Alerts and Surveys that leverage Branching

I recently came across an issue with alerts on Survey lists in SharePoint 2010.  I was building a branching survey for a client that just wanted a simple “Account Request” form for new Active Directory Accounts.  They had multiple types of requests and collected different information for each type.  Naturally I thought InfoPath or Branching…

Time Service Configuration

  Overview Starting with Windows 2000, the operating system installs a time synchronization service by default, no external apps are required. The display name on English systems is "Windows Time Service" and the short service name is "W32Time". This service should be set to Automatic startup via Group Policy. If any firewalls are between the…

Catapult Helps Client Save $100k with Microsoft System Center 2012

A Houston-based energy company was paying $100k annually for McAfee Anti-Virus. As a Microsoft EA customer, they wanted to better leverage their Microsoft investment and replace McAfee Anti-Virus with System Center Endpoint Protection. Catapult initially presented a robust solution based on System Center Endpoint Protection for the protection, monitoring, and management of laptop, desktop, and…

Social Business

Social technologies are not only changing the way we interact with one another in our personal lives, they are transforming the relationships between businesses and their communities of employees, prospects, customers and partners. The term “social business” has emerged to describe this new dynamic, yet most executives are struggling to understand its application and impact…

Automatic and Manual Resource Pools in Operations Manager 2012: Part 2 (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

There are multiple situations where it will be required to change the “All Management Servers Resource Pool” membership from automatic to manual.  From part 1 of this series see: https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2012/07/24/automatic-and-manual-resource-pools-in-operations-manager-2012-scom-sysctr.aspx  What situations require these types of changes to the resource pools? 1) Network Monitoring Management Servers should be removed from the default pools per Microsoft…

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Using Pipes in PowerShell (Tip #1)

  ​ A pipe is a connection between PowerShell commands. Think of it like an assembly line: start with raw materials; pick, choose and modify; then finally package and execute. If you’re moving files around, start with the raw material, your SharePoint site. Next get the lists and document libraries in it. Then pick out…

VBScript Overflow Runtime Error Fixed

I recently ran into a problem while trying to write a DWORD registry value using the RegWrite method in a VBScript. When I tried to write the value “2705144907” I received the error message: Microsoft VBScript runtime error: Overflow The script syntax I was using is shown below. set oShell = Wscript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell") oShell.RegWrite "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Test\HexValue", 2705144907,…