Office 365 Migration – User Attribute Discovery and Export using Powershell

Identity is key. I cannot emphasise this enough as you begin to move workloads into Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Skye for Business Online. One of the first pieces of advice you should have been given is the user UPN should match the primary SMTP address. Here is why:- The UPN in Office 365 becomes …

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SCCM Report to group number of outstanding updates, for a collection, in 30 day intervals

I wasn’t getting what i needed from the built in SCCM SSRS Reports. Admins were asking for it to be made easier to understand how bad the number of outstanding updates were for the systems they have ownership of. For example, how many of the outstanding updates are 0-30 days old or 60+ days old. …

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LANDesk 9.5 SP1 Inventory Scan Missing 32-bit Applications from Add or Remove Programs Inventory

So you have upgraded your LDMS Core and Agents to 9.5 SP1. Everything looks tickety boo and you notice some of your software queries are not working anymore. Upon further investigation you notice that you are missing applications in “add and remove programs” in your software inventory. The ldiscn32.exe packaged in SP1 is not returning 32-bit applications …

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AppSense Environment Manager Event IDs

AppSense DesktopNow offers the tech heads among us a wide range of Event IDs that can be generated from the endpoint CCA (Client Communications Agent). Some are classed as “High Priority Events”. These are non configurable and are sent direct to the AMC (AppSense Managment Centre) database via HTTP from the endpoint when they are generated. …

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How to Personalize Microsoft Office 2010 with AppSense

Microsoft Office 2010 can be personalised with AppSense Environment Manager. AppSense have a “Best Practice” guide which is available from www.myappsense.com. The guys did a good job with it and we used it as a baseline. Most of the information here is reflected in the guide but, and please don’t drag me over the coals, we do some …

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AppSense Management Server Error after Installation – “Could not load type ‘System.ServiceModel. Activation.HttpModule’ from assembly ‘System.ServiceModel, Version=3.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken= b77a5c561934e089”

We came across this problem after installing DesktopNow in a sandbox training environment. After installing the necessary prerequisites and subsequently the DesktopNow components we tapped in the AppSense Management Server URL to verify the AMC had successfully been installed.