My thoughts about MMS2013

I was in Las Vegas on Microsoft Management Summit 2013 last week. I thought it would be beneficial for those who didn’t manage to get there to give you my thoughts about the conference through my experience. I also would like to highlight some sessions and events that I think are really interesting and worth…


Change default logon domain name in the Windows 7 logon screen

This technical solution is not connected to the SCCM 2007 which is my focus technologies but anyway I want to share it here. I have following customer environment:  Windows 7 computers joined to domain A in the city A and we have users in same domain as well We have users in the city B with…


Remote Tools don’t work in Windows 7 x64 client

On one of my projects I found weird thing when SCCM Remote Tools work without any problem on Windows 7 x32 client but failed to run or ask me about local admin credentials to connect to Windows x64 client. I fixed this by changing permissions for RCLaunch.exe file. I granted Read/Execute permissions for “ConfigMgr Remote Control…


Run “Add a printer” wizard with administrative credentials

I have a question from customer about how to add local printer to Windows 7 Enterprise if you have a CD with printer drivers but don’t have a local administrator credentials. Well, it is easy if you have SCCM infrastructure and SCCM client installed on your target computers. During one of my project we introduced…


FIXED: Problem with FEP 2010 alerts

I have had a scenario with pretty simple FEP 2010 with Update Rollup 1 configuration: basic topology with remote reporting server. In this scenario I had two servers: one primary site server and another reporting server with SRSS on board. Symptom After FEP server components installation everything works fine except alerts. I have tried to…


BUILD conference is online

Everyone who wants to know latest news about Windows 8 should go to and watch Windows Division President Steven Sinofsky’s keynote live or on demand anytime. And according to blog Windows 8 Developer Preview will be available for test! Excellent news!


How to disable "Automatically detect settings" in IE8

I have been asked today to help with Internet Explorer 8 settings management. My standard answer “most of the IE settings could be managed via GPO” didn’t work on 100% because there are no settings in GPO to enable/disable “Automatically detect settings”. [Correction] This particular setting could be found in the Internet Explorer Maintenance folder…


MED-V 2.0 Workspace doesn’t start after FTS

I have found strange situation when after FTS (first time setup) process I see following picture all the time: and virtual machine didn’t start and was running in kind of loop. First thing which I didn’t like was message “Recommended updates for Integration Components available” but I was 100% sure that I installed them during…


MED-V Host Agent installation error 1935 on Windows 7 x86

Today I found pretty weird situation when already tested installation package with MED-V components inside was failed during MED-V Host Agent installation. Command line for agent installation was: MED-V_HostAgent_Setup.exe IGNORE_PREREQUISITES=1 /l* %TEMP%\MEDVHost.log And as result I have received following error message: Error 1935. An error occurred during the installation of assembly ‘Microsoft.Medv,version=”2.0.414.0″,culture=”neutral”,publicKeyToken=”31BF3856AD364E35″, processorArchitecture=”MSIL”‘. Please refer…