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Changes to Group Policy Preferences (store passwords)

A couple of days ago, Microsoft annouced that they are removing the feature to set passwords using GPP. The stored passwords can be compromised as they are stored in the Group Policy. This will affect the ability to set local administrator password via GPP and other settings as well.
Read more here:

/Jens Ole

Speaking at Microsoft TechNet TechTalk

Today Microsoft Denmark announced the upcomming TechNet Talk event in May, held at Microsoft headquarter in Hellerup, Denmark.
I am proud to attend as a speaker and hope that you have a chance to enjoy my session about Device Management with Windows Intune and ADFS.

Read more here:

SCCM OSD error: There is not enough space on the disk (error 112)

02/11/2013 1 comment

A couple of days ago, I ran into a strange problem, that I have never seen before.

The system is Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 R3 with MDT 2012 UDI and the Operating System deployed is Windows 7 SP1 x64.
I used a couple of hours over a few days to solve the problem.

First error was that the UDI Status page showed a warning on a unknown application. The application was the last one in the list and was about 1,5 Gb in size.

I checked the Advertisement Status first:

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The operating system reported error 112: There is not enough space on the disk.

I have seen this error before when trying to download the WIM file to a wrong partition Smiley, der blinker but not when installing applications.

I tried running the Task Sequence in a virtual environment and got the following UDI Status:



I got hold of the smsts.* from the computer but the information was overwritten so I could not see the information about the application as I needed.

Changed the parameters in the “Setup Windows and ConfigMgr” step to:

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Ran the OS Deployment (Physical machine) once more and now I could see the error in the smsts.log:

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There is not enough disk space left on this machine for staging the content…

Then I thought that the standard cache size was the problem. I could install in a virtual environment and not on a physical machine, but the physical machine downloaded a driver pack and I didn’t do that in the virtual machine. Could that be my problem, that the cache was full ?

Changed the cache size as a part of the “Setup Windows and ConfigMgr” step.

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The Task Sequence failed with the same error ;-(

The it hit me, BitLocker was enabled as a part of the task sequence:

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When BitLocker is enabled it reserves som space on the disk to continue working, while BitLocker finishes encrypting the harddrive.

Could that be the problem?

I changed the task sequence so BitLocker was enabled after the applications were installed.

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Ran a deployment once more, and…….



Hope this will help you as I could not find much information about this error.


Powerpoint Slides from Microsoft Campus Days 2013

13/10/2013 2 comments

Here are my slides from my presentations at Microsoft Campus Days 2013 in Denmark.

DA307 Windows Server 2012 R2 – Active Directory 3.1

WC304 Windows Intune – ADFS – 3.1

Speaker at Microsoft Campus Days 2013 Event

11/10/2013 3 comments

Hi all,

Just got home from Microsoft Campus Days 2013 Event where I this year presented 2 sessions (level 300).

First Session was at the Windows Client track and about Windows Intune, Direct Management or connected with ConfigMgr 2012 SP1. I also spoke about using DirSync and ADFS. I’m a huge fan of ADFS and if you haven’t looked at ADFS before, now is the right time. More and more services hookup with ADFS.
Read more here: (Content will be updates to Windows Server 2012 R2 soon, I hope)

See the Session “Mobil Device Management med Windows Intune og ADFS Validering” here:

My second session was at the Datacenter track and about upgrading/migrating Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 R2. A lot of customers are still running primarily Windows Server 2008 R2 and some even at older versions!!! I spoke about the new features and functions and how customers are able to use PowerShell to migrate services like DHCP and Network Policy Server (NPS). Nearly all customers/attendees present at my session were still using FRS Replication even if they had upgraded to Windows Server 2008/2008R2/2012. I demo’ed migration of DHCP/NPS using PowerShell and how to upgrade the replication from FRS to DFS-R.

See the Session “Migrating your Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 R2″ here:

Content should be available shortly.

All in all a great event and the evaluations were fine too. Both sessions combined I got approx. 4,5 out of 5 in Speaker performance, Relevance and Match of technical level.

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 RTM product keys available at MS VLSC

09/09/2013 2 comments

FYI: RTM keys/pid’s (KMS/MAK) for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 are now available at Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center

/Jens Ole


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