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30
Oct

Reinstalling a Management Point on a Secondary Site

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Have a corrupt Management Point on a System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Secondary Site Server?  If so, you are likely seeing the following error in the SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER component status:   MP could not write out CCM settings to WMI.  Possible cause: MP didn’t get installed properly. I experienced this issue when the Hyper-V server hosting the Secondary […]

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24
Oct

Capturing the Technician’s Name that Executes an OSD Build

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I need to capture the technician that is executing the OSD builds and log their name to the registry. There is already a simple HTA in place to allow the technician to change the computer name.  I am going to build a new boot WIM in order to support ADSI and update the HTA so […]

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23
Oct

SCSM Workflow – Populate Work Item Data to Child Activities

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Happy Thursday, everyone. Last week I presented a session at the Saint Louis System Center User Group about a workflow solution I devised for a common pain point in Service Manager which leveraged Orchestrator and PowerShell. At the time, I lamented that the structure of the solution in Orchestrator (multiple “sub-task” runbooks being invoked from a […]

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15
Oct

SCSM Data Warehouse Issues with Custom Incident Outrigger

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Good afternoon, readers! Gabriel Taylor here with a post about an interesting issue I’ve ran into with customizations to Service Manager’s data warehouse. Read on for more!   Anyone who has spent time working with the Service Manager Data Warehouse knows that the current version can be difficult to keep stable, especially when custom data […]

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09
Oct

A week with the Windows 10 Technical Preview

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After working for Microsoft for so long, beta testing or dogfooding products is deeply ingrained into my being. So when Windows 10 released last week I was very quick to download and set it up as my primary operating system on my Surface Pro 3. I’ve been running on Windows 10 now for a little […]

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01
Oct

Can Altiris PXE and SCCM PXE Coexist?

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The short answer; YES One situation when migrating from an Altiris deployment environment to SCCM environment it might be necessary to have both infrastructures at the same time. Because Altiris supports ignoring PXE requests when no active DS job is assigned it can be used to let OS deployments be serviced by SCCM.   1. Altiris: Open PXE […]

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