For years, the Linux users have been using command line package manager like yum or apt to manage the installation of applications. A colleague has mentioned a similar package manager for Windows and it’s called Chocolatey. It caught my attention immediately. I tried it and like it very much. MyContinue Reading

There is a vulnerability discovered for OpenSSL recently. If you are using 1.0.2 version, it’s recommended to upgrade to 1.0.2k. We have a system running XAMPP which is affected by this. Unfortunately, the latest version of XAMPP does not include the 1.0.2k of OpenSSL. You can just update the OpenSSLContinue Reading

To extract an Acrobat MSI file from the executable file, follow these steps. Open a Command Prompt and change the directory to where the executable is. Type the following command Acrobat_DC_Web_WWMUI.exe /a /x /d c:\extracted_directory Note that you have to replace the executable name to the name of the fileContinue Reading

If a program does not have a MSI file, you can create a package to distribute it. Open up System Center Configuration Manager and browse to Software Library -> Overview -> Application Management -> Packages Click on Create Package on the top left corner. Enter a name and check onContinue Reading

There are two ways to create software installation packages in SCCM 2012. The Application is the new and recommended method. Here are the steps: Download the application in MSI format and put it on a server share. Open up System Center Configuration Manager and browse to Software Library -> Overview ->Continue Reading