Guides

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

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 customer,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Connect Enter-PSSession to an Azure Virtual Machine using a nontrusted certificate

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Tried Windows Azure for Virtual Machines lately? Then you’ve probably noticed that Remote PowerShell is activated by default as an Endpoint (firewall opening/port forwarding). Per default however, the certificate used by the VM is a nontrusted certificate and if you use Enter-PSSession it will trow you an error: “The SSL...

Workplace vNext :: Part 4 :: Promote DC and Register DNS

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This blog post shows you how to set up a Domain Controller in Windows Azure and how to register it as a DNS server for the Virtual Network. It acts as a part in a bigger series about ‘Workplace vNext’ using Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Intune, ADFS and Azure Multifactor...

Workplace vNext :: Part 3 :: Ordering the first VM

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This blog post shows you how to order your first VM in Windows Azure and what you need to do in order to create a network in Windows Azure. It acts as a part in a bigger series about ‘Workplace vNext’ using Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Intune, ADFS and Azure...

Workplace vNext :: Part 2 :: Subscribe to Azure

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This blog post shows you how to set up a Windows Azure Subscription. 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. You can find the introduction post here with...