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30
Mar

Understanding Software Update Deployment Status, Part 3: Viewing Compliance in the SCCM Console

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SUMMARY This is part 3 of a 6 part series where I talk through common issues I have seen that skew the numbers for software updates, or make it difficult to explain the results. Once we are done, hopefully you will be able to look at the SCCM Software Update process in much the same […]

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16
Mar

Creating a RAMDisk in Server 2016 for IO Benchmarking

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Hi Again everyone!  This post I’ll be showing some PowerShell commands for creating a RAMDisk.  Recently I was engaged at a client site where we were baking off Hyper-V vs VMware.  The Host and Network Stacks consisted of the same fabric but the storage back end were placed on different block level arrays with different […]

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22
Feb

Understanding Software Update Deployment Status, Part 2: Client and Scan Issues

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Summary This is part 2 of a 6 part series where I talk through common issues I have seen that skew the numbers for software updates, or make it difficult to explain the results. Once we are done, hopefully you will be able to look at the SCCM Software Update process in much the same […]

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10
Feb

SCCM Current Branch and pre-production clients

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Hello, world! A quick blog to review the steps required to implement Pre-Production SCCM client upgrades. You will need a Device Collection with members used for testing upgrades. Verify the Hierarchy Settings – In the Configuration Manager console open Administration > Site Configuration > Sites, and choose Hierarchy Settings. On the Client Upgrade tab of the […]

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01
Feb

Server 2016 In Place Upgrade

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Hi again everyone!  This post I’m going to comment on few recent times I’ve relied on the in place upgrade feature of Server 2016 from Server 2012 R2.  The wizard specifically calls out the fact that fresh installs are the preferred method of deployment and I also agree with doing a nice clean install whenever […]

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26
Jan

Use PowerShell to find unmanaged computers

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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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13
Jan

UNDERSTANDING SOFTWARE UPDATE DEPLOYMENT STATUS

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Summary   We’ve all been there before… The monthly software updates are released and you diligently deploy them to your environment. At some point your manager, IT Security or Auditor asks why certain systems are not compliant. Depending on your environment, it can be hard to find answers for all of their questions.   In […]

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04
Jan

Finding Duplicate UPN’s 2 Domains – Powershell

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Hello All I was recently working on a project to migrate users from legacy domain to a primary domain. One of the many challenges is finding conflicting UPN between the two domains. UPN  (User-Principal-Name) is an Internet-style login name for a user based on the Internet standard RFC 822. The UPN is shorter than the distinguished name and […]

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28
Dec

Blog The Case of NIC Teaming VS Sysprep

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Hello again all and I hope everyone had a great set of Holidays!  Today I’ll be blogging about an incident I ran across with sysprep on a bare metal host.  We were attempting to deploy out a new 4 Node Hyper-V 2012 cluster.  Our long term goal was to eventually take advantage of Bare Metal […]

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21
Dec

The 12 tips of SCCM

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