Canon Scanner – Unable to Open TWAIN Source

By Garth Jones Recently I replaced my laptop and one of the important things that I needed to get working on it was my Canon LiDE25 scanner. Each time I replace my laptop (which happens frequently enough) I encounter the same problem, so I thought that I would share with all of you how to solve this issue because it...

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End of the World as We Know It!

By Garth Jones In an October blog post, I talked about getting rid of my last Windows Server 2003. Within that blog post I also talked about my friend @pierreroman who gave a presentation at TechEd North America 2014 called, “DCIM-B367 It’s the End of the World As You Know It… Windows Server 2003 End of Life: Infrastructure Migration.” You...

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Remember to Vote for January’s Free SSRS Report

The report choices in this month’s poll are: Computer Software Update Details by Classification OR Count of Keyboard Layouts. Make sure to VOTE HERE for your favorite report! a) The Computer Software Update Details by Classification report will show you an overall count of the number of software updates by classification for a particular PC. Using three different report parameters,...

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Collection Metric Dashboard is December’s Free SSRS Report

Make sure to get your copy of this month’s free SSRS report by emailing Info AT Enhansoft today! Remember Collection Metric Dashboard is only free in December. The Collection Metric Dashboard report will show you the action taken (Create, Edit, Delete) by the System Center Configuration Management (CM) team in managing the lifecycle of packages over a series of months....

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How to Set AD Security Rights for the System Management Container

By Garth Jones Once the System Management container exists you can apply permissions to it; it doesn’t matter how the container was originally created (see my blog post from yesterday). When applying permissions to the System Management container, I recommend using a security group. If you are not using a security group for your server(s), then instead use your server...

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Creating the System Management Container

By Garth Jones There are two schools of thought about the best way to create the System Management container. The first school of thought recommends that the Active Directory (AD) Administrator creates the System Management container and then permissions are applied to it. However, it is the second school of thought which I prefer. In this option, the AD Administrator...

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A Simple Way to Extend the AD Schema for Configuration Manager

By Garth Jones Recently I was asked about how to extend the Active Directory (AD) schema for System Center Configuration Manager. The answer is actually quite simple: use Extadsch.exe. Yes, you can extend the AD schema the hard way and use the native LDIF files (.ldf), but why would you? Below are the easy steps you’ll need to take, and...

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Help Choose Enhansoft’s Next Free SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Report for the Month of January

The report choices in December’s poll are: Computer Software Update Details by Classification OR Count of Keyboard Layouts. VOTE HERE! a) The Computer Software Update Details by Classification report will show you an overall count of the number of software updates by classification for a particular PC. Using three different report parameters, you can select the PC name, the software...

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December’s Free SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Report is Collection Metric Dashboard

Thank you to everyone who voted in November’s poll! With 77% of the vote Collection Metric Dashboard becomes December’s free SSRS report. Email Info AT Enhansoft for your copy today! This report is only free in December. The Collection Metric Dashboard report will show you the action taken (Create, Edit, Delete) by the System Center Configuration Management (CM) team in...

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Last Chance to Vote for December’s Free SSRS Report

At the moment Collection Metric Dashboard is ahead with 78% of the vote, but if you would like to see List of PCs by Office Edition Type (Office 2003) become December’s free report, then make sure to vote today, and ask your friends and family to vote too! VOTE HERE!  The following is a short summary about each of the...

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