One of the more easier ways of speeding up your WinPE boot times via PXE are changing the default TFTP server which comes with Altiris. First of all, open up the PXE Configuration Manager and disable Multicast since the WinPE image cannot be transferred over Multicast anyway(only DOS supports Multicast via TFTP). This simple tweak … Continue reading "Speeding up LAN based Automation OS boot times using a Custom TFTP Server for Altiris (for WinPE and Linux)"
Recently, the clocks on my home networked PCs began drifting off sync until the difference was around 30 minutes. At first i thought that my SBS server was no longer synching with time.windows.com (the default time server for windows). After a quick look at the event log, I could see that it was syncing correctly … Continue reading "How to set (and change) an NTP time source in Windows Server 2008 R2 (SBS 2011 and Vanilla Server)."
We’ve recently been having an issue where printers being deployed via group policy haven’t been deploying, or are deploying but not being set to default. So after some investigation, the easiest thing to do would be to write a Visual basic script to ease the deployment of printers throughout our environment. Luckily for us we … Continue reading "Assigning resources via logon script based on computer names."