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26
Jan

Use PowerShell to find unmanaged computers

Posted by | · · · | PowerShell · SCCM | No Comments on Use PowerShell to find unmanaged computers

Greetings fellow IT geeks.  Today’s post is centered around PowerShell and a recent request we had from a client. The Issue So like many companies out there, there can be many computers in your SCCM database and Active Directory that are one or more of the following: Stale AD Object Non standard computer name (likely meaning […]

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14
Dec

App-V in Windows 10 1607!

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Greetings everyone.  As promised, Microsoft incorporated the Application Virtualization (App-v) client into the Windows 10 1607 Operating System!  This is exciting news (well at least for me).  I absolutely love App-V. Virtual applications don’t physically install onto the OS like a traditional script or MSI based application install, rather they are contained in a very […]

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04
Nov

Next Gen OneDrive deployment during SCCM OSD

Posted by | · · | SCCM · Windows 10 · Windows 8.1 | No Comments on Next Gen OneDrive deployment during SCCM OSD

Hello!  Today I would like to talk about deploying the next generation OneDrive client for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 during an SCCM OS Deployment Task Sequence. What is the next generation OneDrive client? OneDrive and OneDrive for Business started as SkyDrive, followed by SkyDrive for Business. These were the first generation of […]

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30
Sep

Case of the stalled Windows 7 Updates with MDT Build & Capture

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Today I would like to talk about a frustrating issue for those of us who still have a need to create a build & capture process for Windows 7.  This post is focused around using a Build and Capture Task Sequence with MDT 2013 Update 2 without a WSUS server (letting Windows 7 go to […]

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03
Aug

Deploy Windows Management Framework 5 with SCCM

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Hi there, In this post I will be covering how to deploy Windows Management Framework 5.0 (WMF) with SCCM Current Branch (works just as well with 2012).  The tricky (not all that trickey really) part of this application is the detection method.  Given it's not an MSI using a product code is out, however there is [...]

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17
May

Move Computer Object during OSD

Posted by | · · | PowerShell · SCCM | No Comments on Move Computer Object during OSD

Hey there everyone, Today I wanted to talk about an issue I have run into multiple times in working with ConfigMgr OS deployment (OSD) over the years and show you how through a fairly easy process you can overcome it! The Problem: You calculate the target OU of the machine you are imaging through CustomSettings.ini, […]

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09
Mar

Hyper-V: Delete Checkpoint Catastrophic Failure

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Hyper-V: Delete Checkpoint Catastrophic Failure Hi there, Do you have a VM with checkpoints or a checkpoint subtree that you want to delete but receive the following error? I have seen the Windows Backup tool create a new checkpoint upon every backup resulting in dozens of checkpoint in a long and nasty tree that simply […]

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20
Jan

SCCM: Configuring Email Notifications with Office 365

Posted by | · · | Office 365 · SCCM | No Comments on SCCM: Configuring Email Notifications with Office 365

SCCM: Configuring Email Notifications with Office 365 So you are an Office 365 organization and your Exchange server lives in the “cloud” and you want to configure email notifications in SCCM for such cools hits like “Virus Outbreak” or “Apple APN certificate is going to expire”. So in the old days with Exchange on premises […]

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02
Dec

Notes from the Field: Intune and Apple DEP

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Notes from the Field: SCCM/Intune and Apple Device Enrollment Program Hi there! Thinking about taking advantage of the new integration of Apple DEP (Device Enrollment Program) capabilities of Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1? Then this post is for you! What is Apple DEP? Apple DEP is a program that allows […]

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14
Oct

SCCM vNext Updates and Servicing

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SCCM vNext Feature: Updates and Servicing   Hey everyone!  I have been playing around with the next version of SCCM (currently dubbed vNext) that is as of the time of this post, in Tech Preview 3 (available here). The new functionality of vNext that I want to cover today is Updates and Servicing! What is Updates and Servicing?  Glad […]

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