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Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Thickheaded Thursday - January 22, 2015 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I think you can just right-click on the snapshot and click Export. However, if this new VM will be coexisting on the same network as its clone, you MUST sysprep it, otherwise you'll have two systems with the same SID, which is bad." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on System Center 2012 "Available Software" - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I presume you only want this task sequence to be available from a PXE boot then? Go into the properties of the task sequence deployment. On the "Deployment Settings" tab, in the "Make available to the following" drop-down, select "Only media and PXE". It's at this point I am compelled to warn you that you must be VERY CAREFUL when you are deploying task sequences. If you had made this a "Required" deployment, all the endpoints in whichever collection you've deployed this task sequence to would be wiping and re-imaging themselves right now. You haven't deployed a task sequence to the "All Systems" collection, have you? Also, come and join us in /r/sccm!" - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Need a script/cmdlet that will allow me to enable litigation hold on multiple users - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"With 2000 users, you'll need `Get-Mailbox -ResultSize unlimited`." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on [2012] How to copy and paste raw files from DP? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I had to figure this out myself just the other day, as I discovered I had inadvertently deleted an OS image from my deployment folder when cleaning up some unneeded files. (Naturally I could have recovered it from a backup, but that would have been a hassle.) [This blog post got me pointed in the right direction.] (http://blogs.technet.com/b...) TL;DR: 1. Find the Content ID of the package 2. Search `SCCMContentLib\DataLib` for the folder corresponding to the Content ID 3. Open the .ini file corresponding to the file you're looking for (e.g. `setup.exe.ini`) 4. Make note of the value next to `HASH=` 5. Find the file with the corresponding name in `SCCMContentLib\FileLib` The reason the files are split up like this is to reduce the amount of space used, as each file is only stored once, even if it is contained in multiple packages." - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Silent install of CU3. Anyone got this working? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"If I'm not mistaken, the .CAB files are created by the CU setup wizard and are specific to the site server, so they can't be used on other site servers. [Source](https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us...)" - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Good ways to connect with the tech community in Victoria - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"For game development, check out [IGDA Victoria](http://igdavictoria.com)." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Goodbye Big 3! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
">Anyone know if any of the independent providers such as Wind, operate on our fair Island? [Wind won't be here anytime soon.](http://www.reddit.com/r...)." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Best Ethiopian food in town? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I'll second the recommendations for The Blue Nile. How about West African? Le Petit Dakar is a decent lunch destination. Try the Mafe (peanut butter stew) and the samosas." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Partitions - specifically looking to have a second partition, and make it D:\ - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"You can configure the [Format and Partition Disk](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us...) task sequence step to do what you want, or use a diskpart script. To ensure the D: partition is not erased when you deploy a new operating system, you would need to add conditions to the task sequence step that does the formatting that prevent it from running when that partition exists. All that being said, if your only reason for creating a separate partition is to allow you to persist user data during a reimage, you should know that there is another way: hard-link migration. Essentially, the task sequence "moves" the user's data to another folder on C: (using NTFS hard links, so nothing is actually moved on disk), erases everything but that folder to make room for the new OS, installs the OS, then "moves" the data back. There's a good overview of setting this up on Peter van der Woude's blog..." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Troubleshooting calendar updates not getting pushed to Iphones. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"There are multiple known issues with iOS's ActiveSync implementation: https://support.microsoft.com/kb... Yours sounds like it could be Issue 1.9 in that document, if the other listed criteria apply. Assuming your Exchange server is on the latest SP and CU, all you can do is wait for Apple or Microsoft to fix the bug." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Deploying EXE to remove Symantec Endpoint Protection - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Looks good. Regarding the log files, what is it you're wanting to see? If you're wanting to track the progress of the deployment, you do that through the SCCM Console under Monitoring > Deployments. If you're wanting to troubleshoot the installation of a package on a client, you need to look at C:\Windows\CCM\Logs\execmgr.log on the client." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on I am Jesse Brown, ask me anything - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"From [Patreon's FAQ](http://www.patreon.com/faq#cre...): > Patreon takes 5% and the creators cover the credit card transaction fees which are generally 4% across the site. Also remember that some pledges will fail due to declined credit cards. We're happy if a creator sees around $0.90 of every dollar! >There are also small fees for creators to receive a transfer of their funds depending on your payment receipt method!" - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on SCCM Alternatives. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Ah, now we're getting somewhere. If price is an issue, you probably want to give [Meraki Systems Manager](https://meraki.cisco.com/product...) a look. The basic tier is free." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on SCCM Alternatives. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Why do you want an alternative to SCCM? Why not use SCCM?" - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Update Deployment Package version keeps changing. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"That is my understanding. Quoting [this TechNet article](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us...): >When content source files are updated, and the source files have already been distributed, Configuration Manager retrieves only the new or updated files, and then sends them to the distribution point." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Update Deployment Package version keeps changing. