Jul 202014
Get the latest* SCEP 2012 R2 client easily without updating SCCM

If you need to get hold of the latest System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 R2 client installer, normally you’d have to download the original installer from the Volume Licensing Center and install from that, then update using the latest cumulative update for SCCM – on your SCCM server – which is really annoying. However there’s […]

Sep 082012

Now that Windows 8 has hit RTM there is a slightly newer version of Orca the MSI editing tool available. This one is version 5.0.9200.0, but when it’s installed, in the Programs and Features dialog it’ll show up as 8.59.25584. To grab yourself a copy get the Windows SDK for Windows 8, install using the […]

Sep 072012

Following up on my post of a few years ago on PowerShell 2 being available, Microsoft have now released the bits needed to give you PowerShell 3 on Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, Vista and Server 2008. Sadly no PowerShell 3 lovelyness for XP, but then who really cares. I can barely remember how to […]

Dec 052011

I’m writing with reference to a colleague’s blog post where he has found a very useful fix for a very annoying start up and log-on delay issue in Windows 7 SP1. Here’s his post, worth a read: http://blog.solarfusion.co.uk/2011/12/windows-7-please-wait-or-welcome-screen.html We were finding that computers in shared areas which had been logged on by many users (i.e. […]

Dec 022011
Latest Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit Tools

As of 1st December 2011 there is now a new version of the Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit Tools available to download. You should uninstall the old version before you install the new one. This update brings us to version 4.0.7577.172 (now .197) and it is downloadable from here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=21165 It is recommended that you […]

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Oct 262011

I read last night that the latest (and last) service pack for Office 2007 was out. After googling this morning I found it way too hard to find the ‘actual’ download for the damned thing, so I’m presenting the results of my efforts here for easy finding… List of all 2007 Office system SP3, 2007 […]