Nicole Lee 2 Comments

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2021

On the 24th September, we hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning, and we are pleased to say it had been a huge success!

Firstly, we would like to thank all our guests for coming and supporting our Coffee Morning. We would also like to extend thanks to our lovely staff who brought in all the cakes and biscuits (we’ve got some talented bakers among us!). Everyone had been extremely generous and together we have raised over £400!

It was incredibly nice to see so many new and old familiar faces whom we cannot thank enough for attending and supporting this worthwhile cause. We were so glad to see everyone having a great time and enjoying themselves.

All in all, it had been a very successful morning and we can’t wait to host our next Coffee Morning!

Nicole Lee 1 Comment

We Moved!

For over a decade, itQED has been based in a modest office in Knowl Hill.  As our company developed, it became clear that we were outgrowing this office and it was time to say our goodbyes to Knowl Hill.

Our beautiful new office in Arborfield is a converted barn and more suited to our thriving operations.  First floor, we have our support desk and projects team working hard, as always, to provide the best support and service to our clients.  Ground floor, we have our back office crew, and our new and improved deployment centre. We are also enjoying our new kitchen area, breaking it in with Nando’s!

What we are the most excited about, however, is our brand spanking new board room with state-of-the-art equipment (more on this in another blog).  We are looking forward to using the new tech and the room for face-to-face and remote training.

As we are now settling in, we are hoping to invite our friends, neighbours, and clients over soon for a Macmillan Coffee Morning to enjoy some cakes, tea, and coffee. Stay tuned for more information!

Colin Weeks No Comments

WSUS With Windows 10 1607

There was a case where a 2012 R2 server was being used to deploy Windows updates via WSUS to centrally manage client update approvals. Once the Windows 10 classification was added the WSUS console would not open. When connecting to the console an error stating that it could not connect to the database.

After further investigation and testing, it appeared that a recent update to the server had caused the issue. Specifically, the Windows update KB3159706 had caused this issue. This update appears to enable the new decryption feature in Windows 10 so that it can natively decrypt ESD files. After uninstalling this update the console worked as normal, however, the Windows 10 1607 machines weren’t appearing in the console correctly and updates weren’t applying correctly.

To resolve this issue, following steps were carried out:

  • Ensured that the April 2014 rollup was installed on the server KB2919355 along with KB3095113.
  • Installed KB3159706 on the server and restarted.
  • Opened an elevated command prompt and then ran following command “C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\wsusutil.exe postinstall /servicing”
  • Enabled HTTP Activation in roles and features within server manager.
  • Restarted the WSUS service.

Once the above steps had been completed, the console opened correctly and you could view all the Windows 10 1607 devices along with their associated updates. The WSUS console was able to push out Windows patches to Windows 10 machines correctly.

Reference : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3159706/update-enables-esd-decryption-provision-in-wsus-in-windows-server-2012-and-windows-server-2012-r2