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

Display Computer Information during an OS Deployment

Our CTO Thorbjörn Sjövold came up with this handy utility for displaying some computer information during the preinstall phase of an OS Deployment. Since Specops Deploy is built on top of standard components like MDT, it’s easy for admins to... 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

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Unsupported Sysprep Scenarios

Specops Deploy is using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, which is using Sysprep to capture a client when doing a new image. There are some scenarios that Microsoft does NOT support when doing sysprep as described in KB: 828287 Here is... Read More

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Owner of a Computer as Local Admin

I helped a company last week to setup a solution where the users could request to become local admin of their computers. Generally I’m against users being local admin. That’s XP style … And nowadays a user usually does... Read More