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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Local KMS Server setup for Home Lab

In this post, I will setup local kms within the lab. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Mac OS Monterey on Unsupported Apple Hardware

In this post, I am going to install Monterey on unsupported apple hardware (MacBook Pro 11). Enjoy! Ram

Upgrade vCenter to v7.0.3

In this post, I am going to upgrade vCenter to the latest version released last month. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Veritas Backup Exec to V21.2.1200

In this post, I am going to upgrade Veritas Backup Exec. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Windows Admin Center v2110

In this post, I am going to install Windows Admin Center on a Windows Server 2022 so, I can manage remote servers from one centralized location. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB11121541 on Current Branch 2107

In this post, I will be installing above KB on CB2107. Enjoy! Ram

How to create a bootable USB stick for new MacOS Monterey

In this post, I am going to create a bootable disk for new MacOS released on 25th Oct 2021. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Technical Preview (TP2110) – Configuration Manager

In this post, I will install TP2110 on Windows Server 2022. Enjoy! Ram

How to install Veritas NetBackup v9.1 on Windows Server 2022

In this post, I will perform Veritas NetBackup install. Enjoy! Ram

Upgrade Veeam B&R to version 11.0.1.1261

In this post, I am going to upgrade Veeam B&R (Backup and Replication) to latest version. Enjoy! Ram

Windows 11 Right Click Show More Options – Bad Feature

Since the release of Windows 11, I did not like show more option when you right click file/folder. Found registry setting that brought back the old fashioned way. Enjoy! Ram

Windows 11 GPOs – Oct 2021

In this post, I am going to explore new GPOs that was released with Windows 11. Enjoy! Ram

Bypass Windows 11 hardware requirement

In this post, I am going to share registry key that can be created to bypass Windows 11 hardware requirement and install Windows 11 on a machine that does not support Windows 11. Enjoy! Ram

Cannot open log files using CMTrace on Primary Site Server – CB2107

Hello All, Today, I was having problem open log files using cmtrace on primary site server. The issue was RDP session was not creating Temp folder properly at logon. Here is the simple fix. Enjoy! Ram

Check if the system is ready for Win 11

Microsoft released Windows 11 as of yesterday (5th Oct). It is available for General Public to download and try. I was scanning through various Twitter feeds and found a Hardware Readiness script posted by Microsoft to test if the current system is ready for Win 11. I found it very useful – so sharing my […]

How to install Office 2021

In this post, I am going to uninstall Office 2019 and install Office 2021. The install process is C2R… Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Exchange Server 2019 to CU11

In this post, I am going to upgrade Exchange Server 2019 CU10 to CU11. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade Configuration Manager CB2107 to Windows Server 2022

In this post, I am going to cover the process involved in performing in place upgrade of Windows Server 2019 to Windows Server 2022. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB10503003 on current branch 2107

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

Installing Windows 11 Pre Release v22449

In this post I am going to install above version within the lab. Enjoy! Ram

Downloading Power BI Reports from Community Hub

In this post, I am going to download 2 power bi reports posted on Community Hub CB2107. Enjoy! Ram

Upgrade CB2103 to CB2107

In this post, I am going to upgrade current branch 2103 to current branch 2107. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB10372804 ON CB2103

In this post,I am going to install above KB to fix MBAM bitlocker issue. Enjoy! Ram

CVE 2021 – 36934 CB & CI Fix for MEMCM

I was able to get hold of CB & CI for above. This short doc will show you how to deploy to Win 10 collection. Enjoy! Ram

Join Windows 11 Insider Program

In this post, I will show you the steps to join Windows Insider Program. Enjoy! Ram

Windows Elevation Vulnerability

Microsoft released a new Windows elevation vulnerability where hackers can gain control and makes changes to the system. This affects Windows 10 version only. Enjoy! Ram

Windows Version SQL Query

In this post, I am going to share SQL query for Windows Version. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Lansweeper

In this post, I am going to install Lansweeper v8.4 within the lab for testing and exploring the product. Enjoy! Ram

How to disable IE 11 using Task sequence

In this post, I will be using a task sequence to disable I E 11. Enjoy! Ram

Fix Print Spooler Vulnerability

In this post, I am going to use few scripts to fix print spooler vulnerability on DC and Print Servers. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Exchange Server CU10 – Exchange Server 2019

In this post, I will be installing Cumulative Update 10 for Exchange Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

New ADK for Windows Server 2022

In this post, I am going to install new ADK for Server 2022 on TP2103 server. Enjoy! Ram

Windows 11 Install

In this post, I will install Windows 11 to check out the new features from this OS. Enjoy! Ram

Installing console update for Current Branch 2103 – Configuration Manager

In this post, I am going to install the update released by Microsoft for CB2103. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade vCenter to 7.0.2.200

