System32 Directory Error

By Suzanne Tighe One of our client’s installed Warranty Information Reporting (WIR) within the c:\windows\system32 directory and it was giving them the following error every time they attempted to run it: When I clicked on “Yes,” I was taken to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2715633 which documented Shim errors for .Net. This led me to doing a lot of work trying to verify that...

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How to Enable WMI Logging in Windows 8

By Garth Jones It’s a long story as to why I was looking at WMI logs, but the short story is that a client needed help with a custom WMI script that they wrote. To track down the problem I had to enable WMI logging. It turns out that enabling WMI logging is easy to do once you know where...

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Support Costs Down, Satisfaction Up with Automatic Application Updates

What makes a happy end user? Start with a smooth, effortless installation experience. But that’s just the beginning. Ensure satisfied, repeat customers down the road by efficiently and consistently delivering new capabilities, upgrades, security alerts and other patches. According to a Flexera Software survey, a majority of application producers are not taking advantage of solutions that automatically deliver these critical updates. Not doing so can put your users at risk, especially if an urgent security alert or quality update needs to be shared. The consequences of an inadequate software update process can include dissatisfied customers, higher support costs, reduced profits,…

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BridgeWays releases Tibanna, a new cloud-based monitoring solution

BridgeWays Software is pleased to announce the general availability of their newest monitoring product, Tibanna, a cloud-based monitoring solution for anyone, anywhere. Tibanna is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that utilizes Microsoft’s System Center to provide small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) enterprise-level capability for monitoring their IT environment. Unlike an on-premise enterprise management and monitoring solution,...

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Reminder–January’s Free SSRS Report is Computer Software Update Details by Classification

If you haven’t already requested a copy of January’s free report, make sure to send an email to Info AT Enhansoft today! 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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Managing Microsoft Client Access Licenses (Part 2 of 3)

By Vincent Brasseur Managing Client Access Licenses (CAL), staying compliant and optimized is not an easy task. There are three main challenges that any organization will typically face: the complexity of the license purchasing options, the complexity of the related product use rights provided by Microsoft, and the lack of accurate discovery and inventory tools. Client Access Licenses (CAL) can be purchased individually from Microsoft or in bundles called the CAL Suites. Each individual CAL is tied to a specific version of the server service. A CAL purchased for Windows Server 2008 not carrying upgrade rights cannot be used to…

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UI++ 2.3.0.2 Released

The major new addition is the Preflight action enabling checks in the task sequence to help prevent the task sequence from proceeding based on the current state of the system. Info fields on the Input action, group membership detection for an authenticated user, a few additional detections, and few UI tweaks are also included. For […]

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Designing dynamic OSD environments and task sequences

What is the issue? Something I see fairly often is poor design of task sequences in an OSD environment. Do you need multiple task sequences for different driver sets? No. Do you need multiple task sequences for different application installs? No. Do you need different task sequences for different OS images? No. This is not to say all problems can...

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Whitepaper – Service Management’s Role in the Private Cloud

I am happy to announce that today Savision just published a new whitepaper authored by me. It is titled: Service Management’s Role in the Private Cloud Dispelling the Myopic Perception   This whitepaper sets out to define Private Cloud, the layers of Private Cloud, and those layers within which service management operates. The whitepaper also […]

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Word on the Street: Windows 10 Will Come with another New Browser

Windows 9 10 is rumored to have a new browser, or two, that will tag along with the new Windows 10operating system release. Some say that the new browser, code named ‘Spartan’, will be a cross between Chrome and Safari and provide a simpler user experience. Internet Explorer is not dead and it too will come out with a new version with Windows 10. With all these changes on the horizon, enterprises will need to start planning for the upcoming releases soon if they want to keep up with Microsoft’s increasing frequency of updates.

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