Exporting Data from OneDrive or SharePoint Online for eDiscovery Cases

Most, if not all, organizations will encounter a time when electronic data discovery is required for one reason or another.  Typically these reasons include review by Legal or HR personnel.  In these times of need, the eDiscovery functionality in Office 365 can help facilitate the requests.  Data from Exchange and SharePoint Online can be extracted, or placed on “hold” so that even deleted information is retained.  Obtaining the data from Exchange Online is fairly straightforward, but there are some caveats to getting data from OneDrive.  NOTE: The same process outlined below can be used for any SharePoint Online site.  Instead of using a OneDrive URL, the site URL would be used instead.

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SCCM Client Stuck in Provisioning Mode

I was recently called to investigate an issue with failed client installations on newly imaged Windows 10 machines.  The symptoms were as follows:

  • Opening Configuration Manager from the Control Panel of the affected computer is missing tabs.  Typically only the General, Components, Actions, Site, Cache, and Network tabs are displayed.
  • The tabs that are displayed in Configuration Manager on the computer are incomplete as well.

ProvisioningMode

  • The registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\CCM\CcmExec\ProvisioningMode is set to True

Regedit Provisioing mode SCCM 2012 client

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