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Windows 10 Multi Screen Video Fix

In windows 10 you may find that display manager does not show all of your monitors plugged in.

It appears that MS actually included 2 different display mangers in windows 10.

DO NOT right click the desktop and go to display settings.

1. Go to control panel and select “Display”



2.Select “Project to a second screen"



3.Chose “Extend"



4.Go back into Display and chose “Change display settings”. (Note: This must be done here and not display manager.)



5.Here you can enable the screens, configure resolution and position.


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My BlackBelt is here!!!!!!

I recieved my black belt in the mail today and they look amazing. Big shout out to Bob and everyone at ITNinja

 

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KACE: Issues distributing office 2007 Pro and Standard

I recently tried to deploy office 2007 standard and professional within Kace. I discovered while I could find files that are in pro but not standard I could not find files that were in standard and not pro.

This created a challenge when creating the custom inventory rule.

After days of searching I finally decided to do a install capture of both so I could compare the 2 and see if I could find a difference.

I ended up finding 1 registry key that is specific 2 the version.

Here are my custom inventory rules:

Office 2007 Standard - RegistryValueEquals(HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Patches\37BF35D1628914542B0E2A936CBE7A81\SourceList\Media, DiskPrompt, Microsoft Office Standard 2007)

Office 2007 Professional - RegistryValueEquals(HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Patches\37BF35D1628914542B0E2A936CBE7A81\SourceList\Media, DiskPrompt, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007)

I hope this saves someone else from the trouble it caused me.

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KACE: Deploying Adobe Acrobat X Standard

First you will need to use the Adobe Acrobat X Customization Wizard to create a MST file. You can find the wizard HERE.

Once you have done completed the customization add all of the installer files and the MST to a Zip file.

The files that should be included in the zip file are:

    - AcroStan.MSI

    - AcroStan.MST (your mst file)

    - Data1.cab

    - setup.exe

    - setup.ini

    - WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe

Make sure when you create the Zip file that all of the files are in the root directory and not within a sub directory.

 

Next Create a new software inventory item and name it "Adobe Acrobat X Standard" or whatever you perfer.

    - Select all supported operating systems

    - Create a Custom inventory rule to look to see if Adobe X is installed.

EX:  For standard I used - FileExists(C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Setup Files\{AC76BA86-1033-F400-BA7E-000000000005}) OR FileExists(C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Setup Files\{AC76BA86-1033-F400-BA7E-000000000005})

and for Pro I used - FileExists(C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Setup Files\{AC76BA86-1033-F400-7760-000000000005}) OR FileExists(C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Setup Files\{AC76BA86-1033-F400-7760-000000000005})

Then associate the zip file we created earlier.

 

You can associate with a license if you like but it is not required.

Save and go to the distribution tab.

Under managed installs click the chose action box and chose "add new item"

From the software dropdown chose the software item you created earlier.

 

Under Installation Command check "Configure Manually"

Enter the following command: msiexec.exe /i AcroStan.msi TRANSFORMS=AcroStan.mst /quiet

Be sure to change AcroStan.mst to whatever you called your mst.

Check the Don't Prepend msiexe.exe

 

Now you can change the Managed action to whatever fits your needs, apply to the computers of your chosing and save.

That is it you are all set.

 

Feel free to ask questions if you need further help.

 

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Congrats on blackbelt dchristian

I just noticed that dchristian reached his black belt status. Congrats on the accomplishment David. A lot of your posts have been very helpful to me. Keep rocking the Ninja life. :-)

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