|Rod Trent's Articles|
|Rod Trent, CEO of myITforum.com, Inc. and Microsoft MVP for Systems Center and Security is a leading expert on Microsoft System Center technologies. He has over 20 years of IT experience, 12 of which have been dedicated to System Center. He is the author of such books as Microsoft SMS Installer, Admin911:SMS, and IIS 5.0: A Beginner's Guide, and has written literally thousands of articles and whitepapers on technology topics. myITforum.com, Inc. is the central location for 3rd party System Center support, as well as, the online gathering place for IT professionals and the IT community. Rod speaks at least 3 times a year at various conferences.|
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Rod is happily married, with 4 kids, from college age to diapers. He plays guitar for his local church and performs missions work to China several times a year.
He can be reached, at any time, at: rodtrent@myITforum.com
Getting Service Dependencies
3/10/2009 - Windows PowerShell
Use this PowerShell script to see the list of service dependencies.
Clearing out the Print Spooler
2/25/2009 - SMS Installer
This SMS Installer script locates the Print Spooler directory from the registry, stops the Spooler service, removes stuck print jobs, and then restarts the Spooler service.
Get Information About the Computer Fan
1/19/2009 - Windows PowerShell
This PowerShell script shows information about the installed computer/laptop fan.
Announcing the release of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta
1/14/2009 - System Center News
MDT 2010 is the next version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a solution accelerator for operating system and application deployment. New features like flexible driver management, optimized transaction processing, and access to distribution shares from any location simplify deployment.
Getting Win32_AccountSID Information
1/13/2009 - Security
Use this PowerShell script to retrieve information contained in the Win32_AccountSID WMI class.
Get Root Directory Information for Logical Drives
1/12/2009 - Windows PowerShell
Use this PowerShell script to show the root directory for connected logical drives in the operating system.
Get Information About Built-in Devices
1/7/2009 - Windows PowerShell
Use this PowerShell script to retrieve information about the computer's onboard components.
1E Free Tool Available - SERVICE WINDOW
1/6/2009 - System Center News
Provides a graphical interface that allows an administrative user to view, add, edit and delete maintenance windows (service windows) on a selected target computer.
Find Users with Failed Logins
1/5/2009 - Active Directory and Group Policy
Use this PowerShell script to retrieve failed user logins from Active Directory.
Getting Information About the Windows Desktop Settings
1/5/2009 - Windows PowerShell
User this PowerShell script to retrieve the Windows Desktop settings.