Autodesk 2017 Serial Number Collection using SCCM

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If you are using our Autodesk 2017 serial number collection guide, you may notice that some of your machines are not correctly reporting the serial numbers that are on your client machines.

This can be because the hardware delta has found a mismatch in the information and gets itself into a bit of a mess.

To fix it, you need to run a full hardware inventory on any of the effected machines (or on all machines if you want, depending on the size of your SCCM environment).

The easier way to do this is to download ConfigMgr Right Click Tools, install it on your console machine, select the machines or collections you want to run a full hardware scan on and away you go.

This will then send a command to all the machines telling them to forget their delta hardware and carry out a full hardware scan, this will then eventually start to filter through to your SCCM database and your reports will start to update correctly.

USEFUL LINKS

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Autodesk 2017 Serial Number Collector

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Windows 10 – Skip Login at Startup

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Are you fed up of having to login to your Windows 10 computer everytime you boot up or restart? Well there is a simple way of turning this feature off allowing your machine to boot straight into Windows.

All you have to do is follow the simple steps as per below and your machine should then boot straight into Windows.

Right click on your Windows 10 start button and click “Run”:

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Type into the run box “netplwiz” and press Enter:

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This will bring up the advanced user accounts dialog box:

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Clear the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” box:

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Click OK, enter password twice in the Automatically log on box and hit OK again, then reboot your machine and that is it.

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A required privilege is not held by client Windows error fix

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If you are using Windows and you are receiving this error message:

a required privilege is not held by client

Then you can follow the guide below to fix this problem.

Instructions

This guide assumes that you are using Windows 10 although the process should be very similar if you are using Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.

Using your keyboard, hold down the Windows key and then press the “R” key to bring up the Run command:

Windows Run Command

Then type in “secpol.msc” command and press the Enter key on your keyboard:

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This will take you into your computers local policy settings and should look like this:

Local Security Policy

Then, browse to the following location in your Local Security Policy window:

Local Policies > Security Options > User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode:

Local Security Policy

Double click “User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode” and change the option to “disabled“:

Disable Admin Rules

Then click the “OK” button and reboot your machine.

If you then try then installation or configuration you were trying before, it should now work for you.

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Twitter – Delete all Tweets, DM’s and Favourites

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If you have a load of stuff on your Twitter and you fancy a clear out, there is a great utility available that you can use to connect to your Twitter account and then use to delete Tweets based on selected months (or just delete all), delete all DM’s and also Favourites.

All you have to do is to download Twitter Archive Eraser and then you can either install it or get the portable version.

Once you have the program running, it should look like this:

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You need to then click on the “accept to share” tick box and then click the “Sign In” big button.

This will then load a Twitter app authentication page like below:

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Allow this to authenticate and it will give you a PIN code:

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Enter the PIN code in the utility:

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Then click the OK button.

You then have the options available to delete your Favourites or delete all your DM’s – you can go ahead and do that now without any further need to do anything else:

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If you want to use the utility to delete Tweets then you now need to retreive your Twitter Archive. To do this, login to your Twitter account and go into Settings:

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Then towards the bottom of the settings list you will see the option to Download your Twitter archive. Request this and Twitter will eventually email you to tell you your archive is ready to download.

Once you have the download it will come down in a ZIP format – do not unzip it as you load the ZIP file into the utiility.

Back in the utility click on Delete Tweets button and you will then be taken to a new dialog box asking you to Load your Twitter archive:

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Click on this button and browse to your Twitter archive ZIP file.

You will then be presented with the list of months available to delete – select all or select the months you want to delete:

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Then click next and all the tweets in those selected months will appear:

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You can then click on the Erase Selected Tweets button at the bottom and the process will start:

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Once complete, go back into your Twitter account and you should now see that all your Tweets have been removed:

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Apple iOS 10.0.2 Released

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Apple have been quick to release a new version of their iOS version 10 operating system taking it up 10.0.2.

As you can see from the screenshot below from our iPad, this includes two fixes for:

  • Addresses an issue that could prevent headphone audio controls from temporarily not working
  • Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library

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So go into Settings > General and click the Software Update button and you can load the update from there.

Skype v7.28 Released – MSI Download Link & Silent Install Instructions

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Skype version 7.28 has now been released and if you would like to either add this to your Configuration Manager Software Catalog or even have it available through WDS or Group Policy, then you will want to download the MSI file for it.

Skype do provide a direct download link for its Skype software and the installer is packaged as an MSI file. This means that it can be easily used by IT and System Center Administrators for distribution.

The download link for Skype MSI 7.28 on our Skype MSI Archive microsite is below:

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Skype MSI v7.28

If you want to distribute Skype as a silent install, then you can use the code as below:

WDS or Group Policy

 SkypeSetup.msi /qb /norestart  

Configuration Manager

 msiexec /i "SkypeSetup.msi" /qb /norestart

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Google Chrome version 53.0.2785.116 Released and MSI Installer

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Google have now released a new version of their Chrome browser, version 53.0.2785.116.

If you are looking at deploying Google Chrome using systems like Configuration Manager, WDS, SCUP or Group Policy, you will want to use their MSI installer to make it much easier.

You can now download the Google Chrome MSI installer direct from Google using the link below.

DOWNLOAD

Download Google Chrome MSI

 INSTRUCTIONS

If you are pushing this out, you will want to use the Silent Installer switches, so this is the command line that you should use for this:

 msiexec.exe /i "GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi" /q /norestart  

This means it will install quietly (using the /q switch) and will not reboot automatically (using the /norestart) switch.

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Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.162 Released – MSI Download

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Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.162 Released - MSI Download 1Adobe have released another update to their Adobe Flash Player software, this time taking it up to version 23.0.0.162.

As always, you can download the executable file or get the MSI file so that you can load it into your Configuration Manager Software Catalog.

The update is also now available to import through System Center Update Publisher (SCUP) so you can inject it into your WSUS or Configuration Manager systems.

You can the download the latest MSI installers for Adobe Flash by clicking the download link below:

DOWNLOAD

Download Flash Player

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Ultimate Settings Panel – Version 5.0 Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 5.0.

We have given it a complete overhaul and are now using a new user interface and redesigned options menu. There are also a number of bug fixes, code optimisation and suggested features included. Alongside this new release we have also added a support forum to allow bug reporting, suggestions and support.

Ultimate Settings Panel is now completely free with no trial periods or Pro versions. Version 5.0 replaces both the previous Lite and Pro versions.

Due to the enhanced nature of the program, there is no longer a standalone version available, but we are providing EXE and MSI installers.

DOWNLOAD

Download Ultimate Settings Panel v5.0

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LICENCE INFORMATION

This program is completely free of charge for both personal and commercial use.

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