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About chentiangemalc

specializes in end-user computing technologies. disclaimer 1) use at your own risk. test any solution in your environment. if you do not understand the impact/consequences of what you're doing please stop, and ask advice from somebody who does. 2) views are my own at the time of posting and do not necessarily represent my current view or the view of my employer and family members/relatives. 3) over the years Microsoft/Citrix/VMWare have given me a few free shirts, pens, paper notebooks/etc. despite these gifts i will try to remain unbiased.

Force DPI Scaling For Configuration Manager Console

Versions of Configuration Manager Console prior to 1704 are painful to use on  4K displays which much of the text either completely unreadable or requires use of magnifier… A shim can be created using Application Compatibility Administrator (x86) from the … Continue reading

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Case of the OneDrive for Business “Sorry can’t add your folder right now”

Setting up OneDrive for Business successfully completed sign-in and two factor authentication, but failed on final step with error: Sorry, OneDrive can’t add your folder right now Please contact support. Taking a trace with Fiddler showed a HTTP 501 error … Continue reading

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Unable to Import Boot Images in ConfigMgr on Server 2016

Attempting to import any boot image in ConfigMgr console showed the following error: The specified file can not be imported. Make sure the file is not read only and you have read and write access to it. Checking share and … Continue reading

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Case of The ICACLS /RESET Destruction

Someone advised me their Windows 10 had become extremely unstable. Issues included Edge would open for a second then immediately close. In addition frequently they received the message “The Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Update Assistant – Something Went Wrong 0x80070241

Attempting to run Windows 10 Update Assistant for Windows 10 Creator’s update failed with error 0x80070241. Checking C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setuperr.log we find the following errors: SP     CMountWIM::DoExecute: Failed to mount WIM file C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\winre.wim. Error 0x80070241[gle=0x00000241]SP     Operation failed: Mount WIM file C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\winre.wim, index … Continue reading

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Case of the Empty Properties in ConfigMgr WMI Queries

To improve ConfigMgr performance, by default not all properties are retrieved when running a WMI query. The ConfigMgr PowerShell cmdlets by default retrieve all properties, but have a –Fast option, which gives us the same results as the normal WMI … Continue reading

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Simple WMI Trace Viewer in PowerShell

Run this script as local Administrator to start tracing WMI events. When you are done tracing hit ENTER to view the results. This does not display all WMI trace events, check the WMI Activity Trace event log in Windows Event … Continue reading

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