Peer Cache Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks regarding Peer Cache in ConfigMgr. You may already know some of these things, but they will be rather foundational to my next post for automating the lifecycle of Peer Cache sources.

Nathan Ziehnert

8 minute read

It’s been a bit of time since my last post due to working on a rather large migration project. As part of this project we’re looking to utilize peer to peer content sharing features like BranchCache and Peer Cache since the client has numerous remote locations that are too small to warrant their own distribution point but also have limited bandwidth so we can’t have every client reaching out to the distribution point at the same time.

Fix WPF in 1809 WinPE - Temporary Workaround

The new ADK for 1809 has a bug in the WinPE addon which makes WPF (Windows Presentation Framework) based GUIs cease to function. This blog post covers a quick work around until Microsoft releases an official fix.

Nathan Ziehnert

5 minute read

Had a client reach out to me last week after installing the new Windows 10 ADK and the Windows PE addon. A script that I had created for them to assign machine names, OU location, and time zones ceased to function. It would open for about 2-3 seconds and then immediately close, causing the task sequence to fail due to the exit code from PowerShell. I spent a bit of time troubleshooting the issue with him and isolated it to the following error:

Let's Learn EM+S: Privileged Identity Management for Azure AD

Cloud based management and other mobility and security products from Microsoft aren't going anywhere anytime soon, so it's time you start learning them. We're going to work through a lot of stuff over the coming months, so buckle up and let's get going!

Nathan Ziehnert

7 minute read

I’ve worked in some interesting environments. By “interesting” I mean everyone had the keys to the kingdom. Every IT person on staff had domain admin privileges. Yeah. Let that sink in. Of course I’m not alone in my experience at that environment - I’ve heard numerous other stories like this. Remediation is always “planned” but since the policies have been in place for so long, there are a lot of steps that need to be taken to make sure that the…