Category: Microsoft

How to remotely uninstall software?

There’s a lot of times when you just want to uninstall a piece of software without interrupting the end user, but unfortunately there isn’t an easy, out of the box way to do it. To uninstall software on a local machine without any user interaction, you would do something like this: msiexec.exe /norestart /qn /x {2902F983-B4C1-44BA-B85D-5C6D52E2C441} The last part,...

Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 transition / migration to Server Standard 2008 R2

(First appeared here) This is an action plan from Microsoft tech support.  I’m going to be testing this in my Lab over the next week or so.  I’ll post any significant notes or corrections that I find. 1.       Run ADprep on SBS 2008 with the Windows 2008 R2 disk. ·         Insert the media for Windows Server 2008 R2 into the Small...

After system repair, Windows Activation Wizard won’t run

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/itproxpsp/thread/b991ce21-db5b-46eb-8c9b-f8d4aa14a35a?prof=required HERE’S THE FIX… Download Internet Explorer 8 and Hotfix KB946501, burn them to disc Hotfix KB946501 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/946501 Internet Explorer 8 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx Start your PC and repeatedly hit F8 to get the safe mode menu. Choose safe mode with command prompt only (if you are unable to enter safe mode otherwise) When the command prompt appears type “explorer” Should load the Windows GUI...
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