How to convert Legacy BIOS mode to UEFI without reinstalling Windows 10

Some new generation motherboards for PCs and Laptops bring in support for both UEFI or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface as well as BIOS or  Basic Input Output System. The main advantage of UEFI over the traditional BIOS is the fact that UEFI supports a hard drive with a capacity of more than 2 Terabytes. But the downside of UEFI is the fact that […]

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Sysprep fails after you remove or update Microsoft Store apps that include built-in Windows images

This article discusses an issue that occurs when you remove or update a provisioned Microsoft Store app by using the Microsoft Store and then running sysprep on the computer. Applies to:   Windows 10 – all editionsOriginal KB number:   2769827 Introduction Sysprep is a tool for IT administrators who want to prepare an installation of Windows […]

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Using the registry to check for primary DNS suffix domain

Click the Windows start button. Type regedit, and click OK. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\System\DNSclient. If the Primary DNS Suffix key contains a value, then the computer will not automatically adjust to the new primary DNS suffix. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters. Verify whether the value of REG_RWORD SyncDomainWithMembership is 0x1. This value indicates that the primary DNS suffix changes when the domain membership changes. […]

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State messages in Configuration Manager

Article link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/hierarchy/state-messaging-system-center-configuration-manager State messages contain concise information about conditions on the Configuration Manager client. The state messaging system is used by specific components of Configuration Manager, such as software updates and configuration settings. Configuration Manager clients send state messages to fallback status point or management point site systems to report the current state of […]

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SCCM state messaging – in depth

Article by Steve Rachui from https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/core-infrastructure-and-security/sccm-state-messaging-in-depth/ba-p/322589 First published on MSDN on Jan 07, 2011 State messaging is a new mechanism in SCCM which reflects point in time conditions on the client.  Status messages, by contrast, work to help administrators track the flow of data through various SCCM components.  There is even a status message viewer […]

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