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CondorMan | 25 Aug 2008 | 0 comments

If you need to silently install the .Net Framework 1.1 to multiple computers, you can follow these two simple steps.

  1. Download the Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package (dotnetfx.exe)
  2. Crete a Software Delivery Task or Deployment Server Distribute Software Task that runs dotnetfx.exe with the command line parameters: /q:a /c:"install /q"
riva11 | 11 Aug 2008 | 0 comments

I found a great video about Intel vPro Technology published on ICTV, an Italian WEB TV dedicated to technology and digital life. This presentation shows (in Italian language) the main features about this Intel vPro technnology, giving some information about Altiris and third party tools.

 

 

Here's the link: Ictv : Intel vPro video

riva11 | 06 Aug 2008 | 8 comments

Are you looking for a Windows PC just to create and test a layer? There is a free and fast solution to use a machine with Microsoft Windows XP/Vista OS without pay one cent for the Windows license. This solution is supplied by directly by Microsoft.

Microsoft has released for the Virtual PC software solution, with full OS Windows XP Service Pack2 or VISTA. In each of these there is a different MS Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 Beta 1.

The main purpose for these machines is as described from Microsoft:

VPC Hard Disk Image for testing web sites on IE on Windows XP SP2

But beside that, you can use these images also for other needs, maybe as Systems Administrator you need to install software, doing tests, or packaging software.

Images will expire after some months (3/4 months), that means you will not use these...

scottwed | 30 Jul 2008 | 1 comment

This is something that has bugged me for a long time. When you use RDP (Terminal Services) to connect to your VMWare host console, seemingly at random, the cursor will move significantly slower on particular VMWare guest systems. For me, the problem usually occurred on Windows XP and Windows 2008 guest systems.

The culprit is the pointer shadow. Disable this through Control Panel > Mouse > Pointers > Uncheck “Enable pointer shadow”.

trb48 | 21 Jul 2008 | 0 comments

A few weeks back I needed to figure out how to add some computers to our domain. I did not want to go to every computer. There are a couple of ways to add a computer to the domain. The first is a VBS script. I am not sure where I found this script, but here it is:

Const JOIN_DOMAIN       = 1
Const ACCT_CREATE       = 2
Const ACCT_DELETE       = 4
Const WIN9X_UPGRADE      = 16
Const DOMAIN_JOIN_IF_JOINED  = 32
Const JOIN_UNSECURE      = 64
Const MACHINE_PASSWORD_PASSED = 128
Const DEFERRED_SPN_SET    = 256
Const INSTALL_INVOCATION   = 262144

strDomain  = "DOMAIN"
strPassword = "PASSWORD"
strUser   = "USERNAME"

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
strComputer = objNetwork.ComputerName

Set objComputer = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=Impersonate}!\\" & _
  strComputer & "\root\cimv2:Win32_ComputerSystem.Name...
trb48 | 21 Jul 2008 | 0 comments

I work at a college, and there is a need to have students who are registering or applying to our school to use computers. The problem is that they usually don't have a user name or password. In the past we created an account they could use to log in to a computer, but we discovered that everyone ended up knowing the user name and password. It became a security risk.

After some searching and some asking I discovered a program called ipseccmd.exe. It is included in the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools. Using this file, you can restrict what the computer can access. For instance, I only want the people using the registration computers to access our registration website.

First,...

trb48 | 18 Jul 2008 | 5 comments

There are several different ways to update Windows computers. Most people use Windows Updates. That doesn't work well in a corporate environment, especially if you need to make sure that the computers get updated. Another useful way to update your computers is to use Altiris Patch Management. There have been a few great articles on Patch Management lately:

You can also download...

Antonp | 17 Jul 2008 | 2 comments

Surely when you are going to do HII you need the drivers specific to your model of PC's.

Here is a link to a site that has almost every driver of every model you can think of or haven't even heard of.

http://www.driverpacks.net

Check it out, came in handy for me.

Martin Charker | 01 Jul 2008 | 0 comments

If you’re planning to use ianatkin’s suggestion of “MS-DOS as a PXE Automation Option”, you use Emulex Fibre Cards, and you would you like to configure them remotely, this is the program you need, DosLpCfg from Emulex.

DosLpCfg is for use with MS-DOS, FreeDOS, IBM PC DOS and DR DOS operating systems.

You can use the utility to do the following:

  • View information on an Emulex HBA
  • Reset the HBA
  • Download firmware and boot code files
  • Select a boot device
  • Read and update World Wide Names (WWNs)
  • Enable BootBIOS
  • Update configuration regions
  • Set the HBA to use soft jumpers
  • Run diagnostic tests
  • Read and process script files

Get it here:...

Martin Charker | 30 Jun 2008 | 0 comments

Do you use Emulex Fibre Cards? Would you like to configure them in Winpe? Then the program you need is WinLpCfg from Emulex.

WinLpCfg is for use with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Microsoft WinPE operating system. (Although not the intended use, you can use WinLpCfg with Windows Server 2003)

You can use the utility to do the following:

  • View information on an Emulex HBA
  • Reset the HBA
  • Download firmware and boot code files
  • Select a boot device
  • Read and update World Wide Names (WWNs)
  • Enable BootBIOS
  • Update configuration regions
  • Set the HBA to use soft jumpers
  • Run diagnostic tests
  • Read and process script files

Get it here:...