Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen's Blog

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23rd Mar 2009

Dude, Where’s my Config Mgr Agent log files?

On my workstation i am running Microsoft Windows Vista 64bit. Today i got a small scripting task, which required me to view the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Agent Log files. On most Operating Systems (aka. 32bit) the log files are placed in “C:\Windows\CCM\Logs\”. But on mine it was not. I had no luck search […]

Category: Configuration Manager  |  2 Comments

5th Mar 2009

Add Custom Data Type / Structure to My.Settings in VB.NET / WPF

During the work of a new Coretech SCCM Manager GUI in WPF, i ran in to some problems with My.Settings. I have used My.Settings for all settings in the Utility, and are using my own structures for the combo-box value and others. The problem is that i could not create a setting, that contained my […]

Category: .NET, Scripting  |  19 Comments

14th Jan 2009

Useful Links, Editors and Books for Visual Basic, Scripting Edition (VBScript)

Here is a list of links, editors and books. I have mentioned some of them, in the Visual Basic, Scripting Edition Course (MOC 2433). Links: Microsoft Script Center: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx VBScript Introduction http://wiht.link/vbscript-resources VBScript Language Reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d1wf56tt.aspx Microsoft Scripting Guys! Forum – Technet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ITCG/threads/ w3Schools – VBScript Section: http://w3schools.com/vbscript/default.asp SCCM and other Scripts: http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/dhite/ UAC and […]

Category: Scripting, VBScript  |  1 Comment

9th Jan 2009

Usefull Powershell Links and Books.

Links: Microsoft Scripting guys! Forum: Usually you will get very quick replys and help in there http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/ITCG/threads Powershell 2.0 and others for All Windows (Windows Management Framework) http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/968929 Writing Help for Windows Modules http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd878343(v=vs.85).aspx Importing / Exporting Credentials in Powershell (Manually create Credential object) http://www.leeholmes.com/blog/ImportingAndExportingCredentialsInPowerShell.aspx Working wth ODBC: http://theessentialexchange.com/blogs/michael/archive/2008/01/07/multi-platform-database-access-with-powershell.aspx Create Custom Inputbox: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/resources/pstips/feb08/pstip0208.mspx Working with […]

Category: Powershell, Scripting  |  1 Comment

1st Dec 2008

Checking if User is member of group including nested/sub groups!

Download: InsertComputerDescriptionIfInGroup1-2.zip (1.23 kB) I had a challenge today. Problem: My Customer needs to insert a specific text in the Computer description field on the local PC, if the user is member of a specific group. Challenges: The problem is that most of the user are not directly members of the group. but they are […]

Category: Scripting, VBScript  |  8 Comments

8th Oct 2008

Automated Windows Installer Properties from .INI (Embedded VBScript)

Download: ReadINItoMSI.zip (1.16 kB) Have you ever needed the functionality to read the property values from an .ini file, every time a installation or repair is run? This small script created for Windows installer, will do the job. Purpose:   Automatically reads a ini file located in the MSI SOURCEDIR property. Each parameter in the ini […]

Category: VBScript, Windows Installer / MSI  |  11 Comments

8th Oct 2008

Coretech Application Creator For SCCM

This version is obsolete! please download new Coretech SCCM Manager at http://blog.coretech.dk/confmgr07/coretech-sccm-manager-1-0-3-1-freeware-download/ System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista. Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 Development team: Kent Agerlund: Contributor Michael Pedersen: Contributor Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen: Main Developer 1. Introduction This utility is developed based on many years of experience with Microsoft System Management Server now System Center Configuration Manager. […]

Category: Config Mgr. Tools, Recommended Tools  |  1 Comment