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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.2.100.14

Citrix has released a new version of Citrix Receiver for Windows, new version reported is 4.2.100.14

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Download installation file :

http://www.citrix.com/go/receiver.html

Changes is this version:

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX138197

Spring Forward to Receiver for Windows 4.2.100 (The Citrix Blog post)

http://blogs.citrix.com/2015/04/14/spring-forward-to-receiver-for-windows-4-2-100/

And finally documentation:

http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/receiver-windows-42/receiver-windows-42-wrapper.html

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SCCM - SQL Server service running account error

When installing SCCM 2012 R2 you might see an error like this in the Prerequisite Check.

SQL Server service running account

The logon account for the SQL Server service cannot be a local user account, NT SERVICE\<sql service name> or LOCAL SERVICE.  You must configure the SQL Server service to use a valid domain account, NETWORK SERVICE, or LOCAL SYSTEM.

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This can easily be changed to a domain service account.

First create the service account in Active Directory, the name the service account according to your standards.

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Enter a password for the account and select User cannot change password and Password never expires.

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And then click Finish to create the account.

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Start SQL Server Configuration Manager on your SQL server.

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Click SQL Server Services, right-click the name of the SQL Server instance for which you want to change the service startup account, and then click Properties. 

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Insert account name and password for the service account and click OK.

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You will se a message asking whether you want to restart the SQL Server service, click Yes.

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And now SCCM Prerequisite Check does not show the error:

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Prerequisites installation and SCCM Client

In some situations, you want the Configuration manger Client not to install prerequisites like Silverlight and DotNet4. Perhaps you want to install a newer versions or you simply don’t need for example Silverlight.

The client will per default install Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile and Silverlight, but this can be changed by Installation Properties.

This is the installed programs after installation of Windows 2008 R2 with the SCCM client, you will see .Net framework 4 Client profile and Silverlight:

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Adding these properties to the client installation will do the trick (here from task sequence):

/skipprereq:dotnetfx40_client_x86_x64.exe;Silverlight.exe

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After installation from this task sequence and with the above properties, you will se no .Net or Silverlight installed:

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About Client Installation Properties in Configuration Manager

Friday, March 27, 2015

Detect if PowerShell remoting is enabled

In some scenarios I need to now if PowerShell remoting is enabled on the local host, this can be done in many different ways, but this is an easy way to do it:

Start PowerShell on the local machine and enter the command Enter-PSSession -ComputerName localhost

If PowerShell remoting is enabled you should see no errors:

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If PowerShell remoting is not enabled you will se this:

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Very easy way to determine and identify if remoting is enabled.