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Monthly Archives: June 2012

2008 R2 RDS Printing with XP Client

When using an XP Client, a 2008R2 RDS server and the Easy Print driver you may sometimes get the following:
  • Unexpected fonts in the printed document
  • The document text may be compressed or truncated
  • The document text may contain unexpected random characters
  • The following error message may be displayed
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Stop SMS Package Shares from using a Drive

Have you built your SCCM server, then began to run out of space and wondered how to move the default package shares to that new storage you have attached? The answer is simpler than you think.....  Create a text file named no_sms_on_drive.sms on the drive you no longer wish to have the shares on and leave...
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Getting Send From to work in Exchange 2010

Do you have issues with being able to send as an alias account you have in Outlook?  I have sperate accounts but want to send as each of the accounts without having to have two Outlook profiles. In your secondary account assign the following to your primary account:
  • Full Control
  • Send As
  • Send on Behalf Of
Now all is well...
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SPN Self Registration

Are you trying to increase security by removing extranious permissions from service accounts but growing a little tired of having to manually assign SPN's to them? If so get to work with ADSIEdit.
  • Open ADSI edit and connect to the default naming context.
  • Navigate through the structure to your service...
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SCCM 2012 Named SQL Instance Error

If you get the 'Setup is unable to connect to SQL Server with the information provided. Verify the following:' when trying to specify a named SQL instance during SCCM 2012 setup read on.... Check that you have configured the following:
  • Collation as SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
  • Services Packs
  • Cumulative Updates
If all of these are...
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MCSE: Private Cloud

Today after many weeks of waiting my results for the two Private Cloud beta exams (71-246 and 71-247) arrived and to my surprise I have passed both.   I was a little unsure after taking the exams due the large content of SCSM and Orchestrator, which lets be honest most people are not likely to ever use,...
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SQL – Check your authentication scheme

Have you ever wanted to check which method you are using to authenticate to a SQL backend?   Just run the following SQL to return the current authentication scheme your user context is using. SELECT session_id, auth_scheme FROM sys.dm_exec_connections WHERE session_id=@@spid You can easily modify the above to give you the authentication...
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