• Wed, May 18 2011

    Install software updates action hangs on Windows 7 - UPDATE!

    I've updated the original entry (3rd Feb) now that MS has released a hotfix. http://wmug.co.uk/blogs/orientalcrusher/archive/2011/02/03/install-software-updates-action-hangs-on-windows-7.aspx
    • Wed, May 11 2011

    Microsoft buys Skype

    Here we are, straight from the horse's mouth http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/may11/05-10CorpNewsPR.mspx So, folks here all geared up for the next MS Security Bulletin that will be applicable for Skype? :)
    • Wed, May 4 2011

    Using SCCM to manage clients in a workgroup or untrusted domain (DMZ etc..)

    Many people do struggle a little (maybe!) when coming to configuring and managing SCCM clients in a workgroup, DMZ, untrusted domain. Many big words, jargons are thrown around, LMHosts, Registry keys, SRV records, DNS Suffixes and the list goes on!! Found this extremely useful if you need to obtain and find out more information... The what ifs and know hows, limitations, considerations and requirements, sums it up...
    • Mon, May 2 2011

    Checking Patch Statuses through WMI

    Normally the optimal and quickest way to determine if a patch has definitely been installed on a system is to use WMI. That's where the SCCM client primarily gets its information from to report back to its parent. There are several ways you can go about but the ways i've found to be ideal for me are described below: Through the command prompt: On the system which you wish to query, open up command...