ENABLE MICROSOFT KAIZALA COMPLIANCE

Kaizala is a simple and secure mobile chat app for work. If you need more information about the product, navigate to the product description https://products.office.com/en/business/microsoft-kaizala.
During May 2019, Microsoft started to rollout the Kaizala admin management portal worldwide. To reach the portal, open your browser and browse to manage.kaiza.la.

If you would like to enable the complaint settings, you need to meet some pre-requisites. Those pre-requisites you can find on flowing page:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Office365/Kaizala/backup-export-org-data#prerequisites

If you check your current licences trough PowerShell, you will see that there is no Kaizala Licence assigned, even if you use Microsoft 365 licences (SPE_E3):

Connect-AzureAD
$userUPN="your admin account here"

$licensePlanList = Get-AzureADSubscribedSku

$userList = Get-AzureADUser -ObjectID $userUPN | Select -ExpandProperty AssignedLicenses | Select SkuID 

$userList | ForEach { $sku=$_.SkuId ; $licensePlanList | ForEach { If ( $sku -eq $_.ObjectId.substring($_.ObjectId.length - 36, 36) ) { Write-Host $_.SkuPartNumber } } }

Output from the script:

This results in the following error message if you try to enable the compliance for Kaizala:
Error : “Please make sure your organization has Kaizala Pro, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint licenses.”

To enable the compliance on the portal, you need a Kaizala Pro licence.
I started a trial on the page https://products.office.com/en/business/microsoft-kaizala and assigend a licence to my admin account:

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Assigend is a Kaizala Pro licence to the admin account

However, after correcting the licence for the admin account, I was able to configure the compliance settings within the Kaizala portal.

Let me know if you have similar experience or facing other issues.

SPEAKING AT EXPERTS LIVE SWITZERLAND 2019

I’m excited to be chosen as a speaker at Experts Live Switzerland 2019. Experts Live Switzerland 2019 will take place on June 20 in the Workspace Welle 7 in Bern Switzerland. Experts Live Switzerland is a one-day event with 17 sessions in three parallel tracks focusing on Microsoft Cloud, Datacenter and Modern Workplace opics, with Microsoft MVPs, speakers from Microsoft and other industry experts.

I am happy to speak about Modern Workplace and how you can move from a classic or legacy deployment to a new Modern Device deployment. This will cover some Microsoft 365 features like Windows 10, Autopilot & Intune.

Check out the Experts Live Switzerland for more detailed information’s. Would be cool to see you there!

Speaking at Microsoft Tech Summit & Experts Live in Switzerland

The Microsoft community year 2019 starts very soon, also in Switzerland. In the USA the Experts Live US in Austin and the Midwest Management Summit (MMS) are just around the corner.
In the most beautiful capital of the world, Bern, interesting Microsoft community events will take place this year. I am proud to be a part of it.

Microsoft Tech Summit 2019
The Microsoft Tech Summit will take place on April 3 & 4.
The first keynote will be held by Scott Hanselmann, Partner Program Manager & Web Developer at Microsoft: The Microsoft Open Source Cinematic Universe. Also on this day, further information about the Microsoft Datacenters in Switzerland will be presented. I’m looking forward to my session on April 4th where I’ll be happy to share some tips and tricks about Microsoft 365, Autopilot and Intune! Hope to see you there!
Microsoft Tech Summit 2019

Experts Live Switzerland
A bit later this year, in June, exactly at 20th, the Experts Live Switzerland will takes place. Organized by districtUP located in Bern. The event will again take place at Welle 7 directly at the train station. I will speaking about Modern Workplace Management. The one day event and the sessions are held in German. Details will follow soon on my blog or directly under on the Experts Live webpage: www.expertslive.ch

This will be a great start into the community year 2019! So, see YOU there!

Hyper-V error during RDS VDI collection creation

For a RDS VDI test environment we decided to use an internal switch on the Hyper-V server. This is not working.

As a consequence, in Hyper-V the external network was not up. This resulted in the following error during the creation of a VDI collection:

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Server computer.domain.com either does not have a virtual switch configured or none of the configured virtual switches have an IP address assigned

This is unlikely to be a concern in any type of real life environment because those will have the external NIC connected at all times. However, it may occur when you are in a test environment and are trying to isolate from the production environment.

