Oct 312012
 

I was unable to install software or run scripts after the step “Setup windows and ConfigMgr” in the task sequence. Simply because they do not run anymore due to the SCCM Wyse post-deployment scripts that run after deployment. In this guide I want to add a registry key to the image that depends on a choice (variable) in the task sequence.


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Oct 172012
 

In an existing environment with a few Domain controllers we installed a new SCCM 2007 server. From the start we had problems with the domain join function in the Apply Network Settings Task. The domain join did not join the domain consequently. There was a 50% change that the device in the deployment joint the domain.

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Oct 152012
 

Since a few months, flash has a great auto-update feature. As most consumers never manually update their software, this keeps their pcs al lot safer. For an administrator, that has to keep care of compatibility with internal sites etc. this isn’t desirable. So If you’re packaging, you’d have to disable the autoupdate.

A lot of blogs etc have the following solution:

Make a transform file. Set the property ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES to 1

This doesn’t work. Flash still creates a scheduled task that checks for updates.

My solution:

I’ve performed the following solution with Flexera Installshield:

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Oct 092012
 

Office Web Components 2003 (OWC) is antique. as you can see in the 2003 part. It isn’t supported anymore on the newer Windows versions OWC Page. There isn’t a upgrade for the software. When building a Citrix XenApp environment, there is always legacy software, like this.

OWC is simple software. It is a Internet Explorer add-on that shows excel reports. It contains a few files and some registry keys.. So I thought it would be something easy.  But it gave me a headache. I didn’t work at all. After some googling (Google knows almost everything if you use the right question), I found out that OWC doesn’t like UAC. So I disabled that in our vDisk (we use Citrix provisioning). Probably the reason that Microsoft doesn’t support it anymore.

I did work afterwards when I logged in as an administrator. It still didn’t work with my test user with restricted rights. I got the following error, this is the default error if OWC doesn’t work:

Safety settings on this machine prohibit accessing a data source on another domain

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Oct 092012
 

In Windows 7 and Windows 2008R2 the windows desktop text color is dynamically specified by the OS background color. It is not possible to specify the color yourself. This doesn’t always work that well if you got a white wallpaper. One of our customers had the problem that the text on the desktop was invisible. When they selected the icons the text showed again.

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