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Ram Lan

I T Technocrat
I am an I T Professional working with Microsoft and VMWare products for over 8 years.  Specialized in Windows Server, System Center, Exchange, Skype for Business and vSphere 6.x product. I also write articles covering Microsoft Products as and when they are released to general public. You can find these articles under KB's section.

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Script to run Actions in Configuration Manager

In this post, I will show you how to run a script to trigger few actions from Control Panel – Configuration Manager. Enjoy! Ram

Decrease Deployment times with Win 10 IPU using Task Sequence

In this post, I will show you how to decrease deployment times while upgrading Win 7 to Win 10 using task sequence. Enjoy! Ram

Console Extension Installation for Task Sequence Number

In this post, I will show you how to install console extension and use the extension to write step numbers for existing and new task sequence. Enjoy! Ram

Sandbox install through CB1902

In this post, I will show you how to create an application and install Sandbox feature using Current Branch 1902. Enjoy! Ram

Exchange Server 2019 CU2 install

In this post, I will show you how to install Cumulative Update 2 for Exchange Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

How to create and deploy Edge Browser Profile through CB1902

In this post, I will show you how to create and deploy Edge Browser Profile to Windows 10 w/s. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Win 10 Edition through Current Branch 1902

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade Win 10 edition through CB1902. Enjoy! Ram

How to install KB4500571 on Current Branch 1902?

In this post, I will show you how to install above KB on CB1902. Enjoy! Ram

How to open Windows 7 Sticky Note in Windows 10

In this post, I will show you how to open your Windows 7 Sticky Notes in Windows 10 v1903. Enjoy! Ram

GPUPDATE script for User Policy through CB 1902

In this post, I will show you how to deploy script within Current Branch 1902 to update Group Policy for Users only. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Windows 10 v1903 through Servicing Plan?

In this post, I will show you how to create servicing plan to deploy feature update v1903 for workstations running v1809. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Windows 10 v1809 to v1903?

In this post, I will show you the steps involved in upgrading Windows 10 v1809 to v1903. As you know v1903 is not released to general public yet. Microsoft will be releasing this version during this month or early next month after final testing. I was able to download MSDN copy for lab testing. Enjoy!…

SMS Host Agent Error 1053

In this post, I will show you how to fix Error 1053. This error started after Current Branch 1902 upgrade. I was not able to start the service manually. Enjoy! Ram

Install ADK 1903 on CB 1902

In this post, I will show you how to install ADK 1903 on CB 1902. Enjoy! Ram

Exchange 2019 Certificate Renewal

In this post, I will show you how to renew Exchange 2019 Certificate. Enjoy! Ram

No mouse cursor during OSD build

In this post, I will show you how to edit a task sequence to enable mouse cursor support during OSD build. Enjoy! Ram

How to image Lenovo X1 Tablet Gen 3

In this post, I will show you how to image Lenovo X1 Tablet Generation 3 with Windows 10 v1809. Enjoy Ram

How to install KB4500232 for Current Branch 1902..

In this post, I will show you how to install above KB for CB 1902 which was released on 18th Apr 2019. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Current Branch 1902?

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade Current Branch 1810 to 1902. Enjoy! Ram

How to install KB4488598 for Current Branch 1810

In this post, I will show you how to install KB4488598 for CB1810. Enjoy! Ram

One Drive Setup and Configuration

In this post, I will show you how to setup and configure One Drive. Enjoy! Ram

WSUS Post Configuration Error

In this post, I will show you how to fix WSUS post configuration error on Windows Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

How to set time zone to AUTO?

