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

Create collection with all Windows XP SP 1-2-3 systems

To create a collection with all Windows XP SP1 systems, use the query bellow: select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM on SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM.Caption like "%Windows XP%" and SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM.CSDVersion = "Service Pack 1" Similarly, to create a collection with all Windows XP SP2 systems, just change the Service Pack version number: select … Continue reading Create collection with all Windows XP SP 1-2-3 systems