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SCCM Component Status error: “SMS Policy Provider has failed to sign one or more policy assignments”

You experience problems with packages, virtual applications and OS deployment with your SCCM clients. The SCCM server reports “SMS Policy Provider has failed to sign one or more policy assignments. It will retry this operation automatically.” in the Component Status SMS_POLICY_PROVIDER. This may indicate your SCCM Site Server Signing Certificate has expired. This article consists […]

Configure TCP port for SQL Server named instance

When you are using named instances for SQL Server, the TCP port for communication with the Database Engine will be different then the default SQL instance port: 1433. SQL Server will choose dynamic ports for each named instance. This is not very useful in firewall configurations. Therefore you can choose a static port for each […]

Cluster Shared Volume not accessible from other nodes – error ‘STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_PATH(c00000be)’.

When you try to access the Cluster Shared Volume from a cluster node which is not the current owner, the Windows Explorer may hang on opening the ClusterStorage folder. You cannot access the shared volume. You receive the following error in the event log: ‘Cluster Shared Volume…’ is no longer available on this node because […]

Install print driver .inf file from command line

Sometimes you just want to add a printer driver to your Windows client. For example for USB connected printers so you don’t have to manually select the print driver every time connecting the printer to a new client. The following command line can be used in a batch file to automate the driver installation: rundll32 […]

Hyper-V guest / virtual machines failover clustering with cluster shared volumes

Failover clustering for your virtual machines can be a real challenge when it comes to Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV’s). After a few days of research, the following conclusions can be made: Cluster Shared Volumes on Hyper-V R2 (Windows 2008 R2) can only be used by using iSCSI (you can use pass-through disks in your VM’s, […]

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