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 7.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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How to use Enterprise App Management within Intune

In this post, I am going to explore above new feature within Intune for third party app deployment. Enjoy! Ram

How to fix Turbo Tax 2023 update error

In this post, I am going to share the steps to fix Turbo Tax 2023 update. Enjoy! Ram

How to install KB26129847 for CB2309

In this post, I am going to install above KB for current branch 2309. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Microsoft PC Manager

In this post, I am going to install PC Manager. This tool will help you fix issues with OS, Hardware, Storage and other stuff. Must have tool for I T Support staff to help users with various systems issues. Enjoy! Ram

How to install and activate Turbo Tax 2023

In this post, I am going to install and activate Turbo Tax 2023. With this you can file 20 return for free. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB2250400 for Current Branch 2309

In this post, I am going to install above KB to update CB2309. Enjoy! Ram

How to use Vysor and demo Apple Android device on Windows 10

In this post, I am going to install Vysor on Windows 10, Apple Device and Android Device. After that will connect and broadcast and share Apple device screen on Vysor. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Docker Desktop on Windows Operating System

In this post, I am going to install Docker Desktop on Windows Enjoy! Ram

How to reset local admin password

In this post, I am going to share the steps on how to reset local admin password. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Server 2012 to Server 2022

In this post, I am going to upgrade server 2012 to 2022. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Current Branch 2309

In this post, I am going to upgrade CB2303 to CB2309. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade ESXi and vCenter Server

In this post, I am going to perform in place upgrade of ESXi and vCenter Server. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Windows 11 23H2 with Co-Pilot

In this post, I am going to install preview version of Windows 11 23H2 and test co-pilot features. Enjoy! Ram

DHCP Backup and Restore Process

In this post, I am going to show you the steps involved in backup and restore DHCP. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB25073607 for CB2303

In this post, I will be installing above KB to fix few issue with OOBE. Enjoy! Ram

Install/Upgrade PS7.3.7

In this post, I am going to install/upgrade powershell 7.3.6 to 7.3.7 on Windows 11 and Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

Offline Download of Windows ADK

In this post, I am going to download offline copy of ADK for Windows OS. Enjoy! Ram

Windows 11 22H2 install error

In this post, I am going to show you how to fix Windows 11 clean install error relating to unattend.xml file. Enjoy! Ram

Upgrade iPhone XR IOS 17 beta 6 To beta 8

In this post, I am going to upgrade iPhone XR to IOS 17 Beta 8. Enjoy! Ram

Autopilot Error

On certain occasion you will see autopilot error 0x81036502 during autopilot process. You can try these and see if it is successful. Thanks Ram

How to install macOffice 2021

In this post, I am going to install and activate macOffice 2021 on macOS Sonoma Bata 6. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Beta 6 on macOS Sonoma v14 – MacBook Pro 2013

In this post, I am going to upgrade macOS Sonoma v14 Beta 4 to Beta 6. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB24719670 on Current Branch 2303

In this post, I am going to install above KB. Enjoy! Ram

Install IOS v17.0 Developer Beta on iPhone XR

In this post, I am going to install IOS 17on XR phone. Enjoy! Ram

Install macOS Sonoma v14 on MacBook Pro 2013

In this post, I am going to install Sonoma developer beta released last month. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Veeam B&R RTM to GA v12.0

In this post, I am going to upgrade Veeam B&R RTM to GA. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Terraform

In this post, I am going to install Terraform on Windows 10. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Citrix Workspace v2305

In this post, I am going to show you the steps to install Citrix Workspace. Enjoy! Ram

How to delete local user account and change registered owner name – windows 10

In this post, I am going to share the steps on how to complete above task. Enjoy! Ram

How to create custom Dynamic WIM for Dell Hardware using Dell Image Assist

In this post, I am going to create custom dynamic wim for Dell hardware. Enjoy! Ram

How to create custom WIM file for HP Models (ZBOOK G10 & EliteBook G840)

In this post, I am going to create custom WIM for HP Models. Enjoy! Ram

PS command to get BIOS settings

In this post, I am going to share few PS command to get BIOS settings on Local / Remote computer. These commands will work on HP LENOVO DELL TOSHIBA hardware only. Enjoy! Ram

How to use Lenovo Cloud tool for Autopilot

In this post, I am going to show you how to use Cloud Tool for Autopilot (Windows 10). Please note you need to have business account with Lenovo to access this tool online. With this tool you can deploy Windows 10 OOBE either online or offline using USB. Enjoy! Ram

How to share/move OneNote file from Local Drive to OneDrive

In this post, I am going to share the steps on how to share/move OneNote files Enjoy! Ram

How to convert vsxd to xlsx

In this post, I am going to convert vsxd to xlsx. Enjoy! Ram

Creating Custom ISO for Lenovo T14 – Windows 10

In this post, I am going to create custom ISO for Lenovo T14 model. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Cumulative Update 13 for Exchange Server 2019

In this post, I am gong to upgrade Exchange Server 2019 CU12 to CU13. During the upgrade, I did face Certificate error 5506 while the process was upgrading Mailbox Role Transport Service. Had to google and look for the fix which, I have included in the post. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade SQL Server 2019 to 2022

