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ConfigMgr and Intune on UserVoice

Microsoft Gives ConfigMgr and Intune Customers a Voice – on UserVoice

http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2015/06/11/microsoft-gives-configmgr-and-intune-customers-a-voice-on-uservoice/

Links from the Top 10 ConfigMgr 2012 issues session at SCU2015

Here is Deployment Researches page of Links from SCU2015

http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/225/Links-from-the-Top-10-ConfigMgr-2012-issues-session-at-SCU2015.aspx

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.

http://be.enhansoft.com/post/2013/12/10/Change-the-Maximum-File-Size-of-Management-Information-Files-(MIF)-in-SCCM-2012.aspx

Windows Firewall and Port Settings for Client Computers in Configuration Manager 2012

Here is a quick link regarding Firewall ports used by SCCM 2012

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=391457

Detection Method – Hotfix Detection

There are times where you have to deploy a Stand Alone update file as a pre-req for a Software Package, in order to “Link” the packages together using the dependency feature of the Application Model can be a challenge because now you have to find a detection method for the Update.

This is how I do my SCCM Detection Methods to verify if a HotFix is installed.

 

Update SCCM Cache Size – VBScript

The following Script will update the SCCM Cache Size of a Client.

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Detection Method for MSU in Applications for SCCM 2012

Taken from: http://msiworld.blogspot.ca/2013/02/detection-method-for-msu-in.html

In SCCM 2012 Applications you can have a detection method set for MSU with KB numbers.

You can use the Powershell or VBScript to do this. Here is an example of both.

Powershell Script:

get-hotfix | Where-Object {$_.HotFixID -match “KB981603”}

VBScript:

‘Returns info if Windows ‘KB981603’  in installed
‘ ———————————————————-‘
Option Explicit

Dim objWMIService, strComputer
strComputer = “.”

‘Run the query
Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:” _
& “{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\” _
& strComputer & “\root\cimv2”)

Dim QFEs
Dim QFE
Set QFEs = objWMIService.ExecQuery (“Select * from win32_QuickFixEngineering where HotFixID like ‘KB981603′”)
For Each QFE in QFEs
Wscript.echo “Update KB981603 was installed by ” & QFE.InstalledBy & ” on ” & QFE.InstalledOn
Next
WScript.Quit

Managing 32 bit and 64 bit versions of applications using Global Conditions, Requirement Rules and Deployment Types

A great blog on the use of SCCM 2012 Global Conditions

http://sunbehindtheclouds.com/2013/01/10/managing-32-bit-and-64-bit-versions-of-applications-using-global-conditions-requirement-rules-and-deployment-types

FEP and SCEP Anti-malware Protection Support after OSes Reach End-of-Life

System Center End Point Protection support after OS Reaches End of Life.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/03/27/fep-and-scep-anti-malware-protection-support-after-oses-reach-end-of-life.aspx

PowerShell Script to set permissions in Active Directory for OSD

Here is a nice script that Mikael Nystrom & Johan Arwidmark put together to set the Permissions required for the OSD Service Account.

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