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Links from the Top 10 ConfigMgr 2012 issues session at SCU2015

Here is Deployment Researches page of Links from SCU2015


Change the Maximum File Size of Management Information Files (MIF) in SCCM 2012

Ran into an issue where I was seeing the following message in my Status Messages for a Configuration Manager 2012 Site.

Inventory Data Loader failed to process the file C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\inboxes\auth\dataldr.box\Process\H23G5WPJ.MIF because it is larger than the defined maximum allowable size of 5000000.

Solution: Increase the maximum allowable size, which is defined in the registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SMS\Components\SMS_INVENTORY_DATA_LOADER\Max MIF Size (the default is 5 MB), and wait for Inventory Data Loader to retry the operation.

After some Google-Fu I came across this Blog that explains how to fix it step by step.


AutoIT – Modify COM Port Properties

Once again, I am working on a Project where I needed to update COM Ports on Legacy Devices.  After searching google for about an hour with no solution in sight, I decided to try AutoIT as it has rescued me before.

This script will launch Device Manager, search for the Device that you want to modify go through all the actions to make the change then apply it.

I used control handles so even if the dialog isn’t forefront it will still work.


Using AutoIT to Install Null Modems

I was on a Project where I needed to install Virtual Null Modems, since these weren’t physical devices PnP detection wouldn’t work…

I ended up writing this AutoIT Script to use the Add Hardware Wizard.

You are welcome to modify this script to suit your needs to install / configure Hardware.  I’m really starting to like AutoIT



Get rid of all junk before Sysprep and Capture when creating a reference image in MDT

Here is a Post from Mikael Nystrom on streamlining a Windows Reference Image


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