2015 – all new, bye bye ConfigMgr

After getting rid of my Surface earlier this year there’s another big change for me, I’m saying good-bye to the Enterprise Client Management Group and with immediate effect am now a “System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management” (SCCDM) MVP. My MVP Profile has already been updated accordingly. Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP This has already been on my mind for some time. I’m still going to do and blog about ConfigMgr, but my focus will clearly stay on Cloud and Datacenter AUTOMATION, because that is what I do, in my free time, when speaking at events and of course at work.   Even more exciting times ahead! -David

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SCCM 2012 – Web Redirect is evil

Hi All, recently i was at a customer site performing the Build & Capture and it was failing when the Install Application step was invoked. Customer was running WS2012R2, SCCM 2012 R2 with CU3, so the latest updates because we were doing the B&C for Windows 8.1, the hotfix for Windows 7 did not apply, so there problem had to be something else. Looking at the client logs, I saw: ClientLocation [CCMHTTP] ERROR: URL=http://xxxxxx, PORT=80, Options=224, Code=0, Text=CCM_E_BAD_HTTP_STATUS_CODE LocationServices Workgroup Client is in unknown location Failed to execute LSExecuteTask [CCMHTTP] Error: URL=http://xxxxx, PORT=80, Options=224, Code=0, Text=CCM_E_BAD_HTTP_STATUS_CODE Raising event: instance of CCM_CcmHttp_Status{ ……………….. Successfully sent location services HTTP failure message Error sending HEAD request. HTTP code 401, status ‘Unauthorized’ CertificateMaintenance MP xxxx does not allow client connections matching the client connection type StatusAgent HandleFSPCcmHttpStatus – Failed to retrieve assigned MP. Assuming ‘xxxxxx’ is not a relevant MP So, looking at the…

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Designing dynamic OSD environments and task sequences

What is the issue? Something I see fairly often is poor design of task sequences in an OSD environment. Do you need multiple task sequences for different driver sets? No. Do you need multiple task sequences for different application installs? No. Do you need different task sequences for different OS images? No. This is not to say all problems can...

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SQL Server Inventory Using ConfigMgr

Here’s a script to gather complete SQL Server inventory information using ConfigMgr. I’ve tested and used it to gather information on SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012. I haven’t tested it on 2014 explicitly, but it should work fine. Note that Sherry already has a series of mof edits posted at Installed SQL05, SQL08, SQL12, SQL14 […]

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ConfigMgr 2012: Quick Model Count in SQL

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Here is just a quick SQL query you can use to show how many of each model you have in your environment.  I’ve got a Manufacturer filter on it, but you could remove that or modify as necessary.   1: SELECT 2: C.Model0, 3: COUNT(*) AS ‘Count’ 4: FROM 5: dbo.v_gs_computer_system C 6: WHERE 7: […]

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SCCM 2012 – Powershell for Creating iOS Store Apps

Hi All, Have you ever need an application/dt based on an iTunes link? if yes, you know how time consuming it is and the experience is not great. Based on this, i’ve created this powershell that will, from a itunes link, identify the name of the application, publisher, category and create a new application (if needed) as well as a new deployment type called iOS, also if needed. to use this powershell, you need to pass the sdkserver and the sitecode as well as a text file with the iTunes links (1 per line) the text file should look like the following: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/microsoft-word/id586447913?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/microsoft-powerpoint/id586449534?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/microsoft-excel/id586683407?mt=8 the command line would look like: .\ImportiTunesApplication.ps1 -sdkserver “SRV0007″ -sitecode “CLC” -filename “c:\temp\ituneslist.txt” at the end, you’ll see all apps being created [crayon-54afae865b366193407282/]  

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SCCM 2012 R2 – PowerShell Basics (Part 1)

Players, I’m not sure where I read it, but I’m pretty sure someone once said “Learn PowerShell or become obsolete”. It’s pretty much a key skills requirement for most roles in infrastructure these days and besides System Center 2012 is basically all PowerShell under the hood, so at least understanding it puts the odds in your favour. But lets keep things in perspective, there are lots of “very important” I.T professionals who really push the PowerShell envelope. I’m not one of them, I do agree its a key skill that’s needed. Will you become obsolete? No. Probably not. Lets face it, if you “Google” hard enough you can find out how to do just about anything. Including PowerShell. I have to do loads of hand-overs and document configurations etc for SCCM, so doing certain jobs via PowerShell actually makes the mundane documentation process a little easier. I’ve also been asked…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/sccm-2012-r2-powershell-basics-part-1/

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SCCM 2012 – Powershell for Creating baseline for SW Upd

Hi All, how often you arrive at a customer site and need to create the baseline for software update and distribute it to a DP group? I see this need often and when i create baseline, i create 1 per product, so, if you have 3 products, 3 baselines, but if you have over 10+ products? the work that need to be done is time consuming ins’t it? based on this, i’ve created the bellow powershell. it basically, will connect to your site, select all products you have selected on the software update and will create a software update group for each product. it will also download the files from the internet and create a deployment package (you’ll need to specify the folder where the files are going to be copied to) and distribute the content to a DP Group array. if you’re small company, maybe you have 1 or…

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Why default database Autogrowth settings are bad

File Autogrowth – Never, never use the default database Autogrowth settings. As in the next screen shot, the tempdb default for the primary file is 1MB and the Log is 10%. Allowing these default settings will lead to excessive file fragmentation and impact performance. Better settings for Autogrowth are a minimum growth size of 512MB […]

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