ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 ADK Update

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2 Great articles by Aaron Czechowski that explain what’s changed in the new ADK update and how it relates to MDT and ConfigMgr. http://blogs.technet.com/b/msdeployment/archive/2014/04/03/understanding-the-adk-for-windows-8-1-update-and-mdt-2013.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/04/03/understanding-the-adk-for-windows-8-1-update-and-configmgr-osd.aspx

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SQL Server: Cannot Connect to WMI Provider

  Recently encountered a SQL issue when trying to open the SQL Server Configuration Manager on my ConfigMgr Database server. This KB was the resolution for me: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956013 I received the following error when attempting to open the tool. Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is unreachable. Note […]

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ConfigMgr: Windows 8.1 Wireless Prompt During OSD

If you are working with Windows 8.1 and ConfigMgr/MDT, you may run into the Windows Wireless screen prompting you to connect to a wireless network in the middle of your deployment. It’s a relatively easy fix, you need to modify your unattend.xml and add the following 3 sections. Add the following section to the Unattend: […]

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IT Pro Expert Interview with Lee Berg

Lee Berg is a good friend of mine and has been developing quite an impressive YouTube channel lately.  I did an interview with him this week and you can find that linked below.  We talk about ConfigMgr, Wisconsin weather (we both live in WI) and other things.    IT Pro Expert Interviews EP3: Chris Nackers

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Windows 8.1 – Disable Internet Search Results

Windows 8.1 is an interesting thing. It’s kind of a love/hate relationship most days One thing that was really bugging me was the internet search results when searching in the Metro interface.  Here’s how to disable that “feature”. Bring up the charms menu (Windows Key + C) or swipe in from the right. Click on […]

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ConfigMgr 2012 : Unable to Import Drivers After Moving SQL Files

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Recently had an issue at a client site where we suddenly couldn’t import drivers, manually or via a PowerShell script.  Problem When importing manually, we were seeing the following error: “An error occurred while importing the selected driver” When importing via the script, we were seeing: “Unexpected error, skipping INF : CSspConfigurationItem: SQL_ERROR 3242722562″ After […]

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Free E-Book: Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager

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Free e-book from Microsoft Press, download at the link below and description below as well. Download the book here and read the press release. Introduction As the authors of this book, we have tried provide you with insights and tips on troubleshooting System Center 2012 Configuration Manager drawn from our insider knowledge and real-world field […]

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An update is available for the “Operating System Deployment” feature of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

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Download the hotfix here. This update resolves the following issues in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Issue 1 After you enable the PXE Service Point role on an instance of a specific distribution point, or you select the Deploy this boot image from the PXE-enabled distribution point property of a boot image, the […]

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