Update KB4343909 for Windows 10 1803 kills Windows Defender Application Guard

Update KB4343909 for Windows 10 1803 has broken ‘Windows Defender Application Guard’ (WDAG) after installing the August 2018 KB4343909 update. The Windows Defender Application Guard reports the error code 0xC0370106 as shown below. We confirm that it is a ‘known issue’ if you read the release notes of KBb4343909  : "Launching Microsoft Edge using the New Application Guard Window may fail; normal Microsoft Edge instances are not affected." The workaround is uninstall the KB4343909 update and install updates KB4340917 and KB4343909 in that specific order. Microsoft will fix this in the September release. Kenny Buntinx...
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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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MVP 2015: Cloud and Datacenter Management

  It’s very strange how time flies by so quickly… It has already been a year since I received my first MVP title and just a week a go I noticed I was up for renewal again… Receiving the mail above always has something magical like new-year’s eve. A new year full of opportunities lies ahead to experience the true value of the MVP program. During the last year I’ve got to learn a lot of people in person which I knew already online out of the community, got to interact with the product team and took part in some really cool in depth discussions which really benefit the products I work with on a daily basis. It’s nice to know where to go to if you have a problem with configuring something… And with that I’m not only referring to the MVP community but also the System Center community in general. It’s you...
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Microsoft System Center Advisor Limited Preview is live!

There are days that products become hot on the spot. It’s all about cloud lately and sometimes it’s amazing how fast things are evolving for us ITPRO’s. One of these cool products which leverages the possibilities of the cloud, uses the full potential of the virtually endless storage space to store data and use the computing power of the cloud is System Center Advisor. When System Center advisor first emerged it was a small service in the cloud where you had to seperately make a small proxy agent to send data into the cloud and configure it to get usefull data. You had to set up or designate a server as a gateway to send data to the online service. The data was only updated once per day and was only available through a webconsole. It was a nice product but it was way ahead of it’s time for the time being. One of the problems it had was the fact that...
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Received MVP 2014 award

  Yesterday I have received the news that I am awarded with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award 2014 in Cloud and Datacenter Management. I can’t describe how thrilled I am to be a part of this community to share even more knowledge with true experts in the field to gain even more insight in the System Center products. This couldn’t have been possible without the help and support of a lot of people who guided me into the world of System Center. However there’s a small problem with name dropping: You are always forgetting some people. But hey I’m happy to take the risk. First of all I would like to go back to 2010. While I was working at a client I came across Kurt Van Hoecke (who’s an MVP now as well) who introduced me to the System Center Suite. I did have an ITIL background but never heard of System Center as such. I agreed to join him to MMS2010...
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System Center Community update (Sysctr night and SCU2014)

The new year 2014 is not even a couple of weeks old and the first Sysctr events are already announced or planned. Don’t you just love it when the community is buzzing again with new and exciting events just around the corner. System Center Night (22/01/2014 Brussels) My first appointment will be the System Center Night organized by us, System Center User Group Belgium. For the first time in a long while (heck I can’t even remember that we did this) we are organizing a 2 track evening with 2 sessions on CDM and 2 sessions on ECM. There are still a couple of seats left but they are limited so If you’re not signed up yet make sure to do so. More info on the SCUGbe events page: http://scug.be/events System Center Universe 2014 (30/01/2014 Houston TX) Second appointment of this year is a week later… And one I’m really looking forward to....
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SCOM: Disk space monitoring extension pack

In a constant quest to keep your environment running, Disk space is one of the things that need to be available to satisfy your organization’s continuously growing hunger for storage. The price of storage has dropped significantly over the last years but unfortunately the demand for more storage has grown as well as files are getting bigger and more and more data is kept. SCOM has had different processes over the year to make sure you are properly alerted when disk space is running low. In this post I will show you my method of keeping an eye on all the available disk space. This is however my point of view and open for discussion as usual. I started this blog post because of a case I received from one of my customers: Disk should be monitored on both Free Mb left AND % free space left. SCOM...
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So you’ve installed SCOM… Now what? Livecast is available

  On the 11th of June I gave a LiveMeeting on how to get started quickly with SCOM 2012. I started after a fresh install of SCOM and got through the routine of getting you started quickly by: Performing a post install health check Configuring reporting Configuring the retention of the datawarehouse Deploying your agents Defining the 3 magical questions to configure your monitoring The webcast is available on technet. Get it here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/video/so-you-ve-successfully-installed-scom-now-what   This livemeeting was the first of many more to come in this series to get you up and running fast....
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SCOM: Automatically enable AgentProxying

  When setting up a new SCOM environment with a lot of Clusters, exchange, DC’s involved the alerts that Agent Proxying is not enabled will quickly pop up. This is in fact one of the most common alerts you get when starting to roll out agents and management packs. What is this Agent proxying? This setting is set on agent level and grants the agent to forward data to the management server on behalf of another entity. This basically means that the agent can send info from another entity. Common scenarios are in fact a DC on behalf of the domain or a cluster which can send info about the cluster resources. In various management pack guides the agent proxy setting is documented as obligatory to be able to do the initial discovery (cluster management pack) so If you did not read the guide and forgot to set this setting the discovery will just not work. In fact this setting is disabled by default disabled....
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SCOM: Input and Pass user input parameters to Console Task

  This is a small thing I figured out to request user input and pass it as a parameter to a console task by using PowerShell. Issue: The client wanted to be able to create tickets from an alert in the console if they were missed by an operator or notification script. The notifications pass the different parameters to a PowerShell script that generates the ticket. So far so good. But they wanted to call the notification from a Alert Console task. There are different parameters that need to be customized per alert to generate the correct ticket. One option was to create an Alert Console task for ALL the different classifications of alerts which would be a nightmare from manageability perspective + clutter the console. Solution: I came up with a small PowerShell script which will ask the user for input and use that input to generate the ticket with the correct info. The user still needs to know what to fill in but...
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