Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

A handy tool for the dreaded BSOD – bluescreenview

Posted: 5th April 2011 by Seth Killey in Apps

I’ve been on Windows 7 on my network for about a year now and for the first time I had to analyze a dump file for a blue screen of death.  So yeah, Windows 7 is significantly more stable than previous versions of Windows.  In the past, this has been a fairly arduous task that […]

Using SCCM 2007 to deploy Adobe Reader Updates

Posted: 4th April 2011 by Seth Killey in SCCM

Here’s some instructions for updating staff computers to the latest version of Adobe Reader using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007. These steps will allow you to silently deploy Reader. 1) Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/rdr_distribution1.html and apply to distribute Flash Player 2) Once approved, follow the link to download the appropriate .exe file.  They don’t provide […]

Using SCCM 2007 to deploy Adobe Flash Updates

Posted: 4th April 2011 by Seth Killey in SCCM

UPDATE: Starting with Flash 11.2, Adobe now has a command for silently running a background update.  You can read more at http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/administration-configure-auto-update-notification.html I too find Adobe’s parameter naming convention to be contradictory.  However, from what I gather you should use the following in mms.cfg to disable the annoying user prompt while enabling background updates when […]

Using SCCM 2007 / 2012 to deploy Java Runtime Engine Updates

Posted: 4th April 2011 by Seth Killey in SCCM

Here’s some instructions for updating staff computers to the latest version of JRE using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 / 2012. These steps will allow you to silently deploy JRE LAST TESTED: JRE 7.21 on Windows 7 For info on upgrading from version 6 to version 7 1) If Java is already installed on […]

LOST series finale

Posted: 29th March 2011 by Seth Killey in Nonsense

Clearing off the DVR before we cut cable. Here’s our LOST TV group getting interviewed by WHOI-TV

Using DISM to add IE 9 to an existing WIM file

Posted: 24th March 2011 by Seth Killey in Windows 7

I try to update our standard Windows 7 image after major releases such as service packs or new releases of Internet Explorer.  In the past I usually just take my reference computer install the service pack or IE update and then run sysprep and imagex to create my standard image so I can easily build […]