Friendly Reminder Before You Install ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU1

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Have you noticed that CU1 for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 has been released? If not head over here and read more about the Cumulative Update and what goodies it holds. I’ve had contact with a customer that tried to install the update but ran into a warning during the installation. The...

Automate Stuff On the ConfigMgr Server Using Status Filter Rules

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Sometimes you want to automate stuff on the ConfigMgr server. For instance when a Task Sequence for OSD completes successfully. One way to do this is to configure Status Filter Rules. In order to make those rules dynamic one must use variables to find out what site it happened at...

New version of MDT Deployment Monitor – Now Windows 8.1 Compatible

Some time ago I developed a Modern App for Windows (Windows 8 App). I named in MDT Deployment Monitor and that is just what it does – it monitors MDT Deployments using the Monitoring feature in the MDT Workbench. Recently I’ve updated the code and made it Windows 8.1 compatible...

Program Compatibility Assistant For Configuration Manager Agent Control Panel Item

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A customer of mine had a problem with the Control Panel Applet for Configuration Manager. The problem occurred when a user closed the applet, then the Program Compatibility Assistant would pop up asking the user if the control panel item had worked correctly. This only happened on the customers Windows...

Use Content Library Transfer Tool

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So I saw a question in the TechNet Forum and thought that I might just write a blog article to show how to do this. The question was regarding to Content Library Transfer tool that is part of the ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Toolkit. Question: Is it possible to use the...

ConfigMgr Report All Installed Applications Listed Per Computer

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A customer of a college of mine wanted a SQL Query to create a report in ConfigMgr that lists all installed software per computer. I thought about using the method that another college of mine blogged about here. That method, awesome as it is, didn’t do the trick for me...

Customize the MDT Background During OSD

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A customer of mine asked how they could change the background image that is shown during OSD but keep the cool “Step Indicator”. It just happens to be that the “Step Indicator” to the upper right is part of the background image, so it is quite easy to change the...

Unattended installation of Windows 8.1 – Skip Join Wireless network and Microsoft Account

I decided to give myself a little treat for xmas last year. After looking around I decided on an Intel NUC that can serve as a remote debugging machine for Visual Studio as well as a host for my MDT Deployment Share at home my lab. In order to install...

Error Code 5 when trying to use offline servicing of operating system image

A couple of days ago I saw an error at a customer site where they just installed ConfigMgr and tried to do an offline update of their Operating System Image. The process started successfully but when the image was to be mounted they got the error. After some troubleshooting we...

Create ConfigMgr Boundary based on Active Directory Site and Services Subnet

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Every now and then I run into a case where a customer have a problem to deploy an application to a machine. Quite often the problem lies with a missing Content Boundary in Configuration Manager. Many uses the boundary type AD Site, and that is fine – IF, and only...

Configuration manager 2012 R2 supports OS in-place upgrade

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Got you with the title? Thought so This is a pretty cool new statement from Microsoft. Configuration Manager 2012 R2 supports an in-place upgrade of the servers operating system. It is limited however and shows how well integrated the R2 release is to the standard Windows Server 2012 release. Previously...

Workplace vNext :: Part 6 :: Unattended Install ConfigMgr 2012 R2 in Windows Azure

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This blog post shows you how to create a new VM with SQL Server pre-installed, make sure it automatically joins the Active Directory domain and install required Windows Features as well as Configuration Manager 2012 R2. It acts as a part in a bigger series about ‘Workplace vNext’ using Configuration...

Workplace vNext :: Part 5 :: Add Second Server Automatically Into Active Directory

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This blog post shows you how to create a new VM and make sure it automatically joins the Active Directory domain. It acts as a part in a bigger series about ‘Workplace vNext’ using Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Intune, ADFS and Azure Multifactor Authentication to provide the next generations Workplace....

Happy New Year!

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Just a short post to wish everyone a Happy New Year! /Tim

BITS Transfer is not allowed in Remote PowerShell

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I’ve been developing scripts for quite some time now. One of the more popular have been my script to download TechEd/MMS event videos and powerpoint slides. During the development of that script I went with the .Net Framework WebClient feature instead of the PowerShell integrated BITS transfer feature to some...