PowerShell: Clean up AD Computer Accounts

Update (2009-11-03): I have posted a newer version of this script.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

Running ccmsetup synchronously

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

Upgrading Windows 7 Ultimate RC to Enterprise

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

ATI HDMI Audio / Onkyo TX-SR606

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

AMT / ConfigMgr SQL Query: Mismatched Hostnames

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