Dana is a Systems Analyst with Saudi Aramco located in Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is a member of the Windows System Management group and is responsible for providing solutions to other IT groups within Saudi Aramco for managing Windows OSs.
Systems Management Server and Windows server/desktop OS management are the primary areas of Dana's technical expertise. He has gained valuable experience working for companies of all sizes all over the world. Dana presented at the 2002 and 2004 Microsoft Management Summits in Las Vegas and is a member of the MyITForum Advisory Committee and an active contributor to myITforum.
CopyTnsnames SMS Installer Script 9/17/2001 - SMS Installer This script uses the Get Registry Key, Check if File/Directory exists, Display Message and Copy Local File script commands along with several variables. It copies a new version of Tnsnames to the proper location on a 9x or NT/2K
Reinstalling the Software Inventory Agent 8/29/2001 - SMS 2.x There are many occasions when a reinstall of a client agent is a better approach than a complete reinstall of the SMS client. I've automated this process. In this article I share the script with you and show you how to use it.
SMS Remote Control Guidelines 8/15/2001 - SMS 2.x The SMS remote control feature is a powerful tool. Before granting your support staff access to remote tools it would be best for everyone to have a standard set of guidelines for use. Here is a good starting point.
SMS 2.0 Sources of Information 8/7/2001 - SMS 2.x Recently, I have received frequent emails with questions about SMS information sources. In this article I will outline the most popular and useful sources that I’m aware of and give a brief description.