Extended SCCM 2012 Hardware Inventory Report

Unveil your Hardware Data This SCCM 2012 hardware inventory report let you see all your hardware in a single view. No longer need to browse multiple built-in reports. Use it to quicky find a specific machine having particular specification (Disk, Cpu, Serial number…). This report easily return valuable information to your management team : How many computers our company owns...

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Distributing content to Distribution points and Distribution point groups in ConfigMgr 2012

With the release of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Microsoft introduced the distribution point groups functionality. Distribution point groups provide a logical grouping of distribution points and collections for content distribution as described in the following Technet Article: Configuring Content Management in Configuration Manager, Create and Configure Distribution Point Groups A Distribution Point can be […]

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DCR – ConfigMgr 2012 – Add the ability to inventory user profile specific information natively!

Have you ever needed to inventory user-based information? User based application installs like Chrome or Firefox? How about a windows setting that is profile specific, like a certain registry key? Let’s get this functionality native to hardware inventory! Vote up the request on Connect here: https://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext/feedback/details/1418736 Hardware inventory can pull just about anything you want, as long as you can...

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SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide

Performing a SCCM 2012 R2 installation is not a walk in the park. The product itself can be complex for inexperienced administrators. There’s already tons of SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide available, written by experienced blogger and MVPs but I think that very few gives the whole picture from the start to the last component. Our goal is to bring it a bit further,...

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Service Pack Madness

Today as most have read or heard, the latest service pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manger dropped. If you haven’t read about it, check out the official announcement: Announcing the availability of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2. Also, here’s a great supplemental article on what’s […]

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Quick ConfigMgr 2012 R2 content troubleshooting tips

Last week I had a couple of content related issues at a customer after a Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 upgrade. What happened is that one day all the content was nicely distributed to the distribution points and after enabling Content Validation on the Distribution Points almost half of the packages were “gone”. After redistributing the...

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Open Task Sequences as Read Only!

Have you ever wanted to just view a task sequence and not lock it? The ability to do this is in the SoftwareLibraryNode.xml file provided by Microsoft, but they have it disabled for everyone but read-only users. I don’t know why they did this, but it makes the process of enabling it very easy. To enable it, you’ll simply need...

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SCU2015 Resources

As promised during my Enterprise Security with Configuration Manager session at System Center Universe last Wednesday, here are the two compliance settings scripts (health and remediation) to validate and enforce a specific, non-trivial local admin group membership policy. These were created with a very specific set of rules and requirements in mind (listed on slide 13 of the session […]

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Boot image selection in ConfigMgr

Boot image selection during PXE in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) is something that comes up from time to time in the forums as well as every-day discussions. This can be quite confusing to explain or comprehend in normal language even though it’s truly not that difficult once you get it. The logic for boot […]

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