Windows 10 Includes Major Changes to Windows Update

Microsoft recently released Windows 10 to the public and an area of significant change is the Windows Update process.  Basically, security patch installation and associated reboots are required, and a faster update cycle will be enforced which includes delivery of new features along with those security patches.  As usual, many will voice their complaints but this is a direction that is now...

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View Progress of Hyper-V Snapshot Merge

Overview In Microsoft Hyper-V, snapshots are merged with disks when the machine is shut down.  This means that if a snapshot has been taken and deleted, it will not be merged until the virtual machine is off for a long enough period of time to merge the files.  In Hyper-V Manager, progress is not shown.  To view progress of the snapshot merge, a PowerShell Command must be run. When this is...

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Install Standalone Microsoft SCCM 2012 Endpoint Protection Agent

If Microsoft Endpoint is deployed within a mixed mode SCCM environment, external clients may still require antivirus protection.  Since SCCM runs in mixed mode, no internet-based client management is possible and Endpoint cannot be deployed directly from the admin console. The standalone Endpoint agent install is available through the SCCM install media. Browse or unzip the full SCCM install...

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