Find computer model and manufacturer using remote WMI

In case you need to find the computer model and manufacturer of a remote computer, just use the following command in a command prompt window: %windir%\System32\wbem\WMIC.exe /node:"ComputerNameORIpAddress" ComputerSystem Get Model, Manufacturer If you need to specify user credentials, use the following command: %windir%\System32\wbem\WMIC.exe /node:"ComputerNameORIpAddress" /user:"domain\username" /password:"password" ComputerSystem Get Model, Manufacturer

Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name error

Today a client called me and said that his second domain controller, which is on Hyper-V, is having connectivity problems. For example, running the ping command from DC2 results in very bad response times or timed out requests. Searching the event viewer, I saw many errors with Event ID 1054: “Description: Windows cannot obtain the … Continue reading Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name error

How To: Operating System deployment with MDT 2010 and ConfigMgr 2007 SP2

Johan Arwidmark, Setup & Deployment MVP, just finished working on his Version 2.0 Deployment CD. It contains the following step-by-step guides and video tutorials: MDT 2010 Lite Touch Deployments (deployment without ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 R2, just the free tools) LTI01 - Installing the server for MDT 2010 Lite Touch LTI02 - Creating a Windows 7 … Continue reading How To: Operating System deployment with MDT 2010 and ConfigMgr 2007 SP2