Friday, February 25, 2011

How to install RSAT on Windows 7 SP1

I guess those of you who are responsible for patch management have heard of the trick before. I tried it with RSAT on Windows 7 SP1, and it appeared to work fine.

In the description of this workaround, I assume that you want to install x86fre_GRMRSAT_MSU.msu. If you need amd64fre_GRMRSATX_MSU.msu, you have to change the file names accordingly. I also assume that you downloaded the RSAT MSU file to c:\tmp.The workaround description is slightly different than in chibisuke’s comment.

Install RSAT on Windows 7 SP1

  1. Launch a command prompt with Administrator rights.
  2. Execute the following commands:
    md c:\rsat
    expand -f:* c:\tmp\ rsat-windows-7-x86fre_GRMRSAT_MSU c:\rsat
    cd c:\rsat
    pkgmgr /n:Windows6.1-KB958830-x86.xml /l:log.txt
  3. Wait until this line appears in c:\log.txt: DISM Provider Store: PID=1120 Releasing the local reference to DISMLogger. Stop logging….
  4. Reboot.
  5. Launch the “Turn Windows Feature on or off” applet in the Control Panel under Programs, and enable the Remote Server Administration Tools or Role Administration Tools you need.

Source : 4sysops.com

Web Pro Series videos

Scott Forsyth has started a new series of walkthrough videos about web technologies. It’s worth watching.

Web Pro Series / Week 1 / Ping and Tracert walkthroughs
Web Pro Series / Week 2 / Understanding DNS Zone Records
Web Pro Series / Week 3 / Nslookup–the Ultimate DNS Troubleshooting Tool
Web Pro Series / Week 4 / Three Tricks For Capturing Command Line Output
Web Pro Series / Week 5 / Understanding IIS Bindings
Web Pro Series / Week 6 / The SSL Bindings Issue
Web Pro Series / Week 7 / Setting Host Headers for SSL Sites in IIS
Web Pro Series / Week 8 / An Intro to IIS URL Rewrite–plus redirecting URLs to www

Good job Scott, can’t wait to see more. I will check your blog regularly.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Windows 7/2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Fail with …

Il you have exprienced an error with SP1 for Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 installation you should take a look at the Ramblings of a Support Engineer blog from a Microsoft Engineer.

Source : www.zdnet.com/blog/bott

FREE: EMCO WakeOnLan – Wake-on-LAN utility for large networks

If you’ve ever tried to use Wake-on-LAN technology, you may know that its configuration can be confusing sometimes. You have to enable WOL in BIOS and motherboard settings and correctly specify the WOL command parameters. Wake-on-LAN utilities (see a review for one of them) usually allow waking up one remote PC and require that you specify its IP and MAC addresses in order to generate and send a magic packet to it. In order to wake up multiple PCs, you have to write scripts to detect MAC addresses of remote PCs and execute a WOL utility to send the magic packet to every PC. A free Wake-on-LAN tool from EMCO is specially designed to wake up multiple remote PCs and allows automating all required operations.

Source : 4sysops.com

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Install RSAT on Windows 7 SP1?

When you try to install RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7) on Windows 7 SP1, you will get this error message: "This update is not applicable to your computer".
Source : 4sysops.com/archives/install-rsat-on-windows-7-sp1


Monday, February 21, 2011

Reflector PowerShellLanguage add-in

This language add-in allows you to see the corresponding PowerShell script for static methods on classes. Most of the common language structures are supported.

Source : reflectoraddins.codeplex.com

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Why would an engineer want to work at Google instead of Apple?

Very interesting :

Google and Apple are very different. Apple has a design DNA. Google has a technology DNA.

Apple has a different feel. Its the, I'm cool, feel. Its the look, we made this thing look cooler and prettier and now there are too many people vying for your employee discounted stuff.

My manager at Apple told me that it is a hardware company, and that software is not the chief priority. This affects Apple, and software engineering is, without question, a second class citizen.

Working at Apple is like working in the Army. Sure you can ask why you should jump into the river, but you better be soaking wet before you ask that question

Source : www.quora.com/Why-would-an-engineer-want-to-work-at-Google-instead-of-Apple

Monday, February 07, 2011

Apple in the enterprise: Living without Xserve

Apple officially called an end to its server line on Tuesday and it’s a bitter pill for some Mac stalwarts in the data center. Part of the problem is that enterprise customers have a comfort-level problem when it comes to living with questions about Apple’s product and strategic plans like the rest of us. Cupertino’s cone of silence is absolute, whether it’s the details of the next iPad or the continuing support for Mac OS X Server.

Source : The Apple Core Blog RSS | ZDNet