ConfigMgr – PowerShell Script to collect remote log files

Looking at a client’s ConfigMgr Agent log files is inevitable when managing a Configuration Manager infrastructure. If you are working within a local area network only, then you will most likely just connect to the remote systems configuration manager log folder and drag and drop the appropriate log files into CMTrace.exe. But if your clients are distributed across a WAN network with slow network links opening the log file from a remote location is probably Read More …

Using OpenSSH to access your Data @ Home

Today I want to show you one of the many possibilities to access your data remotely that you have stored on your home PC or Server using OpenSSH. Before going into the details let’s have a short look at my setup. The Remote Network is can be at a friends place, in the office or a public hotspot where my notebook has either a public or private network IP address. Within the Home network we Read More …

MED-V Trim Transfer

Today I have spend some time in taking a look at MED-V. I reviewed MED-V already about a year ago, but had not touched it since then. Microsoft just recently released an updated version of MED-V as part of the MDOP suite. While configuring a Workspace, my attention was caught by the “Clients should use Trim Transfer when downloading images for this Workspace” setting that is shown within the Virtual Machine Tab. The documentation describes Read More …

RDP Copy Paste Ramblings

Today I had a problem with copy pasting some content from a RDP session to my local client. I was quite surprised that this didn’t work since I have been using this quite often recently. But as so often, the answer to my problem was quickly found in Google. It appears that I have become so used to work with Windows Server 2008 and 2008-R2 that I had simply forgotten that if you want to Read More …

ToolTip: Bits GUI Admin

In an earlier post Using BITS for file downloads I wrote about how to use BITS for file transfers. Today I had a BITS related topic at work, so needed a brief refresher and found some additional interesting things. First I came across a TechNet Utility Spotlight article Scripting Trouble-Free downloads with BITS. If you are interested in creating your own BITS based download scripts, read this article and download the provided bitsjob.vbs and bitsjob.cmd Read More …

ToolTip: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

The Windows 7 USB / DVD Download Tool allows you to transfer the content of the Windows 7 installation sources to a USB device or DVD media. The tool is FREE and can be downloaded from here If you use Windows XP you must have at least the .NET Framework 2.0 or higher installed and you must install the Image Mastering API v2.0 prior installing the Tool.   Additional Information: Microsoft Store: Windows 7 USB/DVD Read More …

ToolTip: HJ-Split

Having troubles with transferring large files? here’s a small and FREE utility called HJ-Split that helps you splitting and joining large files Although the GUI looks a bit fancy, the utility works fine. HJ-Split does not require an installation, you can just download and launch it.   Click here to download HJ-Split.