Author: Garth Jones

February 15, 2017
Why Won’t Collections Update on the CAS?!

By Garth Jones While I was working on my new lab, I noticed that collections were not refreshing, so I dug deep into the server and noticed that the link…

February 14, 2017
How to Create a SQL Server Computer Account Login

By Garth Jones It is not always obvious how to add a SQL Server computer account login, but you will need to create one when SQL Server is remote to…

February 9, 2017
Windows Experience Index in Windows 10

By Garth Jones I love Windows Experience Index and I was truly sad to see that Microsoft removed it from Windows 8.1. Why did I love it? Well, ask any…

February 8, 2017
Configuration Manager, Endpoint Protection and Hyper-V

By Garth Jones More and more companies are using Endpoint Protection in System Center Configuration Manager, along with the Hyper-V role, to virtualize computers within their environments. It should be…

February 7, 2017
Notes from the Field: Converting Hyper-V Server to Windows Server

By Garth Jones In a previous blog post I talked about Broadcom NIC issues that cropped-up when I upgraded a Hyper-V Server to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. In this…

February 1, 2017
Hyper-V Server Slow? Check Broadcom NIC KB

By Garth Jones The first day after upgrading from Hyper-V 2012 Server to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard with the Hyper-V role installed, I was in the office early, like…

January 26, 2017
How to Setup Report Caching for a SSRS Report

By Garth Jones Some of the reporting questions that I get asked have to do with the burden reporting puts on servers and how this can be reduced or controlled….

January 25, 2017
How to Subscribe to Configuration Manager Reports Using Office 365

By Garth Jones One of the most important things that you can do to make your Manager or security team happy is to setup a rule to automatically email them…

January 24, 2017
How to Rename a Windows Server When SQL Server and WSUS Are Already Installed

By Garth Jones Not long ago, as I described in a blog post last week, I rebuilt my System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch Technical Preview (ConfigMgr CB TP) lab….

January 19, 2017
New Year’s Checklist for Configuration Manager

By Garth Jones January is a good time to start off the New Year by checking your Configuration Manager’s environment to ensure that everything is working well. We all know…