ConfigMgr Collection based on Installed Windows Server Features and Roles

Sometimes it is necessary to create a collection based on what Windows Server Features and Roles have been installed on a server. For instance, I have a customer that is using System Center Endpoint Protection to protect their servers from malware. Therefore we want to have collections that are automatically...

ConfigMgr Collection Membership based on NOT existance

p5rn7vb Every now and then the need for an inverted membership is required for a collection. Such can be when deploying a new software to servers, one might want to filter out all servers that already has the software or servers with a different software. In this case at a...

ccmsetup.exe has stopped working (APPCRASH)

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While helping a customer I stumbled upon a rather strange problem. While installing the ConfigMgr client on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 system, we got an error where the ccmsetup application crashed.   After a reboot we got the very same error. We used a bat file with a command...

A lot of fixes in CU2 for Configuration Manager PowerShell wise

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As I wrote some time ago Cumulative Update 1 for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 broke the wild card support for getting packages using the Get-CMPackage command in PowerShell. Happily Cumulative Update 2 fixes that problem along with “some” other commands. Get the full list of fixes and updates here. However,...

Capture Windows Image using DISM – With Bells and Whistles

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A little over a month ago (May 19th 2014) my friend Mikael Nyström wrote a blog article with an attached script that allowed you to capture a WIM / reference image using DISM instead of ImageX that MDT (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit) normally does. Making the switch improves capture time by...

Configuration Manager 2007 is running out of support – life cycle to ConfigMgr 2012 R2 now

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Still running System Center Configuration Manager 2007? It’s about time to migrate to ConfigMgr 2012 (R2) now. As of writing this blog post it is less than a week left of the Mainstream support for ConfigMgr 2007. I’m quite sure you remember the pain to migrate from Windows XP in...

Post CU2 Updates Configuration Manager 2012 R2 When Using Intune and Unified Device Management

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As you might have seen Cumulative Update 2 for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released. After you’ve installed the CU you get a notice that there is an update to the Windows Phone 8.1 Intune extensions. First time you start the console after you’ve installed CU2 you’ll get the...

In the new world of IT

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During TechEd something quite spectacular happened. Everyone should have been prepared and awaiting this news but none the less it felt like the community was woken up from a coma. Brad Anderson made a great opening keynote when he emphasized that Microsoft is going Mobile-First; Cloud-First. But that’s not what...

TechEd Europe 2014 Video Shoot

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As I’ve written about before, I’ve attended the TechEd Europe Round Table. I’ve also done some video shoots together with the crew from Channel9 and now one of them is live. Hope to see you at TechEd Europe! /Tim

Deploy Update 1 (KB2919355) to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: Smooth Sailing Style

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At a customer the other day they said that they had some problems on a handful of servers while deploying a particular patch. While looking into it I could see that the troublesome patch were KB2919355 more known as Update 1 to Windows 6.3 aka Windows 8.1 and Server 2012...

Azure Active Directory Premium Trials are here

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A while back Microsoft announced the Enterprise Mobility Suite, including Windows Intune, Microsoft Azure Rights Management and Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium (including FIM, Forefront Identity Manager). All packed with a very low cost. Probably lower than if you are using any one of those services or any competing services....

Specify .Net Framework 3.5 Installation Files Source Location using GPO

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While working with server management using ConfigMgr we tend to spend some time on OS deployment as well. I would argue that using MDT to create your ref-images and then to deploy that ref-image to a VHD using ConfigMgr and to deploy that VHD to VMM would be the best...

My Enterprise Mobility Session is Online

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A couple of weeks ago I held a session in Norway about Enterprise Mobility at the Azure event held by Lumagate AS. The session video is now online at vimeo or watch on the video below. Since the people of Norway have awesome language skills the presentation is held in...

My Intune Sessions Has Been Approved For TechDays Sweden 2014

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I’ve received the opportunity to speak at Microsoft TechDays 2014 in Sweden. The session will be focused on Intune and lessons learned from real world implementations. You can read more about my session, in Swedish, at TechDays site. The event is held at the Kistamässan just north of Stockholm on...

Notes from TechEd Europe 2014 Round Table

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We’ve just left Barcelona and I’m on my flight back home to Sweden. For about 24 hours we were thirteen people gathered by Microsoft in the lovely city of Barcelona in Spain trying to share our thoughts on TechEd and how to make it an even better event. There were...