Robert Marshall's Blog


Home for my ConfigMgr and Industry related ramblings


Owner of SMSMarshall Ltd, active Enterprise Management MVP

    • Fri, May 29 2009

    Another search engine about to hit the internet highways

    Check out Bing , a new search engine from Microsoft. Time of this posting it's not ready for public consumption, I believe it'll be ready for us on the 1st of June 2009. They do have a video posted, click here to view A few words on the subject over on CNET . They say it'll take market share from Google, is a lot more "solid" than Windows Live search, guess by that they mean it answers more...
    • Wed, May 27 2009

    WSUS SP2 Beta - available for public consumption on Connect

    WSUS SP2 Beta is now available for evaluation on Connect . Here's an overview taken from the WSUS Product Team Blog: WSUS 3.0 SP2 Beta Overview New Windows Server and Client Version Support · Integration with Windows Server® 2008 R2 · Support for Windows 7® client · Support for the BranchCache feature on Windows Server® 2008 R2 WSUS Beta Feature Improvements and Fixes...
    • Tue, May 26 2009

    WMUG Event: June 18th, 2009

    I am delighted to be able to announce our next meeting on Thursday 18th June at Microsoft’s office in Cardinal Place London where this time we'll be kicking off with an in-depth look at Windows 7, courtesy of Viral Tarpara and Andrew Driver from Microsoft. After some refreshments, Johan Arwidmark (MVP) will be presenting highlights from three of his ConfigMgr / MDT sessions from this year’s MMS. ...
    • Tue, May 19 2009

    Microsoft Security Advisory (971492) - Vulnerability in Internet Information Services Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

    Related to WEBDAV and the Anonymous account (IUSER_<>) Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a possible vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that the WebDAV extension for IIS handles HTTP requests. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a specially crafted anonymous HTTP request to gain access to...
    • Fri, May 15 2009

    Simple SQL query - Show collections a client is a member of

    Was just asked to create a ConfigMgr query to show which collections a client is a member of: Note: Collections do not replicate upwards, so running this on your Central for a Tier 2\3 client will not show anything. Either run it on the assigned site server, or from a higher up site server where all the collections are managed ... SELECT v_FullCollectionMembership.CollectionID, v_FullCollectionMembership.Name as...
    • Fri, May 15 2009

    WMI Troubleshooting tips

    More from the Configuration Manager team blog, which you really should subscribe to their RSS feed, or make a habit of frequenting their website for some really good ConfigMgr info. Brian Huneycutt has posted a super cool run down on solving WMI issues over on the Configuration Manager team blog A good summary of the steps to get WMI back on its feet. And a word of warning about just deleting the WMI repository...
    • Fri, May 15 2009


    Bhaskar Krishnan has posted a great SRS FAQ over on the Configuration Manger team blog . Worth a read, and the team blog is worth bookmarking
    • Tue, May 12 2009

    MMMUG - Exchange 2010 - 27th of May 2009

    MMMUG (Microsoft Messaging & Mobility User Group) is hosting an Exchange 2010 centric event on the 27th of May 2009 ... Read on: No point rewriting what Nathan has already done a superb job on ... Hi All, As you will no doubt have heard, Exchange 2010 was launched to the public on the 15 th of April. This of course means that there is now a huge amount of new features and functionality...
    • Fri, May 8 2009

    Getting a CMD prompt as LSA in Vista\W2008

    One of the best tricks for us sms admins to use while troubleshooting access (amongst other things) is to use a CMD prompt elevated to SYSTEM context. A godsend for those of us that are permissions challenged, such as Secondary site servers that we the sms admins have no permissions to access, but the parent site server does, or doing diagnostic tests (such as running Internet Explorer in SYSTEM context etc). Traditionally...
    • Tue, May 5 2009

    First Graphics Game written on and for a (16 bit) Home Computer

    Another Rob "Retro" Marshall posting i'm afraid Well worth taking a peek at this link, worlds first graphical game for a 16-bit computer from the Adams family (Richard, Eric, Scott!) ... Today many computer enthusiasts write programs at home for their own graphical games. It's fun. This page documents the first graphical computer game written at home on capable home computer hardware. It turns...