ConfigMgr Tech Preview – Deployment Verification!

The ConfigMgr 2012 May 2015 Tech Preview released today! There are quite a few new features to check out, most around MDM and Windows 10, but there was one that apparently got left out of the announcement and documentation. Full documentation: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn965439.aspx If you have been a ConfigMgr admin for a while, you have probably heard of Bank of Australia (CommBank) and Emory...

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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Dashboard

Hi All, Today I’m pleased to inform that the beta version of the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Dashboard (CM12R2Dashboard) has been released. Overview The System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Dashboard (CM12R2Dashboard) enables SCCM administrators and support team to monitor SCCM environment to take the right decision at the right time. It can provide status on client activity, client health, deployments, content status and much more and has been designed to provide clear information to support teams, SCCM administrators and managers. The CM12R2Dashboard is totally customizable allowing it to show the information that is required by the customer. It can determine, based on customized parameters, when the information is in a Warning or Critical states by changing the information background colour. It can run on Windows 7+ and Windows 2008+ with at least PowerShell 3.0 (recommended 4.0) and .Net Framework 4 and depends on the installation of the…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/raphael/system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-dashboard/

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SCCM 2012-Find TS Reference without AutoInstall settings

Hi All, it is a common problem when using OSD to install apps, to forget to select the “Allow this program to be installed from the Install Software task sequence without being advertised” application setting. same for the packages/programs, where people forget to select the “Allow this program to be installed from the Install Package task sequence without being deployed” on the program settings. When this happen, you will normally see the Task Sequence failing with error 0×80004005 and looking at the logs, you’ll see No matching policy assignments received. Policy download failed, hr=0×80004005 When this happen, you need to enable the setting and start it again, but you easily lost couple of hours doing it already. Microsoft has a good blog post on how to enable it here, however, it does not show you what apps or packages/program you need to change. So i created a simple (and dirty)…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/raphael/sccm-2012-find-ts-reference-without-autoinstall-settings/

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SCCM 2012 R2 PXE fails (WDS Crash)

Players, Last week I was asked to look into PXE boot issue that a friend of mine was experiencing, in his own words he explained that “PXE boots were working fine until” … he recently built a new Windows 2008 R2 box (No idea why he didn’t use 2012 R2 …). It wasn’t a boundary group issue, as this problem was intermittent. And was sometimes fixed reboot of the server. He passed over a bunch of log files, and the following error stuck out. Log Name: Application Source: WDSServer Event ID: 512 Task Category: WDSServer Description: An error occurred while trying to initialize provider WdsImgSrv from C:\Windows\system32\WdsImgSrv.dll. Since this provider is not marked as critical, Windows Deployment Services server will continue. As well as this … Log Name: Application Source: WDSIMGSRV Event ID: 258 Task Category: WdsImgSrv Level: Error Description: An error occurred while trying to initialize the Windows Deployment Services…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/sccm-2012-r2-pxe-fails-wds-crash/

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Microsoft Intune: Conditional Access Now Available for Hybrid

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrIntuneSCCM

In December, Microsoft Intune got a new feature that allowed for conditional access to email.  Until now this feature was only available in the cloud solution, not in hybrid (Configuration Manager + Intune). This feature allows for restriction to Exchange Activesync (EAS) or Exchange Online to only those users who have enrolled their devices. You […]

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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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ConfigMgr: Trouble Importing Windows 8/8.1 Drivers on Server 2008 R2

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrDriver ManagementSCCM

Recently had an issue while configuring some drivers for a client. I was unable to import any Windows 8/8.1 drivers into the site. Upon importing drivers through a script or through the console you will receive “driver is not applicable to any supported platforms” Turns out it’s a known issue and there is a KB: […]

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