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IcemanND

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  1. or Portable Apps Menu - http://portableapps.com/ - it's even been rewritten recently so that it can be used in windows pe as a "start menu"
  2. Maybe not best but free, http://www.msfn.org/board/utility-driver-backup-t83960.html
  3. What Ponch said. TOPIC CLOSED.
  4. local group policies are different from the domain group policies they use at your school, you can get a bit more granular with domain policies. And there are other things you can do to lock down systems on a domain.
  5. I have not tried it in v5 but in earlier version I just used .\driverpath to use a directory on the same drive as the executable.
  6. Driverpacks.net is the only place I know of to get the packs from. The process you are going through is identical to what I do except I have put the compressed drivers into a folder on my thumbdrive for organization purposes. As a test I just perform a test on a clean buiild, no 7-zip installed, driverforge and 12 dirverpacks at the root of a UFD, set uncompressed drivers to c:\drivers (not pre-created), set compressed drivers to root of UFD, hit start and away it went. I would lean towards you having corrupt driverpacks or driverforge executable. If you install 7-zip can you manually extract the ten driverpacks to c:\drivers?
  7. In Vista, Right click on DriverForge and select Run as Administrator
  8. No you should not need to have anything for 7zip installed. I just tested it and had no problems. Does your path already exist that you entered for the "Path to uncompressed driver files location"? Flaming is highly frowned upon here, so it would be extremely bad form for a MOD to do it, besides, everyone has some problem every now and then, from the simple "I should have seen that" to the overly complicated.
  9. CAn you be more specific on where it hangs and how you are using it exactly?
  10. Like I said I shouldn't even have to activate. It being the Lenovo OEM load it should be permanently activated. Something with the SP2 install and subsequent failure hosed it and the only support I can get is "Push the Blue Button to restore your system" If I'm going to reload the system it will get my Vista Enterprise image, I'm certainly not going to reload the bloatware image from Lenovo. I'm hoping to avoid imaging it in any way I can. As I have not had the pleasure of dealing with OEM product installation since early XP I afraid I'm way behind the game on that one. Can you provide details on the process, maybe I can get it working yet even if I have to copy some files from the other machines that do work.
  11. I haven't had a chance to rant about Microsoft or vendor support since 2005, mater of fact I wasn't even a moderator when I posted this: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=38820&hl= And Microsoft replies by pointing me to my own forum topic. So here's today irritant and if anyone has a possible solution I would love to give it a try. Have Lenovo systems at work, many of them have the OEM loaded Vista Ultimate installed and we just uninstalled the crap we didn't want. So Friday we released SP2 from WSUS and of the 75 vista machines that needed it 9 successfully installed (supposedly) seems more like it failed on every machine it touched. We unappaproved SP2 because we started getting reports from users of issues, mostly failures of one kind or another where SP2 failed and is now reverting changes. On 90% of those machines it fails, reverts and everything is fine. On half of the remaining machines you get a message saying "Reinstall Windows" With these machines if you click the link in the windows which brings up IE and jump through the hoops to launch an elevated CMD prompt window you can issues the following three commands and reactive windows and be on your way. slmgr.vbs -cpky slmgr.vbs -upk slmgr.vbs -rilc Reboot and you are on your way. On the remaining 5% of the machines you get the lovely window we have all seen at some point and time "The Windows Vista Ultimate product key you typed is invalid for activation." And then you have the option of running in reduced functionality mode, entering a new license number or contacting OEM support (Lenovo). Running slmgr with any switch results in an error message of 0xc004e017, which seems to point to KMS issues which these machines should not be trying to activate against our corporate KMS, remember it is an OEM install they don't have to activate. So I figured it can't hurt to call Lenovo, first guy though he didn't know much tried to be as helpful as possible and actually bumped me to second level support very quickly when he realized he was in over his head. Second level on the other hand accused me of reimaging the machine using a modified image of Lenovo's and his only answer was to run the Lenovo System Restore. Thanks for nothing. So it can't hurt to use one of my Technet Free Tech Support tickets right? Even more worthless than calling Lenovo. Matter of fact after talking to three people the only answer they would provide was to call Lenovo. Ok, rant over if anyone sees this and has a possible solution I'm all ears as I have about a dozen machines I'm about to start reloading and I would much rather just fix the issue than back up data and start from scratch. Edit: DON'T even suggest any of the activation cracks/hacks, ain't gonna fly in the corporate environment and it violates rule 1 on the forum.
  12. Why don't you go and ask how they did it where you downloaded that warez from, I'm sure they will help you out. CLOSED. Which brings us to read the rules. Number 1 is the one you need to pay special attention to. http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=18408
  13. I was just getting ready to post the first one, found it last night but was having internet issues. Hadn't found the second one, you would think they would have the related information in the same sub category not buried two or three branches away.
  14. Try this: Using WDS: http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/1...Server_2008.doc It mentions this for non-WDS: "Using http://' target="_blank" rel="nofollow">the Transport Server role service During installation, you can choose to install only Transport Server. This option provides a subset of the functionality of Windows Deployment Services; it contains only the core networking parts. You can use Transport Server to create multicast namespaces that transmit data (including operating system images) from a standalone server. The standalone server does not need AD DS, DHCP, or DNS. You can use Transport Server in advanced scenarios as a part of a custom deployment solution. For more information, see the Transport Server[role] topic. " But I can find nothing on the "see the Transport Server[role] topic" anywhere. I'd be interested in this also.
