Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Deploy Microsoft Zune (for Windows Phone)

Software Microsoft Zune (Application for Windows Phone)
Install Silently ZunePackage.exe
/qb
/accepteula

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Deploy Adobe Premiere Elements 10

Software Adobe Premiere Elements 10
Requirements Apple Quicktime (Renderer)
Install Silently
Finnish
OEM.exe
/UL1033
/V”SERIALNUMBER=XXXX-XXXX
DELETEDESKTOPSHORTCUT=1
COUNTRY=77″

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Modify the Windows 7 taskbar pinned program icons

Purpose: Clear or create your own pinned program icons in the Windows taskbar

In a case where you need to alter the windows taskbar, you will come to notice that there is actually no clean way to script the Windows Taskbar. This operating system object is meant to be edited by the user only with no API for programs or scripts to alter it. Hence taskbar customization is instantly an OS tweak. I recommend caution and deeper understanding of Windows 7 OS.

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Deploy Windows Live Essentials 2012

Software Windows Live Essentials 2012
Install Silently wlarp.exe
/q quiet installation
/log: logging your installation
/noMU disable Windows Update
/noHomepage prevent homepage to become Msn.com
/noLaunch prevent Messenger to launch just after installation as finished.
/noSearch prevent your default search engin to be replaced by Bing.com
/NoToolbarCEIP switch will stop the toolbar install.
/AppSelect:(ApplicationID) select features you want to install
!(ApplicationID) are features that should not be installed

ApplicationIDs
ALL (Full live essential), Mail, PhotoGallery, OLC (Outlook Connector), Messenger, Writer, MovieMaker, Companion (Messenger Companion), FamilySafety, wlsync (Live Mesh), Bingbar, idcrl (Live Sign in Assistant)

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Application Deployment Types in SCCM 2012

Purpose: How to use Application Deployment Types properly – real-life examples

The new features in SCCM 2012 could confuse at the first sight, if you dont stop to study them for a while. Old SCCM admins are used to packages while new admins are jumping straight into the applications. This post will focus on the applications only.

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Update SCCM 2012 Admin Console to SP1 CU3

Purpose: You have installed SCCM SP1 CU3, and now you need to update your Admin Consoles!

Updating the SCCM 2012 system with any major update that includes fixes to the Admin Console – generally means that you need to update all the Admin Consoles that you have in your environment to meet the version of your servers. In SP1 CU3, you can still use the old Admin Console after the update, so there is no rush to update all of the Admin Consoles.

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Update the SCCM 2012 Clients to SP1 CU3

Purpose: You have installed SCCM SP1 CU3, and now you need to update your agents!

Updating the SCCM 2012 system with any major update that includes fixes to the client-side – automatically means that you need to update all the clients that you have in your environment to meet the version of your servers. This can be done using different methods. The following methods are at least supported by Microsoft as a weapon of choice. In this post, I will only cover the method that I selected.

Methods of updating the SCCM 2012 clients:

  1. Install new client as an application / package.
  2. Use built-in tool of Client pushing (unsupported for CU-updates).
  3. Setup Client Update as part of Software Updates.
  4. Enable Site-Wide client automatic installation (only major updates).
  5. Install the client manually to desired workstations.

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Update SCCM 2012 to SP1 CU3

Purpose: A new set of updates have been released for SCCM SP1 (CU3)

Since the dawn of the new Configuration Manager 2012 -version, it has been haunted by various bugs. Luckily there is a constant flow of Cumulative Updates available since the release of SP1. Next in the spotlight is the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 CU3.

Bug fixes in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CU3 (Includes download link)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882125

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Update SCCM 2012 Admin Console to SP1 CU2

Purpose: You have installed SCCM SP1 CU2, and now you need to update your Admin Consoles!

Updating the SCCM 2012 system with any major update that includes fixes to the Admin Console – generally means that you need to update all the Admin Consoles that you have in your environment to meet the version of your servers. In SP1 CU2, you can still use the old Admin Console after the update, so there is no rush to update all of the Admin Consoles.

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Update the SCCM 2012 Clients to SP1 CU2

Purpose: You have installed SCCM SP1 CU2, and now you need to update your agents!

Updating the SCCM 2012 system with any major update that includes fixes to the client-side – automatically means that you need to update all the clients that you have in your environment to meet the version of your servers. This can be done using different methods. The following methods are at least supported by Microsoft as a weapon of choice. In this post, I will only cover the method that I selected.

Methods of updating the SCCM 2012 clients:

  1. Install new client as an application / package.
  2. Use built-in tool of Client pushing (unsupported for CU-updates).
  3. Setup Client Update as part of Software Updates.
  4. Enable Site-Wide client automatic installation (only major updates).
  5. Install the client manually to desired workstations.

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