As explained in Ok, E-Books post, this topic became of an interest just recently. I have never created an e-book so you will not see me saying that I’m usually doing it this way or that way or other crap like this. No, cards on the table. I’m just as curious as you are about … Continue reading Creating an e-book. Part 1.
Recently, I wanted to install Nokia Ovi Suite to several computers in a company that started to have problems with their internet provider; it’s a third day when they do not have internet connection. So I thought it’s a good idea to show them how they can use their Nokia E72 phones to connect their … Continue reading Uninstall software on remote computers using WMIC
Let’s say you know the IP address of a computer but you don’t know the hostname. Seems to be an easy task with ping –a, if you have a working DNS If not, you can try the following approach: Create a cmd file on client’s computer. Say in \\IP\C$\Windows\Temp\FindHostname.cmd Edit FindHostname.cmd. Type in: echo %computername% … Continue reading Find computer name for a remote computer using PSExec
From Run or Command Prompt window: gpedit.msc /gpcomputer: Computername
As Microsoft recently released Service Pack 2 for Office 2007 suite, it is a good idea to add the update files to the package so it can be installed during the installation. So, first of all we have to download the SP2 executable file from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b444bf18-79ea-46c6-8a81-9db49b4ab6e5&displaylang=en (see Visio and Project information at the end … Continue reading Deploy Office 2007 SP2 with ConfigMgr 2007
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
Receiving some complaints that users can’t find the Open, New etc. commands in the new Office 2007 interface, I had a task to customize Quick Access Toolbar so that all users can have these commands installed by default. Office 2007 applications (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word) use a Quick Access Toolbar setting file (.qat). Every … Continue reading Deploy Office 2007 with custom Quick Access Toolbar commands
Last week I tested how Office 2007 installs via Group Policy. I created a software installation package and it worked successful; except the fact that it is not fully installed when a user logs on and that it will not upgrade (or remove) the existing version of Office even if I added the Office 2003 … Continue reading Using Group Policy to deploy Office 2007