About Me

Ram Lan

I T Technocrat
I am an I T Professional working with Microsoft and VMWare products for over 10 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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Creating Nested ESXi

In this post, I will show you how to create and deploy nested ESXi 7.0 on ESXi 7.0 Physical Host. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Technical Preview 2008 – Config Manager

In this post, I will show you the steps to install TP2008 and explore new features. Enjoy! Ram

Error – VM is monitoring network access

I was getting above error on Mac machine when using VMWare fusion with VM’s. This is the fix. Enjoy! Ram

Installing vSphere Replication V8.3 on ESX Host

In this post, I will walk you through basic install and configuration of vReplication v8.3. Enjoy! Ram

How to use AD authentication for vCenter Server Appliance 7.0

In this post, I will show you how to add AD authentication for vCenter Server Appliance. Enjoy! Ram

Installing vRealize Log Insight on ESXi Host using OVF

In this post, I will show you the steps for installing vRealize Log Insight version 8.1.1.0 using OVF file as virtual machine. I have completed all the setup but it is done without eval or valid license. Enjoy! Ram

vCenter Server 7 Appliance Upgrade

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade vCenter Server 7 Appliance. Enjoy! Ram

Free/Busy test after Exchange Hybrid Configuration

In this post, we will test Free/Busy after Exchange 2019 Hybrid setup and few on-premises mailboxes migrated to Office 365. Enjoy! Ram

Veeam B&R 10.0.1.4854 Update

In this post, I will show you the steps to update Veeam Backup & Replication to latest version released last month. The update version is 10.0.1.4854. I am running Veeam B&R on Windows Server 2019. I am using Veeam to backup DC, Configuration Manager, Exchange Server and Configuration Manager Database. Enjoy! Ram

Migrating on-premises mailbox to Microsoft 365

In this post, I will show you how to migrate on-premises mailbox to Office 365. This should be done after hybrid configuration on Exchange Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

Exchange 2019 Hybrid Configuration to Exchange Online Office 365

In this post, I will show you the steps to complete HCW within Exchange 2019 On Premise. After that you can migrate On Premise mailbox to Office 365. Please note you will need Office 365 License to use it. Enjoy! Ram

vSAN Deployment on vCenter Server 7 Appliance

In this post, I will show you the steps for installing and configuring vSAN on vCenter Server 7 Appliance. Enjoy! Ram

Installing vSphere 7 on MacBook Pro

In this post, I will show you how to install vSphere 7 on Mac Machine. Enjoy! Ram

Configure Distributed Switch vSphere 7

In this post we will configure distributed switch on vCenter Server 7 Appliance. Enjoy! Ram

vCenter Server 7 Appliance – Post Configuration Task

In this post, I will go through various configuration that we have to complete after installing vCenter Server 7 Appliance. I will write more blogs on vSphere 7 as and when, I explore more. Enjoy! Ram

Installing vCenter Server 7 Appliance

In this post, I will show you the steps for installing vCenter Server 7 Appliance. Enjoy! Ram

vSphere 7 post configuration

In this post, I will show you post configuration after installing vSphere 7. I will add more later as we explore the product in great detail. Enjoy! Ram

Installing vSphere 7

In this post, I will show you the basic steps for installing VMWare vSphere 7 on VMWare Workstation 15. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB4560496 Hotfix Rollup – CB2002

In this post, I will show you the steps to install above KB for Current Branch 2002 (Configuration Manager). Enjoy! Ram

Installing Technical Preview 2007 (Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager)

In this post, we will install and explore new features within TP2007. Enjoy! Ram

How to use community hub within CB2002

In this post, I will show you how to use community hub released with Current Branch 2002. Pretty easy to download the scripts shared by MVP and deploy to collection. I love this feature. For this test run, I will deploy Edge update. Enjoy! Ram

How to install ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services)

In this post, I will show you how to install ADFS on Windows Server 2019 and complete the configuration. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Fonts – Fully automated through Config Mgr

