Windows 8–Metered Connections

One of the new features in Windows 8 is that we can configure WLAN and WWAN cost settings. In the Windows UI this is called a metered connection. Why are these settings important? Well, when a Network is configured to be a Metered Connection, Windows will make several changes to the way that it uses the network to reduce overall network traffic through that connection, including the following: ·Only Critical Windows Updates are downloaded. ·Tile Read More …

Running within an SCCM 2007 Tasksequence or not?

I’ve been working on a batch script that runs as part of an SCCM 2007 TaskSequence or simply as a regular program. Because there were different conditions whether I run the script as part of a TaskSequence or just as a program and did not want to create two separate scripts I needed a way to detect within what environment the script is running. I was first thinking of looking for the existence of any Read More …