Archive for May, 2015

May 26 2015

Use Ninite to Install Your Windows Apps

As it’s been around for years, I’m still surprised at how often I find someone who hasn’t at least heard of Ninite.  This application can possibly save you hours of setup and configuration each time you buy a new computer, or rebuild your existing one.  Ninite aggregates the most popular freeware on to a single web page, let’s you hand select the ones you need, and then custom builds an installer for those applications.  The installer is generated within seconds, and saves you the hassle of visiting the individual web pages of all of the software you’re going to need anyway.  As a bonus, they’ve already gone through the hassle of making sure that none of the toolbars and miscellaneous junk gets installed alongside the software.


May 18 2015

Google Domains Beta Review

I’ve had the opportunity to play in the Google Domains Beta program over the last two months.  I submitted my name into the program sometime in late 2014 and was accepted (along with a lot of other people) in December.  I moved my first domain over from my current registrar in February 2015 and registered my first new domain through them in March 2015.  In this post, I’ll discuss my experience transferring in an existing domain, registering a new domain, how the service works (with screen shots) and what I like and don’t like about it.


May 12 2015

SCCM 2012 DP Errors: SendFiles Failed

One of my distribution points recently stopped getting DP updates.  I tried my normal troubleshooting steps – creating a new package, checking disk space, source folder permissions, server reboot, etc., but no dice.  I reviewed the DISTMGR.LOG on the primary site responsible for the distribution point, and found the following:

When I look in the PKGXFERMGR.LOG, I found the following: