Welcome to my blog...it is just a bunch of random notes to myself, for myself, and if it happens to help someone else...cool. I am currently working for a large consulting company which supports a national nonprofit organization with 23000 workstations and 250 configuration servers.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
USMT 4.0 Error on SCCM 2007 KB977203
Apparently when I went to download the Hotfix from our 2008 64-bit Server, it found only 1 patch that matched my architecture 64-bit and language/ locale. I downloaded what I believed was the one and only patch and attempted to apply it getting an error saying the patch was not applicable to SCCM builds above 6005 (SP1). My SCCM 2007 build was at 6487.
We called in a free Microsoft Update service call and I only found the mistake because I attempted to download the patch from my Linux workstation which didn't match any Microsoft architecture. Once I saw that there was more than one patch to choose from, it was pretty easy to download the correct 429644_ENU_i386_zip.exe patch although there was still no strong indication on which of the two sp2 patches to apply.
I'm including the screenshot from my Linux machine to show the patches I saw. I should also point out that Microsoft does allow you to view all possible downloads. I wonder if the 429644 is mislabeled for x86 instead of x64.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Helpful Incite for Business
Friday, May 20, 2011
After listening to Security Now's episode about Bitcoin where they basically talked about the cryptography used behind the scenes.
I would love to see some more articles from Economists.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Arduino and Android
Make: Online | Why Google Choosing Arduino Matters and is This the End of “Made for iPod” (TM)?
I wonder what can be done with the Android Accessory Kit? I think the first thing to do is list all of the possible input devices that can be used. And then list all of the output devices.
Something that I would personally like to see is a way to send long form text from the Android screen to the Kindle e-ink display.