Uninstall Microsoft Office 2007 applications with Configuration Manager

You can use several approaches when uninstalling Office 2007 applications. msiexec.exe /x {productcode} /qb Configure the setup.xml file and run setup with /unstall /config   Here are some examples of uninstall commands Office 2007 Visio Profesional: "\\Server\Microsoft Visio 2007\setup.exe" /uninstall VisPro /config .\VISPRO.WW\uninstall.xml Office 2007 Project Profesional: "\\Server\Microsoft Project 2007\setup.exe" /uninstall PrjPro /config .\PRJPRO.WW\uninstall.xml

By |2009-08-27T20:01:06+01:00August 27th, 2009|Packaging & Installation|9 Comments

Links and other usefull information from this week Configuration Manager for Helpdesk training (updated 28/04-2010)

Tools http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/tools/scripto2.mspx - Scriptomatic http://sourceforge.net/projects/smsclictr - Config Mgr Client Center http://www.myitforum.com/myITWiki/SCCMTools.ashx - SCCM Right click tools and more http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=04D26402-3199-48A3-AFA2-2DC0B40A73B6&displaylang=en – Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e0fadab7-0620-481d-a8b6-070001727c56&displaylang=en – ConfigMgr. 2007 evaluation VHD Other sites http://scug.dk/ – Danish community for System Center products http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555638 - List of Active Directory attributes names to be used in system and user discovery http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693476.aspx and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632952.aspx - Where to configure AD system/User discovery attributes http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3993 – Adobe customization wizard http://www.appdeploy.com/ – Information about software and deployment Troubleshooting software installations Check if the advertisement is received by the client. Open the exemgr.log and look for any installation errors. [...]

By |2009-08-25T15:32:44+01:00August 25th, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|0 Comments

Install XP MUI from SCCM Task Sequence.

  Create a new package called Microsoft XP MUI   Note: It is not necessary to create a program for the package unless you intend to advertise the package to clients. The Microsoft XP MUI package should contain the files from the root of one if the MUI installation CD’s, and any language packages you wish to install. In this case a included the Danish, Russian, Chinese (simplified) and Chinese (traditional) language MUI’s. Now open your TS in edit mode, and add a Run Command Line step at the end of your TS (or at least after the Mini setup [...]

By |2009-08-25T15:20:39+01:00August 25th, 2009|OS Deployment|6 Comments

Creating a basic Config mgr. report with SQL reporting services

Converting the Configuration manager ASP reports to SRS reports (SQL Reporting Services) is a really easy task. Once you want to modify or create new the reports you need to a little more work. I create reports using these applications. SQL Server Report Builder 1.0 SQL Server Report Builder 2.0 (requires SQL Server 2008) Business Intelligence Development Studio – BIDS (Visual Studio) BIDS is the favorit choice as it gives the developer the most choices (creation of datasets etc.). However SQL Server Report Builder 2.0 is the easiest tool learn and doesn’t require a whole lot of SQL knowledge. In [...]

Configuring SQL Reportings Services mail subscriptions with Configuration Manager

In this post I’ll describe how you configure mail subscriptions with Configuration Manager 2007 R2. I assume that SQL Reporting Services is installed and configured on a remote database. I also assume that the Reporting Services Site system is configured in the Configuration Manager Administrator console. Prerequisites SQL Reporting Services requirements Execution account. Windows user account with read only access to all reports. The Execution account is specified in the Reporting Services Configuration Manager SMTP configured in the Reporting Services Configuration Manager. You also need to make sure that the SMTP port is enabled for relaying and anonymous access. If [...]

Changing boot order in Vista/Windows 7

If you do not want to play around with BCDedit or 3rd party tools like EasyBCD, it is quit easy to change boot order from within Windows 7. I Know that this is kind of low tech, but I notice a lot of  questions out there regarding, how to change the boot order using BCDedit. Here goes: Go to Computer – Properties. Note: You can also do this by hitting the key combo Windows + Pause/Break or Click on Advanced System settings Open the Advanced tab In the Startup and Recovery section click on Settings Note: run sysdm.cpl to go [...]

