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Author: Chris Stauffer

WSUS Error numbers

I  just found this nice KB that list alot of the MS WSUS Error numbers http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941 Hexadecimal Error Code Decimal Error Code API Error Description 0x80070008 -2147024888 ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY 0x800705B4 -2147023436 Error_Timeout 0x8007000E -2147024882 E_OUTOFMEMORY 0x80072EE2 -2147012894 ERROR_INTERNET_TIMEOUT 0x80072EFD -2147012867 ERROR_INTERNET_CANNOT_CONNECT 0x8007...

Build a Cheap Android Tablet for yourself or your Kids

I just purchased 2 (7” Polaroid PMID701c) from Big Lots for $89 each. They each had Gingerbread 2.3 installed. I then upgraded then to ICS 4.0 with this   ICS 4.0 Update (official update) http://southerntelecom.com/polaroidsupport/firmware_guide_pmid701c40.html    Then I followed this thread and installed this guys script and now have a fully functioning ICS 4.0 tablet with Google P...

Appalachian Trail Hike

Ok I just finished a 2 day and a wakeup hike on the Appalachian Trail Hiking with my sons Boy Scout troop (Troop 203 in Dillsburg PA). It was with my Son (obviously and 35 other scouts and leaders) Anyway we covered approximately 12 miles of the trail. We hiked with a full pack with everything we would need for 2 days with 1 water checkpoint mid way. My pack weighed about 55 lbs with water and foo...

Ok I’m now an MCSA, So were is my Certificate?

I was at MMS 2012 and received an email telling me that I had now earned an MCSA for Windows Server 2008. So I have been monitoring the MCP website trying to get my certificate. I noticed almost immediately that my transcript was updated and that there was a date for when I could download the new signatures. which by the way are now available. So I finally contact MS for an answer about “Where / w...

Install Monthly Patches Offline

Every month MS releases patches that most places require you to install, but what do you do when you need to install those patches on machines that NEVER touch the network? Well there is a solution. You can download the Microsoft monthly ISO located here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913086/en-gb Ok so this can be a real pain in the rear to run each of these patches manually. Who wants to do th...

CCR Retry Pivot table

At MMS 2011 Mike Shultz of MCS Microsoft did a presentation and provided some wonderful tools for troubleshooting. One of the was a way to quickly transverse the CCRRETRY.inbox folder. The attached zip file contains a bat file that will run a script file that will scan your CCRRetry.inbox folder and put all of the needed info into a csv file for you. Then you will need to open the included excel d...

MMS 2012 Thursday Night Alternatives

Ok so you just found out that the Thursday night closing partly is not something you are interested and you are looking into some alternatives. You could do a show: Blue Man Group David Copperfield Tim Allen CRISS ANGEL Believe Mystere (Cirque du Soleil) AT TREASURE ISLAND Check out an exhibit Titanic The Artifacts Exhibition   Or just be cheap and walk up the strip and stop at the Bellagio a...

Soldier’s Angels : May No Soldier Go Unloved

My wife and I have been involved with an organization for the last 6 years called Soldiers’ Angels. I just wanted to take a few seconds of your time to share this information with you. If you are like us and want to sponsor a Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine but don’t personally know anybody presently deployed, take a few minutes and check out this site.   I also added a link to the me...

Document your MDT/OSD Task sequences

This awesome little tool was posted on the email list today.   http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys/archive/2009/02/20/update-to-the-tasksequence-documentor.aspx   You can use it to document your MDT/OSD TS with little work on your part.   Simply right click each TS and choose Export. Then follow the direction on the blog.   Once you have the file working simply select every...

Collection based on Distribution Lists

SCCM allows you to create collections based on Security groups but it does not allow you to create collections based on Distribution lists. Well not directly anyhow.   http://kb.iu.edu/data/ajlt.html In Microsoft Active Directory, when you create a new group, you must select a group type. The two group types, security and distribution, are described below: Security: Security groups allow you ...

Superflow for Patch Management

I’m so exited to announce this new Superflow. This has been in the works for a long time. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a8d785f6-3bf7-4d98-8b4e-2c7c77dd0c04   Check out who finally was recognized by Microsoft Other SuperFlows can be found here   http://blogs.technet.com/configmgrteam/archive/2010/02/09/announcing-the-release-of-configuration-...

What happens when you don’t reboot after patching

I put this presentation together a few years ago and a topic of rebooting came up the other day so I thought I would post this presentation to better explain what happens when management decides “WE CANT REBOOT MACHINES”. I hope this helps others explain to management what happens when we patch and don’t reboot as needed.   Thanks, Chris Stauffer <>< Attachment: https://myitforum.com...

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