FIX and Thoughts on Autopilot Pre-Provision Error 0x80180014

It was one of days where you get these sort of errors just after completing a task. That big ol' unsatisfying red screen with an error. This time it was We couldn't finish MDM enrollment. Error 0x80180014 At 1st glance, though the Reset button will fix the issue. However it didn't. It resets the machine … Continue reading FIX and Thoughts on Autopilot Pre-Provision Error 0x80180014

Another Reason Why The AVD Session Hosts Are Failing To Load FSLogix User Profiles

Azure Files plays a big role in the Azure Virtual Desktop depolyments and for FSLogix to work in the intended way, the storage account needs to be joined to the domain. It can be either extending the on-premises domain to Azure by setting up a domain controller in the respective region or by setting up … Continue reading Another Reason Why The AVD Session Hosts Are Failing To Load FSLogix User Profiles

FIX: Windows 2019 CIS Benchmark Image Stopping the Azure VM Becoming the NTP Server After Transferring the PDC Emulator

In a Windows Domain environment the time is always working in a hierarchical manner. Server that holds the PDC emulator role holds the NTP Server and the other DCs will sync time from it and the members will sync time from those domain controllers. At times you have to change the FSMO Roles to a … Continue reading FIX: Windows 2019 CIS Benchmark Image Stopping the Azure VM Becoming the NTP Server After Transferring the PDC Emulator

Azure MFA Authentication Loop Fix

Issue: Office 365 Web apps users (SharePoint Online, Office.com, OWA etc.) will receive the MFA prompt every time after opening the browser.Ideally the browser should honor the “Stay signed in?” messages when there are no session lifetime settings configured.When the user click Yes, the persistent browser cookie will get saved and work for 90 days. … Continue reading Azure MFA Authentication Loop Fix

Windows Server 2019 Time zone issues with Daylight Savings option on/off?

Issue:Domain Controller A is sitting in a different time zone and Domain Controller B that holds the PDC Emulator FSMO role is sitting in another time-zone.DC A is on WS2019  - does not use Daylight saving settingsDC B is on WS2012R2 - uses Daylight savingIdeally DC A should run 1 hour behind as they are … Continue reading Windows Server 2019 Time zone issues with Daylight Savings option on/off?

Stop MS Teams Auto Starting

Teams installation with no auto start switch has issues in many levels where it’s not honoring the switch. Even though it installs and won’t auto launch for the first time, when the user logs off and log back in, it auto launches and creating the below registry key in the HKEY User hive.  Location: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run String … Continue reading Stop MS Teams Auto Starting