  15. What scheduled task are you adding? What is the script you are using and what credentials does it run under to do it's thing? Are there any domain group policies applied to the machines?
  16. For that matter you could create a Windows PE CD or UFD from the Vista or 7 WAIK and partition and format from there
  17. Take your pick of tools: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...&hl=imaging
  18. If you read the first post you would see he didn't want to use the UI. And If I had read it I would have seen he was after Win7, not Vista, though the answer was still on the page I provided the link to. Not sure if they put it in 2008 or not but Win7 has a command line utility for the time zone, tzutil.exe with both set and retrieve the systems time zone.
  19. No need to double post. CLOSED. Use topic here: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=135508&hl=
  20. How about a powershell script? http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys/ar...powershell.aspx
  21. Well tried the usb flash tools and dsfok and a few others that would image usb drives. Ended up being faster to manually copy files from machine to drive, 30 times.
  22. How are his three clients setup? MAPI, IMAP, POP? If they are staying on the laptop and the laptop is on when they are disappearing I would start there. Also depends upon your configuration at the server for the Blackberry, are you using a Blackberry enterprise server (BES)?
  23. You can create your base system any way that you desire and works for you. The guide only deals with capturing an image of your installed system and the how to deploy it back to another system.
  24. That would be the error message I was asking for earlier. Which script is the posted error from and what line is 27?
  25. What you actually have is two scripts mashed together (both of which can actually stand on their own) and then repeated. This can make debugging a bit more difficult. One of the reasons Gunsmokingman provided the script earlier. Script1: strComputer = "pc2" Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _ & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2") Set colNetCards = objWMIService.ExecQuery _ ("Select * From Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration Where IPEnabled = True") For Each objNetCard in colNetCards arrDNSServers = Array("192.168.1.1", "192.168.1.1") objNetCard.SetDNSServerSearchOrder(arrDNSServers) Next Script2: strComputer = "pc2" Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _ & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2") Set colNetAdapters = objWMIService.ExecQuery _ ("Select * from Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration where IPEnabled=TRUE") strIPAddress = Array("192.168.1.101") strSubnetMask = Array("255.255.255.0") strGateway = Array("192.168.1.1") strGatewayMetric = Array(1) For Each objNetAdapter in colNetAdapters errGateways = objNetAdapter.SetGateways(strGateway, strGatewaymetric) errEnable = objNetAdapter.EnableStatic(strIPAddress, strSubnetMask) If errEnable = 0 Then WScript.Echo "The IP address has been changed." Else WScript.Echo "The IP address could not be changed." End If Next The first three lines of which do exactly the same thing, the only difference is the variable colNetAdapters and colNetCards, but they contain the same data once the query finishes: strComputer = "pc2" Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _ & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2") Set colNetAdapters = objWMIService.ExecQuery _ ("Select * from Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration where IPEnabled=TRUE") The following lines since they are not changing can also be set once and left alone rather than reset for each pass: arrDNSServers = Array("192.168.1.1", "192.168.1.1") <snip> strSubnetMask = Array("255.255.255.0") strGateway = Array("192.168.1.1") strGatewayMetric = Array(1) So if we change colNetadapters to colNetCards and move the static variables to the beginning we can get this and do the same thing: arrDNSServers = Array("192.168.1.1", "192.168.1.1") strSubnetMask = Array("255.255.255.0") strGateway = Array("192.168.1.1") strGatewayMetric = Array(1) StrComputer = "pc2" StrIPAddress = Array("192.168.1.101") Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _ & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2") Set colNetCards = objWMIService.ExecQuery _ ("Select * From Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration Where IPEnabled = True") For Each objNetCard in colNetCards objNetCard.SetDNSServerSearchOrder(arrDNSServers) errGateways = objNetCard.SetGateways(strGateway, strGatewaymetric) errEnable = objNetCard.EnableStatic(strIPAddress, strSubnetMask) If errEnable = 0 Then WScript.Echo "The IP address has been changed." Else WScript.Echo "The IP address could not be changed." End If Next Now since we are reusing the last 2/3 of the script for each machine we could either put it in a loop or make it a function. Gunsmokingman modified it and put it in a loop, I'll do a function. So we first set the variables that don't change. Then set up the computer name variable and it's IP address, then call the function, Repeat these three lines as needed for each machine. strComputer = "pc1" strIPAddress = Array("192.168.1.100") ChangeNetCard The only additional thing I have added is to destroy the variables used for the WMI query at the end of the function, while not required I have seen occasional issues when they are not destroyed and you are running scripts against multiple computers: arrDNSServers = Array("192.168.1.1", "192.168.1.1") strSubnetMask = Array("255.255.255.0") strGateway = Array("192.168.1.1") strGatewayMetric = Array(1) strComputer = "pc1" strIPAddress = Array("192.168.1.100") ChangeNetCard strComputer = "pc2" strIPAddress = Array("192.168.1.101") ChangeNetCard Function ChangeNetCard Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _ & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2") Set colNetCards = objWMIService.ExecQuery _ ("Select * From Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration Where IPEnabled = True") For Each objNetCard in colNetCards objNetCard.SetDNSServerSearchOrder(arrDNSServers) errGateways = objNetCard.SetGateways(strGateway, strGatewaymetric) errEnable = objNetCard.EnableStatic(strIPAddress, strSubnetMask) If errEnable = 0 Then WScript.Echo "The IP address has been changed." Else WScript.Echo "The IP address could not be changed." End If Next set objWMIService = Nothing Set colNetcards = Nothing end Function See if you can get any further with this.

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