In this post, I will show you the steps for installing additional fonts as and when requested by users. Enjoy! Ram

Installing macOS Big Sur on VMWare workstation

In this post, I will show you the steps to install above. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Technical Preview 2006

In this post, I will show you the steps for installing above TP and explore new features with this release. Enjoy! Ram

Install macOS BIG SUR on Parallel Desktop

In this post, I will show you how to install macOS BIG SUR within Parallel Desktop as virtual machine. Enjoy! Ram

PBIT Reports within CB2002

In this post, I will show you how to open, update and save PBIT reports to Configuration Manager BI Report Server. Enjoy! Ram

Let’s Encrypt SSL Cert Renewal – Exchange Server 2019

In this post, I will show you how the task scheduler renewed SSL certificate for Exchange Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Exchange Server 2019 CU6

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade Exchange Server 2019 CU5 to CU6. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB4567007

In this post, I will show you the steps for installing above KB. Enjoy! Ram

Installing SharePoint 2019 – Part 1

In this post, I will show you the basic steps for installing SP2019. Enjoy! Ram

Convert PS script to EXE

In this post, I will show you the steps for converting powershell script to exe for sccm deployment. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Windows Server 2004 Core Version

In this post, I will show you the steps for deploying a task sequence and install Windows Server 2004 core version. Enjoy! Ram

Remove Ivanti Endpoint Manager 2017 – Part 6

In this post, I will show you how to uninstall Ivanit EPM 2017. Enjoy! Ram

Maintenance Window

In this post, I will run PowerShell script to setup maintenance windows for servers. Enjoy! Ram

In place upgrade Windows 10 v1909 to v2004 using servicing plan.

In this post, I will show you the steps to upgrade Windows 10 v1909 to v2004 using Servicing Plan. Enjoy! Ram

Installing TP2005 – Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

In this post, I will show you the install steps and explore new features in TP2005. Enjoy! Ram

Veeam B&R 10 Cumulative Patch 2

In this post, I will show you how to install Cumulative Patch 2 for Veeam B&R v10. Enjoy! Ram

WIMWitch Upgrade v2.1.0

In this post, I will show you the upgrade process for above. Enjoy! Ram

Windows Package Manager

In this post, I will show you the install process and how to deploy applications. Enjoy!

Ivanti Endpoint Manager 2017(LanDesk)-Part 5

In this post, I will show you how to capture WIM file for deployment using Ivanti. Enjoy! Ram

Upgrade Parallel Mac Management for SCCM to v8.1.3

In this post, I will show you the steps involved to upgrade PMM 8.1.2 to 8.1.3. I am running PMM on Current Branch 2002 and PAR Servers. Enjoy!

Installing KB4553501 for CB2002 – Config Mgr

In this post, I will show you the steps for installing above KB. Enjoy! Ram

Ivanti SCCM Patching – Part 4

In this post, I will show you how to install, configure, download, publish and deploy 3rd application updates. Enjoy! Ram

WIMWitch v2.0.1 Installation

In this post, I will show you how to install WIMWitch v2.0.1 and create latest WIM file for deployment through CB2002. Enjoy! Ram

Installing ADK 2004 on Current Branch 2002

In this post, I will show you how to remove old version of ADK and install new version of ADK on CB2002. Enjoy! Ram

Azure Fundamentals Q & A for AZ-900 Exam

Here, I am sharing Q & A study guide for Azure Fundamentals preparation. These Q & A should help you pass exam AZ-900. Good Luck! Ram

Windows 7 ESU Activation Status

In this post, I will show you how to find out Win 7 ESU status. Enjoy! Ram

Ivanti Endpoint Manager 2017(LanDesk)-Part 3

In this post, I will show you the process of build, capture and deploy Windows 10. Enjoy! Ram

Ivanti Endpoint Manager 2017(LanDesk)-Part 2

In this post, I will walk you through post configuration of Ivanti Endpoint Manager. Enjoy! Ram

