Texts with my wife

This is probably the only place where I can post these and get some level of appreciation.  While I was at TechReady in July, I sent texts to my wife who sent back some witty replies.  I must note that while she might come off quite dim, it’s all meant in jest. A: Ok, I’ll…

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Running netsh in ConfigMgr task sequence on x64 client

In deploying Windows 7 x64 via a ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 task sequence I have a custom script to change the TCP Global Receive Window Auto-Tuning Level.  The command that is executed via the script is: cmd /c netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=highlyrestricted This unfortunately returned the following error: Set global command failed on IPv4…

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Failure on invalid user context with DCM permission evaluation

I’m a huge fan of the Desired Configuration Management (DCM) feature of ConfigMgr.  However, I found that it can be quite literal with the input data, and the result is not always very user friendly.  For example, I created a new General Configuration Item (CI) with a single object rule to evaluate just the exclusive…

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DCM Multiline Operators

I recently had the opportunity to use the One of operator on a CI validation of a registry integer value.  While trying to input the multiple values (1, 3, 4 or 5) using a variety of delimiters (space, comma, semi-colon, etc.), I kept getting a UI error: “Invalid integer. Specify one value per line.”  The…

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Secondary site server attempting NTLM anonymous logon

I recently came across a problem that drove me crazy for several hours.  I’ve installed secondary site servers many times and have the setup down pat to work with my usual secure configuration.  The secondary site server installed ok, but then the mpcontrol.log showed entries similar to the following: Attempting to connect to the configured SQL database.***…

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TestDBUpgrade on a Named Instance

In a scenario where a hardened SQL named instance (e.g., SQLI1) is used to perform the database (e.g., SMS_P01) upgrade test for a service pack the ConfigMgrSetup.log may contain the following errors: The command line options are /TESTDBUPGRADE SMS_P01…Testing database upgrade on SMS_P01 database, on the sqlsrv01 server.Running test query.***SqlError: [08001][17][Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][Shared Memory]SQL…

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Explicit rights for Preinst

I recently had to manually remove a secondary site (S01) from a ConfigMgr 2007 SP1 hierarchy.  It deleted ok from the parent site (P01), but since that doesn’t replicate up the hierarchy, I had to go to the Hierarchy Maintenance Tool (Preinst.exe) on the central (C01) site to fully remove it.  However, when logged on…

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