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First Impressions Windows Server 2022 #Bug found Unable to Sysprep Windows Server 2022 #WindowsServer #WindowsServer2022 #WindowsInsiders #WinServ   Leave a comment

Building a new Lab around Windows server 2022 brings all the basics again , new vm’s new image of wim to vhd , sysprep what ever option you do to build a new lab. In this case I want to sysprep the VM this failed as Edge was not installed for all users. As it is a insider build this probably will be fixed in the next releases.

Unable to Sysprep Windows Server 2022

Running sysprep I got the Following Error.

SYSPRP Package Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Stable_86.0.622.38_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe was installed for a user, but not provisioned for all users. This package will not function properly in the sysprep image.

 

 

SYSPRP Package Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Stable_86.0.622.38_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe was installed for a user, but not provisioned for all users. This package will not function properly in the sysprep image.
2021-03-01 14:21:06, Error                 SYSPRP Failed to remove apps for the current user: 0x80073cf2.
2021-03-01 14:21:06, Error                 SYSPRP Exit code of RemoveAllApps thread was 0x3cf2.
2021-03-01 14:21:06, Error                 SYSPRP ActionPlatform::LaunchModule: Failure occurred while executing ‘SysprepGeneralizeValidate’ from C:\Windows\System32\AppxSysprep.dll; dwRet = 0x3cf2
2021-03-01 14:21:06, Error                 SYSPRP SysprepSession::Validate: Error in validating actions from C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\ActionFiles\Generalize.xml; dwRet = 0x3cf2
2021-03-01 14:21:06, Error                 SYSPRP RunPlatformActions:Failed while validating Sysprep session actions; dwRet = 0x3cf2

 

Unable to Sysprep Windows Server 2022

Uninstalling the MS Edge from the uninstall section

Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Stable_86.0.622.38_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe

 

Unable to Sysprep Windows Server 2022

Unable to Sysprep Windows Server 2022

It’s gone but the SysPrep still failed.

Unable to Sysprep Windows Server 2022

Ah it is a modern app  So we need to remove this, listing all the Microsoft Apps.

 

Unable to Sysprep Windows Server 2022

Getting the Proper Package and remove this

Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Stable_86.0.622.38_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe

Unable to Sysprep Windows Server 2022

 

Powershell Command :

Remove-AppxPackage -Package Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Stable_86.0.622.38_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe

After This is removed I did a Reboot and Installed the MS Edge for all users and the sysprep Went fine.

 

Installing Edge.

#Create temp folder
New-Item -Path ‘C:\temp’ -ItemType Directory -Force | Out-Null

#Install Edge

Invoke-WebRequest  -Uri "http://dl.delivery.mp.microsoft.com/filestreamingservice/files/c39f1d27-cd11-495a-b638-eac3775b469d/MicrosoftEdgeEnterpriseX64.msi" -OutFile ‘c:\temp\MicrosoftEdgeEnterpriseX64.msi’
Invoke-Expression -Command ‘C:\temp\MicrosoftEdgeEnterpriseX64.msi /quiet /norestart’

My syspreped Machine.  with edge

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Posted March 1, 2021 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Windows Server 2022

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Journal, a Microsoft Garage project #Windows10 #Journal #Garage #Wimvp #WindowsInsiders @MSFTGarage   Leave a comment

What is the Journal app ? it is a Windows  10 app helping people who love to journal to evolve their ideas and express themselves quickly with the power of their digital pen.

Description

Journal, a Microsoft Garage project, is an app for Windows that invites people who love to journal to pick up their digital pen, express themselves quickly, and evolve their ideas. Of all the different methods of device interaction, digital ink is unique in the speed and degree of natural expression and in aiding memory. With Journal, disparate ideas can be connected, drawings can be sketched, annotations can be freely inserted, information can be located with search, and you can easily connect your ink across other apps to grow your best ideas. Journal provides an ink-first solution that delivers new AI, intuitive gestures, and connected experiences for Microsoft 365 for work and school (subscription required, sold separately) . It’s designed for people who thrive when writing out their ideas, notes, and sketches. The Microsoft Garage is an outlet for experimental projects for you to try. Learn more at https://garage.microsoft.com

https://garage.microsoft.com

Download the Journal tool from the Store

https://garage.microsoft.com

There is a quick introduction play guide.

