Deploying Office 2007 – Windows Desktop Search is not currently installed or not up to date

When users start Outlook 2007 for the first time they might be presented with this dialog box: To disable the dialog box you need to make a modification to the registry. I normally add the registry entry to the Office Customization Toolkit (OCT) like this: How to disable the setting in registry: Open registry and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\General Add a new entry (reg_sz) with the name PONT_STRING Modify the value to "60" Export the registry entry from the File menu How to disable the setting in OCT: Start Office Customization Toolkit OCT by running setup.exe /admin Navigate to Add registry [...]

By | 2009-01-29T14:23:35+00:00 January 29th, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|6 Comments

Disable the Office 2007 Welcome screen

One of the settings that I am often asked to modify when it comes to Office 2007 deployments is disabling the welcome screen. The welcome screen is displayed the first time a user starts one of the Office programs. The setting can be disabled in registry or in the Office Customization Tool (OCT). How to disable the setting in registry: Open registry and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\General Add a new Dword (32-bit) Value, type ShownOptIn as the name modify the value to 00000001 How to disable the setting in OCT: First download the updated version of the Admin files from - [...]

By | 2009-01-29T13:40:20+00:00 January 29th, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|8 Comments

Office 2007 deployment

Useful links: http://www.officeusers.org/ - tips and tricks http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303401.aspx - 2007 Office Resource Kit http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179219.aspx - Language indentifiers http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/desktop/default.aspx - Technet http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/FX102855291033.aspx - Office Online http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179179.aspx - Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/desktopdeployment/bb395347.aspx - Office deployment the "MDT way" http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetoffice.aspx?tab=webcasts - Office 2007 deployment webcasts http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetoffice.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42542 - Various Office 2007 webcasts

By | 2009-01-26T14:53:40+00:00 January 26th, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|1 Comment

Windows 7 as a configuration manager client

Just want to share my little happy moment with someone - Just installed the configuration manager sp1 client on my Windows 7 Ultimate build 7000 - and it's working :-) Inventory is working Software distribution is working Software Update deployment is working Desired Configuration is working - but my system is not compliant according to the company policy :-)

By | 2009-01-22T21:36:15+00:00 January 22nd, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|2 Comments

Upgrading Windows Vista Enterprise to Windows 7 Ultimate

I just performed an upgrade from my Vista Enterprise SP1 x64 bit to Windows 7 build 7000 on my Lenovo T500. The upgrade path from Enterprise edition to Ultimate is not supported but with a quick little registry fix it turned out to be a painless upgrade. Prior to the upgrade change these settings: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Currentversion\EditionID (value Enterprise) to Ultimate This should be enough to pass the prerequisite check and start the upgrade process.

By | 2009-01-18T10:13:23+00:00 January 18th, 2009|Windows Client|2 Comments

Useful Links, Editors and Books for Visual Basic, Scripting Edition (VBScript)

Here is a list of links, editors and books. I have mentioned some of them, in the Visual Basic, Scripting Edition Course (MOC 2433). Links: Microsoft Script Center: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx VBScript Introduction http://wiht.link/vbscript-resources VBScript Language Reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d1wf56tt.aspx Microsoft Scripting Guys! Forum - Technet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ITCG/threads/ w3Schools - VBScript Section: http://w3schools.com/vbscript/default.asp SCCM and other Scripts: http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/dhite/ UAC and VBSCript: http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/185/1/VBScripts-and-UAC-elevation.html Naming Conventions for Visual Basic: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/110264 Scripting Guy’s Determine Last Logon time: http://technet.microsoft.com/da-dk/magazine/2006.01.scriptingguy(en-us).aspx Encode a Script – Sample: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/csc/scripts/security/scripts/cscse001.mspx Scripting Games  - Don't Worry, Get SAPI: Using the Speech API to Add Voice and Sound Effects to a Script http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/funzone/games/sapi.mspx COM Authenticating Level [...]

By | 2009-01-14T12:17:18+00:00 January 14th, 2009|Scripting & Development|1 Comment

Usefull Powershell Links and Books.

Links: Microsoft Scripting guys! Forum: Usually you will get very quick replys and help in there http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/ITCG/threads Powershell 2.0 and others for All Windows (Windows Management Framework) http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/968929 Writing Help for Windows Modules http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd878343(v=vs.85).aspx Importing / Exporting Credentials in Powershell (Manually create Credential object) http://www.leeholmes.com/blog/ImportingAndExportingCredentialsInPowerShell.aspx Working wth ODBC: http://theessentialexchange.com/blogs/michael/archive/2008/01/07/multi-platform-database-access-with-powershell.aspx Create Custom Inputbox: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/resources/pstips/feb08/pstip0208.mspx Working with Arrays: http://powershell.com/cs/blogs/tips/archive/2008/11/19/working-with-arrays.aspx Change Error Message Colors: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/resources/pstips/aug07/pstip0817.mspx PowerBoots - Interface for creating WPF GUI's in powershell http://huddledmasses.org/powerboots-tutorial-walkthrough/ Powershell SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E6E1C3DF-A74F-4207-8586-711EBE331CDC&displaylang=en Free PowerShell Commands for Active Directory http://www.quest.com/powershell/activeroles-server.aspx Blog: ADPowershell: http://blogs.msdn.com/adpowershell/ Outputting Calculated Coloumns in Powershell: http://powershell.com/cs/blogs/tips/archive/2008/11/21/outputting-calculated-properties.aspx The Scripting Guys: How does the RemoteSigned execution policy [...]

By | 2009-01-09T17:22:40+00:00 January 9th, 2009|Powershell, Scripting & Development|1 Comment

Block IE 8 from being installed through Windows Update

Microsoft will distribute Windows Internet Explorer 8 as a high-priority update through Automatic Updates for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and higher. To avoid this use the Blocker Toolkit. You can download the toolkit from Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=21687628-5806-4ba6-9e4e-8e224ec6dd8c&displaylang=en&tm

By | 2009-01-09T15:47:21+00:00 January 9th, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|0 Comments

Deep Dive Image deployment training now live

We are proud to announce that Coretech's Deep Dive Image Deployment course is ready to launch. The course is based on all the wishes and feedback we have received from customers and earlier students. We will discuss Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server deployment. On all public courses the main focus will be on Windows Vista. The training can be delivered at the customer site or in cooperation with your local training vendor. For more information contact Kent Agerlund, kea@coretech.dk. Title: Deep Dive Microsoft Image deployment Duration: 3 days Material: PowerPoint presentations and hands-on labs Environment: Microsoft [...]

By | 2009-01-09T14:45:32+00:00 January 9th, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM), OS Deployment|0 Comments