|Brian Tucker's Articles|
|Brian is from Summit, New Jersey and after 4 years in the U.S. Navy decided to move to the St. Louis area in 1994. After a few years in college, Brian began to consult for his first IT position (obviously not knowing what he was getting himself into...).|
Brian Tucker has been in the IT industry for 8 years and specializes in Microsoft Back Office applications. Brian has a passion for SMS and currently is involved in a SMS 2003 deployment for a large health care organization in St. Louis.
As a Windows 2000 MCSE, SQL MCDBA, and former MCT, Brian has been providing consulting expertise to numerous clients in the St. Louis area.
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Windows Process Explorer
1/13/2009 - Windows
Windows Process Explorer gives much more information than Task Manager ever thought of giving.
Ever seen this error in Virtual PC?
11/9/2007 - Windows
Well, if you’ve seen this error, you have had some of the same issues I’ve had.
Virtual Server on Dell PowerEdge 1900 Servers
2/21/2007 - Hardware and Gadgets
Today, I was setting up a couple of Dell PowerEdge 1900 servers to use Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. All was going well, until I cranked up a guest machine using Virtual Server.
Cingular PDA Updates
11/10/2006 - Windows Mobile
Well, it's been announced that Cingular should have two phones added to their line of devices in the near future.
State Restore Phase hangs in ZTI
8/30/2006 - Windows
I was pointed to this article by a colleague, and it helped me out. I was experiencing a problem that after a new computer was installed (using a CD based install), no post image applications were being installed, nor were they being found.
Windows Server Update Services vs SMS 2003
6/23/2005 - SMS 2003
Not sure if you should use WSUS or SMS for patch management? In this article I take a look at both products and let you decide which is best for your organization.
SMS 2003 Collection queries to Active Directory objects
1/7/2005 - SMS 2003
Need a little help understanding how to query AD objects in SMS 2003? Check out the article and see how easy it is to create collections based on OU's and AD sites.
SMS SITECODE=Auto every time / all the time
8/20/2004 - SMS 2003
Do you have issues with the Advanced Client site code being set to AUTO? If so, this fix will set you free. This will provide a streamlined install that runs the same every time and never requires user input!
Package Definitions Made Easy for any .MSI
8/20/2004 - Software Management
Have you ever looked everywhere for a definition file for a package and not found one? This trick will create the program configurations for you automatically for any .MSI.
Wise Package Studio: How to Create Package Upgrades
8/20/2004 - Altiris
Have you ever created a package and then have the need to change the behavior after it has been deployed to workstations? This easy upgrade will simplify any package that needs to be redeployed.