Features

  • An ink-first experience for those who write with a digital pen
  • A page-based canvas for easy scrolling, optimized for tablet and 2-in-1 devices
  • New intuitive Ink Gestures that don’t require mode switches
  • Drag and drop your content between pages, or to your favorite applications
  • Microsoft 365 Integration to access your Calendar for faster meeting notes (Subscription required, sold separately)
  • Import and markup PDF documents and images
  • Search using keywords or filters

https://garage.microsoft.com

What’s new in this version

Improved ability to open journals from Documents folders stored on networks – Fixed issue with sending email for M365 Work and School users – Improvements to Scratch Out – Improvements for signing in with Microsoft 365 Work or School account – General bug and performance tweaks with ink AI, undo, and opening/closing journals

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Try it out https://aka.ms/TryJRNL
Learn more https://aka.ms/JRNLblog

 

 

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Posted February 25, 2021 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Windows 10

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Distributed Application Runtime Dapr version 1.0 #Dapr #Azure #Kubernetes #DevOps #Developers #Microservices #AzOps   Leave a comment

Dapr is an open source, portable, event-driven runtime that makes it easy for developers to build resilient, microservice stateless and stateful applications that run on the cloud and edge. Dapr embraces the diversity of all programming languages and developer frameworks and simplifies building applications.

https://docs.dapr.io/getting-started/

Dapr building blocks

 

  • Service Invocation – Resilient service-to-service invocation enables method calls, including retries, on remote services wherever they are running in the supported hosting environment.
  • State management – With state management for key/value pairs, long running, highly available, stateful services can be easily written, alongside stateless services in the same application. The state store is pluggable and can include Azure Cosmos or Redis, with others such as AWS DynamoDB on the component roadmap.
  • Publish and subscribe messaging between services – Publishing events and subscribing to topics between services enables event-driven architectures to simplify horizontal scalability and make them resilient to failure.
  • Event driven resource bindings – Resource bindings and triggers build further on event-driven architectures for scale and resiliency by receiving and sending events to and from any external resources such as databases, queues, file systems, blob stores, webhooks, etc. For example, your code can be triggered by a message on an Azure EventHub service and write data to Azure CosmosDB.
  • Virtual actors – A pattern for stateless and stateful objects that make concurrency simple with method and state encapsulation. Dapr provides many capabilities in its virtual actor runtime including concurrency, state, life-cycle management for actor activation/deactivation and timers and reminders to wake up actors.
  • Distributed tracing between services – Easily diagnose and observe inter-service calls in production using the W3C Trace Context standard and push events to tracing and monitoring systems.

 

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You can read more about Dapr at http://dapr.io, get started with code and samples at https://github.com/dapr/dapr and reach out on gitter.im/Dapr or Twitter @daprdev.

 

Getting started with Dapr is easy and you can start with a few steps described below

How to get up and running with Dapr in minutes

The following steps in this guide are:

  1. Install the Dapr CLI
  2. Initialize Dapr
  3. Use the Dapr API
  4. Configure a component
  5. Explore Dapr quickstarts

 

 

powershell -Command "iwr -useb https://raw.githubusercontent.com/dapr/cli/master/install/install.ps1 | iex"
 
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Important is to close the powershell window and reopen this. Else the module won’t be active
 
 
type dapr
 
 
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Open Powershell 
 
type dapr
 
 

dapr

         __
    ____/ /___ _____  _____
   / __  / __ ‘/ __ \/ ___/
  / /_/ / /_/ / /_/ / /
  \__,_/\__,_/ .___/_/
              /_/

