Adobe Updates via Windows Updates

As you may have seen on some of my previous posts, you can update Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader X via Windows Updates using SCUP through WSUS/SCCM.  This stops the annoying pop-ups for users especially when they can’t install updates if they have not got local admin rights – just like standard Windows Updates, this […]


Restore Active Desktop Problems

A recurring issue that I have is the old Active Desktop in Windows XP. No matter how many times you click the Restore button, you still get the script error. To fix this, you can do the following: Click Start then click Run, type “regedit” and press enter Browse to “HCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components” Double click the value Desk\Html\Version […]


Google AdSense Error – “The publisher must be associated with the developer account before the developer can invoke operations on the publisher’s account”

I recently tried to get my Google Adsense working on my blog as you never know, I might make my fortune using it, but when I tried, I got this error: “The publisher must be associated with the developer account before the developer can invoke operations on the publisher’s account” After spending some time searching the internet, […]

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SCCM 2012 USB Sticks for OSD

Introduction We have situations where sometimes we need to use a USB stick for stand-alone imaging for our remote sites that are not connected to the network or do not have a local DP. In SCCM 2007, this was easy, just run through the wizard and that’s it, but we’ve come across an issue with SCCM 2012 whereas […]

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Orchestrator Runbook for Email Notification for ConfigMgr Software Catalog Requests [2020 Updated]

I’ve had a number of requests about how I created our email notification for requests for software made via our ConfigMgr software catalog. The solution is very simple and very basic, but until I get our Service Manager up and running (which does the job much better..), this is working for us so hopefully will […]