How to Deploy The Current Version of Adobe Flash using Group Policy in Active Directory

This one is easy: Download the correct version of  flash from Adobes offline flash installer site http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/fp_distribution3.html Copy the .MSI to a location on the network which all PC’s can see Start GROUP POLICY MANAGMENT CONSOLE and right click on the appropriate OU (or the domain root) and select CREATE A GPO IN THIS DOMAIN AND LINK IT HERE Drill into COMPUTER CONFIGURATION, POLICIES, SOFTWARE SETTINGS right click on SOFTWARE INSTALLATION and select NEW PACKAGE point…

How To Deploy Oracle/Sun Java Silently In a Corporate Environment with Group Policy in Active Directory OR Using a Script

After watching THIS video explaining that in 2010, Java was the most exploited product, I decided we need to update our Java to the current version. We came up with two ways to deploy Java; one through a group policy (GP) in Active Directory (AD), two, through a script with minimal user interaction. PREWORK: Download the current OFFLINE version of Java from Oracle/SUN Run the Installer but don’t click anything (i.e. just start it so that…

SOLVED: Cannot View or Make Changes in Active Directory “Because an internal error occured” 467 Database Corrupt

If you tried to view or make changes in your Active Directory but see errors like: or You have two ready choices: Restore from Backup, which means rebooting into Active Directory Restore Mode, restoring your Windows System State and praying that all goes well, or; Try to repair your Active Directory. Obviously there is not much downside to trying a repair, so lets to that: In msconfig, set the boot to Safe Boot and check…

Things to Consider When Selecting a Phone System in a Post Nortel World

NORTELS DEAD: What are you going to do now? It used to be so easy to choose a quality phone system that would last 15+ years with almost no maintenace, but then Nortel went Bankrupt. In 2006 Nortel (Bell Canada) had 82% of the North American corporate phone market, was huge in Chinese Goverments and popular everywhere else in the world.  By 2011 Nortel had 52% of the North American market for corporate phone systems.  Nortel (soooo…