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A serverless runtime for hyperscale, distributed systems

Usage:
  dapr [command]

Available Commands:
  completion     Generates shell completion scripts
  components     List all Dapr components
  configurations List all Dapr configurations
  dashboard      Start Dapr dashboard
  help           Help about any command
  init           Setup dapr in Kubernetes or Standalone modes
  invoke         Invokes a Dapr app with an optional payload (deprecated, use invokePost)
  invokeGet      Issue HTTP GET to Dapr app
  invokePost     Issue HTTP POST to Dapr app with an optional payload
  list           List all Dapr instances
  logs           Gets Dapr sidecar logs for an app in Kubernetes
  mtls           Check if mTLS is enabled in a Kubernetes cluster
  publish        Publish an event to multiple consumers
  run            Launches Dapr and (optionally) your app side by side
  status         Shows the Dapr system services (control plane) health status.
  stop           Stops multiple running Dapr instances and their associated apps
  uninstall      Removes a Dapr installation

Flags:
  -h, –help      help for dapr
      –version   version for dapr

Use “dapr [command] –help” for more information about a command.
subcommand is required

 
 
dapr init
 

PS C:\Windows\system32> dapr init
Making the jump to hyperspace…
Downloading binaries and setting up components…
Unable to find image ‘openzipkin/zipkin:latest’ locally
latest: Pulling from openzipkin/zipkin
docker: no matching manifest for windows/amd64 10.0.17763 in the manifest list entries.
See ‘docker run –help’.

 
 
 

Quickstarts and Samples

 
You can try out the Dapr quickstarts right here to begin your own personal journey into Microservices on Azure. 
 
 
 

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Windows Virtual Desktop metadata now available in West Europe #WVD #Azop #Azure #VDI #CloudComputing #metadata   Leave a comment

 

When Creating a new windows virtual desktop I noticed that the meta locations are also available in europe.

When creating a new WVD host pool you can select the Metadata location. this is a great option as many customers ask me why is this in a non europe location, and can this be changed.

Well there are now 2 europe locations

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Creating a new Host pool

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An overview from the Host pools and now also one in europe

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Metadata will be stored in Azure geography associated with (Europe) West Europe

How ever not everything is updated yet

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Source : Azure Products by Region | Microsoft Azure

 

Changing the Host pool location with the Update-azwvdhostpool is not possible

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The –location option is not a valid option.

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It is nice to see the meta data is stored in europe and with this Windows virtual desktop is getting better and better all the time.

 

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Sure, it’s not the most exciting aspect of an IT administrator’s job but having a reliable and secure backup and disaster recovery strategy could be the most important thing you do. I’m sure you’ve heard many data loss horror stories that have crippled organizations costing thousands, if not millions, of dollars. This free eBook from Altaro will make sure you’re not the next horror story victim.

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The Backup Bible Complete Edition, written by backup expert and Microsoft MVP Eric Siron, is comprised of 200+ pages of actionable content divided into 3 core parts, including 11 customizable templates enabling you to create your own personalized backup strategy.

Part 1 and 2 are updated versions of previously released eBooks (Creating a Backup & Disaster Recovery Strategy and Backup Best Practices in Action) but Part 3 is a brand-new section on disaster recovery (Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Blueprint) that includes tons of valuable insights into the process of gathering organizational information required to build a DR plan and how to carry it out in practical terms.

One of the most useful features of The Backup Bible is the customizable templates and lists that enable the reader to put the theory into practice. These are found in the appendix but are linked in the text at the end of each relevant chapter. If you are going to read this book cover to cover it would be a good idea to fill out the templates and lists as you go through it, so by the time you’ve finished reading you’ll have a fully personalized backup action plan ready for you to carry out!

The Backup Bible Complete Edition also works as a great reference guide for all IT admins and anyone with an interest in protecting organizational data. And the best thing of all: it’s free!

What are you waiting for? Download your copy now!

 

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