Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals (Free Ebook)

Saw this on the MS Press Blog and wanted to share for more exposure: This is not the full ebook…only the first 11 chapters… Windows 8 offers a lot of great new features for businesses and IT pros, as explained in this free ebook. Designed to help you prepare to deploy Windows 8, deliver apps,…

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"Gotcha" when sequencing Adobe CS6 (Malformed XML when importing)

I came across a “gotcha” while sequencing the Adobe CS6 suite. Once the app was sequenced and was attempting to import the package into the Management console, I kept getting a malformed XML error message. Long story short, the in the <SCRIPTBODY> section of the OSD file where the AdobeSerialization.exe file is executed to activate the…

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ConfigMgr Report: Workstations which have reported in within a specified number of days

A customer of mine asked me to help them identify all the remaining, in their case Windows XP workstations that have reported in to ConfigMgr within the past 14 days. They were in the middle of a migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 and needed a quick way to identify the “straggler” systems so…

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Error code: 0000C81B – When connecting to the App-V Management Web Service server from the App-V Management Console

I recently came across an issue where a change to the IIS Request Filtering settings triggered the error code: 0000C81B when launching the App-V Management Console while hardening an App-V environment using a  DISA IIS STIG checklist. App-V Environment: Windows Server 2008 Ent R2 SP1 SQL Server 2008 Ent R2 SP1 App-V (Server) 4.5 SP2 HF02 [version:…

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Configuring Hyper-V for multiple subnets with only one NIC (Server 2008 R2 Edition)

    Updated for 2012 R2: http://blogs.technet.com/b/letsdothis/archive/2013/11/11/configuring-hyper-v-for-multiple-subnets-with-only-one-nic-server-2012-r2.aspx I wanted to configure my Hyper-V host with multiple subnets to give me a more realistic network configuration. Seeing how I do not have a full blown lab environment consisting of switches and routers which I could configure for multiple networks, I need a way to meet my…

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