Posts Tagged "Microsoft"

System Center User Group Sweden – Client Day 10/1-14

SCUG in Sweden will arrange a meet up on the 10th of January 2014. The event will be at the Microsoft office in Akalla, Stockholm. Guest speaker at the event will be no one less than Wally Mead. If you haven’t had the chance to see and hear him talk...

TechX Sweden 2013

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The bits for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 have made it’s way onto MSDN and TechNet and will soon hit general availability. With that comes System Center 2012 R2 as well and lots of events to show off the new cool stuff. One of the bigger events in...

Mobile Devices #reinvented

So, the news about Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia Devices is spreading around the globe. Since I live in Sweden and the European Union knows that someone will file a complaint and Microsoft will have to pay, once again, to the EU. Will they, just as with Windows, have to pay...

2012 R2 (preview) bits are online

It seems that the Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 bits are online at MSDN. Preview that is. We can also see that SQL Server 2014 CTP1 is online. No sight of Windows 8.1 yet though.

System Center 2012 SP1 SCCM, SCOM, SCSM, Orchestrator and Exchange Hydration Kit

I have the very happy news that the next version of Infoworks.TV Hydration Kit is done. This time it is with the RTM version of System Center 2012 SP1 products SCCM, SCOM, SCSM and Orchestrator. And if that wasn’t enough… Exchange 2013 is also included! But any product you don’t...

Local toast notification is not displayed – app manifest entries not found

During the development of my Windows Store App “MDT Deployment Monitor” I’ve come to learn a great deal of knowledge in C# programming but also security and what’s new in Windows 8. I’ve come so far in the development of the app that I want to leverage the new technology...

System Center 2012 SP1

I hope that you haven’t missed that last night (Swedish time) Microsoft uploaded all bits and bytes that is the first Service Pack for System Center 2012 up in TechNet. I’ll try to have a hydration kit up asap.

Deploy Office 2013–Files necessary to run the Office Customization Tool were not found

Yesterday I got a question about a problem when deploying Office 2013. When running the command found at a Microsoft TechNet article on how to create answer files for Microsoft Office 2013 in order to install it silently using MDT the got an error. What was done in order to...

Howto write PowerShell Cmdlet in C# using Visual Studio 2012: Write Verbose Output

So we’ve come to the part when it’s time to learn how to write verbose output just like the feature “Write-Verbose” in normal PowerShell functions. Once again I continue my work on my first DLL. You can read part 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the blog. Here we use...

Get-OperatingSystemSKU

During a larger script, as always, I had to create a function to get the SKU of the Operating System. Thought I should share it with you… Hope if will help. /Tim

Get-LocalDriveWithMostFreeSpace

During my scripts that downloads all TechEd sessions (found here) I created a function to find the local drive with the most free space in order to know where to store all those videos. One commenter at one post mentions that the videos from just TechEd North America ended up...

Get-FileHash

While developing a larger script I had to create a function in PowerShell to verify a file hash (aka file checksum). I didn’t really want to use the FCIV feature from Microsoft since I would be bound to have that binary downloaded since it is not part of the OS....

Windows 8 download live on MSDN

Just noticed, Windows 8 is now available for download from the MSDN website.

‘Upgrade’ is not a valid value for setting ‘ACTION’. Unattended installation SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

During development of my hydration kit for System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 I had to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 unattended for the installation of Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CTP2. Everything was just fine and I was able to use the /extract command to extract the installation files...

System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 OpsMgr, SvcMgr and Orchestrator Hydration Kit

Some time ago I got inspiration to create a Hydration Kit (thanks to my college Johan Arwidmark at Deployment Research). However not for ConfigMgr as he did but rather the whole System Center 2012 suite. I know the System Center Universal Installer does exist but it leaves some… whishes… unanswered...