BitDefender AVC and Configuration Manager 2012 R2

I have recently worked on a issue where the customer was experiencing extremely bad performance on a Configuration Manager 2012 R2 site. The backlog for processing status messages was over two hours.

After going over the eventlog, disk performance and other obvious areas the attention was swiched to drivers running in ring 0.

See https://larsnorman.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/bitdefender-avc-and-configuration-manager-2012-r2/

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Connect Windows 10 to Azure AD

This time lets try to join a Windows 10 client build 10061 to Azure AD.

First we need to enable Device Registration Azure AD. open the Azure portal and browse to your Directory, select Configure and select Yes on Enable Device Registration, then save the change:

Read more at Join Windows 10 to Azure Active Directory

SCCM Prerequisite check error

When installing SCCM 2012 R2 you might see an error like this in the Prerequisite Check.

SQL Server service running account

The logon account for the SQL Server service cannot be a local user account, NT SERVICE\ or LOCAL SERVICE.  You must configure the SQL Server service to use a valid domain account, NETWORK SERVICE, or LOCAL SYSTEM.

Read more at SCCM – SQL Server service running account error

Skip components when installing SCCM Client

In some situations, you want the Configuration manger Client not to install prerequisites like Silverlight and DotNet4. Perhaps you want to install a newer versions or you simply don’t need for example Silverlight.

The client will per default install Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile and Silverlight, but this can be changed by Installation Properties.

Read more at Prerequisites installation and SCCM Client