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Surface Laptop 3 Drivers and Firmware (March 2024)

Surface Laptop 3 Drivers and Firmware (March 2024)

Andres Bohren
Hi All, Once in a while, i check if there are new Drivers and Firmware for my Surface Laptop 3. This time i was lucky. Just a few Weeks ago, Microsoft has released an updated Package Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Processor Drivers and Firmware I’ve dowloaded the *.msi for Windows 11 and installed the Update Regards Andres Bohren Windows Logo
Microsoft Remote Desktop for AVD and Windows 365 1.2.5255

Microsoft Remote Desktop for AVD and Windows 365 1.2.5255

Andres Bohren
Hi All, When you start the Remote Desktop Client, it checks for Updates and will inform you in the Notification Bar and you can see also a green arrow, that indicates an Update Release Notes: What’s new in the Remote Desktop client for Windows Fixed the regression that caused a display issue when a user selects monitors for their session. Installing the Update You can check the Versions by selecting the three dots on top right and select “About”
Microsoft Remote Desktop for AVD and Windows 365 1.2.5254

Microsoft Remote Desktop for AVD and Windows 365 1.2.5254

Andres Bohren
Hi All, When you start the Remote Desktop Client, it checks for Updates and will inform you in the Notification Bar and you can see also a green arrow, that indicates an Update Release Notes: What’s new in the Remote Desktop client for Windows Fixed the regression that caused a display issue when a user selects monitors for their session. Installing the Update You can check the Versions by selecting the three dots on top right and select “About”
Azure Arc enabled Server with Azure Connected Machine Agent

Azure Arc enabled Server with Azure Connected Machine Agent

Andres Bohren
Hi All, A few Weeks ago, i have installed Window Server 2025 Insider build. It is shipped with a prominent Wizard to Connect the Server with Azure Arc. So i decided to give it a try. Azure Arc pricing MS Learn Overview of Azure Connected Machine agent Azure ARC Setup The Insider Preview comes with a Wizard to setup Azure Arc. This indicates that the OnPrem Servers are more and more connected to the Cloud this will be the future of Hybrid Server Management.
Windows Admin Center - Connect with Azure

Windows Admin Center - Connect with Azure

Andres Bohren
Hi All, I’ve installed Windows Admin Center on the Insider Preview of Windows Server 2025. One interesting Option was “Azure hybrid center” > “Register your Windows Admin Center gateway” You have to Authenticate with a Device code If you want to Register a new Application you need to have the “Application Administrator” or “Global Administrator” Role when authenticate with the Device Code Flow. Connect was successful App Consent Et voila, it has been done.
PowerToys v0.79.0 released

PowerToys v0.79.0 released

Andres Bohren
Hi All, I noticed that Microsoft has released a new Version of PowerToys. In the Main Window click on “Install now” The Release notes can be found here Release v0.79.0 Installation in Progress What’s new Updated PowerToys Regards Andres Bohren Windows Logo
Windows Admin Center 2311

Windows Admin Center 2311

Andres Bohren
Hi All, I used Windows Admin Center a few years ago on Windows Server Core 2019 Useful Resources: Product Website Server management reimagined with Windows Admin Center Microsoft Learn Windows Admin Center Download Windows Admin Center 2311 Installation I’ve downloaded the MSI and installed Windows Admin Center The Setup proposed 443 for Windows Admin Center. That’s finde if you don’t plan to install IIS at a later point in time. So choose wisely.
Block ADDS Domain Join of Computers for Domain Users

Block ADDS Domain Join of Computers for Domain Users

Andres Bohren
Hi All, You might think that only Domain Administrators are able to add Computers to the Active Directory Domain. But that’s not true. AD Schema documentation MS-DS-Machine-Account-Quota attribute The number of computer accounts that a user is allowed to create in a domain. As a result, a regular Domain User can join up to 10 Computers to a Domain. If you open up adsiedit.msc and check the Properties on the Domain container and search for the Active Directroy Attribute “ms-DS-MachineAccountQuota” you can see that it has a value of “10”.
Microsoft Remote Desktop for AVD and Windows 365 1.2.5112

Microsoft Remote Desktop for AVD and Windows 365 1.2.5112

Andres Bohren
Hi All, When you start the Remote Desktop Client, it checks for Updates and will inform you in the Notification Bar and you can see also a green arrow, that indicates an Update Release Notes: What’s new in the Remote Desktop client for Windows Fixed the regression that caused a display issue when a user selects monitors for their session. Installing the Update You can check the Versions by selecting the three dots on top right and select “About”
Windows Server VNext (2025) Build 26040

Windows Server VNext (2025) Build 26040

Andres Bohren
Hi All, Last Week, a new version of Windows Server VNext Preview (aka Windows Server 2025) was made available Windows Insider Preview Downloads I’ve downloaded the ISO Then uploaded it to my VMware ESXi Datastore Installation Screenshots I’ve blogged about the last Windows Server VNext Preview Build 25941 and it seems that the installer had become a makeover. Here is the Logon Screen - seems the Timezone Settings are not yet right