The Component Store has been corrupted. Error 0x80073712 #NotesfromField

Oh no! I'm unable to install features on server! So my attempt to install desktop experience features on Windows Server failed and gave me the error: "The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed. Installation of  one or more roles, role services or features failed. The component store has been corrupted. … Continue reading The Component Store has been corrupted. Error 0x80073712 #NotesfromField

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Integrating Power BI with Configuration Manager

Ever wished that SCCM gave you some more insights? Welcome to the club! Why they don't ship SCCM with some more visualizations beats me..but a Power BI template is here to help. I'm taking you through setting this up. First things first.We'll run through the pre-installation checklist Powershell version 5+ is required. Use get-host command … Continue reading Integrating Power BI with Configuration Manager

Log files to refer on content distribution in Configuration Manger

This post focuses on log files that one needs to refer when installing, managing and troubleshooting distribution points and content management  in SCCM. I also made an attempt to describe the process related to what each log file reflects as well. Alryt! We are good to go! SMSPROV.LOG is the first log we are concerned … Continue reading Log files to refer on content distribution in Configuration Manger

Windows 10 Releases

With Microsoft deciding to stick into name "Windows 10" no matter how new the release is, it is confusing to differentiate between its versions. (well..at least for me! :P) This table is extracted from an article in technet. Servicing option Version OS build Availability date Latest revision date Current Branch (CB) 1703 15063.483 04/11/2017 07/11/2017 … Continue reading Windows 10 Releases

A Step by step guide to set up Azure SQL sync with a local SQL database

In this post I go through the steps to implement synchronization of a local SQL database to a database on SQL on Azure, which is the PaaS offering of Azure. Let's Dive in! Creating a Resource Group This step is optional. You may use an existing resource group. But I'd advice creating a new RG … Continue reading A Step by step guide to set up Azure SQL sync with a local SQL database