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This post is an addition to Part 4 where we installed Language packs on a one-by-one basis (i.e. one language pack selected, one installed, one keyboard layout selected, one installed). What if you want to install multiple Language packs and multiple Keyboard Layouts well this is how to do it...but before we continue, make sure you have successfully completed Part 4 before attempting this. To make...

In Part 1 of this series we got our AD and SCCM servers ready, and then we installed System Center 2012 Configuration Manager as a standalone Primary site . In Part 2 we configured the SCCM server further by adding some Windows Server roles necessary for the following Configuration Manager 2012 functionality, Software Update Point (SUP) and Operating System Deployment . In Part 3 we configured the...

In Part 1 of this series we got our AD and SCCM servers ready, and then we installed System Center 2012 Configuration Manager as a standalone Primary site . In Part 2 we configured the SCCM server further by adding some Windows Server roles necessary for the following Configuration Manager 2012 functionality, Software Update Point (SUP) and Operating System Deployment . In Part 3 we configured the...

I came across this problem yesterday and after troubleshooting it for a few hours (initially thought it was related to a language pack package versioning issue) the eureka moment arrived, all thanks to reading the logs on the client. First of all let me describe the issue, it was a fairly standard task sequence to install Windows 7 Enterprise X86 Service Pack 1 with Offline Language Packs and it was...

You may want to capture an image of a manually installed computer and Configuration Manager 2012 provides a method of doing just that called Capture Media. This media is created as an ISO file which you burn directly to cd/DVD or mount in a virtual machine and use. But first you need to make sure that the image you want to capture is in the right state, and that state is in a Workgroup, In other words...

In this guide we will troubleshoot the installation of the distribution point role on a Windows 7 X64 computer, we presume that you have added the Windows 7 computer as a new site system server by doing as follows on your Configuration Manager server. In the Configuration Manager console, click Administration . In the Administration workspace, expand Site Operations , and click Servers and Site System...

if you want to migrate registry keys from one location to another (provided that they are detected) then use the following code in a custom XML file <? xml version = "1.0" encoding = "UTF-8" ?> <migration urlid = "http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/WNB_move_reg_keys" > <!-- WNB_move_reg_keys.xml is basically a customized version of MigUser...

another quick USMT post, if you want to avoid your Pinned items (for example Microsoft Office Outlook) from being migrated in a Win7 to Win7 migration, then include the following in a custom XML file as explained in this post , why do you want to do this, well if you don't you just might see Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (2) as your pinned item name (for example) in the taskbar. <component type...

when doing a Refresh from Windows 7 to Windows 7 you may have programs installed on the source computer which are not installed on the destination even if it's the same computer, and as a result you don't want to migrate those unusable shortcuts in the start menu, here's how you can exclude them and in addition exclude some additional items like files on the desktop (msi/exe) or desktop...

Microsoft have created a WIKI with some great content for Configuration Manager 2012, featuring videos, blogs, links, step-by-step Guides and more, check it out, and contribute if you can :-) System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Survival Guide

if you are getting the abortpxe.com error message you might want to adjust the CacheExpire value in the registry as detailed in the following post . A quick glance in the registry will reveal the value but you can also check what value is being used by examining the SMSPXE.log file and search for CacheExpire in the Log. Note that if you have several PXE Service Points (Configuration Manager hierarchy...

In Part 1 of this series we got our AD and SCCM servers ready, and then we installed System Center 2012 Configuration Manager as a standalone Primary site . In Part 2 we configured the SCCM server further by adding some Windows Server roles necessary for the following Configuration Manager 2012 functionality, Software Update Point (SUP) and Operating System Deployment . In Part 3 we configured the...

In Part 1 of this series we got our AD and SCCM servers ready, and then we installed System Center 2012 Configuration Manager as a standalone Primary site . In Part 2 we configured the SCCM server further by adding some Windows Server roles necessary for the following Configuration Manager 2012 functionality, Software Update Point (SUP) and Operating System Deployment . In Part 3 we configured the...

Up until recently, Endpoint Protection came with 4 built-in reports in Configuration Manager 2012. AntiMalware Activity Report Computer Malware Details Top Users By Threats User Threat List As of RC2 there are now six built-in reports AntiMalware Activity Report Computer Malware Details Top Users By Threats User Threat List Infected Computers Dashboard so what are the new reports about ? The fist new... More Posts Next page »