MDT 8443 Bug: Capture Image Step Missing From Deployment Wizard

There is a bug in the latest version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) which keeps the Sysprep and Capture task sequence from capturing an image. I came across a workaround that fixed the problem on my install. Issue: The Capture Step is Missing From the...

Reminder: Certifications Will Not Get You the Job

If you’re new to IT, or relatively low-level in your career, certifications can be a valuable way to establish that you’re interested enough in this domain to pursue an exam, the work ethic to follow through on that exam, and the interest in that domain to...

SCCM 2012 R2: Windows PE Reboots Immediately After Loading

I have been working with System Center Configuration Manager to image a new model computer, and I ran into an issue that hit me when I set this up in my home lab too: The client computer PXE boots into WinPE fine, but when WinPE loads, it reboots the computer before...

Web Developer Roadmap 2017

A software engineer named Kamran Ahmed posted a Web Developer Roadmap to Github. It shows a progression of skills to get someone into Front-End or Back-End Development, or into DevOps. I’m sure some of the content is debatable or may not include all of the...

Thoughts on Dice’s 2017 Tech Salary Survey

Dice recently released the results of their 2017 Tech Salary Survey. Some thoughts on the results: Survey Methodology: 100% Online The report describes its methodology as follows: “The 2016 Dice Salary Survey was administered online by Dice.com, with 12,907...

PowerShell Chess: Reference For Learning Functions, Classes

A GitHub user by the name of bhassen99 created a game of chess using PowerShell that serves as a good study tool for functions and classes. POSH-Chess – GitHub The script notes list PowerShell 5.0 as a requirement to run. Here’s a screenshot from the...

Removing a User’s Profile Via Windows PowerShell

I had an issue at work that occasionally requires a user’s profile to be recreated, and found a way to get this done in PowerShell. Normally, to delete a user profile in Windows 8 requires going into System Properties, on the Advanced Tab, and clicking Settings...

Degree Status: One Course Down, Six To Go

Today I passed my American Government CLEP, so I figured this was a good opportunity to share what the rest of my degree plan looks like. What is this about? As I shared in a previous post, I decided to finish my Bachelor’s in Computer Science since I was only...

Learning The Hard Way: This Site Was Hacked

Well, there’s one way to learn about website security… I recently changed web hosts, from Bluehost to Smarterasp.net. I never had a problem on Bluehost with hacking, but I made one huge oversight that likely cost me: I didn’t change the admin...