Thursday, July 26, 2012

Windows trusted installer denying access to files

This was such a pain in the balls, installed an application but when I did the OWNER installed under TRUSTED INSTALLER, needed to gain permission to edit an file - he's how.

Follow the below Steps in Server 2008, Windows 7:

1. Right click on the file or directory.
2. Click on “Properties” on the right click menu.
3. Click on “Security” tab. 
4. Click on “Advanced” button at the bottom. 

5. In Advanced Security Dialog window, click on “Owner” tab. 

6. Here you will be able to see current owner (i.e. Trusted Installer).
7. To take ownership of the object, click on the Edit button.

8. Make sure to remove READ ONLY

Monday, July 9, 2012

AMTELCO Infinity Uninstall Strings /X {YUcK}

After spending the day in the fields of REGEDIT and other dark allies of the Windows OS, I've found and tested all the UNINSTALL STRINGS for AMTELO INFINITY:  Telephone Agent, Supervisor, AMCaptureInstall, Report Generator, Unified Reports and Unified Reports Runtime. I pray you never have to do the same. Locations of strings are located here:

ITNinja - Search for AMTELCO

SCCM 2007 report to find client by GUID

I was getting a critical error in my SCCM 2007 R3 Component Status log as follows:

SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER 5447 MP has rejected a policy request from GUID:XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX because it was not approved. The operating system reported error 2147942405: Access is denied.

I copied all the GUID information and created a report to search the database for a specific GUID as follows:

select * from v_R_System where v_R_System.SMS_Unique_Identifier0=@GUID

this SQL query includes a prompt for you to enter a single GUID, prompt info is as follows:

Name: GUID
Prompt text: Enter GUID
Default value: GUID: (this must be added as the query searches for the full value GUID:xxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxx-xxxxxxxx)

The report will provide the client hostname, after locating the client I attempted to delete the client from SCCM and let rediscovery find the client. After the client was rediscovered the issue resolved. Short and sweet!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Aaahh a fresh start

Aaaah a fresh start for a new blog...and a new Microsoft Surface tablet. Included is also new Windows 8, lots of new in here, huh? Here are the basic specs: Microsoft Surface Specs the only things missing so far, at least to me, are release date and the price.

Most tech review sites seem to think it was a good start. Some companies, as usual, are waiting around to see how the product release goes and if business functionality improves with the latest and greatest. Here are some videos and articles from people smarter than me.

Microsoft Keynote (WARNING! Boring)

RT and PRO difference break down from ENGADGET.COM