In this post, I will show you how to set time zone to automatic. This is useful for users who travel a lot to different time zone and they don’t have to adjust their laptop time to the zone they are working from. Windows OS will take care. Enjoy! Ram

How to setup DFS on Windows Server 2019

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure DFS on Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

OOS 2019, Exchange 2019 & SharePoint 2019 Error with TLS

In this post, I will show you how to fix TLS issue with OOS, Exchange and SharePoint 2019. In my lab, I was not able to view Office files within the browser after integrating with Exchange Server. I was getting an error and did some Google search and came up with this solution which worked…

Deploying Configuration Manager Console to Workstations

In this post, I will show you how to install configuration manager console to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 workstations running x64. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade KB4490434 / KB4490575 to Current Branch 1810

In this post, I will show you how to install and complete the updates for Current Branch 1810. Microsoft released two updates this month. I am installing both together. Here is the details. Enjoy! Ram

RBAC for DSS Support to SCCM Console

In this post, I will show you how to create a new security role within SCCM console for DSS Support user so they can install configuration manager client for Windows 7 workstations. Enjoy! Ram

How to merge AVHDX to VHDX file

In this post, I will show you how to merge AVHDX to VHDX. You perform this exercise when you have enabled automatic checkpoint on VM setting. If you want to save space and remove checkpoint you end up disabling automatic checkpoint and AVHDX file is not merged with parent disk which is VHDX. This process…

How to use Content Library Explorer tool to fix DP issue with Contents that are outdated and incomplete

In this post, I will show you how to use the tool and free up space on Distribution Point at Primary Site. You can use the same at Secondary Site as well. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Exchange Server 2019 with CU1

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade Exchange Server 2019 with Cumulative Update 1 released by Microsoft on 13th Feb 2019. The upgrade went smoothly and took about 30 minutes to complete on Windows Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade MDT 8450 to MDT 8456 Integrated with CB1810

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade MDT 8450 to MDT 8456. MDT stands for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. I am upgrading MDT that is integrated with Current Branch 1810. Enjoy! Ram

Reinstalling Software Center

In this post, I will show you how to reinstall Software Center on Windows 7 machines that are running Old Version of Software Center. Enjoy! Ram

FindTime Add-in for Outlook

In this post, I will show you how to install this add-in for Outlook/Office 365. Enjoy! Ram

Office 365 Monthly Channel Updates through Current Branch 1810

In this post, I will show you how to configure and deploy Office 365 Monthly Updates to workstations using GPO. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Operations Manager 1801/1807 on Windows Server 2019

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure Operations Manager 1801/1807 on Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

How to install roll-up update KB4486457 for Current Branch 1810.

In this post, I will show you how to install rollup update for Current Branch 1810. Enjoy! Ram

Weekly or Monthly Patching Win 7 and Win 8 Workstations using ADR

In this post, I will show you how to create and deploy weekly or monthly updates to Win 7 and Win 8 workstations using Automatic Deployment Rule (ADR). Enjoy! Ram

Managing Inactive Clients in CB 1810

In this post, I will show you how to create SQL Query to get Inactive Clients within CB1810. Enjoy! Ram

Veeam B&R Installation v9.5.4

In this post, I will show you how to install, configure and backup exchange 2019 mailbox using Veeam B&R. Enjoy! Ram  

Installing Mac Office 2019 on Macbook Pro

In this post, I will show you how to install and activate Mac Office 2019 on Macbook Pro. Enjoy! Ram

Vertias Backup Exec v20.3

In this post, I will show you how to install, configure and backup exchange server database using Vertias Backup Exec. Enjoy! Ram

Office 365 1901 ADR Update

In this post, I will show you how to create and deploy Office 365 1901 ADR (Automatic Deployment Rule) to all workstations. Enjoy! Ram

Office 2019 Professional Package

In this post, I will show you how to create and deploy Office 2019 Professional package within CB1810. Enjoy! Ram

MDT 8450 Integration with Current Branch 1810

In this post, I will show you how to integration MDT 8450 with CB1810.  Please note you have to install MDT on Configuration Manager Server that is running ADK 1809 as well. Enjoy! Ram

Office 365 ProPlus Package

In this post, I will show you how to create Office 365 Package in Current Branch 1810 and deploy to workstations. Enjoy! Ram

