Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Unable to install FP4 for Notes 8.5.2

We hit this issue again.. Fix Pack 4 fails to install on a system with Lotus Notes 8.5.2


- Make sure NSD service and Notes Single sign on services are stopped.
- Rename npnotes.dll before the install.
- Install the fix pack
- Rename the npnotes.dll back to npnotes.dll.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

ObjFSO.FilesCopy Permission Denied from SCCM

I had an 'Permission Denied' VB script issue last week. The script was trying to copy over an existing file in the windows installer directory.

The problem only occurred when we ran the script through SCCM. Manually the script would work fine without issue. 

I figured out the problem with the assistance of Paul Chen (Sydney based app packager). The issue turned out to be that if the file is set to 'read only' in windows you can't copy straight over the top of  the file using VB script   in an SCCM program. 


Delete the file before copying over the new file. 
Remove the 'Read Only' checkbox from  the file before overwriting the file. 

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Office Deployment Toolkit for APP-V Issue; Unable to uninstall

Just a quick heads up,

if you install office deployment toolkit for APP-V and then use an MST configure the proxies for it you won't be able to un-install it.

the reason for this is when you uninstall the MST will try and re-activate the proxies.

I had to make a fix for this that replaced the MST in the installer cache with one that worked to resolve the uninstall issue.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dear Xbox 360 makers

- Please make 'A' the default play button in the video player instead of 'Y' I want to play the video instead of having to wait for the next menu load before playing the video. If I want to see more info about the video I can then press 'Y' for more info.

- Locking the controller during menu changes is frustrating.. I want to be able to enter a number of key presses and skip straight to the menu's

- Instead of skipping 1/6 of the way through the video when I press the shoulder buttons only skip forwards 30 seconds and back 20 seconds respectively.

- use the pressure sensitive shoulder triggers to fast forward and rewind the video/music

- Allow me to skip to any part of the video by using the joystick

- 'A' to pause and then 'A' to resume not menu.

- Loading of menu's takes far too long.

That is all for now.

Monday, March 05, 2012

SCCM SQL Count of chassis type

Case v_GS_SYSTEM_ENCLOSURE.ChassisTypes0
when '1' then 'Other'
when '2' then 'Unknown'
when '3' then 'Desktop'
when '4' then 'Low Profile Desktop'
when '5' then 'Pizza Box'
when '6' then 'Mini Tower'
when '7' then 'Tower'
when '8' then 'Portable'
when '9' then 'Laptop'
when '10' then 'Notebook'
when '11' then 'Hand Held'
when '12' then 'Docking Station'
when '13' then 'All in One'
when '14' then 'Sub Notebook'
when '15' then 'Space-Saving'
when '16' then 'Lunch Box'
when '17' then 'Main System Chassis'
when '18' then 'Expansion Chassis'
when '19' then 'SubChassis'
when '20' then 'Bus Expansion Chassis'
when '21' then 'Peripheral Chassis'
when '22' then 'Storage Chassis'
when '23' then 'Rack Mount Chassis'
when '24' then 'Sealed-Case PC'
else 'Undefinded'
end as 'Chassis Type',
Count(v_GS_SYSTEM_ENCLOSURE.ChassisTypes0) AS 'Total'
Order by
'Chassis Type'