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  1. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 4a (OS Images - Get Started)

    by , 18th February 2012 at 01:04 PM
    Welcome to Part 4a of my System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) series! So - here is probably the most anticipated post - how to get started with OS Imaging! Im going to show you how to get SCCM ready for building your first Windows 7 image - and then in 4b, how to deploy that (with a load of extra options and fancy stuff!) to your estate. In the mean time, if there is something specific you need, or that you think Ive missed, please comment or send me a PM. Alternatively, you can find me on ...

    Updated 18th February 2012 at 01:50 PM by TheScarfedOne (Added some more sections...)

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  2. Check who is logged into a machine

    by , 9th February 2012 at 01:24 AM
    From time to time you may wish to find out who is logged into a machine. I find this batch file handy for doing this. Its quick, simple and easy.

    Just copy and paste the below code into notepad and save the file as who.bat

    Code:
    @echo off
    
    :CHECK
    echo Checking Connection ...
    ping %1 -n 1  | findstr "TTL=" >nul && GOTO MAIN || GOTO ERROR
    GOTO END
    
    :ERROR
    echo Device Unreachable
    GOTO END
    ...
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  3. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 3 (Initial Configuration)

    by , 7th February 2012 at 10:39 AM
    Welcome to Part 3 of my System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) series! I know its taken me a bit longer to get this lot sorted, and I hope that Im covering the mailbag of questions Ive had - but if there is something specific you need, please comment or send me a PM. Alternatively, you can find me on Twitter @TheScarfedOne.

    Part 3 is going to deal with your initial configuration. Im going to take you on a whistle-stop tour to get your basic SCCM system ready ...

    Updated 18th February 2012 at 12:30 PM by TheScarfedOne

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  4. Rename a computer remotely

    by , 5th February 2012 at 10:08 PM
    From time to time we need to rename computers on the domain. The computers can sometimes be in a locked room, in a remote site or you simply cant be bothered visiting them.

    This code below will allow you to rename computers on the domain form the comfort of your own desk. Once you have entered you old name and your new name the computer concerned will automatically reboot and your all done! All you have to do is make sure nobody is using the machine and that the new computer name ...

    Updated 27th June 2013 at 04:08 PM by FN-GM

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  5. And that's the end of that...

    by , 1st February 2012 at 08:35 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Well that sucks.

    I've had to convert the head-node into a CC3 desktop because one has died [power supply failure] and I've also had to rip the power button from one of the nodes.

    That brings it down to 3 computers I can use. While it's stil possible, I think, the fact they're RM F-series and weak beyond belief[/opinion] would render any added power from the clustering moot.

    Sorry to anyone who was actually interested.

    The project is dead. ...

    Updated 1st February 2012 at 08:37 AM by X-13 (FFFFUUUUUUUU~ I always forget to whack it in a category.)

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  6. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 2 (Installation)

    by , 26th January 2012 at 10:16 PM
    Welcome to Part 2 of my System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) series – desigined to show you how to get a basic setup up and running in a day not a week!

    So, Im guessing you’ve gone through Part 1 – and are now ready to get on with the actual install.

    You will be needing those two AD accounts - SCCMAdmin and SCCMClient – so make sure you have them ready.

    Starting the Install

    STOP – SCCM needs to extend the AD Schema. If you have ...
  7. VOIP'd up!

    by , 26th January 2012 at 04:37 PM
    Monday was the big day for us this week; we've switched over on Friday afternoon to our new fully IP based system consisting of a Splicecom Maximiser 5100 Call Server supporting 118 phones. So far, so good with it all appearing to be working well and recieved well by all staff.

    It has however been a long time in planning; with support from the community on here as a whole I felt it only right to detail my experience over the last few months.

    I've been fortunate that ...

    Updated 9th February 2012 at 09:37 AM by FragglePete

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  8. In other news...

    by , 25th January 2012 at 08:52 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Hey look. A blog post that isn't Project Borg related.

    It's pony related. [Among other things] [[censored] ponies... how do they work?]

    I'm sitting around herping, derping and generally searching things on the interweb when our Head of Math asks me about my desktop wallpaper.

    So far, it's been described as bambi, "that white guy with blue hair and the dog in the collar"[?]... no-one had actually asked what it was.

    So I told him. ...
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  9. Virtual Insanity: Part Two - Opening Windows

    by , 24th January 2012 at 03:57 PM
    Hello again! This is the continuing travel log of my attempts to build a new virtual infrastructure, so if you've not read part one, this might seem very specific and strange. I'm not claiming to write The Guide here, I'm just jotting down my experiences as I go in the hopes it helps someone (and possibly future me if I go through this again. Hello future me! How're the flying cars?)

    I'm still optimistically cross-posting this to my actual blog as well in the hopes that I actually ...
  10. Hmmm...

    by , 24th January 2012 at 09:40 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    It seems the project will have to be on hold for a bit while I sort out documentation.

    Everything I have references software that doesn't work. [and things like chkconfig... which I can't use.]

    I'm going to find alternatives and start again from scratch.

    This time using Ubuntu 11.10 [Server]. If it works... Which it didn't an hour ago.

    Hopefully, it will have all the necessary software installed.

    Updated 25th January 2012 at 11:04 AM by X-13

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