Shared Folders and Local Users in Window 7

Shared Folders and Local Users in Window 7

The option of shared folders in computer management console of window 7 has made it easy to access the remote resources and showing the remote activities on that system. It manages all file sharing and set permissions as well as mange all open files and users that are connected to share files.

Shared folder has three main components.

1. Sessions

2. Open files

3. Shares

Following are the steps to share a file :

Step 1:

I am getting ntldr is missing error

I am using an HP Pavilion laptop with Windows XP on it. Last night, I was working on some projects and shut down my computer after working. This morning, when I am about to check on my project, I could not open it and there is an error that says:

NTLDR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.

Pressing those keys will just restart my computer and brings me back to the same black screen with the same error. How can I fix it? I need my project ASAP.

Software Package Creation and Distribution

Software Package Creation and Distribution

Software package creation and distribution requires the following

  • Creating a package
  • Distributing the package to distribution points
  • Create the Programs for installation and uninstallation.
  • Assigning the package to an collection

 Creating an Advertisement and scheduling the advertisement for installation on client machine.

Create a Package

Setting up SCCM with R2 installation

SCCM with R2 Installation

Now that we have configured all the required settings for SCCM, we will now install the SCCM setup.

1. Go to SCCM installer file and click the installer setup

Once the installer dialog pop-up, select Run prerequisite checker. This is to check whether we have the entire configuration in place before running SCCM.

2. Enter the primary site and management point server name and click ok

Extending the Active Directory Schema and System Management Container

Extending the Active Directory Schema and System Management container

Extending the AD Active Directory (“AD”) Schema requires access rights to Schema admin groups. Schema and System Management (“SCCM”) installation and functionality such as Network Access Protection and global roaming require the AD schema to be extended. This action needs to be done once per forest.

Extending of schema can be done with the utility EXTADSCH.exe. This is present in SCCM installation setup files.

1.  Browse for the location SMSSETUPBINI386 and locate the file EXTADSCH.exe

Installation and configuration of SQL Server

Installation and configuration of SQL Server – Part 7

In this section we will cover SQL server SP2 installation. SCCM uses SQL server database for storing its data.

To install SQL server follow the below steps

1.  Double click on installer Seup.exe of SQL 2005

2.  Select I Accept the licensing terms and click next

Installation of Required Windows Features and Roles

Installation of required Windows Features and Roles - Part 5

We need the below Windows roles and features as part of SCCM installation.

  1. Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  2. Installation of BITS Server Extension and Remote Differential Compression features.
  3. Installation and Configuration of WSUS Server and Report Viewer

Let’s first install and configure WDS Server. For WDS installation the below components should be ready and configured.

Installation and Configuration of IIS

Installation and Configuration of IIS - Part 4

Now that we have the AD is ready for the server with DNS and DHCP, the next step is to install and configure IIS Server. IIS is required for web based reports that SCCM support.

To Install IIS please follow the below steps

1. Click on Start -> Administrative Tools -> Server Manager

2. In the Server Manager window, on right pane, scroll down to Roles Summary, and then click Add Roles.

Active Directory Installation with DNS and DHCP Configuration

Active Directory Installation with DNS and DHCP Configuration - Part 3

Here, we will look at the System configuration required for SCCM. This will include Active Directory installation, DNS and DHCP installation and configuration.

AD with DNS Installation

To configure Windows 2008 server for use as a Domain Controller, follow these steps:

1.  Click on Start > Run

2.  Type dcpromo > Click OK

Configuring the installation of Windows Updates

Installation of Windows updates – Part 6

The next step is to configure the Windows Update features so that all the required updates get installed on the server. When you start installation of SCCM, the installation wizard checks for system update files and prompt to download the required updates.

1 - Go to control Panel and click on Windows Update

2 - If Windows update is turn off, click on turn on now button.