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    Adam Gordon

    Fabio,

    Great question !! Let's see what we can do to help you out:

    There are A LOT of things floating around regarding SCCM WSUS maintenance and how to do it effectively. The problem is that many of them are confusing to follow and are not always accurate and correct. :(

    Take a look at this blog post, as it is a very good overview and has great guidance on what to do, in what order, and how to do it correctly:

    https://www.anoopcnair.com/sccm-wsus-maintenance-cleanup-tasks/

    IN addition, if you want a complete overview and end to end documentation as well as great version specific issue guidance and differences in behavior, then read the following together:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/software-updates-maintenance

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4490644/complete-guide-to-microsoft-wsus-and-configuration-manager-sup-maint

    Please take a look at then let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Good Luck !!

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Daniel,

    I hope all is well. As part of the general reorganization/reimagining of the Microsoft certifications that Microsoft Learning has undertaken over the last year, there is a move towards 3 broad new categories of certifications, as noted here:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/certification-overview.aspx

    1. Fundamental - Ideal for individuals just starting in technology or thinking about a career change.

    2. Associate - Two years of comprehensive working experience.

    3. Expert - Two to five years of deep technical experience.

    The MTA certification is still available as of now, and basically lines up with the Fundamentals level.

    Since all of the three new levels Microsoft has announced are new, there is not much study material available in general for any of them right now.

    STAY TUNED THOUGH, as we are pushing hard to produce new content for many of those certifications over the next months.

    :)

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Daniel,

    I hope all is well. You would qualify for the following certification once you take and pass the MS-900 exam:

    Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals

    You can see the information here:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/microsoft-365-fundamentals.aspx

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Giovanni,

    I hope all is well. Have you tried the following:

    1. The Windows Modules Installer service needs to be set to available and running, and it may not be, so double check that, as it is set to manual by default.

    2. There are several known issues with these kind of errors occurring due to missing Windows Updates. In particular, this one, even though it is almost a year old at this point:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4093112/windows-10-update-kb4093112

    Double check that the box is not missing any updates either.

    1. There are also times (rare) when disabling firewall / antivirus software may help, as it may be preventing registry updates from being completed.

    I am not sure if any of these will be helpful, but Good Luck.

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Dan,

    I hope all is well. A simple definition of Federation is: to extend trust to an EXTERNAL party, and by doing so, allowing users from their organization to access resources in your organization. This allows for the provisioning and extension of Single Sign On (SSO) capabilities to other organizations.

    If you want to see what Federation Services in Active Directory (ADFS) are capable of, and learn more about them, take a look at the following URL:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/active-directory-federation-services

    Good Luck !!

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Daniel,

    I hope all is well. There is more to it than that, but in a nutshell, you are correct.

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Dan,

    I hope all is well. I am unsure what Show/Episode you are watching and referring to specifically, so if you want to let me know as a follow up, I can answer the first part of your question more directly.

    Having said that, GENERALLY, the way that an App-Triggered VPN profile works is as follows:

    VPN profiles in Windows 10 can be configured to connect automatically on the launch of a specified set of applications. You can configure desktop or Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps to trigger a VPN connection. You can also configure per-app VPN and specify traffic rules for each app.

    The app identifier for a desktop app is a file path. The app identifier for a UWP app is a package family name.

    So, this is not really a mechanism that would be used to limit the amount of applications that could be used, BUT RATHER is the trigger that causes the VPN to connect automatically.

    If you wanted to allow or block certain applications, then a policy based solution such as APP LOCKER would be what you will want to explore.

    Take a look at the following link:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-application-control/applocker/what-is-AppLocker

    Specific to part 2 of your question, about whether using Virtual Box, or some form of virtualization solution to run one or more VM's to give you a place to try things out, that is a great idea, and does help you to avoid issues and concerns that may arise if a command or program does something to your machine.

    I hope that helps to explain what you were asking about.

    Good Luck !!

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Dan,

    I hope all is well. This cmdlet, and many others, started to be available in Windows 8 / Server 2012 with PowerShell version 4.

    They ARE NOT supported/available on Windows 7.

    You could use the following if you wanted to be able to do the same thing that this cmdlet does:

    (gwmi win32_networkadapterconfiguration -filter 'ipenabled=true').IpAddress[0]

    Sorry about the answer, but hope it helps to clear things up.

    If you have any other questions, let us know.

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Dan,

    I hope all is well. Take a look at the following link, about 3/4 of the way down the page you will find a table that will give you a good overview of each of the different branches and how they operate:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install-winpc/frequently-asked-questions-windows-10/5c0b9368-a9e8-4238-b1e4-45f4b7ed2fb9

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Bedrock1977,

    I hope all is well. So, you want to use an Ubuntu VM in Azure to run EVE-NG ... COOL....

    There are not too many things to know when setting up / enabling FTP access in Azure for a VM, Linux or Windows, it does not really matter.

    Just in case you have missed something with the NSG rules, and / or networking, take a look at the following:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/nsg-quickstart-portal?toc=%2Fazure%2Fvirtual-machines%2Fwindows%2Ftoc.json

    The bigger issues tend to be in ensuring that the O/S in the VM is setup properly and that FTP is configured to work correctly.

    Take a look at the URL below to ensure that you have FTP configured correctly and have a user account that will be allowed to connect and access the necessary directories:

    https://www.krizna.com/ubuntu/setup-ftp-server-ubuntu-16-04/

    I am not exactly sure where the issue may lay, but I think it is in one of the two places I have pointed you to.

    Take a look, and see if anything changes once you try somethings out. Be in touch as needed to discuss your thoughts, options, and / or choices.

    Good Luck !!

    Cheers,

    Adam

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