PKI Certificate Installation for Current Branch 1810

In this post, I will show you how to deploy PKI Certificate for Current Branch 1810. Enjoy! Ram

Creating Current Branch 1810 Lab Map

In this post, I will show you how to create your own Configuration Manager CB 1810 Map within your home lab. Enjoy! Ram

VLC Package

In this post, I will show you how to create and deploy VLC MSI package to workstations. Enjoy! Ram l

How to upgrade Server 2016 to 2019

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade Server 2016 to 2019.  This server is domain joined. Enjoy! Ram

Print Server Deployment on Windows Server 2019

In this post, I will show you how to install print server and configure network printer for deployment through GPO. Enjoy! Ram

How to install and configure Skype for Business 2019

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure Skype for Business 2019 on Windows Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

Installing AGPM v4.0 SP3 on Windows Server 2019

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure AGPM v4.0 SP3 on Windows Server 2019 (Domain Controller). Enjoy! Ram

Office Online Server 2019 Installation and Configuration

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure Office Online Server 2019.  This configuration should be implemented, if you plan not to install Office application on workstations/terminals. This setup will work well for organization in warehouse, shipping and others where they have a terminal with windows operating system. This Server will…

Exchange Server 2019 Installation on Windows Server 2019

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure Exchange Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

Domain Controller Installation Server 2019

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure domain controller on server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Sandbox feature on Windows 10

In this post, I will show you how to install Sandbox feature on Windows 10. Enjoy! Ram

How to install and configure LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution)

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure LAPS on Windows Server 2016. Enjoy! Ram

How to find the hard drive type installed on a system?

In this post, I will show you the process to find out the type of hard drive installed on a system. Enjoy! Ram

How to enable wake up on lan in current branch 1810

In this post, I will show you how to configure and test wake up on lan feature in current branch 1810. Enjoy! Ram

Windows Defender Definition Update

In this post, I will show you how to create scheduled task to install Windows Defender Definition update daily using a batch file. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Current Branch 1806 to Current Branch 1810

In this post, I will show you how to perform in place upgrade of CB1806 to CB1810. Enjoy! Ram

How to deploy KB4467684 as an application through CB1810

In this post, I will show you how to deploy KB4467684 as an application through current branch 1810 for all systems running server 2016. Enjoy! Ram

Operating System and Office 365 Activation Status

In this post, I will show you how to find Operating System and Office 365 activation status. Enjoy! Ram

How to deploy DAAS to Win 10 workstations

In this post, I will show you how to create an application and deploy to Windows 10 workstation through Current Branch 1806. This application / service will update hardware drivers automatically but user will get a notification when the update are ready for install. I tested the application on Windows 10.  It works perfectly.  Currently…

Installing Technical Preview 1810 on Server 2019

In this post, I will show you how to install Technical Preview 1810 on Windows Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

How to perform clean install of Windows 10 1809 x64

In this post, I will show you how to perform clean install of Windows 10 1809 x64 on a virtual machine. Enjoy! Ram

Deploy Win 10 1809 through Current Branch 1806

In this post, I will show you how to deploy Win 10 1809. My lab workstation is running Win 10 1803. I will be upgrading to Win 10 1809 through software center.  Users can install the update on their own before the deadline set by SCCM admin.  I did not face any issue with data…

Windows Server 2019 Installation

In this post, I will show you how to install Windows Server 2019 x64 Data Center edition. As you might be aware Microsoft came out with Windows Server 2019 in Oct 2018 as General Public release.  Due to many issues with the OS it was pulled on 12th Oct to fix all the issues.  It…

How to add Microsoft Store for Business in CB1806

In this post, I will show you how to add Microsoft Store for Business within Current Branch 1806. Enjoy! Ram Lan

Creating ADR Updates for Office 365 Clients

In this post, I will show you how to create and deploy ADR updates for Office 365 Clients. Enjoy! Ram

How to deploy Office 365 using CB1806

In this post, I will show you how to deploy Office 365 using CB1806. Enjoy! Ram

Office 2019 click to run install through CB1806

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure Office 2019 click to run install through current branch 1806. Enjoy! Ram

How to configure multi domain in Exchange Server 2016

In this post, I will show you how to configure multi domain within Exchange Server 2016.  This comes very handy, if you happen to have multiple domains with different names all working under one roof. In my lab, I have 2 domains – ramlan.ca and infotechram.com.  So, if you have similar setup you can use…

How to install and configure data protection manager.

