Random thoughts of a System Center Admin...

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Month: October 2013 (page 1 of 2)

Creating a Collection of Desktops

Here is a Collection Query that will allow you to generate a Collection that contains only Desktops.

Creating a Collection of Laptops

Here is a Collection Query that will allow you to generate a Collection that contains only Laptops.

Move Removable Drives up the Alphabet during Operating System Deployment

A while back I was presented with the following problem during a Operating System Deployment Project.  If a computer had a multi-card reader it would assign itself to the following 7 drives:

  • E:\
  • F:\
  • G:\
  • H:\
  • I:\
  • J:\
  • K:\

This wasn’t so much a problem, except that the Drives H:\, I:\, J:\ & K:\ were used for Network locations and as a result those drives did not map via the logon script.  So I had to move the Multi-Card reader off those drives.

It was decided that we would move the whole lot and not just the ones that were conflicting as this would enable us to create a standard deployment strategy.

So I wrote a script that would move all removable drives off the lower level drive letters and move them up the alphabet to a section that wasn’t quite so populated.

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WSUS no longer issues self-signed certificates

If you are planning on using System Center Updates Publisher for WSUS on Windows Server 2012 take a look at this, it will change the way you need to deal with Certificates.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/wsus/archive/2013/08/15/wsus-no-longer-issues-self-signed-certificates.aspx

SCCM 2012 with SP1: WSUS SP2 + KB2720211 + KB2734608

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager 2012 With Service Pack 1 requires the following to support the Software Update Point Role.

Windows Server Update Services With Service Pack 2 and hotfixes:

KB2720211 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2720211

KB2734608 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734608

 

DISM.exe generates an Error: 5 or Access Denied when VSE 8.8 Access Protection is enabled

If you have McAfee VSE 8.8 installed on your SCCM Server, your boot images may not be created, and you may not be able to create Boot Images.

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB76867&actp=search&viewlocale=en_US&searchid=1357907921573

Windows XP SP3 support in ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Windows XP SP3 support in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 – http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/116/Windows-XP-SP3-support-in-ConfigMgr-2012-R2.aspx

How to migrate user data from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

There is a lot of confusion around Windows XP support and migration with SCCM 2012.  Here is a good article on how to migrate user data from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2013/09/12/how-to-migrate-user-data-from-win-xp-to-win-8-1-with-system-center-2012-r2-configmgr.aspx

Configuration Manager 2012: Content Pre-staging and Remote Content Distribution

Here is a good article on Content Pre-staging and Remote Content Distribution in SCCM 2012-
http://blogs.technet.com/b/inside_osd/archive/2011/04/11/configuration-manger-2012-content-prestaging.aspx

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