SCCM/MDT – The latest version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is available

After few months of waiting, the latest version (8456) of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) is now available for download. This version provides support for Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019. You can get it from https://aka.ms/mdtdownload As always, you will have to update your existing MDT share and/or the SCCM integration.

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SCCM – Offline servicing for Windows Server 2019 is not working

If you use System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to manage updates deployment, OS deployment and additionally keeping up to date your OS image (WIM), you need to know that SCCM offline servicing is incorrectly detecting Windows Server 2019 WIM image as Windows Server 2016. This has been confirmed as a bug in SCCM and should be fixed with the next SCCM update. In the interim you can either continue to…

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Azure – Azure Backup Server now support SQL 2017 and Windows Server 2019

Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) v3 now support SQL 2017 workloads and can be installed on Windows Server 2019. In addition MABS v3 introduces support for TLS 1.2 and support for VMware VM backup (vCenter and ESXi 6.5 and auto-protection when new VMWare VM’s are added to a protected folder) You can get here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-microsoft-azure-backup#software-package to know how to upgrade to MABS v3.

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Windows – Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019 are available again

After a little bit more than a month and half after quickly pulling out Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019, they are now available again through the usual channels: MSDN (by the end of this week), VLC, Media Creation tool or WindowsUpdate (this one may take a little bit more time to be available to everyone). In addition, some additional complements: Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows…

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Windows Server 2019 – You can now easily redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS

With Windows Server 2019 (and Windows 10 1809), IIS 10 comes with a new capability called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). This capability is simplifying the implementation of HTTP to HTTPS redirect. With previous version of IIS, you had to implement either HTTP Redirect Module (with the down side of 2 separate IIS website) or using URL Rewrite Module to get any HTTP request being redirected to HTTPS. Now, by…

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Windows – Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019 have been pulled out

UPDATE Nov 14th, 2018 – Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019 are available again – https://t.co/NvLFSII9fM Just few days after the release of Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019, Microsoft has pulled out these releases from MSDN (and possibly Volume license) as well as paused the delivery through Windows Update. This follows reports of missing files and Microsoft is investigating (limited details available here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4464619/windows-10-update-history)

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Windows – Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019 are now available

UPDATE Oct, 6th – Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019 have been pulled out for further investigation after issues reported (see https://t.co/WLZS6uC7Px) Windows 10 1809 update is being rolled out through WindowsUpdate and is already available using the Installation Media tool or MSDN. Windows Server 2019 is also available on MSDN or in evaluation, additional availability (volume licensing, Azure VM) will come within the next few days.

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Azure – Windows Server 2019 Preview is available as VM image

Windows Server 2019 Preview (the next major release of Windows Server) is now available for Azure Virtual Machine. Just search for Windows Server 2019 when you create a new virtual machine Search the marketplace (https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/) for Windows Server 2019 Or access the marketplace directly from this URL https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/microsoft-hyperv.rs5_preview Enjoy

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