In this post, I am going to upgrade vCenter using Putty Command Line process. I tried to upgrade using vCenter Server Management interface but was getting all kinds of error. Tried every possible to fix but failed. Hence tried to use command line. This is the first time, I am using within vCenter. It was […]

Windows 10 21H1 New Features

In this post, I am going to explore new features in this release. Enjoy! Ram

Administrative Templates – May – 21H1

In this post, I will install above and look for new features with this release. Enjoy! Ram

How to download Windows 10 21H1 Directly

In this post, I will show you how to download above ISO without using Media Creation Tool. Enjoy! Ram

Find installed software on client machine using CMPivot

In this post, I will use CMPivot to get installed software inventory on remote client. Enjoy! Ram

New Support Center Tool – CB2103

In this post, I will install and explore new support center tool within Current Branch 2103. Enjoy! Ram

Veeam B&R Cumulative Update May 2021

In this post, I will install above update on Veeam B&R 11.0 Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB9833643 for CB2103

In this post, I will show you the steps involved in installing above KB and what this KB has fixed for current branch 2103. Enjoy! Ram

Convert Windows 10 OS – English to French

In this post, I am going to change Windows 10 OS from English to French for testing. Enjoy! Ram

Windows Server 2022 Public Preview

Just installed above version in the lab to see what are the new features in this Windows Server 2022 preview. Enjoy! Ram

Installing and Configuring Parallels RAS

In this post, I am going to install, configure and deploy applications through Parallels RAS v18. Enjoy! Ram

How to use CMPivot to find installed service and local admins on various systems

In this post, I will show you how to use CMPivot to run query and get above info from various systems on the network. Enjoy! Ram

WMI Logging

In this post, I will show you how to enable and disable WMI logging. The logs are required, if you want to troubleshoot WMI script deployed within your network. Enjoy! Ram

ManageEngine OpsMgr v12.0 Installation and Configuration

In this post, I am going to install and configure the basic settings for the above. With this configuration, I should be able to monitor Domain Controller, Exchange and SQL Servers. Enjoy! Ram

Migrate Exchange Online MS365 Mailbox to On Premises Exchange

In this post, I am going to migrate MS365 Exchange Online mailbox to On Premises Exchange Server 2019. I am performing this exercise to save monthly subscription fee of $18. I did create MS365 mailbox with subscription for testing. Now the task is complete it is time to cancel and delete the subscription. Enyoy! Ram

vCenter Update 7.0.2.00100 Installation

In this post, I will perform above update. Enjoy! Ram

KB9603111 install for CB2103

In this post, I am going to install above KB released this month to fix few issues with CB2103. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Technical Preview 2104 – Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

In this post, I am going to upgrade current Technical Preview 2103 to Technical Preview 2014 released on Sat of this month. I will also explore all the new features within this release. Enjoy! Ram

Book COVID Vaccine appointment – Toronto – Canada

In this post, I am going to book covid vaccine appointment for me in Toronto – Canada. Thanks Ram

New features in CB2103 – Configuration Manager

In this post, I will cover all the new features released in CB2103. Enjoy! Ram

Edit Excel Sheet in the Cloud

In this post, I am going to show you how to upload a file to OneDrive and share it so people can edit excel sheet at the same time in the CLOUD. Enjoy! Ram

Upgrade CB2010 to CB2103 – Configuration Manager

In this post, I am going to upgrade Current Branch 2010 to Current Branch 2103 which was released 5th April 2021. I will explore new features in this release later with another post. Enjoy! Ram

Veeam B&R Update 1 for version 11.0

In this post, I am going to install Update 1 for Veeam B&R v11.0 Enjoy! Ram

Configure email notification for alerts and reports

In this post, I will create email notification for alerts and reports so that when we have an alert within sccm console we get informed by email to take necessary action. Enjoy! Ram

Device collection audit

In this post, I will show you how to create device collection audit to monitor for deletion, addition and modification of device collection. Enjoy! Ram

Exchange Server 2019 CI and CB test for SSRF

In this post, I will download, install and complete configuration baseline and test whether Exchange 2019 is compliant or non compliant. Enjoy! Ram

How to update Exchange Server 2019 from CU8 to CU9

In this post, I will walk you through the process of installing CU9 for Exchange Server 2019. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Acronis SCS v12.5 – Windows version

In this post, I am going to test Acronis Cyber Backup. The setup will be basic one covering everything you need to know about Acronis backup. Enjoy! Ram

How to update vCenter manually using CLI

In this post, I am going to update vCenter manually using Putty/CLI to latest version 7.02. VMWare released this update early this month. Enjoy! Ram

How to patch standalone esxi host

In this post, I will patch standalone esxi host. Enjoy! Ram

Cisco UCS C220 Configuration

In this post, I am going to show you how to login to Cisco UCS IMC. Enjoy! Ram

Demote Domain Controller in Azure

In this post, I will demote DC in Azure. Enjoy! Ram

Change Deleted Settings in Exchange Server 2019

In this post, I am going to change the duration for deleted items within mail server. Enjoy! Ram

