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PowerShell 002

Another day-in-the-lifetype post. We have all been there; systems engineers, developers, hobbyists, tinkers or the like finding ourselves troubleshooting network issues. And the first thing we do? Anyone? PING. Right? We all head to PING or IPConfig or some... Read More

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Press release: Specops Deploy enables mobile workforce

Specops Deploy 5.0 supports UEFI and Windows 8.1 Mobile workforce can access PC software One deployment solution for Windows XP to Windows 8.1 Stockholm, Sweden –  February 4, 2014. Specops Software announced today the release of Specops Deploy 5.0... Read More

Double Hop Authentication Issue

Have you ever been plagued with the “double hop” authentication issue? I recently had a customer who had this issue and it took a group effort to get it sorted. First things first, what is the double hop? It’s... Read More

4 steps to troubleshooting Group Policy

4 Steps to Troubleshooting Group Policy

A customer called recently who was having some pretty basic troubles with Specops Deploy. What struck a chord with me was how important the simple, basic steps are in troubleshooting Group Policy. Sure, there is plenty of complex stuff... Read More

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Can You Sysprep More Than Three Times?

Sysprep has some limitations, like not being able to run this more than three times on the same machine. But this may be exactly what you want to do when you update a captured image with the latest patches... Read More

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Unable to Start the Specops Deploy Server service

Sometimes when the Specops Deploy Server Service attempts to start you receive an error saying the service is unable to start.  The details of the event log error message are as follows ==== Critical error when starting the service.... Read More

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Failing Specops Deploy package

A customer had a problem with a App Deploy package that’s not working. He says it works fine when executing manually with runas administrator, but it’s not working when using Specops Deploy, on a computer target. I asked him... Read More

WDS Multicast Configuration

When I’m doing a new Specops OS Deploy installation for a customer I’m always asking if they will be using Multicast and if they have it enabled/configured in the network. And I’m also recommending our customers to use Windows... Read More