How to install TP2004(Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager)

In this post, I will show you the steps for installing TP2004 and explore new features. Enjoy! Ram

Ivanti Endpoint Manager 2017(LanDesk)-Part 1

In this post, I will show you how to install Ivanti Endpoint Manager (Formerly known as LanDesk Management Suite). Enjoy! Ram

Let’s Encrypt SSL for Exchange Server 2019

In this post, I will show you how to install and configure Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate for EX 2019. Enjoy! Ram

OSD Failure – Team Notification

In this post, I will show you how to create a package and incorporate the package into task sequence to get teams alert when there is OSD failure during task sequence deployment. Enjoy! Ram

Clean up IIS logs

In this post, I will show you how to clean up IIS logs Enjoy! Ram

Property Information from MSI Installer File

In this post, I will show you how to get property information from MSI installer file. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade or install Veritas Backup Exec v21

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

How to upgrade Veritas Backup Exec?

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade Veritas Backup Exec v20.4 to v20.6. Enjoy! Ram

Veeam B&R 10 Cumulative Patch Update

In this post, I will show you how to install above update for Veeam B&R v10. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade SSRS 2017 to SSRS 2019

In this post, I will show you the steps to upgrade SQL Reporting Services 2017 to SQL Reporting Services 2019. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade SQL 2017 to SQL 2019 for Current Branch 2002.

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade SQL 2017 to SQL 2019. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Current Branch 1910 to Current Branch 2002

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade CB1910 to CB2002 and explore all the new features. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Technical Preview 2003

In this post, I will show you how to install/upgrade technical preview 2003 and explore new features in this release. Enjoy! Ram

Deployment Dashboard Report

In this post, I will show you how to modify PBIX report for the above and get detailed report within BI server. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Power BI Server on Current Branch 1910

In this post, I will show you how to install, configure and import/save PBIX report into BI Server. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Exchange Server 2019?

In this post, I will show you how to install Cumulative Update 5 for Exchange Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

Uninstall Patch My PC application from CB1910 Console.

In this post, I will show you the steps for removing Patch My PC from Current Branch 1910 console and all the applications. It is pretty easy and straight forward. Enjoy! Ram

Mac Office Update Error

In this post, I will show you how to fix Mac Office Update error when you try to update Office 2019 within Mac operating system. Enjoy! Ram

Block application from accessing Internet

In this post, I will show you how to block application from accessing internet. Normally you don’t do this but on certain case you want to block. Here are the details. Enjoy! Ram

Packages in progress within distribution point issue

In this post, I will show you how to use the script to fix packages “In Progress” issue within distribution point. I had few packages that were struck in progress for a while. Had to troubleshoot and fix the issue using PowerShell script. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Microsoft Teams

In this post, I will show you how to create an application and deploy Microsoft Teams to Windows 10 machines. Enjoy! Ram

Parallels Mac Management Version 8.1 for SCCM

In this post, I will show you the steps involved in implementing Parallels Mac Management for SCCM on Current Branch 1910. The implementation was done within home lab. Enjoy! Ram

New in place upgrade tool from Microsoft Win 7 to Win 10

Microsoft just released a new tool for in place upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Pretty easy to use and the script does all the work for you. Here is a short document for your info. Enjoy! Ram

LAR Password Reset

In this post, I will show you how to reset local administrator password by running script from CB1910. Enjoy! Ram

SRS Dashboard Reports – From SCCM MVP

In this post, I will show you the install steps and other details on the above. Enjoy! Ram

How to add device to a collection using Power-Shell

In this post, I will show you the trick of adding device to a collection through Power Shell. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Technical Preview 2002.2 – Configuration Manager

In this post, I will show you how to install and explore new features in TP 2002.2 Enjoy! Ram

USB Device Inventory

In this post, I will show you how to create a query for USB device. Enjoy! Ram

How to create time zone query in configuration manager

In this post, I will show you how to create query for time zone, so you can find out which clients/servers are in which time zones within your network. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Veeam B&R Version 10.

