Author Archives: qtechbabble

Fix Application Not Available to Select in SCCM 2012 Task Sequence Install Application List

If you are unable to see an application in the list to select when setting up the Install Application step in an SCCM 2012 task sequence, there are two common reasons why. #1 – Application is not set as allowed to install Each SCCM application has an explicit setting that allows it to be used during task […]

Use Quser To View Which Accounts Are Logged In & Remoted In to a Computer

When restarting a Windows server or computer, you may receive a warning message that other users are still using the computer: So how can you find out who this “someone else” is? Quser (query user) is a built-in Windows command line tool that is particularly useful when needing to identify active user sessions on a computer.  This feature exists […]

Run Multiple Commands from a Single Run Command Line Task in an SCCM 2012 Task Sequence

When building an SCCM 2012 task sequence, a Run Command Line task can be added to execute CMDs: When needing to run multiple commands, adding a separate Run Command Line tasks for each command will work.  But sometimes combining multiple commands into a single step will be more efficient. The & Operator Multiple commands can be ran […]

Fix TABE Online Assessment Install Error “Windows error 2 occured while loading the Java VM”

The organization I work with utilizes CTB’s TABE Online Assessment tool in conjunction with some of our McGraw-Hill services.  I recently ran into a problem while attempting to install TABE that resulted in the following LaunchAnywhere error: Windows error 2 occured while loading the Java VM (yes, I realize “occurred” is misspelled in their error […]

Use PowerShell to Remotely Rename Active Directory Computers

If you have your machines bound to an Active Directory domain, renaming computers is a snap thanks to the awesome power of PowerShell. Renaming One Computer Use the following command to remotely rename a computer: Rename-Computer -ComputerName <OldName> -NewName <NewName> -DomainCredential <Domain\Username> Some other useful switches: -Force Forces the command to run without asking for […]

Force Mac OS X Login Screen to Show Username & Password Fields From User List View

The Mac OS X login screen can be customized in System Preferences under Users & Groups > Login Options.  One of the options here allows for the login screen to display either a list of users or a name and a password field.  When set to a list of users, all available accounts will be […]

Mac OS X “Connect to Server” Favorite Servers File Location

Finder includes the Connect to Server option that is useful for a variety of things.  Connections can be added to a Favorite Servers list by clicking the plus button which then remembers connection paths: The paths added to Favorite Servers are actually stored within a file located at: ~/Library/Application Support/com.apple.sharedfilelist/com.apple.LSSharedFileList.FavoriteServers.sfl NOTE: .SFL files are binary plist […]