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26
Mar

Generate Windows 10 Enterprise installation from Windows 10 Pro

Posted by | | Windows 10 | No Comments on Generate Windows 10 Enterprise installation from Windows 10 Pro

One of the new features of Windows 10 is the ability to upgrade editions from the Pro to Enterprise by running a few command lines. I had been running the Pro version of the Windows 10 Technical Preview and needed to use Direct Access so instead of re-installing Windows 10 Enterprise I just ran the […]

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25
Mar

The admins Toolbox- Powershell has limits… go old school! Dsquery

Posted by | · · · | PowerShell | No Comments on The admins Toolbox- Powershell has limits… go old school! Dsquery

Hi All,  the other day I had what I thought was a simple request, “create a report for all empty groups in the domain”.  I thought to myself, that sounds easy enough. I should be able to use “Get-ADGroup piped to Get-ADGroupMember where member  = 0 ” output to file DONE! Here is my one-liner . I am […]

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18
Mar

SCCM 2012 R2 MachineObjectOU is ignored

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Today’s topic is about the following new computer scenario with SCCM 2012 R2 and specifically, an MDT 2013 integrated Task Sequence:   Lets begin.   Scenario: You set the ‘MachineObjectOU’ variable correctly in CustomSettings.ini (you know because you have triple checked your syntax!), yet it is ignored during a Task Sequence Deployment, joining to the […]

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11
Mar

SCOM: Script to Generate Agent Failover Report

Posted by | · · · · · | SCOM | No Comments on SCOM: Script to Generate Agent Failover Report

One of the frequent services we find ourselves performing for clients is running a health check on their Operations Manager environments, helping clients get the most from their investments by identifying any issues before they cause problems. After all, when we’re discussing the infrastructure used to alert anytime something else in the environment has a […]

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05
Mar

Using Model variable for Lenovo systems in MDT

Posted by | No Tags | SCCM | 5 Comments on Using Model variable for Lenovo systems in MDT

I have been pushing my customers for quite some time to use the Model variable in the task sequences for OS Deployment instead of using direct WMI queries. Each time you perform a WMI query in a task sequence step it takes extra time to run that query. When you have a lot of different […]

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