WSUS Client Not Yet Reported

Ive actually blogged a little about this one before but I wanted to raise it again. Its funny the things you remember and how they come back around. Awhile ago I did a TechNet tour in Australia talking about WSUS 3 SP1. Quite a few of you lamented, like me, about the issue where the…

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Petrol is cheap again….except in Australia

On the weekend I was talking with my brother. I was saying to him, “Isnt it awesome that petrol is so low again” “What do you mean?”, he says to me “Its still $1.50 per litre.” Then today I see this article on NineMSN. Im shocked. When I first got to the USA 3 months…

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AGPM 3.0 not keeping the Deny ACEs from GPMC

Today I wrote on the Group Policy team blog about AGPM 3.0 and how its not preserving all the Deny ACE’s into the AGPM archive that are applied to the GPO’s that you might have set in GPMC. If youre interested even in a side discussion in GP security filtering, I wrote all about it…

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Shredding Hard Disks? Huh?

I remember a long time ago when I actually did do “real work”, I did a statewide tour helping a government agency on a new desktop replacement rollout. Part of the job was switching out hard drives for bigger ones and the reimaging them with the new SOE. Due to the very sensitive nature of…

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Diagnostic and Recovery Tools V6: Why no XP support?

We got an email today that asked: “…I just downloaded the new version of MDOP and wanted to install ERD. My problem now is I’m presented with two different versions, version 5 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 and version 6 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Is the supported versions for the…

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Setting an SPN manually

From time to time I see errors occur when services fail to register SPN’s properly. What is an SPN? Its a Service Principal Name and represents a service account’s way of logging on to the domain through Kerberos. Users normally have a UPN or  a User Principal Name typically in the form of yourname@yourdomain.com  Advanced…

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Australians leaving Australia permanently: "Global Demand" or other reasons?

I refer with interest to the Ninemsn article today “Skilled Australians’ departure at record“. I really loved (not) the quoted senator’s response of “…These latest figures also reflect the current global demand for skills and the internationalisation of the labour market as part of the broader process of globalisation…” Two things here. Firstly that statement says…

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Get Switcher! Alt-Tab thats easily usable!

I found this graphical open application tool through an email here at work. Essentially its a tool that adds some really nice, almost round green fruit like, functionality to Windows Vista. It allows you to easily see graphically whats running like Alt-Tab does but a bit bigger and more useful. Here take a look! Its very…

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