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Feb
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comment Do enterprises expect MSIs to uninstall previous product version?
@CraigJ It's quite likely that they're re-packaging rather than packaging. They will expect you to provide a properly created MSI that will either uninstall or upgrade the previous version as part of its install. They may then deploy it along with an MST to send additional settings, etc, or may do something more drastic, but they will expect to start with a properly behaved MSI
Jan
31
comment Protecting files from system administrator
@TomTom re-read what I've said, that's exactly the auditability and accountability that I'm talking about, and making it a firing type offence is mentioned in my first paragraph.
Jan
31
comment Protecting files from system administrator
@TomTom We obviously have different understandings of my writing and what C2 is. I'm aware that backups generally use features like System accounts, shadow copies, etc. Backups was an example that people are familiar with. C2 access (and filesystems like NTFS) use an Ownership mechanism for data. Administrators can always use taking Ownership as a way to re-permission and gain access to files; you want accountability, auditing and trust to prevent any problems with that. C2 specifically talks about accountability (using named, non-generic admin accounts) and auditing as a way to notify owners
Jan
25
comment SCCM'07 - OSD - Task Sequence - Install Software not caching program to hard drive
Batch files run fine in a download and execute scenario with no need for a drive letter, as they're moved to the local machine's cache before execution. You just have to remember to just use a relative path (or bare filename) to run it rather than a fully-qualified path. Using download and execute and properly specifying the package to run from generally runs a TS faster, and allows you to generate Offline TS Media easily, for disconnected (or slow-link) builds.
Jan
25
answered SCCM (Real-Time Dashboard for Software Updates)
Jan
25
comment Windows 7 (roaming profiles) not seeing printers deployed with printer management?
There's more than one way to assign/install printers using GPO, which one are you using at the moment?
Jan
17
comment Office 2010 Deployment
I'd think of AppV as a complement to SCCM, not an alternative. We deploy Office 2010 as a local install to all machines using SCCM, but deploy some of the 'extra' Office apps like Project or Visio using AppV (controlled by AppV's SCCM integration).
Jan
13
comment Using “sc” command to control services with whitespace in name
@Tim thanks, it's a rare person that spots the reference!
Jan
13
answered Using “sc” command to control services with whitespace in name
Nov
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answered Is it possible to re-cab an Administrative Install Point?
Aug
19
comment Reasons to avoid routing traffic through NOC
@Jakers monitoring your traffic is very unlikely to mean that they'll be actively looking at what you're up to. They're more likely to be routing you through something that checks for malware and malicious sites, etc. Traffic logs are not something anyone wants to read through. This is something you'll find it hard to argue against. Also remember that if you already have a network connection back to the main office then they're most likely already monitoring all sorts of other things about your PCs and files anyway.
Aug
17
revised SCCM'07 - OSD - Task Sequence - Install Software not caching program to hard drive
correct spelling, formatting
Aug
17
answered SCCM'07 - OSD - Task Sequence - Install Software not caching program to hard drive
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Jun
13
comment Can I manually configure a domain name for Windows Home Server 2011 Remote Access?
One thing that Micrsoft will be doing through their partner registries is managing dynamic IP problems. Presuming that you're on a consumer internet connection, it is quite likely that your router's external IP changes periodically. WHS has an agent installed on the server that can talk to back to Microsoft and let them know when your IP changes, and then they change the DNS record to point to your new IP automatically. If you set up your DNS record yourself you're also going to have manage any changes in your router's IP yourself.
Jun
13
answered What is the effect of removing an installed package from Microsoft SMS server?
Jun
10
comment How would you remotely install software on multiple Windows XP machines?
+1 Note that Systems Management Server (SMS) is now called System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/configuration-manager/…