About Me

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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Configuration Baseline to find out Boundary Group Complaint Status

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

Solution to issue faced during Data Warehouse Installation – SCSM 2019

In this post, I am sharing many solutions used to fix Data Warehouse Server installation for SCSM 2019. Enjoy! Ram

How to install KB4535819 for CB1910?

In this post, I will show you the install process of above KB. Enjoy! Ram

How to install System Center Service Manager 2019?

In this post, I will show you how to install SCSM 2019. System Center Service Manager is very close to ServiceNow ticketing system used by many company to trace support tickets and others. I was able to successfully install Primary Management Server and other roles on SM1. Still having issue with Data Warehouse Management Server…

How to install VMM 2019 (Virtual Machine Manager)

In this post, I will show you how to install VMM 2019. Enjoy! Ram

Installing and Configuring DPM 2019 (Data Protection Manager)

In this post, I will show you how to install Data Protection Manager 2019 on Windows Server 2019 with SQL Server 2017. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade SCOM 1807 to SCOM 2019?

In this post, I will show you all the steps for upgrading SCOM 1807 to SCOM 2019. Enjoy! Ram

How to bind SSL Certificate for SSRS 2017?

In this post, I will show you the steps involved to use HTTPS for Reporting Services. I am running SSRS 2017 that is part of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager 1910. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Exchange Server 2019 CU3 to CU4?

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

How to install TP1912 and explore new features?

In this post, I will show you how to install TP1912 and explore all the new features that came with this release. Enjoy! Ram

How to integrate MBAM with CB1910

In this post, I will show you how to integrate MBAM with Current Branch 1910. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Current Branch 1910.

In this post, I will show you how to install CB1910 (in place console upgrade). Enjoy! Ram

Installing RSAT tools on Windows 10 v1909

In this post, I will show you how to create a package and deploy RSAT tools on Windows 10 v1909 workstation. Enjoy! Ram

SCCM Job Interview Questions & Answers

I came across this on Twitter. Might be helpful for those who are looking for work in the area of SCCM. This will be a good practice to prepare for job interview, if you want to work with SCCM. Enjoy! Ram

How to add Questionnaire tab in Software Center?

In this post, I will show you how to include a feedback form as a tab in Software Center, so users can submit their experience on Win 10 IPU. Enjoy! Ram

How to install KB4527297 on CB1906?

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

Ignite 2019 Videos

In this post, I will show you how to download Ignite 2019 videos. Enjoy! Ram

MEM 1911 Features and Install Notes

In this post, I will show you how to install and enable new features on MEM 1911. Enjoy! Ram

How to delete a service that you no longer require?

In this post, I will show you how you can delete a service that you no longer require and unable to start the service due to Error 2. Enjoy! Ram

RUCKZUCK Console Extension install for CB1906

In this post, I will show you how to install and use above extension. Pretty neat tool to create and deploy application on the fly. Enjoy! Ram

Windows 10 IPU Fully Automated.

In this post, I will show you how to perform in place upgrade of Windows 7 & Windows 8 using task sequence that is fully automated and the upgrade is done when users are not logged in. Enjoy! Ram

How to document Configuration Manager Site?

In this post, I will show you how to document your configuration manager server using powershell script and site map. Enjoy! Ram

Exploring Technical Preview 1910 features – Config Manager

In this post, I will explore new features that were included in the TP1910 Configuration Manager. Enjoy! Ram

How to inject CU + SSU using DISM?

In this post, I will show you how to include Cumulative Update and Servicing Stack Update using DISM for Windows 10 WIM file. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Windows 10 v1909?

In this post, I will show you all the steps involved in upgrading Windows 10 v1909. Enjoy! Ram

How to install, configure and use Patch My PC for third party updates?

In this post, I will walk you through the process of installing, configuring and updating third party updates using Current Branch 1906. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Datawarehouse service point on CB1906?

In this post, I will show you how to install and check Datawarehouse service point on Current Branch 1906. As of now Microsoft has very few reports available within Datawarehouse in Reporting section. Hope to see more in the future. Enjoy! Ram

How to install WIMWitch?

In this post, I will show you how to install and complete all the task within WIMWitch application. Enjoy! Ram

How to install rollup update KB4517869 for CB1906

In this post, I will show you how to install and monitor rollup update for CB1906. Enjoy! Ram

How to create and deploy SSU for Servers?

In this post, I will show you how to create and deploy Servicing Stack Updates for Windows Server. Enjoy! Ram

Deploying Windows 10 v1909 pre release through servicing plan

In this post, I will show you how to create a servicing plan and deploy windows 10 v1909 to Win 10 collection. Enjoy! Ram

Exchange Server 2019 CU3 Upgrade Process

In this post, I will show you how to complete Exchange Server 2019 CU3 upgrade. Enjoy! Ram

LAPS Extension for CB1906

In this post, I will show you how to deploy and use LAPS Extension for Current Branch 1906. Enjoy! Ram

How to check Office Activation status using CI & CB

In this post, I will show you how to check Office activation status using Configuration Item and Configuration Baselines through Power Shell script. This CI will check for Office activation status (Compliant or Non Compliant). Enjoy! Ram

How to run PS Script within Current Branch console using ISE

In this post, I will show you how you can run powershell scripts within current branch 1906 using powershell ISE. This comes handy, if you want to run CM command-lets or scripts to test or automate stuff that you don’t want to do in the console manually. Enjoy! Ram

Computer Policy Error within GPO….

In this post, I will show you how to fix Computer Policy error when you run GPUpdate /force. Thanks! Ram

Installing LAPS on Server 2019

In this post, I will show you how to install, configure and test LAPS on Windows Server 2019. Thanks! Ram

Automate WSUS within Current Branch

In this post, I will show you how to automate WSUS with CB1906. Enjoy! Ram

Uploading custom reports in Current Branch 1906

In this post, I will show you how to upload custom reports that are in RDL format within Current Branch 1906. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB4516430 for CB1906

In this post, I will show you how to install and monitor above update for Current Branch 1906. Enjoy! Ram

Remote PowerShell Session to Exchange 2019

In this exercise, I will show you how to connect to Exchange Server 2019 on premise through Power Shell remotely from Windows 10 workstation so you can run exchange commands when required. Enjoy! Ram

Current Branch 1906 New Features

In this post, I will share with you the new features released by Microsoft for CB1906. Enjoy! Ram

Exploring New Features released in Current Branch 1906

In this post, I will show you all the new features that was released with Current Branch 1906. Enjoy! Ram

CCM Logger Script

In this post, I will show you how to use Logger script to run certain actions in Control Panel. Enjoy! Ram

How to install KB4515740 on CB1906??

In this post, I will show you how to install above hotfix on Current Branch 1906. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Current Branch 1902 to Current Branch 1906..

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade Current Branch 1902 to 1906. Enjoy! Ram

SQL Server native client error during CB1906 Upgrade

In this post, I will show you how to install latest version of SQL Server native client. I had to perform this step during Current Branch 1906 upgrade as, I was getting Pre Req warning. The fix is very simple. Enjoy! Ram

Trigger Actions in Control Panel – Configuration Manager

In this post, I will show you how to run a script to trigger CP Actions. Enjoy! Ram

How to deploy Microsoft Edge Chromium using CB1902

In this post, I will show you how to deploy MS Edge for business using Current Branch 1902. Enjoy! Ram

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

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