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While running some reports on server hardware I realized that some of the servers were missing the serial, manufacturer, and model information. I needed this information for inventory forwarding and system model counts. After identifying ...
Blog Entry by nravenscroft | 16 Jun 2008 | 1 comment
Windows Installer 4.5 is now available as a redistributable system component for the following operating systems: Windows Server 2008, 32-bit editions Windows Server 2008, 64-bit editions Windows Server 2008, Itanium-based editions ...
Blog Entry by Martin Charker | 12 Jun 2008 | 3 comments
Sometimes a Windows Installer will fail with an error 16xx. What does that mean? You can find out by viewing Microsoft's list of Windows Installer Error Codes and their meanings here . You might want to add that link to your favorites if you ...
Blog Entry by CondorMan | 06 Jun 2008 | 4 comments
In my previous article Using NSIS to Build Application Installers , I explained the benefits of using NSIS to build installers and how to make a basic installer. In this article, I will expound on what you learned in the previous ...
Article by CondorMan | 06 Jun 2008 | 0 comments
If you want to ensure that all Software Delivery Solution package objects have been given the "All Package Servers" Package Server assignment, run the attached tool. When this tool is run, it will write an entry into the NS logs for each ...
Download by SK | 05 Jun 2008 | 0 comments
If you want to ensure that all Software Delivery Solution package objects have been given the "Package Servers automatically with manual prestaging" Package Server assignment, run the attached tool. When this tool is run, it will write an ...
Download by SK | 05 Jun 2008 | 1 comment
If your workstations are using the NTFS file system, you can use COMPACT.EXE that is included with Windows to compress files with a certain extension. For example, to compress all of the .CHM files (which are rarely used), use the command: ...
Blog Entry by CondorMan | 05 Jun 2008 | 1 comment
By default, when you enable the "Allow Package Server distribution" option within the "Patch Management > Server Settings > Microsoft Settings > Microsoft > Advanced" page, all Patch Management package objects will receive ...
Download by SK | 05 Jun 2008 | 0 comments
I just learned that you can enable MSI logging so that if your installer fails with an error you can see where the MSI failed. To enable MSI loggging: Open Regedit. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer. ...
Blog Entry by CondorMan | 05 Jun 2008 | 2 comments
By default, when you enable the "Allow Package Server distribution" option within the "Patch Management > Server Settings > Microsoft Settings > Microsoft > Advanced" page, all Patch Management package objects will receive ...
Download by SK | 04 Jun 2008 | 0 comments