Posts made in November, 2012

How to get a list of all tapes a System Center DPM Server knows about?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Data Protection Manager, Powershell | 1 comment

How to get a list of all tapes a System Center DPM Server knows about?

I have a long list of DPM tapes – a very long list… and most of them are offline. But how would you know what data is stored on what tape? Jeff Wouters wrote a blogpost about it at http://jeffwouters.nl/index.php/2012/04/list-all-tapes-in-dpm-with-a-powershell-oneliner/ He put the list of tapes in a text file using Get-ProtectionGroup –DPMServer DPM001 | get-tape | select barcode | sort | out-file E:\Temp\DPMTapeBarcodeList.txt I prefer to have a quick overview in powershell itself by using gc env:computername | Get-ProtectionGroup | get-tape | fl This will list all tapes known...

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How to avoid Windows 7 language choice dialog in multilanguage image deployment with SCCM 2007?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in SC Configuration Manager | 1 comment

How to avoid Windows 7 language choice dialog in multilanguage image deployment with SCCM 2007?

This is just a quick review of a forum post at Microsoft System Center Forums because of a question that a reader of my website had (see the comments). The initial problem was as following: I’m using an english win7 ent wim with german language pack intergrated. Everytime i install a client the language choice dialog pops up (after the first reboot). I tried to use an xml answer file that did change the language of setup and of the client itself. But the dialog keeps popping up… The solution to the problem was to use a local source path for the unattend package instead of a unc...

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