Month: June 2015

Configuration Manager 2012, the Client Reinstalls Daily

Symptoms: Clients reinstall the ConfigMgr Client on a daily basis, and it doesn't appear that any automated push, automated deployment, or technician is reinstallng the client. In the %windir%ccmsetup log, the reinstall is successful (exit code of 0) ...

Tricks to Preventing the ConfigMgr Client Installs

There are several tricks to block/prevent the ConfigMgr client from installing on specific systems.  The recommended method is through an exclusion list on the ConfigMgr server, but that can often be tedious or forgotten.  So the list below outlines other options that are available to accomplish the same goal.  A big thanks to my colleagues […]

Microsoft Intune: New Features June/July

Posted in IntuneRead the original post here on the Intune Team Blog. We are planning to release the next set of Microsoft Intune features between June 22 and July 2. As part of this service update, customers using Intune standalone (cloud only) and System Center Configuration Manager integrated with Intune (hybrid) can expect the following new features: […]

Last Chance to Request June’s Free SSRS Report, List of PCs by Graphics Score

List of PCs by Graphics Score is only available for free in JUNE, so contact Info AT Enhansoft today! The List of PCs by Graphics Score report will provide you with detailed Windows Experience Index system component scores for each PC with a specific graphics score. Knowing this information allows you to ensure that the PCs in your environment meet the minimum standards of performance for an application, thereby improving end-user satisfaction. For more details about Microsoft’s Windows Experience Index, please see the following links: Windows 7 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-experience-index http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-is-the-Windows-Experience-Index Windows 8 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/what-windows-experience-i...

Difference Between InstallShield Objects and Merge Modules

Objects and merge modules are quite similar in functionality. Both can be inserted into an InstallShield project. They both are essentially self-contained projects that install files, create registry entries, and perform other actions when needed. An easy way to differentiate between objects and merge modules in InstallShield is by their icons. A merge module looks like: While an Object icon looks somewhat different: There are two main differences between objects and merge modules: 1. Objects contain wizards. When an Object is selected for insertion into an InstallShield project, a wizard appears that allows you to configure the Object. Merge modules...

Last Chance to Help Choose Enhansoft’s Next Free SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Report for the Month of July

The report choices in June’s poll are: Count of Office Release Versions (Office 2007) OR Count of Services. Currently Count of Services has 61% of the vote. Will it maintain its lead? Make sure to VOTE for your favorite report today! a) The Count of Office Release Versions (Office 2007) report will show you all of the Office 2007 products installed in your environment by Release Version. In the full-feature set you can drill through to List of PCs by Office Release Version (Office 2007), which in turn will drill through to a further report, Microsoft Office 2007 Details (for a PC). b) The Count of Services report shows a count of all services. This report is useful in understanding how many PCs have a particular service installed on them. For example: As part of an upgrade project from McA...

Flexera Software Customer Community

Flexera Software provides a wide variety of resources for customers to engage other customers, access product resources such as documentation and a Knowledge Base, engage technical support, download licensed products and submit product enhancement suggestions. All of these resources and more are available in the Flexera Software Customer Community. Watch this short video to learn more.

Flexera Software Customer Community

Flexera Software provides a wide variety of resources for customers to engage other customers, access product resources such as documentation and a Knowledge Base, engage technical support, download licensed products and submit product enhancement suggestions. All of these resources and more are available in the Flexera Software Customer Community. Watch this short video to learn more.

Flexera Software Customer Community

Flexera Software provides a wide variety of resources for customers to engage other customers, access product resources such as documentation and a Knowledge Base, engage technical support, download licensed products and submit product enhancement suggestions. All of these resources and more are available in the Flexera Software Customer Community. Watch this short video to learn more.

Windows as a Service: What Does Windows 10 Mean for Your Business?

"Upgrades may break apps", that's the issue that enterprises face every time they introduce new operating systems or platforms into their enterprise environment. Maturing your Application Readiness process will empower your organization to keep up with Windows updates and ensure compatibility and predictability of your application service delivery.

Windows Could Not parse or process unattend answer file for pass [specialize] in MDT

Here is an issue that took me a while to track down and resolve. Scenario is a small MDT2013 environment that has been upgraded from MDT 2012 Update 1 and MDT 2012 before that. It has a few TS but the two used mostly are to Deploy Windows 7 64-Bit and Build and Capture. Each quarter I do a B&C via this second TS. Nothing has changed in years for this TS. It applies install.WIM (from DVD source), disables System Restore and patches from WSUS. This image is then used in the Deploy TS as the base. So imagine my surprise when it goes through the B&C and I swap it into production and do testing and I get this informative dialog:“NOOOOOOO” -Darth VaderWait, that didn't happen, I'm a despecialized camper. So I do what anyone does, rinse and repeat and ...

Windows Could Not parse or process unattend answer file for pass [specialize] in MDT

Here is an issue that took me a while to track down and resolve. Scenario is a small MDT2013 environment that has been upgraded from MDT 2012 Update 1 and MDT 2012 before that. It has a few TS but the two used mostly are to Deploy Windows 7 64-Bit and Build and Capture. Each quarter I do a B&C via this second TS. Nothing has changed in years for this TS. It applies install.WIM (from DVD source), disables System Restore and patches from WSUS. This image is then used in the Deploy TS as the base. So imagine my surprise when it goes through the B&C and I swap it into production and do testing and I get this informative dialog:“NOOOOOOO” -Darth VaderWait, that didn't happen, I'm a despecialized camper. So I do what anyone does, rinse and repeat and ...

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