Updated: March 5, 2016 | | Tags: Deployment, Java, Script, Security, Windows 7, Windows 8, WMI, WMIC
I received an inquiry from one of my mid-size (100-200 users) customers today. They’ve been planning on implementing a new online service which requires the latest Java version.
The clients have a large quantity of outdated versions of Java, which needed to be uninstalled before we deployed the newest version.
They are currently running Windows 7 and Windows 8, so somewhat modern operative systems.
Updated: March 5, 2016 | | Tags: Deployment, Hewlett-Packard, Hyper-V, Registry, Troubleshoot, Windows Server 2012
My customer has bought a Hewlett-Packard server with a Windows Server 2012 ROK (Reseller Option Kit) license.
However this customer had some issues with the installation of the license on the Hyper-V guest server. Since the Windows server does not recognize the ‘hardware’ as a Proliant server, licensing will not succeed.
However there is a simple solution…
Updated: March 27, 2016 | | Tags: Antivirus, Deployment, Fix, Hack, NOD32, Security, Troubleshoot
I was faced with an issue regarding NOD32 today. A couple of clients had an old (undocumented) configuration of their antivirus.
As it turned out the clients had “Protected setup” which means you cannot access the settings, or un/reinstall the program without a specific password. It also happened to not be set up to talk to the appropriate “Remote Administrations-server”.
Updated: March 22, 2016 | | Tags: .NET, Deployment, Patch, SCCM, Windows 8
I have been struggling a bit with adding .NET Framework 3.5 on a few systems (and reference image for MDT). The posts on MSDN and TechNet are good, but not always crystal clear.
Here is how I solved the issues we were experiencing…
Posted: July 10, 2014 | | Tags: Administrative Templates, Deployment, GPO, Patch, Release, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012
I know many IT folk have been waiting for the updated Administrative Templates for Update 1 to ensure a smooth rollout…
Updated: March 22, 2016 | | Tags: Deployment, Troubleshoot, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, WSUS
A customer of mine recently started deploying Windows 8 in their environment. MDT was set up and the deployment was working fine, but after deployment the Windows 8 machines wouldn’t connect to the WSUS server.
When trying to connect to the WSUS-server through the Control Panel I got an error message.
Updated: March 5, 2016 | | Tags: Active Directory, Code, Deployment, PowerShell, Windows Server 2012
There are several reasons to change the default organizational unit of computers that join the domain.
The default OU (domain.local\Computers) cannot be linked with GPOs, and should be avoided since its builtin.
Updated: March 17, 2016 | | Tags: Deployment, SCCM, System Center, Upgrade
An acticle about what’s new in Configuration Manager 2012 R2, what to consider before an upgrade and how to proceed with the actual upgrade.
Remember, uninstalling Service Packs or R2 is not supported, so make sure you don’t rush through it and you’ve completed the recommended actions on the checklist!
Posted: June 25, 2013 | | Tags: Deployment, Exchange 2010, Mail, Patch, PowerShell, Script
To update the DAG members with new patches the process should be managed to prevent all of the DAG members from being offline at the same time.
You can move the active mailbox databases off a particular server so that it can be patched, and if necessary rebooted, without causing any downtime for mailbox users on that database.
Updated: April 29, 2015 | | Tags: Deployment, USB, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008
I’ve seen a number of notes and blogs on the Internet on how to create a bootable USB Key to put Windows Server 2012 and/or Windows 8…