Monday, December 17, 2012

Problems Uninstalling WSUS 3.0 (Error 1603)

I recently ran into a problem where I needed to uninstall WSUS and start over again. While attempting to uninstall WSUS I received a notice that the uninstall did not complete successfully, and a check of the event logs revealed the rather cryptic error 1603.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Installing a Loopback Adapter in Windows Server 2008 R2

Our Oracle Developer just came up to me and asked that a loopback adapter be installed on one of our development servers. Now in the Linux world, it seems to me that the loopback adapter is installed automatically, although I could be wrong. Never the less, I was a bit surprised by the request. Here's what I did to install the loopback adapter in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

PowerShell Server Status Script

I've decided to go ahead and make my server status PowerShell script available to the general public, so I'm releasing it here. Currently the script is at version 0.2.1, and is pretty stable (I haven't had any issues with it). Hopefully you'll find it useful as well.

PowerShell Gotcha

I've been playing around a lot with PowerShell recently, as I've been doing mostly System Administration work in a Windows environment. I have a script that I use to check the servers I'm responsible for, and generate a HTML report from the results.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

SCCM 2007 USMT Release State Store Error 0X00004005

So I've been banging my head against a wall for the last week, trying to get USMT to work in a PC refresh scenario, using hardlinking as explained here, but I kept running into the same error, over and over and over again. When ever the task sequence got to the Release State Store step, it would error out with a 0x00004005 error.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fixes for Common SCCM 2007 OSD Failures

Below are some fixes for the most common SCCM 2007 OSD errors that I have encountered, I hope they help you some.

SCCM 2007 OSD Error 0X80070040

If OSD fails with error code 0x80070040, clear the last PXE advertisement for that machine in SCCM, and reboot the failed machine.

SCCM 2007 OSD Error 0x80070032

If OSD fails with error code 0X80070032, the most likely cause is trying to deploy a 32-bit OS image using a 64-bit boot image. Edit the associated Task Sequence and change the boot image to a 32-bit boot image.

SCCM 2007 TFTP Error

If you receive a TFTP error that a file was not found while PXE booting or No Error but PXE displays PXE-M0F: Exiting…: