New tool from Microsoft: Policy Analyzer

Microsoft released a new tool for analyzing and comparing sets of Group Policy Objects (GPOs). The tool is is deliverd in a .zip file and requires no installation.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/secguide/archive/2016/01/22/new-tool-policy-analyzer.aspx

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Features On Demand

How To Patch Windows Image to be able to install Features On Demand on patched Windows Server 2012:
0. Show applied patches:
WMIC QFE > PATCHES.TXT
NOTEPAD PATCHES.TXT
1. Download patches using “WSUS Offline Update”
C:wsusofflineUpdateGenerator.exe
2. Mount the wim-file using dism:
dism /mount-wim /WimFile:C:wsusofflinewiminstall.wim /index:2 /mountDir:C:wsusofflinedismmount
3. Apply patches
dism “/Image:c:wsusofflinedismmount” /Add-Package “/PackagePath:C:wsusofflineclientw62-x64temp”
4. Commit changes
dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:c:wsusofflinedismmount /commit
5. Repeat step 2-4 for the other images (index 1,3,4)

References:
http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/kbase/VirtualizationTips/GeneralVirtualizationTips/ServerVirtualizationTips/ManagementAdministration/CheckinginstalledupdatesonServerCore.html
http://www.sysadminlab.net/mobile/creating-a-fully-patch-install-wim-for-windows-78-without-mdt-but-using-wsus-offline-updater
http://blogs.technet.com/b/joscon/archive/2013/06/24/3532554.aspx#pi47623=2
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh825626.aspx

To list packages added to the image:
dism /Image:C:wsusofflinedismmount /Get-Packages

For troubleshooting installations:
C:WindowsLogsCBSCBS.LOG

Publishing of older posts

I have decided to publish some of my older posts that I held private as they was mostly ment as a collection of good links for my own use. Most of them are related to System Center 2012 but other areas are included as well.

SPN settings in SCOM 2012
SCOM 2012 Agent Discovery Fails
System Center 2012 Operations Manager Survival Guide
Operations Manager 2012 Sizing Helper Tool
How to become an expert
Monitoring Text and CSV log files in System Center Operations Manager
Visio and SharePoint extensions for System Center 2012
WS-Management/SMASH in SCOM 2012
Script to backup MPs
Regular expressions in SCOM
Remote Server Administration Toolkit for Windows 8
How to Create Your Own Windows Azure Publish Settings File
SCOM Remote Maintenance Mode Scheduler 2.0
Understanding Operations Manager Maintenance Mode
How to make Operations Manager 2012 (SCOM 2012) Fault Tolerant