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Windows 7 clean installation using upgrade disc 0xC004F061

April 15th, 2010 2 comments

When I received my Windows 7 upgrade media for a new HP laptop I wanted to perform a clean install of the OS. During the installation process, I was able to perform a clean install using the Custom (advanced) option when prompted for the 'type of installation' to proceed with.

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SSH SCP Hyperlink

March 13th, 2010 9 comments

Following on from a previous post about creating and using an RDP Hyperlink on a computer running Windows, I have written another two .bat files for use with SSH and SCP protocols.

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RDP Hyperlink

February 21st, 2010 50 comments

I recently started using Zenoss (an open source application, server and network management platform) to monitor servers. One of the options that can be configured for each of the devices being managed is a hyperlink that can open a website or application of some relevance. In a situation where I am informed of an issue with a server/application I instinctively try to open a Windows remote desktop session to the server. This used to involve manually opening the Microsoft Terminal Services Console (mstsc.exe), keying the server name and then clicking the connect button. I wanted a way to click a hyperlink from the Zenoss web console and establish an rdp session to the relevant server.

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SCCM Remote Tools firewall ports

February 16th, 2010 No comments

I have been using System Center Configuration Manager to deploy software to clients for a while now but I recently had a requirement to control a client remotely. In order to control clients using the SCCM Remote Tools feature, some ports needed to be opened on the client in the Windows firewall.

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