Automated install of Adobe CS4 Creative Suite Premium

Adobe has a deployment guide for silent install of CS4. If you need that, visit Adobe. I needed an automated installer, which gave the user some kind of indication on what was going on (progress bar). When running silent I got about 4 calls per user asking if the installer was finished since they couldn’t … Read moreAutomated install of Adobe CS4 Creative Suite Premium

WSUS client error 0x80244022

Ever seen this error “Error 0x80244022 occurred while downloading update notifying dependent calls”  in your Windows Update.log? Typically you have a Windows client, set up to use WSUS, but still you see that it keeps banging at http://update.microsoft.com for updates. Most likely this is caused by a corrupt download, and the best way (if you … Read moreWSUS client error 0x80244022

Unable to delete files or folders from System Volume Information?

OK, probably a security feature built in to Windows 2008. If you give yourself access to the System Volume Information folder in 2008 (e.g take ownership) you can see the files, but if you try to delete something, everything looks OK. You press Delete, confirm with Yes and “What the f#%¤!”, the folders are still … Read moreUnable to delete files or folders from System Volume Information?

Bug in Windows 2003 Network Connections?

I’ve found something that appears to be a bug in the Windows 2003 GUI. I’ve had some trouble getting the status dialog box for the Network Connections to show. Selecting the LAN connection and double-clicking, right-clicking or File –> Status all failed. Usually I just go to the Start menu, select Network connections and double-click … Read moreBug in Windows 2003 Network Connections?

Move the local WSUS update folder

To move the WSUS content folder to a new location, use the wsusutil.exe. It’s located in C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\ To move the folder to d:\wsus you first have to create the folder, then run the wsusutil from the command line. Log file has to be specified. wsusutil.exe movecontent d:\wsus d:\wsus.log Depending on the size of … Read moreMove the local WSUS update folder

Move the Remoteinstall folder in Windows 2008

When I set up my testserver I only had one disk available. Afte a while it started filling up, so I added a second disk to it. To move the RemoteInstall folder from the Windows Deployment Services in 2008 while keeping all the settings I followed this procedure: Using elevated privileges Start –> Run –> … Read moreMove the Remoteinstall folder in Windows 2008

Which version of SQL Server 2008 Express Edition?

Microsoft has released 3 different versions of SQL Server 2008 Express Edition. Which version should I download and use?  Well, depends on your needs, but just to be sure, I downloaded SQL Server 2008 Express Edition with advanced services. This is the one that has the most features, but if you need them is another question… … Read moreWhich version of SQL Server 2008 Express Edition?

Snapdrive install – Event id 11923

Tried installing a Snapdrive upgrade (6.1)on a cluster, but ended in error code 1923 that the current account didn’t have rights to add a service. I tried both the local administrator account and the domain admin account, but both failed. Don’t get more rigths than these, so I was puzzled that the installer failed. Event … Read moreSnapdrive install – Event id 11923

Windows 2008 Sysprep – join domain issue

  This week I’ve made a template for Windows 2008 Standard x86 for deployment of new VM’s to our ESX Servers. Sysprep is now done through an XML-file instead of the usual INF file. To use it, you first have to install the Windows Automated Installation Kit and use the Windows System Image Manager. It’s … Read moreWindows 2008 Sysprep – join domain issue