How to Add a Third Deployment Type (Windows 8.x) to an Existing Application

By Garth Jones I am starting to manage my collection of mobile devices by using Intune with ConfigMgr 2012 (CM12), and one of my tests involved deploying applications to these same devices. After creating an application with the first deployment type for Android OS, yesterday I demonstrated how to setup the iPhone deployment type. Today I’ll show you how to...

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Create an Application for Different Deployment Types Starting with Android Devices

By Garth Jones I wanted to manage my collection of mobile devices by using Intune with ConfigMgr 2012 (CM12), so I began by setting-up the Intune connector between my CM12 site and Intune. Next, I deployed the Company Portal to all of my test devices. I did this to test the inventory retrieval capabilities (both hardware and software) of Intune...

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How to Enable WMI Logging

By Garth Jones One day, I couldn’t get ConfigMgr 2012 to inventory a particular WMI class. The normal troubleshooting routine of running psexec –s –i cmd and launching wbemtest.exe as the local system indicated that everything was correct. Querying the WMI class worked correctly as myself (elevated), additionally querying the WMI class as the local system account was successful. However,...

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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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Configuration Manager 2012 R2, SSRS and Windows Authorization Access Group

By Garth Jones In order for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (CM12 R2) to use the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature within SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), the SSRS execution account (EA) needs to be able to determine who is running the report. Then the EA will determine what CM12 rights the user has before displaying the report results. In some cases...

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Resultant Client Settings

By Garth Jones Recently I was troubleshooting an issue involving Custom Device Settings (CDS) in ConfigMgr 2012. A computer was performing a hardware (HW) inventory every hour instead of every day. Eventually this issue was resolved, but I thought that I would show you the steps that I took using Resultant Client Settings. To give you a more obvious version...

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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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