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NEW WINDOWS IMAGES WITH OFFICE 2016

New Windows images with Office 2016 will go live tomorrow.

Windows 7/8.1: Added .NET 4.6.1, PowerShell 5.0, Office 2016 (replaces 2013)
Windows 10 CB/LTSB: Added Office 2016 (replaces 2013)

Added the following applications/packages to the MDT build share:

  • All IE11 prereqs
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 for Win 7
    • Created a custom deployment package with IEAK 11
  • Microsoft .NET 4.6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Management Framework 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows Management Framework 5.0 for Win 7
  • Microsoft Windows Management Framework 5.0 for Win 8.1
  • Kernel Mode Driver Framework 1.11
  • User Mode Driver Framework 1.11

These applications have been added to all applicable build task sequences to reduce manual work on reference images.

New Windows Images with Office 2016

New Windows images are currently live for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 LTSB. One change I made is I went ahead and replaced Office 2013 with 2016.

If you still haven’t tried out Office 2016, it’s available in the SCCM Software Center for all CN technicians here (open in IE):

https://osu-cm-iis01.oregonstate.edu/CMApplicationCatalog

You can also install it with the following command:

\\software.oregonstate.edu\software\Microsoft Office Suites\Office 2016\Office 2016 – Extracted\setup.exe /adminfile “CS – Office 2016 – Silent Install – x86.MSP”

End-user documentation is available from Microsoft here:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj871004%28v=office.16%29.aspx

Call Center Digest, 10/9/2015

New Things:

Exchange support at OCH – the Helpdesk should be helping folks with Exchange email questions. There are documents in Helpdocs. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Exchange forwarding to OSU Gmail – there is a new Helpdoc about how to do this, but it is not recommended. It’s better for people to forward from Gmail to Exchange. Also, for CN customers, please get LRP approval before setting up a forward.

Exchange Archiving – the server admins have notified us that we should not be adding new users to the Exchange online archive. Anyone who is using it now can continue to do so. For people who are running out of email space, please give them the usual mailbox clean-up and retention tips, and after that we can increase their quota up to 5GB (at no charge). There will be announcements to the DCA list and CN customers about this soon.

Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 – Office 2010 is end-of-life on 10/13/2015, however the software will continue to work and we will continue to support it for some time. We have a self-serve install option for Office 2013 for CN customers and will be announcing that to them soon. Office 2016 is now available on \\software.oregonstate.edu and activation is configured.  Office 2016 is now the default install option in Office 365 and for the Home Use Program.

Student Success Collaborative (SSC) predictive analytics tool  – this new tool will help the university predict the success of students and intervene to ensure better retention and graduation rates. You can learn more about this at https://www.eab.com (go to Member Login, New User to gain access).


General Notices:

Office 365 sync issues – Jason resolved another sync issue in Office 365 this week (thank you Jason!) that was impacting a large number of users. Scott will be reminding students about this service in a mass email soon, so we may get another bunch of calls.

Office 365 Helpdesk Access – Jason is working on getting all of use limited helpdesk access to the Office 365 administration dashboard, which would hopefully allow everyone here to see whether an account has been synced and licensed properly.

Google Apps XML – the feature to access calendar via XML has been deprecated.  Chances are not too many people were using it.


Question for you all:

We have been crazy busy all summer and the past couple of weeks. If anyone has feedback on what would make the work experience less stressful or more positive for you, send your ideas to me or your supervisor.


Fun Fact:

When children learn that 2*3=6, it measurably slows their response time on calculating 2+3=5 because our brains like patterns and this confuses them. So, the more math you learn, the worse you get at arithmetic.

Have a great weekend everybody!

 

WINDOWS CLIENTS: TUESDAY UPDATES

The following applications were updated last night via Ninite:

Many Microsoft Windows and Office updates were applied so a report has been generated here:

\\cn-share.tss.oregonstate.edu\IS\TSS\CN\Patch Tuesday\WSUSJuly2015.xls

For Windows 7 and 8.1 I show updates totaling less than 100MB each with Windows 8.1 having the most updates.

No issues to report.

OneDrive for Business cache issue

Problem:

When OneDrive for Business (ODFB) starts, you see the following error message:  “A problem occurred while accessing the Office Document Cache.  Do you want to repair this problem?”

Regardless of whether you choose Yes or No, the error keeps coming up. Also, on the Mac the computer becomes extremely slow, with CPU pegged.

Solution:

  1. Close ODFB, close all Office applications, and close OneNote.
  2. Delete the “OfficeFileCache” folder and its contents.
  3. Restart ODFB. You should not get errors this time.

On Windows, you might have to work a bit harder to close ALL processes that are accessing the cache folder.

Windows details here: http://www.7tutorials.com/fix-problems-microsoft-office-document-cache-being-corrupted

Mac details here: https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/153/t/298682

WINDOWS CLIENTS: TUESDAY UPDATES

The following applications will be updated tonight via Ninite:

  • Google Chrome: 43.0.2357.124 –> 43.0.2357.130 (details)
  • Flash (IE and Firefox): 18.0.0.160 –> 18.0.0.194 (details) Includes a critical security fix.
  • Notepad++: 6.7.9.0 –> 6.7.9.2 (details)
  • Skype: 7.5.0.102 –> 7.6.0.103 (details)
  • WinSCP: 5.7.3 –> 5.7.4 (details)

The following Microsoft updates will get applied:

Windows 7

Windows 8.1

Too many to list…17 updates, 60MB total size

No issues to report.

WINDOWS CLIENTS: TUESDAY UPDATES

The following application will be updated tonight via Ninite:

  • Notepad++: 6.7.8.2 –> 6.7.9.0 (details)

Also, something worth mentioning is that Notepad++ has moved their stuff off SourceForge, a trend that other developers are following because SourceForge is injecting crapware into installers. This shouldn’t impact Ninite installs at all but something I thought folks should be aware of…I honestly wouldn’t recommend downloading stuff from SourceForge until they stop with the crapware.

Further reading on this issue (admittedly bias):

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/news/notepad-plus-plus-leaves-sf.html

https://blog.l0cal.com/2015/06/02/what-happened-to-sourceforge/

No Windows updates. (details)

No Office updates. (details)

No issues to report.

WINDOWS CLIENTS: TUESDAY UPDATES

The following applications will be updated tonight via Ninite:

  • Google Chrome: 43.0.2357.81 –> 43.0.2357.124 (details)
  • Flash (IE and Firefox): 17.0.0.188 –> 18.0.0.160 (details)
  • PDF Creator: 2.1.1.820 –> 2.1.2.884 (details)
  • Skype: 7.5.0.101 –> 7.5.0.102 (no release notes O.o )

There is about 1GB worth of Windows and Office updates. The WSUS synchronization log can be found here:

\\cn-share\is\TSS\CN\Patch Tuesday\WSUSJune2015.xls

This series of updates does require a reboot.

Issues:

  • PDFCreator nuked my profile settings and is presenting me with a welcome screen to set up my profile again.
  • Office has decided that new shortcuts should be placed in C:\Users\Public\Desktop. As a result, all of my desktop shortcuts for Office got duplicated.

Office 2013 Live on Bench Images

Office 2013 is now the standard on all images coming from the Build Bench. Please let me know if customers encounter any oddities that we can address.

Additionally, if a user insists on Office 2010, please take extra steps on the interview sheet to make note of that. Until the interview sheets are updated the bench will assume 2010=2013 unless it is clearly communicated that the customer want Office 2010.