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Friday, December 19, 2014

Globeteam er klar til endnu mere nyt blod

 

Nu er det jo heldigvis ved at være jul og tid til at takke alle for året, der er gået.

 

Tak til alle jer, der har besøgt min blog i løbet af det sidste år. Der er lige i øjeblikket omkring 20.000 side visninger om dagen.

 

Jeg håber at bare lidt af indholdet kan bruges af andre end mig selv J

 

I samme omgang synes jeg også, det er på sin plads at takke alle kunder, konsulenter og partnere, der på den ene eller anden måde har samarbejdet med Globeteam i år. Uden jer gik det jo slet ikke.

 

Vi er nu 30 dedikerede konsulenter i Infrastruktur gruppen, og vi har et mål om at vokse med yderligere 6 konsulenter til næste år.

 

Så hvis du arbejder med Infrastruktur på et af følgende områder: Citrix, VMware, Azure, Office 365 eller Microsoft generelt og samtidig er udadvendt og god til at skabe tilfredse kunder, så overvej om Globeteam ikke skulle være dit næste karriere trin. Se mere om vores forretnings model på http://globeteam.com/om-globeteam/unik-forretningsmodel/

 

Du er altid velkommen til at sende dit CV eller kontakte mig for en uformel snak.

 

Rigtig glædelig jul og godt nytår – vi ses derude i 2015.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Changing Windows Login Screen Background

Sometimes I need to change the standard Login Screen background to for example a corporate logo.

Windows 7

We can easily do this from a SCCM task sequence during OSD.

First we need a jpg file with the image we want to use, this file must not be greater than 256 KB and called backgroundDefault.jpg

Next create a package with only the jpg file in SCCM.

Windows 7 will use our new background if we do these two steps in our task sequence:

First we create the registry value HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background\OEMBackground and set it to a dword value of 1.

Registry example:

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We can do this using the command:

reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background /v OEMBackground  /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

SCCM Task Sequence example:

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Then next we need to copy the file to the local Windows 7 installation, using the package with the jpg file:

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File copied to the local folder:

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Windows 7 login screen with custom background:

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Windows 8

On windows 8 we can use Group policy Settings or a local policy.

Computer Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – Control Panel – Personalization – Force a specific default lock screen image

We can use a UNC path or a local path, if we are using a local file the file must of cause exist on the computer. Deploy this with the OSD task Sequence just like Windows 7.

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Computer Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – Control Panel – Personalization – Prevent changing lock screen image

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Settings enabled in the GPO:

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Please note that Windows 8 requires Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 cumulative update: November 2012 as explained here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2787100/en-us

It also looks like Windows 8 must be activated before this will work.

Windows 8 lock screen with custom background:

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Download fails with error 80072ee2

Sometime I have problem with packages not downloading and in smsts.log I get this error.

Download() failed, 80072ee2.

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The only way I have found to fix this when it happen are to use the variables

SMSTSDownloadRetryCount = 5

SMSTSDownloadRetryDelay = 15

Set the at the top in your Task Sequence as shown here, and the problem I had diapered.

I would like to know the reason and what the problem is, so let me know if you got an idea Smile

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