Installing PowerShell 7.1.3

In this post, I will install PS v7.1.3. Enjoy! Ram

Protecting your mail server from March hackers

In this post, I will show you how to protect your mail server from March 2021 hackers who breached and penetrated many hybrid and on premise mail server around the world. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB4600089 for Current Branch 2010 – Configuration Manager

In this post, I will install above KB released by Microsoft for CB2010. Enjoy! Ram

How to install and configure Veritas System Recovery

In this post, I will install and configure Veritas System Recovery – Version 21. Enjoy! Ram

How to update / upgrade Veritas Backup Exec to latest version 21.2

In this post, I will upgrade Veritas Backup Exec to the latest verison. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Technical Preview 2103 – Configuration Manager

In this post we will upgrade TP2102 to TP2103 released yesterday. We will also explore new features with this release. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Veeam B&R v11.0

In this post we will upgrade Veeam B&R to the new version 11.0. Enjoy! Ram

Update esxi host manually

In this post, I will show you how to perform esxi host update manually through CLI. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Technical Preview 2102 – Configuration Manager

In this post we will install TP2102 released by Microsoft yesterday and explore new features within this release. Enjoy! Ram

Installing TurboTax 2020 – Canadian Version

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

How to enable remote errors for Reporting Services

In this post we will enable remote error for SSRS/PBRS. Enjoy! Ram

Multi Session Support for WVD

In this post we will complete the configuration for multi session for WVD in CB2010. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade WIMWITCH to version 2.4.4

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade WIMWITCH to the latest version 2.4.4. If you need more info about WIMWITCH, please search couple of blog posts, I wrote last year. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Technical Preview 2101 – Configuration Manager

In this post, I will upgrade TP2012 to TP2101 released on 29th Jan 2021. Will explore all the new features in this TP version. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB4594177 for Current Branch 2010

In this post we will install above KB to fix issues to CB2010. Enjoy! Ram

Menu bar for Microsoft Edge Browser

As you might have come across there is no Menu bar in Edge Browser. With this extension you can get back the Menu bar. Enjoy! Ram

VMWare tool Installation through CB2010

In this post we will install VMWare tools. Enjoy! Ram

How to convert VHDX to VMDK for use with vSphere 7

In this post, we will convert vhdx to vmdk and use it with vSphere 7. Enjoy! Ram

Removing Operations Manager 2019

In this post, I will show you the steps to remove Microsoft Operations Manager 2019. Enjoy! Ram

Removing Cloud Management Gateway – Current Branch 2010

In this post, I will remove CMG and its stuff from CB2010. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Edge WebView 2 Browser

In this short post, I will show you the install steps for new Edge WebView 2 Browser. Enjoy! Ram

Multiple errors after upgrading Current Branch 2010

In this post, I am sharing various solutions used to fix multiple errors for Current Branch 2010. I upgraded CB2006 this month. After the upgrade Management Point turned unhealthy, Software Update Point failed, Multicast Service Point failed and all my clients were inactive. I had to perform a series of troubleshooting to fix. Hope it […]

How to upgrade Exchange Server 2019 to Cumulative Update 8.

In this post, I will show you the steps to upgrade Exchange Server 2019 from CU7 to CU8. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB4594176 for Current Branch 2010

In this post, we will install above KB for CB2010. Enjoy! Ram

Installing Technical Preview 2012 – Config Manager

In this post, I will show you the install steps for TP2012 and review new features in great details. Enjoy! Ram

CB2010 – RDL Reports to detect Application Dependency

In this post, we will run rdl reports and generate application dependency. Enjoy! Ram

Veeam B&R 10.0.1.4854 Update 4050

In this post we will update above version with patch 4050 released on 2nd Dec 2020. Enjoy! Ram

Features released in CB2010 – Configuration Manager

In this post we will explore the features offered in Current Branch 2010 released last week. Enjoy! Ram

How to upgrade CB2006 to CB2010 – Configuration Manager

Microsoft released CB2010 yesterday. I had the opportunity to upgrade CB2006 to CB2010 within the lab. It was a smooth install. I will have another blog post covering new features within this release. Enjoy! Ram

Teams Compliance Baseline Check

In this post, we will configure configuration item, baseline and deploy the rule to workstation collection and check teams compliance status within the network. Enjoy! Ram

Improve PXE boot time – CB2006

In this post we will run PS script to tweak PXE boot time. Enjoy! Ram

Installing TP2011 – Configuration Manager

In this post, we will update TP2010 to TP2011 within the console and explore new features. Enjoy! Ram

Installing KB4575790 for CB2006 – Config Manager

In this post we will install above KB to fix few things relating to CMG/CO-Management and others. Enjoy! Ram

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