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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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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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07
Dec

PowerShell Training: Switch Parameter Validation

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Summary There are many ways to validate the presence of a [switch] parameter within a PowerShell script or function, but some are definitely better. This post provides a PowerShell function that demonstrates the results of various validation methods and specifies which methods should be used. Introduction PowerShell provides a number of options for both accepting […]

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02
Dec

Why Can’t we all just get along? AKA Task Sequences vs PowerShell (32/64 bit)

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Once Upon A Time…. I was recently in a situation where I needed both 32-bit and 64-bit PowerShell scripts to be able to read/write Task Sequence Variables. After trying various methods I was able to get the 32-bit scripts to read and write Task Sequence Variables successfully.   All Was Well Until… The scenario was […]

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17
Nov

VLAN Tagging in VMM Made Easy

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Hi again all!  In this blog post I wanted to cover VLAN tagging inside of Virtual Machine Manager.  Specifically touching on how to bypass a one to one relationship for a VLAN to a VMNetwork.  This relationship is really useful when you are delegating control of these networks to a tenant admin but if you […]

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04
Nov

Next Gen OneDrive deployment during SCCM OSD

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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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03
Nov

Configuration Manager Current Branch: Non-Trusted Domains

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Howdy! I’m going to make this blog short and to the point because this topic can be cumbersome and intimidating to approach. It was difficult finding a concise blog giving me all the answers I needed. The scenario is a customer was wanting to manage SCCM agents across non-trusted domains, potentially across firewalls, while using System Discovery, […]

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26
Oct

PowerShell Training: Sorting Version Numbers

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Summary Sorting version numbers as strings can fail to order them correctly, but the [Version] type accelerator can be used to sort them correctly. Introduction Here at Model Technology Solutions, we spend a lot of our time writing PowerShell and we have a number of processes for managing that code. As part of one of […]

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24
Oct

Reporting on SCCM Application Deployment Progress with Powershell

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This month, I’m going to show you a new approach to getting deployment status out of SCCM. Most of you are familiar with using SCCM Reports, or the SCCM console to get deployment status when asked.  Usually, when asked, I turn to SQL.  However, I was looking at all the cmdlets that come with SCCM […]

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