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WSUS 3.0: The wuauclt Utility

January 21, 2012 Leave a comment

WSUS uses a cookie on client computers to store various types of information, including computer group membership when client-side targeting is used. By default, this cookie expires an hour after WSUS creates it. If you are using client-side targeting and change group membership, use this option in combination with detectnow to expire the cookie, initiate detection, and have WSUS update computer group membership.

Example:

wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

List of all Wuauclt options:

/DetectNow
/ReportNow
/RunHandlerComServer
/RunStoreAsComServer
/ShowSettingsDialog
/ResetAuthorization
/ResetEulas
/ShowWU
/ShowWindowsUpdate
/SelfUpdateManaged
/SelfUpdateUnmanaged
/UpdateNow
/ShowWUAutoScan
/ShowFeaturedUpdates
/ShowOptions
/ShowFeaturedOptInDialog
/DemoUI 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720477(WS.10).aspx 

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WSUS 3.0: Windows Update PowerShell Module

January 21, 2012 Leave a comment

The PSWindowsUpdate module allows you to manage WSUS configuration via Powershell.

The Module can be installed manualy by downloading Zip file and extract in:
%WINDIR%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules

You may receive the following Security warning:
Run only scripts that you trust. While scripts from the Internet can be useful, this script can potentially harm your computer. Do you want to run C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\PSWindowsUpdate\PSWindowsUpdate.psm1?

You need to be very careful running stuff you pulled down from the internet. If you’ve reviewed the script and found it to be trustworthy, you can remove its origin information by UNBLOCKING it from the properties dialog box in Explorer (Select the object in explorer, right click, select properties, unclick BLOCKED).

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/2d191bcd-3308-4edd-9de2-88dff796b0bc 

OCS 2007: Office Communicator Custom Presence Editor

January 7, 2012 Leave a comment

There is a very useful tool available to insert custom presence statuses in your OCS 2007 client which is made by Jak Spalding. It’s not required to install the tool if you use the portable edition. For me is this the most useful OCS client tool available.

Allows for up to 4 additional status messages, with Available, Busy or Do Not Disturb icons, Enables Appear Offline option
Turns on the ability to archive instant messages in Outlook’s “Converstion History” folder
Doesn’t require an internet connection to work!

Download & more info: http://www.jak.cx/projects/office-communicator-custom-statuses/

OCS 2007: Communicator could not retrieve calendar or Out of Office information from Exchange Web Services

January 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Communicator could not retrieve calendar or Out of Office information from Exchange Web Services from Exchange Web Services. Communicator will automatically continue to retry. If this problem persists, contact your system administrator. 

My solution was:
Close your OCS client & Clear all the local cached data of your OCS client:
%userprofile%\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Communicator\<User SIP URI>\

If multiple users experiencing this problem check the Certificate Service and other OCS services and enable client logging to further investigate when the error persists:  http://www.fots.nl/index.php/archive/communicator-troubleshooting/

Categories: OCS 2007 / Lync 2010

SCCM 2007: Manual Inititiate metering summarization

January 3, 2012 1 comment

Software metering reports don’t show software metering data until it has been summarized. Essentially it is generally 24 hours before you can see software metering data. If you want to force it, you can use the Runmetersumm.exe tool to force the summarization. It is important to use the tool correctly.

  • Run the tool Runmetersumm.exe in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\i386”
  • Make sure that you know the correct database name of your SCCM server: Check in SQL server Management Studio
  • The command is case-sensitive; the database paramter, eg. SCCM_ ST1, must be typed in upper case
  • The tool is located in the installation folder eg. C:\ConfigMgr07SP2Eval_RTM_ENU\TOOLS

Example:

cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\i386

C:\ConfigMgr07SP2Eval_RTM_ENU\TOOLS\runmetersumm.exe SCCM_ST1



You may receive the underneath error when you not run it in the “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\i386” folder:

The progam can’t start because baseutil.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Categories: SCCM 2007 / 2012

SCCM 2007: Reporting HTTP Error 404.3 – Not Found

January 2, 2012 2 comments

The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the extension configuration. If the page is a script, add a handler. If the file should be downloaded, add a MIME map.

When you receive the above error when creating an SCCM 2007 report it’s most likely that you forgot the “ASP” check box during IIS setup. The ASP IIS feature is required when you want to user your system as a reporting point.  I forgot this Role because it was marked as a “note” in the Technet documentation.

Solution:  Open Server Manager -> Roles -> Right Click IIS -> Add Role Services -> Add the “ASP” Role service

More info: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc431377.aspx

Categories: SCCM 2007 / 2012