In this post, I am going to upgrade SQL Server 2019 to 2022 for Configuration Manager CB2303. Enjoy! Ram

How to Upgrade CB2211 to CB2303

In this post, I am going to upgrade Current Branch 2211 to 2303. Will explore new features in this release. Enjoy! Ram

How to Deploy and Patch Adobe Creative Suite

In this post, I am going to show you the steps on how to deploy and patch CS application using Configuration Manager. Enjoy! Ram

Installing and Patching Creative Suite – Intune

In this post, I am going to install, patch and remove Creative Suite. Enjoy! Ram

Installing and Patching Photoshop – Intune

In this post, I am going to install, patch and remove Photoshop within Intune. Enjoy! Ram

How to setup PatchMYPC for Configuration Manager (CB2211)

In this post, I am going to setup PatchMYPC for CB2211. Enjoy! Ram

Setup PatchMyPc for Endpoint (Intune)

In this post, I am going to share the steps involved in configuring PatchMyPc. Enjoy! Ram

Software Center Redirection to Company Portal

In this post, I am going to configure a tab within Software Center to redirect users to Company Portal. It is useful if you have AAD and Hybrid environment. Enjoy! Ram

How to install ApexSQLSearch on Windows OS

In this post, I am going to install ApexSQLSearch on Windows Server 2022. This tool is used by Database Admin. With this tool, SQL objects in a database can be searched without typing and executing any code. Enjoy! Ram

Updating TurboTax with latest updates

In this post, I am going to share the steps on how to upgrade TurboTax and use it. Enjoy! Ram

Installing PatchMyPC Home Updater Version

In this post, I am going to install Home Updater version which is FREE. It supports 300 apps that is enough for lab testing. I will write another post covering Enterprise version for SCCM and Intune. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB16643863 on Current Branch 2211 – Endpoint Configuration Manager

In this post, I am going to install above KB. Enjoy! Ram

TurboTax 2022 Update Error Fix

In this post, I am going to show you the fix for TT2022 update error. The password for the link in the blog is acam.ca  Enjoy! Ram

How to install Python latest version

In this post, I am going to install above. Enjoy! Ram

Netfile fix for TurboTax 2022 – Canadian Version

In this post, I am going to share the fix for Netfile issue with TT2022. Follow the document and complete the task. Enjoy! Ram

TurboTax 2022 Fix

Just finished the test and here are the fix for those people who are having issue with TurboTax 2022 after installing the update. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Veeam B&R version 12

In this post, I am going to upgrade v11 to v12. I will write another post on how to backup and restore vm, files, folders, exchange email and other stuff. Enjoy! Ram

How to activate TurboTax 2022 – Canadian Version

In this post, I am going to share the steps to activate TT2022. Enjoy! Ram

Roll back Windows 11 to Windows 10

In this post, I will show you how to roll back. Enjoy! Ram

Intune App Packaging for Deployment (MSI & EXE)

In this post, I am going to share the steps on how to package MSI and EXE for Intune deployment. Enjoy! Ram

System Info and Intune Troubleshooting Tool

I came across above tool on Twitter. Tested within the lab. This is a tool to have it in the kit. Enjoy! Ram

How to install updates on macOS Ventura

In this post, I am going to install updates on macOS Ventura. Currently running v13. After the update it will be v13.1 Enjoy! Ram

How to install latest updates for vCenter 8.x

In this post, I am going to share various ways you can update vCenter 8.x. Enjoy! Ram

How to setup IOS Android device enrollment in Intune

In this post, I am going to share the steps to enroll IOS and Android devices to Intune. Enjoy! Ram

Removing inactive devices in Intune

In this post, I am going to share the steps on how to remove inactive devices. Enjoy! Ram

Lenovo BIOS Simulator

In this post, I am going to share link for the above. Enjoy! Ram

How to install TurboTax 2022 (Canadian Version)

In this post, I am going to share install steps for TurboTax 2022. Enjoy! Ram

New Features in CB2211

In this post, I am going to share new features released with CB2211. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade CB2207 to CB2211

In this post, I am going to upgrade Configuration Manager from CB2207 to CB2211. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows 10 21H2

In this post, I am going to install VB6.0 on Windows 10. Enjoy! Ram

How to install KB15152495 for CB2107 – Configuration Manager

In this post, I am going to install above KB to fix few issues with CB2107. Enjoy! Ram

How to install mac Office 2021

In this post, I am going to install mac Office 2021 and all the updates. Enjoy! Ram

How to install macOS Ventura on a unsupported mac hardware

In this post, I am going to install macOS Ventura on MacBook Pro 13. Enjoy! Ram

How to find which folder the email message is currently residing

In this post, I am going to show you how to find where the email message is currently stored within outlook. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade VMWare Datacenter/Cluster version 7.0.3 to version 8

In this post, I am going to upgrade home lab vSphere 7.0.3 to 8.0. The new version was released on 12th Oct. I will write another blog exploring new features within vSphere 8.0. Enjoy! Ram

How to revert ESXi server to previous version

In this post, I am going to revert ESXi server from version 8.0 to 7.0. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade ESXi server 7.03 to 8.0

