Microsoft pushed out an update that converts/upgrades Lync to “Skype for Business”.
We had a customer recently that needed to setup a second Software Update Point (SUP) to support internet clients. We ran into a strange issue after the SUP role was installed. The WSUSCrtl.log was reporting the following error: “system.net.webexcption: the request failed with the HTTP status 404”.
We were prepping a global enterprise to raise their forest and domain functional levels to Windows Server 2012 R2. We wanted to know that ALL the DCs were seeing/registering the new level. So in comes my favorite scripting tool – PowerShell.
When patching (servers in particular) we recommend the use of Maintenance Windows (MWs). In SCCM Maintenance Windows are configuration “timers” that control the deployment of software and software updates. A given SCCM client can have multiple MWs and each are evaluated with a deployment is run on a given client.
Deploying software updates to the enterprise is not unlike one of these crazy cool machines. A server downloads all the updates from Microsoft, the clients scan the server for new updates that are required, then the server will create a new list of updates to push, the updates are sent to Deployment Points and a new Update Deployment is scheduled to run…