Archive for August, 2009

Trouble with Group Policy Preferences and printers?

Mapping printers using Group Policy Preferences has not always been as easy as it seems. Lately I have had problems in a Windows Server 2008 service Pack 2 / Windows Vista Service Pack 2 environment. The Vista boxes stalled after logon, just displaying “Welcome”. After a little research I found that Microsoft had released a hotfix (kb973772) for Client Side Extensions in August 2009. The hotfix solves a problem when installing 3. party drivers via. GPP. A hidden textbox creates the problem and the GPP stops responding.

So, installing Windows Vista Service Pack 2 from System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, I created a new package with the .msu file and a program with the following parameters:

%SystemRoot\System32\wusa.exe path\msu file /quiet /norestart

..and all my troubles (with GPP) went away

Read the exact kb here

Categories: Windows Client

Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM ready for download

SA customers are now able to download WS2008R2 from

Categories: Uncategorized

Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 Features

Microsoft has published this chart about the new features in SCCM SP2.

Microsoft also states that RTM will be late October and GA first December. My personally opinion is, that it’s much to late but a lot of things can still happen, so let’s see……


Categories: ConfigMgr