Archive for category Miscellaneous Ramblings
Recently I was helping a friend with her laptop which suddenly stopped connecting to the Internet, despite that the wireless networking could see and successfully connect to wireless hotspots. In further troubleshooting, I noticed that the correct IP address range (192.168.0.x) was not handed out by the router’s DNS. Furthermore, when attempting to ping the router’s gateway (192.168.0.1) with “Ping Transport Failed, Error 1231“. Digging through the Internet on this error, I found the possible solution buried deep within a couple Microsoft forum threads. I’m posting it here so that if it should ever occur again, hopefully the solution is quicker to find!
- Open a command prompt with Run As Administrator
- Run “netsh winsock reset”
- Restart Windows
Now the system is back in business!
I am glad to say that I am going to MMS 2013…
….BUT this time as a speaker! I’ve been a long time attendee to this fantastic conference, and now it is my privilege and honor to continue to give back to the community in this way.
Augmenting Your Windows Management Strategy with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Task Sequences
Configuration Manager 2012 has simplified Windows management with the new Application model. However, some systems management challenges are too complex for any general-purpose tool. Come learn how to extend your coverage with Task Sequences to manage your Windows environment. We will cover scenarios detailing when to utilize Applications vs. Task Sequences, demonstrations of how to leverage the versatility of Task Sequences, as well as assorted community solutions.
MMS is the premier conference for learning and advancing in the System Center suite of products (amongst other things). I highly recommend attending if you can. Early bird registration ends next week, February 13th. If you do go, be sure to sign up for my session and say hi to me afterwards! http://www.2013mms.com/topic/details/UD-B303
Pretty cool – Catapult Systems Recognized as 2012 Microsoft Systems Management Partner of the Year. I’m honored to be part of such a great team of folks at Catapult!
I received this notice from a colleague that I felt was important to pass along:
“Microsoft is upgrading SkyDrive. While there are benefits (larger supported file sizes, local client, ability to purchase additional storage), there’s a downside (downsize?) as well; storage limits for the free account are dropping from 25G to 7G. However, if you already have an account, you can “upgrade” your account to 25G for free. Just log in (https://skydrive.live.com/ManageS…orage?lu=1) and click the upgrade banner. They say it’s for a limited time, but I’m not sure what that means.
In one week from today – on March 28th – I will be presenting for BDNA’s SCCM Guru webcast series on the power of SCCM task sequences. To sign up for the webcast, visit the registration page at http://info.bdna.com/20120328Webcast-SCCMGuru-NickMoseley_RegistrationPage.html. Additionally, this Friday, I am presenting a bulk of my material to our Denver-area Microsoft Enterprise Management User Group. If you’re here, please come!
SCCM task sequences are most commonly used for operating system deployment. They have tremendous power and usefulness, which are often unknown, overlooked, and underutilized.
In this presentation, we will explore various aspects of task sequences and demonstrate ways that they can be used in your day-to-day administration of SCCM – including uses outside the realm of deploying an OS!
I began working with SMS/SCCM in early 2004. After being “in the trenches” of systems management and desktop engineering for nearly 8 years, I am setting out on a new journey. Today begins my new adventure – I am greatly honored to be joining the highly talented group at Catapult Systems as a senior consultant for SCCM architectures/implementations and Windows 7 migrations.
This is just a quick announcement that I am both honored and excited to be a speaker for the SCCM Guru 2012 webcast series! The series is hosted by MyITforum and sponsored by BDNA. My webcast is scheduled for March 28th and the subject is on the power of task sequences. I look forward to presenting!
When I set out to blog my experiences with SCCM and engineering the desktop environment, I expected it to help only a few others whom searched hard for a solution over the Internet. I didn’t anticipate how widely used it would become. In just under 3 years, the blog has surpassed 100,000 site visits! More honoring though has been when other SCCM folk throughout the industry have told me in person how my blog has helped them. Even someone I’ve befriended during my tenure at the Microsoft Management Summit, was surprised and excited when he discovered that I had a blog and that I was this “t3chn1ck”!
Here’s to the next 100,000 visits – cheers, and thanks for reading!
I’ve updated my blog with a newer theme – one that better supports blocks for my shorter code, maintains the previous functionality, and allows me to use a rotating custom header from my own photography. I’m really happy with it and enjoy the new look. Pop on over for a peek! http://t3chn1ck.wordpress.com
Rod Trent of MyITForum had noticed on the recently published MMS 2012 homepage, that two other MyITForum’ers were in the MMS in Action photos. Myself and Joey Gleason! It made for a good laugh for the day anyhow….