How to: Create IIS Site Package with Web deploy


I didnโ€™t write for a long time, and it feels like the first time again, so please be merciful :-) , and I hope you'll find this post helpful I learned that changes in big organizations take some time, sometimes too long J. I asked our developers to hand me a full web installation instead of a long and tedious installation guide. Web Deploy tool was the best solution for me, but no one knows how to use it, and the installation guides piled up. Web Deploy tool helps Administrators or Developers deploy Web applications and Web sites to IIS servers....
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Rejoin a Computer to Its Domain


Enterprise computers occasionally lose the secure channel with their domain, for various reasons. To regain the secure channel our helpdesk simply disjoin the workstation/server from the domain, reboots the machine, add the computer to the domain and reboot again. This process is simple, but very tedious, of course you can always try to use Netdom/NLTest command, personally I prefer using the network ID wizard: Under system properties select the computer name tab Click on Network ID...

SCCM2012 Tools : Site Context Menu Tools


Share on linkedinShare on gmailShare on googletranslateShare on hotmailShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on stumbleuponShare on printShare on favoritesShare on emailMore Sharing Services0 The third and last right click toolkit'', which I have converted, is the SCCM 2007 site toolkit.       For more details about the site tools check the following post SCCM2007 Site Right Click Tools like itโ€™s colleagues, collection and client tools,   Site Tools can be reached from the ribbon or from the context menu: The tools menu can be reached from the following path...

SCCM2012 Tools : Collection Context Menu Tools


The next phase in converting my SCCM Right Click Tools to the new SCCM version (System Center Configuration Manager 2012), is adjusting the ConfigMgr Collection Tools . The ConfigMgr 2012 SDK , served me very well, and helped me make some interface changes as well as scripting code adjustments: The tools can be reached from the ribbon and/or from the context menu:                       Selecting a...

SCCM2012 Tools : Client Context Menu Tools


Recently I was asked to adjust my Client Right Click Tools to the new SCCM version (System Center Configuration Manager 2012), quite a challenge, but I decided to give it a try. I downloaded the new ConfigMgr 2012 SDK , a very good resource I must add, and started to read. I had to make some interface changes as well as scripting code adjustments: The tools can be reached from the ribbon and/or from the context menu:   Selecting a device in a collection invokes the SCCM Tools ribbon   The old report mechanism was removed, and the SQL report server took it's...

SCCM Tools : Site Context Menu Tools


In previous posts I discussed the first two sections of my SCCM right click tools: Collection Tools and Systems Tools. The following post is dedicated to right click site tools.   Site right click tools are divided into Two groups: SCCM Site Logsโ€“ Open SCCM Server logs Open SCCM Server Logs  Open SCCM Software Update Logs   Open SCCM Logs Use this tool to open SCCM Server logs. ...

SCCM Tools : Client Context Menu Tools


My SCCM right click tool collection (those I collected and those I wrote) were based on VBS,Batch and HTA, so Shay Levy my friend and a PowerShell Guru suggested that I should write a new set of tools based on PowerShell and Windows Forms. I could not say no to such a challenge so I began working on a new project. My right click toolkit is divided to three sections : Site Tools, Collection Tools and Systems Tools. In this post I will discuss the client (system) tools. ...

Local Account Management PowerShell Module


var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; Microsoft PowerShell version 2 is a powerful tool and has many useful cmdlets, nevertheless the absence of account management cmdlets is eminent. Microsoft has published an Active Directory Module with windows 2008 R2, but you must follow this condition :  "If you want to use the Active Directory module in Windows 7 to remotely manage an Active Directory domain, an AD LDS instance or configuration set, or an Active Directory Database Mounting Tool instance, you must have at least one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller in your...

Free-Tool : Ping-Them 1.5 (new Version)


var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; Ping-them ,originally, was designed to validate computer accounts in Active Directory even though it can be used for testing any given IP Addresses. In this version I added IP Resolving, which enables you not just to ping the target IP , but also to resolve its system name (WINS/DNS). The resolved names will appear under "Ping Results". A new IP list TAB was added, containing the IP list of all target computers. Unreachable targets will be marked in red. You can...

How To : Activate computers on a closed network


var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; I believe that someone at Microsoft thought about us when they invented the new license mechanism. KMS, MAK are the new sheriffs in town, guarding the software piracy.  Key Management Service (KMS) enables organizations to activate computers in a managed environment without connecting to Microsoft individually. Computers running Windows OS/OFFICE (Vista/Server2008/Office2010 and above) activate by connecting to a central Windows computer running the KMS service which connects to Microsoft on their behalf. KMS usage is targeted for managed environments where more than 25 workstations / 5 Server...