Win32 Error = 5 When Initiating Secondary Site Deinstall in ConfigMgr 2007 During ConfigMgr 2012 Distribution Point Upgrade

I’ve just started testing the process of reassigning a distribution point from ConfigMgr 2007 to ConfigMgr 2012 (previously known as Distribution Point Upgrade) and hit my first hurdle… In this particular environment, there are over 100 Secondary Sites at the end of slow links that operate as Management Point proxy, Distribution Point and PXE point. …

Office 365 Portal URL Change

Office 365

Since the start of June I’ve noticed that http://portal.microsoftonline.com redirects to http://portal.office.com. So far I haven’t seen any official communication about this, so I did a search on Twitter and found that Trey Mayer (@TeryPoint) noticed this towards the end of May as well. Anyone else notice http://t.co/i1AWyxIJUH redirects to http://t.co/J9rBQbKfQV now? #SharePoint #Office365 pic.twitter.com/rtMPbu9YLS …

Exporting PowerShell Objects with Multi-Valued Strings

One of my favourite cmdlets in PowerShell is export-csv. It has one major flaw though… It doesn’t handle multi-valued attributes. For those of us regularly working with Active Directory and Exchange, this can be very frustrating. I’ve used a variety of different methods for solving this problem, but recently came across some code that I …

IM, Email, Voice or Face to Face

I haven’t been dealing with regional staff much recently but just received some thought provoking feedback. I’ve recently been doing a lot of instant message and email conversations as I personally find it easier to multitask, however today I was asked a simple question… “Do you guys ever talk, or do you just IM and …

Enabling Attributes for Existing Classes in SMS_Def.mof

ConfigMgr’s Hardware Inventory feature allows information from WMI on a PC to be easily transferred and recorded in the ConfigMgr database for reporting, or collection targeting purposes. Performed on: Configuration Manager 2007 R3 In this example, I intend to collect the DNS client (primary and secondary) settings and the DNS domain search suffix order. I …