Blog
Wissenstransfer von IT-Spezialisten

sepago Spezialisten bloggen über Citrix und Microsoft

Hier bloggen sepago-Spezialisten über ihre Themen: Automatisierung, Cloud Solutions, IT-Security, aktuelle Entwicklungen rund um Citrix- und Microsoft-Technologien, Arbeitskultur.

| |

Making the Switch to UEFI

The most prominent reason for thinking about booting through UEFI instead of BIOS is the availability of large drives. BIOS requires a MBR (Master Boot Record) formatted drive which is inherently limited to 2 TiB. But there are more very good reasons for making the switch. In this article I will provide a brief comparison of BIOS and UEFI before explaining how to create bootable devices for UEFI and install Windows on an UEFI system.

| |

Microsoft Configuration Manager 2012 and Powershell–Part 2

Just wanted to keep you up-to-date regarding my task to automatically build a folder-collection structure in a customer’s Configuration Manager 2012 environment. (see also article https://www.sepago.de/e/david/2012/02/24/create-folders-in-microsoft-system-center-configuration-manager-with-powershell )

Create Configuration Manager device collections

We already know how to create folders underneath the collections node. Now we need to create the collections our clients will one day be members of.
This isn’t too hard a task, so here’s my script:

You all know that we’ve got “Limiting collections” now in Configuration Manager 2012,

| |

Create Folders in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 via Powershell

Just a short article today…

I’m in the middle of a Configuration Manager implementation at a customer’s site and facing the problem of creating lots of folders and collections in those folders.

As you all might know Microsoft got rid of the “subcollections” and gave us collection folders to arrange our collections.

My customer needs round about 150 folders and I am a lazy admin. What does a lazy admin do?

| |

Microsoft ConfigMgr 2012 – Client Log Files

A lot of things changed with the coming of ConfigMgr2012 (for now it’s in the state of RC1). Loads of people already wrote articles about what cool new features and goodies came with ConfigMgr2012, I instead want to have a closer look on troubleshooting, as I am in the middle of a RC1 deployment at a customer’s site.

Log Files

If you’ve already worked with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007,

| |

Servergespeicherte Profile mit dem Profile Migrator 2.0 migrieren

Die Migration servergespeicherter Profile ist – wie schon von der Version 1.1 des Profile Migrator gewohnt – in drei einfachen Schritten realisierbar.

Als Erstes wählen wir die zu migrierenden Quellprofile aus. Das kann über Organisationseinheiten des Active Dirctory, über Verzeichnisse, über Netzwerkfreigaben oder durch die manuelle Eingabe des Pfades geschehen

Jetzt kann die Basis der neuen Profile wahlweise über ein Musterprofil ermittelt werden, oder durch die Angabe das Pfades zu einem Default Profile.

| |

The Danger of Machine Account Password Changes

Every so often I am asked to help analyze weird issues when assigning group memberships or permissions – accounts are not found and the Event Log shows unsettling messages. Many of these situations can be traced back to the operating system using a different machine account password than the domain is aware of.

Yes, Machine Accounts Have Passwords!

Just like user accounts, a machine object in Active Directory has a password to identify the machine and to protect the machine account.

| |

Fixing Office 2007’s Quick Access Toolbars With Citrix User Profile Manager

Not sure where user profile management might be useful? Here is an example that should apply to almost everyone. The obvious new user interface feature of Microsoft Office 2007 is the ribbon. But there are numerous other UI enhancements over Office 2003. One of these are the Quick Access Toolbars. If you are not sure what I am talking about: the following screen shot should give you an idea (from a German version of Office,

| |

How to Determine the Windows Installation Date with and without PowerShell

There are many ways to determine when Windows was installed. Here are some of them.

Systeminfo

The systeminfo tool displays a lot of interesting information about the computer and the operating system, among them the installation date. Here is some sample output:

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Host Name:                 WIN7
OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
OS Version:                6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
OS Manufacturer:           Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration:          Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type:             Multiprocessor Free
Original Install Date:     9/17/2009,