Testing deployments for SCCM 2007 on x64 based computers

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As a packager you always want to know if the application works as described in a intake document. Also you want to eliminate deployment issues.
I run into issues that the application installed perfectly – even under the system account – but with SCCM 2007 the deployment failed.
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Upgrading Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.6 to 6.0 to support Windows 8

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This article is about upgrading the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6 to 6.0 to support Windows 8.
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Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) queries in SQL

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Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit is a tool that is used to see if an application is Vista or Windows 7 / Windows 8 compatible. It uses a database on a SQL Server.

The ACT Tool can be used to read the database but the results cannot be exported to – for example – Excel. To achieve that, it is needed to make custom queries in SQL Server.

In this article some examples are given.

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MDOP 2013 has been released

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MDOP 2013 has been released. Regarding App-V the following has been changed:

  • AppV 5.0 Client has been upgraded to AppV 5.0 SP1
  • AppV 5.0 Sequencer has been upgraded to AppV 5.0 SP1
  • AppV 5.0 Server has been upgraded to AppV 5.0 SP1
  • Support for Office 2010
  • Support for 24 languages

You can download the software via technet.

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Same homepage for Firefox as for Internet Explorer

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Sometimes each country has a different homepage. In Internet Explorer you can set each homepage via the policy. Also that can be done for Firefox in combination with GPO For Firefox. But it also generates extra administrative load as the same setting should be maintained at 2 places.

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Installing Samsung Kies in multiple languages

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Samsung Kies is used to administer a Samsung Galaxy mobile device. You can backup data, restore data, update your device etc. The company I am working for has the policy that mail may not be read on the mobile device. Thus the users should get a notification when starting Samsung Kies.

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Reinstall all virtual applications deployed by SCCM 2007

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The client I am working for now, uses SCCM 2007 to deploy App-V 4.6 packages. In the past it was needed to re-install both the SCCM 2007 and App-V client. As a result that the user has to re-install all the virtual applications.

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How to detect the CPU and OS Architecture

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The client I am working for now, has both XP and Windows 7. XP is 32 bits and Windows 7 is 64 bits. To avoid that I have to make the packages twice, I make both 32 and 64 bits versions. Depending on the CPU architecture the MSI is chosen.

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Perform all the SCCM Client Actions

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This script performs all the actions as mentioned in the SCCM Client.

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Install Adobe Reader 11 in the language of the OS

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The client I am working for has a multi langual environment. The baseline applications should be available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. For each country there was a collection, package and advertisement in SCCM 2007. So a lot to maintain.

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