Update (2009-11-03): I have posted a newer version of this script. Please visit this link for information. ————— I recently wrote a script to clean up workstation accounts in our Active Directory domain. It’s not perfect, but it was a good learning experience, as I found out there are some gritty details when working with … Read morePowerShell: Clean up AD Computer Accounts
I just accidentally came across an interesting trick that I think is nifty. In Windows 7 (and possibly previous versions of Windows), you can press and hold the Control key down, and pause task manager from refreshing.
Update (2009-10-14): I’ve included a WQL query to use in creating a collection to identify systems without the GPP CSE installed. If you want to discover which systems have the group policy preferences client-side extensions
I recently ran into a situation where my MDT task sequence was failing due to a couple failed application installs. The symptom was a return value of 1 coming from our Office 2007 and Office Communicator 2005 app installs. I finally checked out the setup log file for Office 2007, and discovered that the MSIexec … Read moreRunning ccmsetup synchronously
Summary There has been lots of discussion about using Microsoft HTA (HTML Applications) files to prompt for user input, pop up notifications, and so on, in a ConfigMgr OSD Task Sequence. Although, by default, the task sequence engine prevents interactive programs from being seen, you can work around this functionality by simply writing a VBscript … Read moreHTA in SCCM Task Sequence
I’m currently running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Build 7100 (the Release Candidate) on my work laptop, which happens to be a very nice Dell Latitude E6400; I looooove the backlit keyboard on this thing! Anyway, it’s been running fabulously for the past several months, but it’s time to upgrade to the Enterprise Edition RTM. It’s … Read moreUpgrading Windows 7 Ultimate RC to Enterprise
Hey guys! I finally fired up my gaming computer, after leaving it unattended for over the better half of a year. I was itching to play some Fallout 3 again, and I just got a new wireless keyboard/mouse set from Logitech, and wanted to try it out! Unfortunately, the last time I hooked up my … Read moreATI HDMI Audio / Onkyo TX-SR606
In IT environments where device naming standards may be course, or where users can freely rename their systems at will, you may experience problems managing these clients’ AMT firmwares. Since, in order to maintain proper AMT functionality, the OS and AMT hostnames must match, an IT administrator or engineer would likely be interested in finding … Read moreAMT / ConfigMgr SQL Query: Mismatched Hostnames
Describes the requirements to configure a support user’s operating system to manage an Intel vPro client.
Microsoft seems to have released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of a new Code Analysis Tool (CAT) for Visual Studio. Download Here is the description of it: CAT.NET is a snap-in to the Visual Studio IDE that helps you identify security flaws within a managed code (C#, Visual Basic .NET, J#) application you are developing. … Read moreMicrosoft Code Analysis Tool (CAT)