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Friday, November 20, 2015

Unable to get Insider builds, Get started greyed out

 

When working with Windows 10 you might find your self in a situation where you are unable to get insider Builds because the button Get Started is grayed out another sign of this problem is that you will see the text Some settings are managed by your organization in the top of the window.

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One reason for this problem could be that you are worried about your privacy settings and because of that changed your privacy settings. Open Settings - Privacy and then Feedback & diagnostics, if Send your device data to Microsoft is set to Basic, this is your problem.

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Change the setting to at least Enhanced

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And go back to check if your now are able to click Get started

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This might be your next problem Windows 10 Domain Admin problems

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10

Microsoft has now released ADMX files from Windows 10 Update 1511 as a downloadable file.

Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10

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When I compare the downloaded ADMX files with my previous downloaded files, the following ADMX files are deleted

These ADMX files are changed:

  • avsvalidationgp.admx
  • biometrics.admx
  • controlpaneldisplay.admx
  • credentialproviders.admx
  • deviceguard.admx
  • errorreporting.admx
  • explorer.admx
  • lanmanserver.admx
  • lanmanworkstation.admx
  • microsoftedge.admx
  • passport.admx
  • searchocr.admx
  • settingsync.admx
  • startmenu.admx
  • terminalserver.admx
  • volumeencryption.admx
  • w32time.admx
  • windows.admx
  • windowsupdate.admx
  • wlansvc.admx

And these ADMX files are brand new:

  • AppPrivacy.admx
  • CloudContent.admx
  • FeedbackNotifications.admx
  • WindowsStore.admx
  • WinMaps.admx

You still need to copy the files to your central store:

http://larslohmann.blogspot.dk/2013/02/create-central-store-for-gpo.html

If you previously has copied ADMX files for Windows 8.1 you might see this error:

Namespace 'Microsoft.Policies.WindowsStore' is already defined as the target namespace for another file in the store.

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At the moment, just delete the old files winstoreui.adml and winstoreui.admx they are replaced by WindowsStore.admx and WindowsStore.adml

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Has SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU2 been installed?

Cumulative Update 2 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 has been released https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3100144

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So once again it’s time to take a closer look at how to determine the installation status of this cumulative update, this time for SP1 CU2.

Remember that you will only see the prompt about Automatic Client Update if you have automatic client upgrade feature is enabled.

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Read more about Automatic Client Update her Automatically updating the Configuration Manager client

After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 CU2, you will be able to identify the update as shown here.

First let us take a look at the console, after the update the console reports version 5.0.8239.1301

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The console reported version 5.0.8239.1203 before updating which is 2012 R2 SP1 CU1.

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The Console update is also listed in Control Panel as an Installed Update.

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The site will still report version 5.00.8239.1000 after the update.

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In order to check if the update has been applied we must look in the registry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Setup\CULevel

CULevel reports 2 after CU2 has been applied.

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Before updating CULevel reported 1 because Cumulative Update 1 was installed.

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This update is also visible under Installed Updates in Control Panel.

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The client will report 5.00.8239.1301 after it has been updated.

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With these components updated:

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Before updating the client reported 5.00.8239.1203 for a 2012 R2 SP1 CU1 client

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CU2 includes the same update for SCEP as CU1.

See Has SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU1 been installed?

All SCEP client should never the less be at version 4.8.204.0 from may 2015.

http://larslohmann.blogspot.dk/2015/07/system-center-endpoint-protection.html

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3049560

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Finally be aware of this statement from the support page:

After this cumulative update is installed on site servers, any operating system boot image should be updated!

 

 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Windows 10 Domain Admin problems

You might discover that you are not able to fully administrate your domain joined Windows 10 computer using a domain administrator account.

Just as an example when you click on Change product key nothing happens:

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Clicking Get Started (Get Insider Builds) again nothing happens:

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In a local policy (gpedit.msc) or in a GPO change Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account to Enabled

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Restart the computer and try again, this time you will get a UAC prompt when trying to change product key:

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And answering YES at the UAC prompt will give you the Enter a product key dialog:

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Clicking Get Started (Get Insider Builds) will now prompt you for a Microsoft account:

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