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Change management console language System Center 2012 products (ConfigMgr, VMM etc.)

This is an easy one. When starting the management console the language of the local OS will be detected. Then it will search if a language pack is present. When found, the corresponding language will be shown and troubleshooting will instantly become a lot harder (or you can just try to search for non-English errors, […]

ID 804: Template already exists – VMM 2012

Virtual Machine Manager crashed while creating a template. When I retried to create the template, the message ‘template {name} already exists. specify a unique name’ with ID 804 appears. I found this article, which was very helpful: http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/error-804-hung-template-creation-in-scvmm-2008-r2/. These instructions are also working for SCVMM 2012 SP1. Basically, you will adjust one value in your […]

Enable or disable Outlook add-ins on a per user basis (as for Citrix)

There are certain scenario’s where you want to enable Outlook add-ins only for specific users. This guide explains how to accomplish this by using the group policy. 1. Open the registry and navigate to: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins 2. Find the corresponding key which matches the Outlook add-in you have installed (for example: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\OcOffice.OcForms) 3. Right-click on the […]

How to renew the SCCM Site Server Signing Certificate

When your SCCM Site Server Signing Certificate has expired you will experience problems with packages, virtual applications and OS deployment with your SCCM clients. The SCCM server reports “SMS Policy Provider has failed to sign one or more policy assignments. It will retry this operation automatically.” in the Component Status SMS_POLICY_PROVIDER. This article consists of […]

How to reset / bypass the administrator password on your Windows 7 / 2008 machine without logging on

Last time I had to rejoin a machine to the domain and apparently some nutjob administrator didn’t use the documented password for the local administrator account. So with no option to log on to the machine locally, I had to follow the steps below. Basically, you replace the executable used for Accessibility options showed in […]

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