Desktop monitor inventory

Here’s a step by step guide how to create Altiris desktop monitor inventory report that will show all make and models, serial numbers, device hardware ID’s and size of all external monitors connected to computer. In order to gather all that stuff we’ll use monitordetails WMI provider that will allow us to get all that ...

The quickest way to convert bootable USB from FAT32 to NTFS

… or the other way around! 1. Plug in USB stick and copy all files and folders of the drive onto one folder on your Desktop 2. Open CMD and type diskpart to enter DISKPART> console 3. Execute the following commands: – list disk – to list all disks – select disk 1 – assuming ...

Windows update stuck on “Searching for updates”

Windows 7 update stuck on Searching for updates and it sits like that for hours. Below script will stop all windows update services, create backup of existing Windows Update Folders then restart services to re-create the folder structure. “Run as Administrator” required! Visual Basic @ECHO OFF echo Windows Update Service Reset Script Echo Cleaning read ...

Installing printer with a single script.

I’ll keep it short this time. Task: Deploy network printer drivers along with the install script to a number of machines. New local TCP/IP port is required for the printer (if exists – delete and re-create), then copy drivers and install printer. The batch script bellow will use the set of “Printing Admin Scripts” that ...

Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

… and every single advice that you’ve managed to get out of Google so far was as useless as “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”. I’ve recently got a laptop to have a look at. HP Pavilion 15 n268sa with an APU AMD Quad Core A10-5745M and Radeon HD 8610G Graphics. This ...

Deploying Windows Language Pack

The easiest way to deploy OS language pack to multiple machines is to use a customized .xml config file along with two simple batch scripts. Let’s say you need to deploy French language pack on Windows 7 Enterprise (English). ¬†Bellow is step by step what you need. 1. Download Language Pack for your system from ...

Bitlocker deployment and reporting.

… the Altiris way, however, the concept would be pretty much the same for any other CMS systems. I’m currently working on such project so I decided to write down the entire process here onto my notepad (who knows, maybe there’s someone out there in the intertubes that is now sitting and scratching his head ...

How to automate uninstall of MS Office security update?

…based on a specific example I’ve dealt with today :) Microsoft has released a Security Update KB3055014 for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) that suppose to fix some security vulnerabilities in both Lync 2013 and Skype for Business. Now, for those who are not familiar with this program, Microsoft have rebranded Lync to Skype for ...

Deploying Internet Explorer 11 … the proper way

Microsoft recommends using IEAK to create IE11 deployment package, however, based on my own (and my work colleagues) experience I know this is not the best way to create the deployment package. Due to the number of prerequisites it just loves to fail installing the browser that way. Bellow method has been tested by me ...

Microsoft Lync 2013 deployment.

There are two ways of creating customised Lync 2013 deployment package, the first one is to use config.xml, the second is with OCT (Office Customisation Tool), however, there is a bug in Lync 2013.iso (SW_DVD5_Lync_2013w_SP1_32-BIT_X64_English_MLF_X19-35370.iso) that Microsoft provides that causes Lync 2013 won’t install … actually it will install when you create adminfile (.msp), so ...