VMWare released ESXi 8.0 to general public today. I was able to upgrade few servers in the lab. The upgrade was successful. I will write another post on how to upgrade vCenter appliance 7.03 to the latest version 8.0 later. Enjoy! Ram

Drive Mapping for Azure AD / Intune Devices

In this post, I am going to show you multiple ways of how you can map network drives for Azure AD / Intune Devices. Enjoy! Ram

AZ-104 Certification Renewal Question & Answers

In this post, I am going to share the questions, I got while taking the test to renew Azure Administrator Associate exam. It took 3 attempts to clear the test. You can take renewal test at home any number of times. So no need to worry if you fail few times. It is open book […]

How to find user membership using PowerShell

In this post, I am going to use PowerShell command to find user membership in AD. Enjoy! Ram

How to install KB15599094 to fix Current Branch 2207 issue with NTLM client installation update

In this post, I am going to install above KB to fix issue for Current Branch 2207 (Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager). Enjoy! Ram

Exchange 2019 Vulnerabilities – CVE2022-41040 & 41082

In this post, I am going to run a script that was shared by Microsoft to fix Exchange issue. Enjoy! Ram

How to create update rings for Windows 10 and later within Intune MDM

In this post, I am going to create above rings for Windows 10 and later devices that will deploy 22H2 to devices running Windows 11. You can also use the same update rings to upgrade Windows 10 devices to Windows 11. I did not configure this part but have highlighted in YELLOW marker.. Enjoy! Ram

Cloud Configuration – Intune – For Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices (On Premise, Azure, Hybrid Azure)

In this post, I am going to create basic cloud configuration for Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices that will act as Cloud PC for future use. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2022 version

In this post, I am going to install above version of Adobe. Enjoy! Ram

How to deploy feature update 22H2 for Windows 11 Devices through Intune

In this post, I am going to create, configure and deploy 22H2 for Win 11 devices that are Intune enrolled (Azure AD & Hybrid Azure AD). Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB15498768 to fix NTLM issue with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager 2207 (CB2207)

In this post, I am going to install above kb to fix NTLM issue with CB2207. Enjoy! Ram

How to install ESXi Server 8 (vSphere 8) as nested VM

In this post, I am going to install vSphere 8 (ESXi 8) as nested VM on HP DL380 Server which is running ESXi 7.0.3. I wanted to see how the new user interface looks for vSphere 8 and what are the new features within ESXi8. Next blog will cover vCenter 8 and the new features […]

Bulk Device Enrollment to Intune MDM

In this post, I am going to create provisioning package to bulk enroll devices to Intune. Enjoy! Ram

How to deploy Windows 365 Cloud PC in Azure

In this post, I wanted to test Windows 365 Cloud PC. Completed the deployment and tested. It works perfectly. It will be useful for those companies/government organization who hire Contractors for short duration using BYOD. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade vCenter Virtual Appliance

In this post, I am going to upgrade vCenter Virtual Appliance to the latest version released this month. Will be doing the upgrade through Virtual Appliance Management interface. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade ESXi server

In this post, I am going to show you how to upgrade ESXi server using USB stick. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB14959905 – Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (CB2207) Early Ring

In this post, I am going to install above KB for CB2207 – early ring updaters of CB2203 Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager 2203 to 2207

In this post, I am going to upgrade CB2203 to CB2207. Enjoy! Ram

Exchange mail flow issue due to hard disk space

Within home lab exchange stopped mail flow (in and out) due to disk space issue. Had to do some clean up and used a script as well to free up space. Now the mail flow is back to normal and everything is working fine. I was not aware that exchange mail flow will stop when […]

How to change expired root password for vCenter appliance

In this post, I am going to show you how to reset expired vCenter appliance root password. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Veritas System Recovery v22

In this post, I am going to upgrade Veritas System Recovery v21 to v22. The new version was released on 29th Jul 2022. I am running Veritas on Windows Server 2019. More details about the product – https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/38007533-152115294-0/v35819213-152115294 Enjoy! Ram

How to use WimWitch v3.4.2

In this post, I am going to show you how to use WimWitch and create your own ISO/WIM file with various customizations and settings. You can download WimWitch from here – https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/WIMWitch/3.4.2 Enjoy! Ram

How to download store apps offline and do a manual install

In this post, I am going to show you how to download store apps offline for manual install on Windows 10. Enjoy! Ram

How to add Surface Pro Laptop 4 drivers to WINPE

In this post, I am going to add few surface pro laptop 4 drivers to WINPE so, I can use the keyboard, touch screen and touch pad during PXE boot. Enjoy! Ram

How to use ODT for O365 deployment

In this post, I am going to show you how to create, configure and use ODT for Office 365 deployment using MDT. Enjoy! Ram

How to install fully activated Office 2021 LTSC

In this post, I am going to show you how to install fully activated office 2021 LTSC. Enjoy! Ram

How to add CU updates to ISO WIM file and slipstream

In this post, I am going to remove unwanted edition from the ISO and inject latest CU to the WIM file and save it as an ISO for later use. Enjoy! Ram