Refresh All SCCM DPs With Latest Package

2010-03-16 / Configuration Manager / 0 Comments

Refresh all Packages on a SCCM DP
I used this successfully in an environment with a primary and multiple secondaries.  Below are the instructions how it works and a few things that you will likely want to change to customize it.
This is to be saved as a HTA file.  There are 3 fields for you to fill in:
SCCM Primary Site Code
SCCM Primary Server Name
SCCM Site Code (to Refresh)
These variables get passed to enable the connection to the primary and ultimatly the DP refresh.  The “SCCM Site Code” is the code for the site you wish to refresh.  For example if your primary is ABC and a secondary is 123 – ABC is the “SCCM Primary Site Code” and 123 would be the “SCCM Site Code”.  If 123 has multiple DP’s in the infrastructure design all of them will have their packages refreshed.

Replace LOGO.gif with your company’s logo
I use an images folder for LOGO.gif and winicon.ico

Refresh SCCM DPs

Thanks to Joshua Smueller of for this HTA script.

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ISS Kerberos Test Tool

2010-03-16 / IIS / 1 Comments

This tool is used to test kerberos configuration on ISS and verifies correct SPN settings.

1. Unzip files to desired location that is local to the IIS server.
2. In the IIS MMC create a new virtual directory that points to the folder with the unzipped files.
3. Configure the virtual directory as an IIS application
    a. In the IIS MMC right-click the vDir and choose Properties.
    b. On the “Virtual Directory” tab click “Create” (if already configured as an IIS app you’ll see a “Remove” button instead)
4. Ensure that “Scripts Only” (recommended) or “Scripts and Executables” is enabled for this vDir.

Kerberos Test web Application

UserInfo Report Definition – Test Report to verify Kerberos is connecting to the back end database/report server.

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Move Outlook Appointments To New Calendar

2010-03-15 / Desktop / 0 Comments

To move appointments to a new calendar perform the following:


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Microsoft Office Outlook Cannot Provide Form Scripting Support On Terminal Server

2010-03-15 / Desktop, Server / 1 Comments

Microsoft Office Outlook cannot provide form scripting support

  • If this is occuring on a Terminal Server it is by default as Micrsoft does not allow VBS to run on TS.

A workaround can be applied by:

* Copy the Program Files\Microsoft Office\OfficeXXXX\Outlvbs.dll file from a computer that is not 
       running Microsoft Outlook onto the Terminal Server.
* Delete all registry entries for OutlookVBScript on the TS
* Exit Outlook and go back in.
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VMWare Fiber Connection Best Practices

2010-03-15 / VMWare / 0 Comments


Best Practice fibre cabling would be like so:
A0, B1, A2, B3 are all plugged into Fabric_A
B0, A1, B2, A3 are all plugged into Fabric_B

First HBA from each host plugs into Fabric_A
Second HBA from each host plugs into Fabric_B

Zoning example for Host1 zone on Fabric_A:
Zone members = Host HBA, A0, B1, A2, B3

Zoning example for Host1 on Fabric_B
Zone members = Host HBA, B0, A1, B2, A3
Clariion Settings

There are also two parameters that you need to pay particular attention to when working with Clariion Storage Systems
– The Failover Mode and The ArrayCommPath settings.
These control the behavior of the Clariion when a ‘trespass’ occurs on the array.
Trespass basically means that the ownership of a LUN moves from one SP to the other.

From an ESX server perspective there are two setting for these values.

-For a non-failover environment, the settings are as follows:

Initiator Type: Clariion Open
Failover Mode: 0
Array Commpath: Disabled

-For a failover-enabled environment, the settings are as follows:

Initiator Type: Clariion Open
Failover Mode: 1
Array Commpath: Enabled


Ensure ALL ESX servers on the Clariion are using MRU policy – your paths should look similar to the example below:

# esxcfg-mpath -l

Disk vmhba2:0:0 /dev/sdc (10240MB) has 4 paths and policy of Most Recently Used
FC 3:11.0 210000e08b1c8e42<->500601683021b9df vmhba2:0:0

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Defrag Exchange 2007 Database

2010-03-15 / Exchange 2007 / 0 Comments
  • Dismount-Database -identity “SERVER\First Storage Group\STORE NAME”
  • Mount-Database -identity “SERVER\First Storage Group\STORE NAME”
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    PC Reboots When Connecting With Remote Desktop

    2010-03-10 / Desktop / 0 Comments

    The reason for pc’s restarting when attempting to open a Remote Desktop session is due to an outdated video driver, specifically Intel. The correct video driver is noted below. This is for the 82945G chipset. The update driver version that works is version

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    Delete Orphaned Distribution Points From SCCM Packages

    2010-03-09 / Configuration Manager / 1 Comments

    1. Backup the database.

    2. Find the entries for the DP package share:

    Select * from pkgservers where NALpath like ‘%\\Server%’
    Select * from pkgstatus where pkgserver like ‘%\\Server%’
    Select * from contentdpmap where serverpath like ‘%\\Server%’
    Select * from DPinfo where servername like ‘%Server%’
    3. Delete any entries from any of the above tables that point to the nonexistent share:

    Delete from pkgservers where NALpath like ‘%COMPUTERNAME’ 
    Delete from pkgstatus where pkgserver like ‘%Server%’
    Delete from contentdpmap where serverpath like ‘%Server%’ 
    Delete from DPinfo where servername like ‘%Server%’

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    Index PDFs In SharePoint 2007 64Bit

    2010-03-09 / SharePoint / 0 Comments

    To resolve this issue, make sure that the Adobe PDF IFilter and the .pdf file type are configured correctly on the server. To install Adobe PDF IFilter and to configure SharePoint Server 2007 to index .pdf files, follow these steps:

    1. Download Adobe PDF IFilter  from the following Adobe Web site:
    2. Download Instructions for SharePoint 2007

    Attached is a icon you can use as the .gif file

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    Delete Shared Services Provider From SharePoint

    2010-03-09 / SharePoint / 0 Comments

    from the bin directory run stsadm -o deletessp -title <YourSSPTitleHere> -force

    The key here is -force, depending on the situation, if you don’t add -force, your SSP won’t be fully deleted.

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