Yearly Archives: 2016

If you are trying to use the Excel 2016 Power Maps add-in and get a message saying all online content in Office is blocked, you should first check the setting under Options>Trust Center>Trust Center Settings>Privacy Options>>Let Office connect to online services from Microsoft.  It should be enabled.  If this does not resolve the problem, there […]

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You come into the office Monday morning to find someone deleted your AD machine account.  First, it’s no surprise as it is Monday.  Rather than logging in locally to re-join the domain, you can use the Restore-ADObject PowerShell cmdlet to quickly restore the account. Verify the machine account exists in the Deleted Objects container: *replace […]

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When you build a task sequence in SCCM and MDT you can use WMI queries to run steps for specific computer models.  This is especially useful when installing driver packages or BIOS updates.  Here is an example of a WMI query to detect only Surface Pro 4 devices: SELECT * FROM Win32_ComputerSystem WHERE Model Like […]

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The default SCCM boot media background image is plain and boring… I think most of you would agree.  The other day I found myself with a few minutes for some creative time so I decided to create a retro inspired background image.  I wanted to post for anyone who shares my love of 16-bit awesomeness!  Click […]

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Good morning!  Today I am in the process of certifying new Dell models for Windows 7.  This is normally a pretty simply task but the Dell Precision 7710 is fighting back.  I have created a driver package using the latest drivers available and set it up in OSD.  However, after installing the drivers and rebooting […]

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