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade Veeam B&R Version 9.5 to Version 10. Enjoy! Ram

How to delete failed certificate request in Certificate Authority?

In this post, I will show you how you can use PowerShell command to delete failed certificate request in Certificate Authority. I was working on Mac Config Client install. The certificate for Mac enrollment failed multiple times. So there were many failed certificate request in CA. There was no option to delete the certificate in […]

How to install Config Mgr Client on Mac Machine?

In this post, I will show you how to install Configuration Manager Client on Mac Machine (Catalina OS). Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB4537079 – Current Branch 1910

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

Configuration Baseline to find out Boundary Group Compliant Status

In this post, I will show you how to create Configuration Item, Configuration Baseline and check Boundary Group Status (Compliant or Non Compliant). Enjoy! Ram

Installing Technical Preview 2002 – Configuration Manager

In this post, I will show you the install steps and explore new features in TP2002. Enjoy! Ram

Configuring Delivery Optimization on CB1910

In this post, I will show you what to configure for Delivery Optimization in Current Branch 1910. Enjoy! Ram

How to enable software metering to monitor Microsoft Edge Browser usage by users/clients

In this post, I will show you how to create, enable rule and run report for Microsoft Edge browser used by clients/users within the organization. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Mac Machine OS to Catalina

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade Mac OS. Enjoy! Ram

How to configure compliance settings for ESU to Windows 7 collection.

In this post, I will show you the steps to complete compliance baseline and configuration items relating to ESU for Windows 7 machines, so these machines can get ESU updates when released which will be from second Tuesday of Feb 2020. Enjoy! Ram

How to install TP2001.2 – Configuration Manager?

In this post, I will show you how to complete the install of TP2001.2 released on 3rd Feb 2020 and explore new features that came out in this technical preview – configuration manager. Enjoy! Ram

How to install and configure Power BI Server on Technical Preview 2001

In this post, I will show you the install steps and configuration of BI Server on TP 2001. Enjoy! Ram

Deploying ADR for Edge Browser

In this post, I will show you how to create ADR for Edge Browser Chromium and deploy it through WSUS, so the browser can be updated just like any other update. Enjoy! Ram

How to install KB4538488 on Current Branch 1910.

In this post we will install above KB for CB1910. This was released on 22nd Jan to fix few issue with client upgrade. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Configuration Manager Technical Preview 2001

In this post, I will show you the steps for installing TP2001 and then we will explore new features with this release. Enjoy! Ram

Home Lab Diagram

Just sharing my home lab setup running various servers with different roles that are used for testing, learning & configuring. Enjoy! Ram

Deploying Microsoft Edge Browser – Enterprise

In this post, I will show you the steps for deploying Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft has been working hard to replace Chrome at enterprise level. This browser looks cool, neat and very fast. Will be testing the performance in comparison with Chrome for few days. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Dell Integration Suite on Configuration Manager

In this post, I will cover on how to install Dell Command Integration Suite for Configuration Manager and Dell Command Monitor. These tools can be used to get inventory of Dell machines within the enterprise I will cover Dell Command Configure Package later where we can add diver package and deploy to Dell machines or […]

Extended Security Updates – Win 7 Pre Req

In this post, I will show you the steps involved in deploying Pre Req for Win 7 ESU. Enjoy! Ram

How to download, install and activate TurboTax 2019 – Canadian Version

In this post, I will show you the process of downloading, installing and activating TurboTax 2019. This software is for Canadian filing T4 return for the tax year 2019. Enjoy! Ram

Installing System Center Orchestrator 2019

In this post, I will show you the steps involved in installing Orchestrator 2019. It is pretty easy and straight forward install. In the next blog, I will write about how to use runbook, creating and deploying runbook for automation. Enjoy! Ram

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