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 …

Adjusting DCOM Settings via Script

I was recently tasked with adjusting the DCOM Security Settings (DCOM: Machine Access Restrictions and DCOM: Machine Launch Restrictions) in the local security policy on a number of computers. These can be changed manually by opening the Local Security Policy and browsing to Local Policies and then Security Options, but it needed to be more automated than that and needed to be rolled out to a few hundred Windows XP Computers.

Problems with Notepad++ FTP_Synchronize Plugin

I was excited to find out recently that Notepad++ has a plug-in that will allow you to edit files on an FTP server. The plug-in, which has come with Notepad++ since v4.7, is FTP_Synchronize. Unfortunately, although I’m on Notepad++ 5.2, the plug-in did not work out of the box for me. While I could connect to and browse my FTP server, any attempt to download a file resulted in the error “Unable to create directory for file C”.

Microsoft Office Registered User Setup via Script

The following AutoIt script will allow you to set the Microsoft Office Registered User Name, Initials, and Company via a script by getting the name information from Active Directory and modifying the keys . This is useful in corporate environments where you don’t want it to have a generic name when you’re being told someone else has your file open.