DWL – Dell Warranty Lookup Tool

“We need the warranty status on all of our hardware ASAP!”

All of us have been tasked with this at one point or another and if you are using Dell equipment then there has never been an easy way to do this outside of going to the Dell website and performing the lookup one machine at a time.

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MSI Manager: Reinstall Applications Assigned by Group Policy

Software installation via Group Policy is a great feature that can save any administrator HOURS of time over installing apps one by one on all machines within the network. But what happens when those applications go bad? Microsoft has not provided a way to force re-installation of GPO-Managed software on a SINGLE machine, opting instead to only give you the option to redeploy the application on ALL machines. On top of this, if you remove the application from Add/Remove Programs the application does NOT get reinstalled! 

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Standardized Outlook Signatures…For FREE

Well, apparently 10 bucks a user isn’t cheap enough for some people, so I had to figure out a cheaper (read: FREE) way to push out standard signatures to our users. It doesn’t make sense to create signatures for each employee by hand, and I can’t really trust users to follow directions in an e-mail telling them what signature they have to use, so what we have here is a completely automated way to push out a standardized company signature to your Outlook 2003 users leveraging the information you have in Active Directory.

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