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Apr
24
comment How do I completely download a web page, while preserving its functionality?
@SkeletonBow Since you are not proficient with terminal, I withdraw my suggestion since wget may be way too hard for you. Sorry I can't give a canned way for you to do what you want. Good luck
Apr
24
comment How do I completely download a web page, while preserving its functionality?
with wget you may have to script it to download things that are just links in a page. Not all content is local to the website. Be careful what you ask for as one link can lead to another and pretty soon you may have to download the whole internet w3schools.com/downloadwww.htm
Apr
24
comment How do I completely download a web page, while preserving its functionality?
sure works for me. "doesn't seem to work" doesn't give a whole lot to go on. Here's the start of the man page from a terminal on my mac: WGET(1) GNU Wget WGET(1) NAME Wget - The non-interactive network downloader. SYNOPSIS wget [option]... [URL]... DESCRIPTION GNU Wget is a free utility for non-interactive download of files from the Web. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies.
Apr
24
comment How do you free up Disk Space on a Windows 7 OS?
use jdisk to show you the sizes of all your files so you can choose which ones to delete
Apr
24
comment How do I completely download a web page, while preserving its functionality?
you could try wget from a command prompt. It will download whole websites but you can tune it to download only what you want.
Feb
26
comment script test if sccm is currently installing software
I relearned for the 1000th time to do a manual test before blaming the system. It was a script bug, a piece of code had disappeared from the script during a cleanup. Working again but I will still need weeks to completely confirm there are no issues. Here's the log output: starting script at 2/26/2016 8:47:42 AM user is logged on 2/26/2016 8:48:43 AM starting script at 2/26/2016 8:51:00 AM stopping ccmexec ccmexec is stopped rebooting system at 2/26/2016 8:55:30 AM after a 4 minutes delay starting script at 2/26/2016 8:59:23 AM
Feb
24
comment script test if sccm is currently installing software
I have done testing now and accepted your answer. As mentioned I was unable to stop ccmexec when a task sequence was running which is OK as the script then does not try to reboot while that task sequence is running which is the desired outcome. I then tested stopping ccmexec when individually deploying a bunch of applications and programs and the service stopped gracefully and after reboot delay started as normal and continued with any remaining installs. Thanks for your help.
Feb
24
comment script test if sccm is currently installing software
So a manual stop from the control panel services.msc of ccmexec aka 'sms agent host' during a task sequence installing 12 + MSIs followed by a restart did not stop the task sequence. It went right on through all the MSIs and then restarted the computer BEFORE the stop did its things. I'm now treading in muddy water.
Feb
23
comment script test if sccm is currently installing software
OOPS!, I see it in both the processes and services now. When I previously looked it was showing only in the processes. I'll test some more.
Feb
23
comment script test if sccm is currently installing software
nope, that won't work as ccmexec is running all the systems I checked even though not currently installing
Feb
23
comment script test if sccm is currently installing software
Since it seems that ccmexec only runs when software is being installed, I'm thinking now to just test for ccmexec running and if so don't reboot in that case
Feb
23
comment script test if sccm is currently installing software
Now that I have had a little time to try this out: ccmexec is a process not a service and sadly does not quit gracefully, at least not via vbscript/WMI which is what I am using. I tried closing and waiting for it to close and it killed an install of an chrome browser in a task sequence and the task sequence said the instal failed and when re-tried it failed again. win32_process has only terminate() to stop the process as far as I can tell. Doing more tests now.
Feb
20
comment script test if sccm is currently installing software
I'm not too concerned about user initiated reboots as they are few and far between in my environment and there should be a minimum, hopefully zero, of processes other than SCCM initiating reboot when SCCM is installing, so for me that is re-assuring. YMMV
Feb
20
comment script test if sccm is currently installing software
Thanks for that link. The last few lines are re-assuring: "We have also added some logic into our automated reboots during setup, to stop the ccmexec service, wait for it to exit, wait another few seconds, then reboot. This does seem to have removed the issue, or at least significantly reduced the frequency."
Feb
20
comment script test if sccm is currently installing software
Some of the installs we deploy take hours to complete so I'm concerned that something might go wrong such as some timeout. For instance consider the issues raised here: stackoverflow.com/questions/25178553/… I'm not sating you are wrong, just that I need to be cautious. Thanks again
Feb
20
comment script test if sccm is currently installing software
Thanks I know how to start and stop the service. The issue is if it does as you say "safely complete all of its tasks including any ongoing installations" before stopping. That's the part I'd like to see documented and that is specific to ccmexec, not all windows services. Since the systems I am working on do not have powershell enabled (not my decision) I am using VB script to do the stop via WMI calls. You have been very helpful and I appreciate that but I also need to consider what might happen when I deploy to several thousand computers without thorough investigation and testing. Cheers!
Feb
19
comment script test if sccm is currently installing software
Meanwhile I am having trouble finding any documentation on the ccmexec service, ironically enough there is some documentation for unix and linux: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj573937.aspx
Feb
19
comment script test if sccm is currently installing software
Thanks for taking the time to read this through. If it works, that is an excellent solution Will test your solution out during a system reload Might take a few days to confirm and if it does I'll accept your answer
Jan
20
comment Is there a log file for RDP connections?
the syskit price is a little steep :(
Oct
2
comment Setting permissions on files within subfolders in windows 7
This is probably stale by now but just in case its not: If you are on a company network, it's possible that a group policy is setting the permissions and if so you won't be able tro change them even as administrator. You can run rsop.msc to see the resultant set of policy which will show under policies/windows settings/security if policies are being set from elsewhere.