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure data protection manager. Enjoy! Ram

How to install and configure app-v 5.1 sp1

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure app-v 5.1 sp1. Enjoy! Ram

How to install KB4462978 on CB1806

In this post, I will show you how to install KB4462978 on CB1806. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Cumulative Update 11 for Exchange Server 2016

In this post, I will show you how to install Cumulative Update 11 for Exchange Server 2016. Enjoy! Ram

How to install and configure Veritas Backup Exec

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure Veritas Backup Exec. Enjoy! Ram

How to deploy MSU update using PowerShell in Configuration Manager

In this post, I will show you how to deploy MSU update file using PowerShell within Configuration Manager. Enjoy! Ram

How to disable automatic checkpoint in Win 10

In this post, I will show you how to disable automatic checkpoint in Win 10 when you are creating virtual machines using Hyper-V role. Enjoy! Ram

Veeam B&R Install and Configure

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure Veeam B&R 9.x Enjoy! Ram

DPM Agent install error..

In this post, I will show you now to fix DPM agent installation issue. Enjoy! Ram

WSUS Service will not start

In this post, I will show you how to troubleshoot and fix WSUS service issue. Enjoy! Ram

How to update SCCM Server with latest Windows ADK 10 1809 PDF

In this guide, I will walk you through the process of updating SCCM Server with latest ADK 10 1809. Enjoy! Ram

Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2

In this post, I will show you how to setup remote desktop connection manager to access multiple servers and workstation from a single window. Enjoy! Ram

Batch File in Task Scheduler

In this exercise, I will walk you through the process of running a batch file within task scheduler. In my lab, I want to run this task every hour to clear event logs. This should not be done in production as event logs are very important during troubleshooting. Enjoy! Ram

How to patch VHDX?

In this exercise, I will walk you through the process of patching vhdx files for Windows Server 2016. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Skype for Business 2019 Preview Edition

In this exercise, I will walk you through on how to install Skype for Business 2019 Preview Edition. Enjoy! Ram

Front End Server Service not starting Skype for Business 2015

In this exercise, I will walk you through on how to fix front end service not starting in Skype for Business 2015. Enjoy! Ram

Power Shell Script to download Ignite 2018 Events

In this exercise, I will show you how to download Ignite 2018 events using Power Shell script. Enjoy! Ram

Unblock all the files inside a folder

In this exercise, I will guide you on how to unblock all files inside a folder. Enjoy! Ram

How to install and configure MIM 2016

In this exercise, I will walk you through the process of installing and configuring MIM 2016 SP1. Enjoy! Ram

Using DISM command to convert Server 2019 Eval to Volume Version

In this exercise, I will walk you through the process of converting Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Volume Version. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Windows Server 2019 x64 RTM

In this exercise, I will walk you through the process of installing and configuring Windows Server 2019.  As you might be aware Microsoft has not released GA version to the public yet.  This is RTM version that, I downloaded from MS VLSC link. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Office 2019 x64 RTM version on Windows Server 2019

In this exercise, I will walk you through the process of installing Office 2019 on Windows Server 2019.  You can install Office 2019 on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 Operating System as well. Enjoy! Ram

How to install KB4465865 update on Current Branch 1806

In this exercise, I will walk you through the process of installing the update for Current Branch 1806. Enjoy! Ram

Patching SVF file to ISO…

In this exercise, I will show you the steps involved on how to patch or update SVF file to an ISO. Enjoy! Ram

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