Schedule a Hyper-V Checkpoint

Microsoft HyperV Blog

 How to Schedule a Hyper-V Checkpoint. Before I show you how to use SnapShot Master to create and schedule a Hyper-V checkpoint I will briefly describe what a checkpoint is. What is a Hyper-V Checkpoint? Hyper-V Checkpoints are a quick and easy way to provide a previous point in time in which you can revert your virtual machine to. Checkpoints are a great feature to…

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How to upgrade to SCCM 1606

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SCCM 1606 Update New features of SCCM 1606 So what was the most exciting thing released this month? Well if you said Pokemon GO, you are on the wrong blog. It was in fact the release of a well received update to System Centre Configuration Manager, known as update SCCM 1606. SCCM 1606 (released on the 22nd of July 2016) introduces some great new features…

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How to Create a Hyper-V Template for Deployment

Microsoft HyperV Blog

How to Create a Hyper-V Template for Deployment If you ever need to deploy Virtual Machines often a great time saving way is to create a VM Template for quick and easy deployment. VM templates give you the advantage of a consistent configuration that is standardised format that is reusable. To create a Hyper-V VM Template follow these steps;  1. Open your SCVMM (Microsoft System…

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MICROSOFT’S July 2016 PATCH RELEASES

Latest Patch Releases

The following eleven Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for the July 2016 Update deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch Patch Management Software? MS16-084 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3169991) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a…

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VMWare PowerCLI Installation Failed

VMWare Blog

VMWare PowerCLI Installation Failed If you are installing VMWare’s PowerCLI for remote administration of your VMWare farm, or for SnaPatch or Snapshot Master you may at times receive the following error, “Setup has detected that the installation package is corrupted. Please be aware that this installer may have been tampered with.” One of the possible causes for this is that the root certificate for VeriSign…

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How to Create a VMWare Template for Deployment

VMWare Blog

How to Create a VMWare Template for Deployment So you are deploying Servers regularly and ask becoming sick of completing this the manual way. Well to create a template for quick deployment is relatively easy, just follow the steps in this blog post and you will be deploying VMs in no time. There are two methods to create a VMWare template, Clone to Template or Convert to…

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How to Deploy a VM and Join a Domain Automatically

VMWare Blog

How to Deploy a VM and join a Domain Automatically If you ever have the need to deploy a Virtual Machine and have some customisations for deployment (i.e. Network Settings or have the automatically join a domain), this post will show you how to. The VMWare Customistation script will allow you to specify; Domain to join automatically Network settings Registration Settings Computer Name Windows License…

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Deploying a Zero Day Exploit Update Fix with Microsoft SCCM 2012

Patch Management

Deploying a Zero Day Exploit Update Fix with Microsoft’s SCCM 2012  Zero Day Exploit Overview So what exactly is a Zero Day Exploit you ask? To be exact, a Zero Day Exploit is a vulnerability that is found that a possible Hacker can use to exploit and use for malicious or personal intent. The Vendor (software or hardware) has Zero Days to plan, mitigate…

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