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Posts in category Windows Vista

MSI error code 1638: “Another version of this product is already installed”

When you try to remove an application, you receive the following error: “Another version of this product is already installed” with the error code 1638. This is a problem with minor/major versions of the installed product. When a GUID of a msi package changes (when an msi is generated for example), the product will detect itself […]

Install print driver .inf file from command line

Sometimes you just want to add a printer driver to your Windows client. For example for USB connected printers so you don’t have to manually select the print driver every time connecting the printer to a new client. The following command line can be used in a batch file to automate the driver installation: rundll32 […]

Set ownership on user profile or home folders script

After spending half a day to create a Powershell script to set owner rights on the home folders of our users, I found out Powershell is unable to set owner permissions by showing the error “The security identifier is not allowed to be the owner of this object” every time. So the Powershell script below […]

Add or remove local user in SCCM OSD Task Sequence

Sometimes it is necessary to add a local user to your Windows image (like notebooks which must be used at external locations). You can create an image for SCCM with local users, but then you have another image with a different configuration. I think it’s cool everything can be managed with just one image, so […]

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