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Installing Server 2008 R2 on a PowerEdge 2850

Intro : I bought some old PowerEdge 2850s in order to setup a test/learning environment. My frustration of installing server 2008 R2 on these machines led me down different paths such as Dell SUU (which was another set of frustration with the 2850). Here is the … Continue reading

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PowerShell : Set-ADUser and changing the login script

The Set-ADUser is a very powerful cmdlet that allows for changing a users attributes in Active Directory. In this article, the Set-ADUser will be used to demonstrate how to change the logon script portion of a Users account in Active Directory. First, … Continue reading

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The directory name is invalid folder redirection event id 107

Preface : During the transition between a File Server running Windows Server 2003 to Server 2008 R2, we experienced problems with the Folder Redirection GPO not configuring correctly. The department remapped the SAN to the new Server 2008 environment and updated the GPO’s; but … Continue reading

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VISE Unattended / Silent Install demonstrated with “Imagine It” software

The VISE installer has the ability to perform silent installs. This demo will be using “Imagine It“; educational software for elementary students made by McGraw Hill. This demonstration is a walk-through of the information found in the VISE manual. The documentation does have a switch for … Continue reading

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SCCM 2007 – Can’t Extend AD Schema

During the install for SCCM, the situation may exist where the AD Schema will not extend. The log file found at “C:\extadsch.log” may have the following. Modifying Active Directory Schema – with SMS extensions. DS Root:CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=DOMAIN,DC=dom Failed to create attribute cn=MS-SMS-Site-Code. … Continue reading

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Running “Ping.exe” inside Excel through VBA

During this video tutorial, I will demonstrate how to run ping commands inside Excel. This can be used for many dos commands. This worksheet was originally written to do a nslookup on values; however, for this video it was quickly … Continue reading

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Extracting Java MSI

Intro : This example will demonstrate how to extract the Java MSI for Version 6 update 25. The MSI can be used for network deployment in an Active Directory environment through a GPO. The msi will need to be placed in a … Continue reading

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