Robert Marshall's Blog


Home for my ConfigMgr and Industry related ramblings


Owner of SMSMarshall Ltd, active Enterprise Management MVP

    • Fri, Jul 24 2009

    Friday links: Windows Live Admin Center

    Worth a click, might come in very handy for you: About Windows Live Admin Center Whether you maintain a website or just own a domain name (A unique Internet address, such as . It is your personal or business address on the Internet.) , you can use Windows Live Admin Center to create personalized e-mail addresses for your domain name. Shout to Jim Dempsey for...
    • Tue, Jul 21 2009

    Farnborough District Motor - Club Motorsport videos

    One of the horde (employee) where i work, Arthur Chan, is really in to his Club motorsport. And tonight he sent me a few links to videos he took at a recent event (12th July 2009) hosted by the Farnborough District Motor Club . Looks like they had a really fun day, some great driving :> Arthurs run Arthurs friend Ian and...
    • Tue, Jul 21 2009

    ConfigMgr Package Preloading

    I had Package preload failure on a 64-bit Windows 2008 Secondary site server the other day. The preloader would generate an exception and not function. The long and the short of it was that we had the Preloader executable from the SMS2003 Toolkit still, and not the latest one. Once corrected the preloader functioned and did it's work. You can down the ConfigMgr 2007 Preloader version here (
    • Tue, Jul 14 2009

    Some Windows 7 RTM info ...

    We're very close to Windows 7, can you sense the disturbance in the force yet? Some interesting info on the RTM release over at the Windows team blog
    • Wed, Jul 8 2009

    SQL Query: How to convert a byte value to any other byte-based value

    John Nelson (MVP ConfigMgr) has turned out a really cool SQL query, which converts a byte value in to a given unit of measure such as MB or GB. This is useful if you want to express a byte value in GB form for example. If you write SQL queries for your ConfigMgr reports, this is one useful function to have. Check it out here: Another query...