Using PowerShell for User Notification in SCCM 2012

  There are many benefits to moving away from .hta or command prompt based End User pop up notifications in Configuration Manager application deployments.  Forcing an open command prompt window open and not hidden, on an end user’s screen has always been non-optimal, fraught with permissions issues and very 1990’s.  Using a .hta file allowed…

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“The Server Stumbled…” or “We all have bad days”

  So…. you wanted to open the Windows App Store, huh?  You click on the little store thingy But…instead of the of the Windows Store you get this: “The server stumbled”?  What does that mean?  What do you do next? Well you also might see an error code like 80072EFF or 80072EFD or 801901F7, and…

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The Windows 10 Quick Guide

            Microsoft has put together a handy dandy guide to Windows 10 called the Windows 10 Quick Guide.  In the Quick Guide you can get information on Cortana, Continuum, Windows Store, the new browser Microsoft Edge, Gaming and Xbox integration and how to Get Started! You can download your copy of the Windows 10…

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Windows App Store doesn’t load after Windows 10 upgrade!

  It’s back! The Windows App Store issue that makes you think you’re going to download exciting applications and games, but in reality, you’re just gonna watch spinning dots until your eyes bleed.  We fixed this in Windows 8.1 with PowerShell, so what do you do this time? If you click on the App Store…

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Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts. Or How to Succeed at Everything.

  I’m sure that you, like me, like to do things quickly and efficiently.  I mean, come on, who hasn’t eaten their toast in the shower, while brushing their teeth?  Sometimes you just need to do something quickly and efficiently and get stuff done. That being said, here are some handy (and also dandy) Windows…

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Cumulative Update 4 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager released!

  If you’re a loyal user/administrator of System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (and why wouldn’t you be?) it may interest you to know that Cumulative Update #4 released to the public on 2/3/2015. Here’s a super quick rundown of what this Cumulative Update brings to the table: Client Communication fixes Applications not being downloaded…

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“The CPU can’t take much more, Captain!” (said in thick Scottish accent) OR "Maintenance in progress" is The Most Annoying Windows message. *Updated!

  How to use the Windows Action Center for Good instead of Evil. If you are like me, you’ve told your supermodel girlfriend you couldn’t take her out bikini shopping and instead stayed home to play with your computers and basically be uber-nerdy….  If you’re even more like me, you’ve screamed in absolute despair when…

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Black Holes, Time Travel and Windows 8.1 OneDrive Sync

  If you are seeing this error, never fear.  Your computer files haven’t fallen through a black hole, or travelled back in time… and OneDrive Sync is probably working just fine.  Time in relationship to Computers, Devices, Operating Systems, etc all began on January 1st 1970.  January 1st 1970  is considered the Epoch Time, and…

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Patching Office 365 with Configuration Manager 2012! or “How I learned to stop worrying and love the Click2rclient!”

  Recently I was pulled into a customer engagement, where the customer had recently deployed Office 365 for their users.  While they loved the benefits of O365, they couldn’t quite get their head around allowing O365 to update on its own when a user launched Office, and a new update was available. Their goal then,…

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