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Are your distribution points set up as "Prestaged"? If not, the "Manually copy the content in this package to the distribution point" option will have no effect. (See [this TechNet article](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca...).)" - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Update Deployment Package version keeps changing. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"When an expired software update is no longer deployed, it will be deleted and removed from any distribution point after 7 days. The details are here: http://blogs.technet.com/b... As I understand it, however, a change to a deployment package doesn't mean that the entire contents of the package are re-copied to every distribution point. Rather, only the changes are copied." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Java package hanging at closing browsers - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"As far as I know, having a browser open when attempting a silent Java update has always been a problem. Perhaps you previously had the deployment set to only run when no user is logged in, or something else has changed on the machine that is keeping IE running in the background. You may want to consider using something like the PowerShell App Deploy Toolkit to avoid this issue. I found this blog post which gives a good overview of using it to deploy Java: http://dptechjournal.blogspot.ca/2014..." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Updating my master images at the moment, and noticed no Office updates.. Are they delayed this Patch Tuesday, or are there just none being released this go-round? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Nothing posted to http://blogs.technet.com/b... yet. Whether that means no updates this month or they're delayed is anybody's guess." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Compliance setting - PowerShell script - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"SCCM is a bit weird in how it interprets the output of scripts. If you're using the boolean data type, I believe it will interpret any output at all as "true", and no output as "false". In your case, I think this will work: if ($everything.IsGood) { Echo "Yep" } else { # do nothing }" - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on SCCM2012 Block Server From Push Install of Security Essentials. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"The ExcludeServers registry key you're referring to is used to prevent the installation of the *Configuration Manager* client by Client Push, and as far as I can tell it doesn't even apply to SCCM 2012, only 2007 and earlier. Either way, it has nothing to do with the Endpoint Protection client. Assuming it is indeed Endpoint Protection you want to prevent from being installed, this is controlled by [Client Settings](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca...). You need to ensure that in the resultant set of client settings that apply to this server, the "Install Endpoint Protection client" setting under "Endpoint Protection" is set to "No". What does this mean in practice? That depends on how you've chosen to configure your client settings. If you've enabled the "Install Endpoint Protection Client" setting in the "Default Client Settings" group, you could create a new Custom Client Device Settings group called "Endpoint Protection exempt" with "Install Endpoint..." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Thickheaded Thursday - January 08, 2015 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I think what /u/orangeh is saying is that the Barracuda has a feature where if the user attaches a file larger than a specific size, the Barracuda will store the attachment in the cloud somewhere and replace the attachment in the outgoing message with a link. I couldn't find many details other than [this YouTube video](https://www.youtube.com/watch...)." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on MS Fixit: Detection method? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Ah, good to know. In that case, I'd second /u/ishboo3002's suggestion to deploy it as a package, since there really isn't any way to detect it." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Setting affected user using Exchange connector? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Wow, that's genius. Our shop isn't actually using SCSM right now (I follow this sub because I'm investigating alternatives to our current help desk software) but I think I might try this with our current system." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on MS Fixit: Detection method? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Not sure why you would want to push out this FixIt. It's going to prompt the user to select a network adapter, and it's just changing a registry key. Why not just push out a script that changes the registry key?" - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Apple Core Rot - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"You can reinstall the OS while keeping your files and settings intact. [Instructions are here](http://support.apple.com/kb...). Obviously, it would be a good idea to make sure you have a good backup of everything before you do this, just in case. I was having some issues with sporadic freezing and rebooting. I performed the reinstall and so far so good, but it hasn't really been long enough for me to say definitively that the reinstall fixed it. If you tried this and were still having issues, the next step would be to [erase and reinstall](http://support.apple.com/kb...) but I think it's worth trying just the reinstall first." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on OSD hanging after downloading image - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"What kind of hard drive is it? I had a similar issue a couple months ago applying an image to a machine with a Seagate SSHD hybrid drive. I eventually got the image to apply but the machine would blue screen randomly. Turned out the drive was flaky, despite it passing all the diagnostics. Swapped out the drive and had no further problems." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on [Clue] For anyone visiting the island... code for safe? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"[The map scale was already used to come up with INCHWORM](https://www.reddit.com/r...). I think it's safe to say that that clue's been "used up". It's very likely that we won't find the combination for the safe until we solve all the other puzzles." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on [CAH] IamA puzzlemaker. You have unlocked me. Ask me anything! (I might even answer.) - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Is there a clue in the [deed to the island](https://drive.google.com/file...)?" - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on [Theory] Day 8 Video: Colors & Animals (Connection to Fact Map) - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I feel like I'm way off-track here but maybe this will give someone else some inspiration. OCR MAINE LT. OCR=Optical Character Recognition (a computer program that detects the text in an image), LT=Land Title (the legal document conveying title to a property). From the information on the private island lease document, I downloaded the land title document from the Waldo County Registry of Deeds site: https://drive.google.com/file... If you run that through an OCR program, the first line is Doc 10291 Plug that into the solver and you get an image of the Pokemon Mewtwo." - Ryan Steele
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