment forward. I myself will give you insights in the world of OMS. My session is scheduled on the “Transform the datacenter” track. During...
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When deploying Windows Server 2012R2 using an Configmgr OSD Task Sequence, additional disks will be offline when the Task Sequence completes

  When using a Configuration Manager OSD Task Sequence to deploy Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 to a server (VM) that contains disks that are not local (such as SAN Disk), when the Task Sequence completes, the additional disks may not come online and may show as offline. Specifically in the Disk Management, the additional disks will show offline with the message: Disk is offline due to a policy set by an administrator If you look at my VM, you will see I have 2 separate disks that I will need in a later phase to install the backup software to the D:\ partition, residing on the other vmdk. To resolve the issue, for the WinPE phase, the steps from KB971436 need to be added to the Task Sequence. For deployments from Operating System Images, a registry key value will need to be updated with the correct SAN policy value as...
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OMS Webinar: Get insights in your big data 07/03/2016

  On 07/03/2016 I’ll be hosting another webinar on the excellent Microsoft Belux platform. This webinar about OMS will focus on getting the insights you need from the big data which resides in your workspace. It’s basically a next step in your journey into a new way of creating your insights in your environment. This session will be filled with tips and tricks to select the correct solutions and create your first search queries to create something no one else can: your insights. This session assumes you already have a basic knowledge of OMS and have already set up a workspace with data flowing into it. If not you can always check my get started fast series here: http://scug.be/dieter/2015/05/08/microsoft-operations-management-suite-quickstart-guide/ Hurry up as seats are unlimited and selling fast! Register here and hopefully see you 7th of march at 10AM! https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032737604&Culture=en-BE&community=0...
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