HTA in SCCM Task Sequence

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Microsoft Code Analysis Tool (CAT)

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, …

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Windows Server 2008 “Ghost” iSCSI Targets

If you’ve used iSCSI with the Windows 2008 iSCSI initiator, you may have noticed that on occasion, iSCSI targets will get “stuck” in the iSCSI initiator software. It doesn’t really hurt anything, but if it bothers you, you can remove these iSCSI target definitions in the registry. Open regedit, and …

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Windows Server 2008 "Ghost" iSCSI Targets

If you’ve used iSCSI with the Windows 2008 iSCSI initiator, you may have noticed that on occasion, iSCSI targets will get “stuck” in the iSCSI initiator software. It doesn’t really hurt anything, but if it bothers you, you can remove these iSCSI target definitions in the registry. Open regedit, and …

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Final Fantasy VIII on Windows 7

For anyone who’s interested, I just thought I’d let you all know that Final Fantasy VIII works on the Windows 7 Release Candidate without issue! If I recall correctly, there were some issues with FF8 working on Vista. All I did was install it, and play it … it just …

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Two Amazing WPF Experts

Here are the blog links to a couple of amazing WPF experts I recently had the opportunity of meeting in person. http://blogs.msdn.com/jaimer/default.aspx http://karlshifflett.wordpress.com/