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SCCM 2012 PXE-E55: ProxyDHCP service did not reply to request on port 4011

Had this today, didn’t have any of #60, #66 or #67 DHCP options set that might have been conflicting (per Microsoft guidelines). I was able to build Hyper-V VMs at the site where the problem distribution point was, but PCs … Continue reading

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Standard user launching a command with elevated credentials

I needed standard users to be able to run certain executables with administrator credentials, but ideally without wanting to give them an administrator account and password, and certainly without adding them to the Administrators group. I also needed a log … Continue reading

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Analyse AppLocker Logs for Exceptions

If you’re planning to rollout AppLocker you might want to run it in Audit mode first, to see where things are being run from. You might want to store those logs centrally, see my previous post for how to get … Continue reading

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Send Windows Event Logs to SQL Database

I’m currently in the process of planning for an AppLocker rollout to all my PCs (about 7,500 of them) due to an increasing amount of malware. You should probably be doing this too. Anyway, a sensible first step is to … Continue reading

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PowerShell LDAP response time monitor

I recently had some issues with a system not getting very response times to LDAP queries sent to various Active Directory domain controllers. These were resolved via a combination of Windows Server 2003 Server Performance Advisor and the built in, … Continue reading

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SCVMMService crashes on VM creation

I’m using a PowerShell script to create a new VM, based on the code you can get System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 to spit out. I made a change to the script to try to use some unattended settings to … Continue reading

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NetBackup bpfis and bpbkar32 memory issues with VMware backups

I noticed events mentioning low memory conditions on my NetBackup 7.1 media servers, during the times when they’d be busy doing evening backups. These servers have 32GB of RAM, so I was surprised to see them saying out of memory. … Continue reading

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Printing on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 with HP Universal driver

This is using the version 5.2 (5.2.9.8874) driver (at the moment). Seeing a few issues, shall we say… Print server is 32-bit Server 2008, but I’ve also tried Server 2008 R2 (64-bit obviously) with the same results. Print servers have … Continue reading

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