By |2009-08-17T09:08:39+01:00August 17th, 2009|General info, OS Deployment, Windows Client|4 Comments

Configuring SQL Reporting Services user permission for Configuration Manager 2007

Using SQL Reporting Services is really a “blast”. If you want to use the reporting feature with Configuration Manager 2007 R2 (and you do!), you need to configure a few accounts, groups and configure permissions. In this post I assume that SQL Reporting Services is installed and configured. Accounts to be created Execution Account (Configured in the SQL Reporting Services manager) The EA is used by SRS to execute reports used for subscribtions. The account should be a low privilige account that has: Read access to all reports Open a browser and type SQLReportingSername/Reports Click Properties Click New Role Assignment [...]

By |2009-08-13T21:35:56+01:00August 13th, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|6 Comments

MOC Lab Launcher Fixer for Windows 7

Windows 7 has arrived, and everything is fine! We only have one problem. Many of the MOC Course Material is using the "Lab Launcher". The MSI for the "Lab Launcher" is not supported by Windows 7. To Fix this problem a Hack/Edit of the MSI is needed. Read this blog post for info about how to do it manually: http://tfl09.blogspot.com/2009/08/windows-7-and-virtual-server.html Big Thanks to Thomas Lee for the great tutorial!   I am facing the same problem as him a lot these days, and i usually did the Edit manually. Therefore i decided to make a small utility that [...]

Creating a search folder with all required security updates in Configuration Manager 2007

Having a list of all required updates can be very usefull. I this example I will create a search folder containing all required security updates. Open the Config Mgr. console, navigate to Computer Management, Software Updates, Update Repository, Search Folders Create a new search folder. In the search folder select Required and enter the numbers from 1 to 9 (don’t type any “ around the numbers) or type [^0] – both metods will work. Select Superseded and change the value to No Select Expired and change the value to No Select Update Classification and select Security Updates Name the Search [...]

By |2009-08-12T09:13:00+01:00August 12th, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|1 Comment

Deploy Adobe Flash Player Updates with SCUP 4.5

When deploying Adobe Flash Player updates with SCUP 4.5 you might run into a few problems with the installation of the update. My work around to fix that is by creating the update from scratch. In this post I assume that you have a working SCUP 4.5 environment up and running. The update being deployed is install_flash_player_ax.exe version which can be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/support/flash/downloads.html    Open SCUP and select Create Update Type: Update Title: Adobe Flash Player 10 Describtion: Something nice Classification: Critical Update Bulletin ID: APBB09-10 Vendor: Adobe Systems, Inc. Product: Adobe Flash Player 10 Click Next [...]

By |2009-08-09T09:42:58+01:00August 9th, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|13 Comments

Resizing a Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk (VHD)

Ever run into problems with a VHD that ran out of space?? I did just yesterday, and found a couple of solutions for that problem. Here are two ways of dealing VHD size issues . Methode 1: Using 3rd part tool “VDH Resizer” Download and install VHD Resizer. http://vmtoolkit.com/files/folders/converters/entry87.aspx Open VhdResizer and point to the file you VHD you want resized. Choose a location to put the new file, and choose a new size. The resizing process might take a while, but be patient, it will be worth the wait.   When the resizing is done start a the virtual pc [...]

Enable Integration features for Virtual PC Beta running server 2008

Running on Windows 7 it obvious you would use the new Windows Virtual PC Beta. There is a problem however, when you want to run a Server2008 virtual PC. The server it self runs great, and is much faster than Virtual PC2007, but like in Virtual server2005 Drag’n Drop is not supported. This Should basically not be a problem because the integration features gives you access to all the host machines drives (including USB).  Only problem is that it doesn't seam to work on Server2008. It might work at first, but after a couple of reboots the integration features suddenly [...]