Conclusion: You have to configure an external switch which is connected to a physical LAN cable. DHCP is enough but of course you can also set a static IP on the NIC.

Issue removing old SQL Server from ConfigMgr

Situation before migration:

1x Primary Site ConfigMgr 2012 R2 no CU (OS Win 2008 R2) – no OS upgrade Support (*)
2x Secondary Sites 2012 R2 no CU
1x SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 no CU
2’500 Clients worldwide

Goal:

1 Primary Site Current Branch 1511
New OS Windows Server 2012 R2
1 local installed SQL Server
no more Secondary Sites
several DP’s around the world

Most of the things went smoothly but at one point for now we stuck. We’re not able to remove the old remote SQL Server. The Server still appears in the Site System Roles and if we try to remove the Site Database server role (remove is not greyed out) we recieve the error: “The Server cannot be deleted because it contains the following roles:”

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We also tried to change the reg keys under SMS_Site_Componets_Manager\Multisite Componet Server\”Name of remote SQL”\Deinstallation Start Time\ set to 1.

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Solution

Run the following Query in SQL Management Studio in order to find and replace the orphaned relationships.

Change with the corresponding names in < > and run against the SCCM DB :

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use CM_<sitecode>
declare @ServerName varchar(15)
set @ServerName=’<orphanFQDN>

delete from statusmessages where machinename=@ServerName
delete from Summarizer_Components where MachineName like ‘%’+@ServerName+’%’
delete from summarizer_sitesystem where sitesystem like ‘%’+@ServerName+’%’
delete from statusmessageinsstrs where insstrvalue like ‘%’+@ServerName+’%’
delete from sysreslist where servername=@ServerName
delete from sc_sysresuse where nalpath like ‘%’+@ServerName+’%’

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After that, reboot the Primary Site. This will remove the server from your Management Console and ConfigMgr Database.

(*)
ConfigMgr CB 1602 no supports OS Upgrade from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2. Make sure you uninstall WSUS first.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt622084.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

Cheers, Al

 

 

 

 

 

Merger of itnetx gmbh and Syliance IT Services GmbH

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BERN/ZÜRICH. Two of the most important companies in the field of Microsoft Workplace, Cloud and Management Solutions, Syliance IT Services GmbH and itnetx gmbh, will merge as of 1st July 2015 to form the new company, itnetX AG.

A situation of market collaboration will prove to be fruitful: „This fusion makes sense and is important”, says Markus Erlacher, CEO of itnetx gmbh, „we will combine our energies, create synergy and send a clear signal of intent that we are committed to growth and business expansion”. The merger of the two companies will strengthen the market leadership and enable more customers more intensive treatment from the company offices in Bern and Glattbrugg, Zürich.

„The ability to offer integrated solutions and services in the rapidly-evolving IT markets is essential for our success”, says Dieter Gasser, CEO of Syliance IT Services GmbH. „With this merger we are consolidating and expanding our range of services; we can offer our customers proprietary software solutions and architecture and process consulting, in addition to systems integration and managed services”.

The newly-formed itnetX AG is aiming at changes in the IT market and the Microsoft Cloud First, Mobile First strategy lies at the heart of the business model. The new organization comprises 5 strategic business units: Modern Workplace Solutions, Management Solutions, Cloud and Datacenter Solutions, and Software Solutions, all of which are complemented by Managed Services.

With focus on Microsoft-based solutions, the future portfolio will include SaaS offerings and services such as Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Intune and System Center, Windows Client and Windows Server. The whole package is rounded off with a range of software products targeted at Private and Public Cloud environments. This allows itnetX AG to advise customers much more comprehensively and bring added value to their business.

The work of itnetX AG also includes a continued active participation in the community with various blogs, book publications, 5 highly qualified MVPs (Most Valuable Professional) and private events such as the annual System Center Universe Europe (www.systemcenteruniverse.eu).

More information available upon request via Email: info@itnetx.ch or visit www.itnetx.ch.

Markus Erlacher Dieter Gasser

CEO itnetx gmbh CEO Syliance IT Services GmbH