Monday, November 02, 2015

Google Drive iOS App Not Working

I ran into an issue this week where iOS devices weren't able to open the Google Drive application. The users were getting the error "Device Policy Alert: Looks like your device isn't updated with the latest security policy. Please try again later.", despite the "Google Apps Device Policy Payload" being installed.

Long story short, the resolution was that the Apple Push certificate for the Google Apps domain had expired. Updating that fixed the access issues. Instructions for doing that are available on Google's support site:

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Group Policy WMI Filter for Server Core vs GUI on Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 makes it "easy" to transition between a core server and one with varying states of GUI. Unfortunately this makes it harder to apply GPOs to machines since the old SKU filters will no longer work (for example setting PowerShell as the default shell on core servers). Luckily you can query the installed features on the machine directly to check what type of server it currently is: 

Server Core

Select * from Win32_OptionalFeature WHERE Name = "Server-Gui-Shell" AND InstallState = 2

Some to full GUI

Select * from Win32_OptionalFeature WHERE Name = "Server-Gui-Shell" AND InstallState = 1

Thursday, July 23, 2015

HP USB Key Utility for Windows Download Link

Searching forever on HP's site, I couldn't find a link to the latest version of their HP USB Key Utility for Windows. The updated utility is 64 bit and is needed for the latest HP Service Pack for ProLiant as the size has creeped up larger than a single layer DVD. The product page exists but doesn't have a download button:

Going through their FTP site I was able to find a download link: