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 …

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 …

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 …

Setup was unable to compile Sql CE script file CIStateDBUpgrade.sqlce during CCM Setup

Recently I was troubleshooting a Windows 7 Service Pack 1 system where the CCM Client would not install manually or via push. The following was reported in the CCMSETUP.LOG:

I tried all my standard troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue, which included making sure all versions of the client were removed, attempting to repair …

SCCM Query to Get Screen Resolutions

I wrote the following queries to find the video resolutions used by clients reporting into SCCM. They currently only look at Windows Workstations 6.x (excludes servers, and also anything older than Windows Vista or whatever v7 ends up being), and only those who have submitted a hardware inventory in the last 30 days. Feel free …