How to Use WMIC

By Garth Jones In yesterday’s blog post, I talked about using Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) to troubleshoot WMI issues. You might be wondering about how to use WMIC for similar issues, so I thought that I would share the steps I take. From a command prompt, type: wmic path <class name> get * The command above will retrieve all...

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Why WMIC is Useful

By Garth Jones It is no secret that I love using wbemtest.exe because it is found on every computer and its output is easy to read. WMIC, or WMI command line, is another WMI tool found on every computer. This one, similar to wbemtest, allows you to query WMI, however its output isn’t as nice. WMIC has one advantage over...

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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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Fully Compliant with ConfigMgr 2012 Service Packs (SP1 and SP2) and ConfigMgr 2016

Successful testing of Enhanced Web Reporting, Monitor Information Reporting and Warranty Information Reporting! All of Enhansoft’s product solutions are fully compliant with the recently released Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Packs (SP1 and SP2) and the technical preview of ConfigMgr 2016. Now’s your chance to upgrade and enhance ConfigMgr’s capabilities. Enhanced Web Reporting generates over 150 interactive SQL...

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How to install SCCM 2012 State Migration Point

In part 1 of this SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our SCCM 2012 R2 Server and Active Directory. In part 2, we installed and configured SQL in order to install SCCM 2012 R2. In part 3, we installed a stand-alone SCCM 2012 R2 Primary site. In the next 16 parts, we will describe… Read More »

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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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How Many Software Updates Are Within My WSUS Database?

By Garth Jones Recently I setup System Center Configuration Manager to work in an air gap environment. During this process I needed to determine the number of software updates (SU) that were within the Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) database. Being a bit of a SQL guy, I opened SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and queried the WSUS database. If...

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Reminder – Help Choose Enhansoft’s Next Free SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Report for the Month of April

The report choices in March’s poll are: SCEP Computer Details OR Count of Processor Scores. The winning report will become April’s free SSRS report. VOTE HERE! a) The SCEP Computer Details report will give you a good overview of the System Center Endpoint Protection status (including malware detection) for a specific PC. Please note that this SCEP report is only...

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Adding Intune to your ConfigMgr lab – Gotchyas!

After Brad Anderson’s speech at System Center Universe 2015 about ConfigMgr and MDM, it seemed time to start seriously looking at Intune and MDM. Guides I was following the very in-depth guides below. Thanks Matt, Kenny, Tim, Pierre, and Benoit for the great guides! Matt Hinson – Blog –  Setting Up Windows Intune/ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with ADFS On-Prem and Azure Lab...

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