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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
18
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
Jul
28
awarded  Yearling
Jul
13
awarded  Popular Question
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/…
Jun
10
comment SCCM 2007 not installing Forefront Endpoint Protection client
Many packages don't report status at all until the very end with either a success or failure. It could be that the install is waiting for something else to happen, could be a reboot, could be a pre-req install, could be a pre-req uninstall. Either way the package has started but hasn't actually finished.
May
26
revised SCCM 2007 managing hosts in non trusted forest
Added link to MS article
May
9
comment Flash Plugin for Firefox on Terminal Server
if you look at the download page linked by Zoredache below, you'll see there's two installers. One installs the ActiveX control for Flash that will only work in IE, the other installs the NSPlugin version that works in all the other main browsers, you have to install that one for Firefox, that installs on the machine at the system level and is available for all users. Shockwave Flash is the right one, that you want. Rule of thumb in Firefox is if it shows in "about:plugins" it's there for all users, if its in Tools -> Add-Ons its for that user only. There are exceptions but they're rare
May
6
comment Flash Plugin for Firefox on Terminal Server
There's a difference between plug-ins and extensions on Firefox. Plug-ins like Flash install on the PC and are normally available system-wide, Extensions install into the user's Firefox profile and are usually only available per-user.
Apr
19
revised SCCM 2007 Query for installed software versions
Made title less generic
Apr
19
suggested suggested edit on SCCM 2007 Query for installed software versions
Apr
19
answered SCCM 2007 Query for installed software versions
Apr
15
answered WHS import old storage pool after system drive failure