SCCM Compliance Settings: Services

Compliance Settings, formally Desired Configuration Manager, is a very powerful feature of SCCM. It allows you to set up configuration baselines, and then do something about them. You can create collections, or just have a report of clients that are not compliant. This post will focus on making sure services are installed and in a particular state. Visit this post for...

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Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2

Microsoft has release UR2 for System Center 2012 R2. There are many good fixes for the System Center products in this release. For Service Manager a good amount of console issues are resolved including the annoying FullAdapter error. Here is the list: Assume that users have both SMTP and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) endpoints. When […]

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Common IA64 .inf file names

Since Itanium (IA64) drivers cannot be migrated from ConfigMgr 2007 into 2012, I was looking for a way to easily exclude the drivers. I considered various options and ideally I wanted a simple column that would display the Applicability > Supported Platforms.  Alas, it was not that easy.  So the best easiest route that I […]

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How to deploy an ConfigMgr 2012 R2 application with RES Workspace Manager 2014?

It’s almost Easter so a quick blog about RES Workspace Manager 2014 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2.  After describing the integration of  RES Workspace Manager 2014 with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 application model, how a deployment is initiated and how App-V ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and RES Workspace Manager 2014 are better together. It’s now time to have a look at another feature of...

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Fixes to Microsoft Package Source Conversion Scripts

The Microsoft PFE team blog (ConfigMgr Dogs) has a very good sample scripts  for converting Package source files to a new location.  Located from http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrdogs/archive/2013/05/09/package-amp-application-source-modification-scripts.aspx However, I have found a couple of logical bugs.  The first is that when using the command “Set-CMPackage -Name $Package.Name -Path $ChangePath”, this will cause ALL packages with the same […]

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ConfigMgr2012 PowerShell Module v1 Released!!!

Today I’d like to announce the v1 release of my own custom PowerShell Module for use with ConfigMgr 2012 R2.  This module was developed over the course of the last year (as I’ve had time) to address some shortcomings in earlier versions of the ConfigMgr PowerShell Cmdlets.  Namely bugs when creating Script-Based Deployment Types.  In addition, I recently demo’d the...

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