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Owner of SMSMarshall Ltd, active Enterprise Management MVP

    • Sun, Mar 29 2009

    Sunday morning panic

    This morning, around 1am I had to throw on some clothes and run outside to see why my car alarm was going off. It was the most bizarre way to wake up, I was half awake trying to make sense of what my fiance was saying ... "Zzzzzz .... wake up ... car .... alarm ... from TV or is it your Car?". We'd left the TV on, some cops and robbers show was on, sirens blazing in a car chase of all things, while in the...
    • Sun, Mar 29 2009

    Microsoft DreamSpark free to High School, College and University students

    Microsoft DreamSpark now provides professional-level Microsoft developer tools, at no charge, to High School students. Previously, these tools were only available to College and University students. Back when I was programming, using IDE's, I had built in BASIC , DevPac for the Amiga and Turbo Pacal for the PC. When I look at what's available to teenagers now, the complexity of these tools, and what you could...
    • Mon, Mar 16 2009

    Patching: Security Update for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (KB960083) Failed to install

    Security Update for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 ( KB960083 ) fails to install Not many of you will see this, problem manifests if a SQL instance service is set to Disabled. Client System EventLog: Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: Security Update for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (KB960083). Client WindowsUpdate log: Handler :: START :: Handler...
    • Mon, Mar 9 2009

    BINK.NU down?

    Getting this in my browser ... First time i've seen that site go down .. Good luck bringing it up back up Steven!
    • Mon, Mar 9 2009

    ConfigMgr: INBOX and OUTBOX components showing critical this morning

    Vast quantity of our Secondary site servers reported SMS_OUTBOX_MONITOR and SMS_INBOX_MONITOR components have gone critical, but there are no status messages. Quick look at the inbox\outbox logs, shows -2700 for the next polling cycle. Waiting until the next polling cycle in -2700 seconds from now. You can restart the components or restart the SMS_EXECUTIVE to fix this. It seems to be due to DST (timezone...
    • Wed, Mar 4 2009

    ConfigMgr KB's for Feb 2009

    Here's the list of KB's that were released in Feb 2009 for ConfigMgr Some expired user state stores are not deleted on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 State Migration Point;en-us;960189&sd=rss&spid=12769 Recurring advertisements or maintenance windows start to run an hour later or earlier than expected when the time is changed because...