How to install SCCM 2012 R2

In the first post of this series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our Server and Active Directory. In part 2 installed and configured SQL in order to install SCCM. In part 3 we will run the prerequisite checker and install a stand-alone Primary site.Prerequisite Check Before launching the installation, I recommend to launch the Prereqchk tool in… Read More »

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How to install SQL 2012 before installing SCCM 2012 R2

In the first post of this series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our Server and Active Directory. In part 2 we will install and configure SQL before installing SCCM. Click the following link to see all supported SQL versions. For our post, will install SQL 2012 SP2 locally on the same server where the Primary Site will… Read More »

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Requirements and recommendations before installing SCCM 2012 R2

In the first part of this blog series about SCCM 2012 R2 installation, we will cover hardware requirements, design recommendations and server prerequisites. Hardware Requirements The hardware requirements for a Primary Site server largely depends on the features that are enabled, and how each of the components is utilized. When the number of clients grows and… Read More »

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SCCM 2012 R2 Step-by-Step Installation Guide

  SCCM installation is not a walk in the park and the product itself can be complex for inexperienced administrators. There’s already tons of 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, explaining… Read More »

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Microsoft Intune: Conditional Access Now Available for Hybrid

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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

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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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Task Sequence Variables for SCCM

Players, I wanted to share a pretty cool spreadsheet that a fellow professional showed me, I asked if he’s happy for me to share it, and here it is. Its a brilliant reference guide for all the task sequence variables available in SCCM 2012/2007 and how they work. Variable Class Description SCCM 2007 SCCM 2012 _SMSTSAdvertID Built in Stores the current running task sequence deployment unique ID. It uses the same format as a Configuration Manager software distribution deployment ID. If the task sequence is running from stand-alone media, this variable is undefined. Yes Yes _SMSTSBootImageID Built in Stores the Configuration Manager boot image package ID if a boot image package is associated with the current running task sequence. The variable will not be set if no Configuration Manager boot image package is associated. Yes Yes _SMSTSClientGUID Built in Stores the value of Configuration Manager client GUID. This variable is…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/task-sequence-variables-for-sccm/

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Understanding Devices Ownership and Wipe option in SCCM 2012

In Part 1 of this series, we prepared the Intune environment for mobile device management. We also make sure we got the Intune subscription account. In Part 2, we configured Active Directory and create users in Intune. In Part 3, we prepared our Configuration Manager server in order to link it to Intune using the SCCM… Read More »

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Webinar: Understand what it takes for a successful Private Cloud project

Learn what you can do to ensure a successful Private Cloud project. Attend one of my webinars this week. Details about the webinars include: -“Service Management’s role in the Private Cloud“- hosted by Microsoft MVP Steve Buchanan. The webinars will be co-hosted by Savision’s co-founder and VP of Product Management, Dennis Rietvink.     During these […]

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Webinar: Understand what it takes for a successful Private Cloud project

Learn what you can do to ensure a successful Private Cloud project. Attend one of my webinars this week. Details about the webinars include: -“Service Management’s role in the Private Cloud“- hosted by Microsoft MVP Steve Buchanan. The webinars will be co-hosted by Savision’s co-founder and VP of Product Management, Dennis Rietvink.     During these […]

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