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.
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