How to Install CentOS 7 on Hyper-V With Integration Services

By Garth Jones In my last blog post, I showed you how to install a CentOS 7 Linux virtual machine in Windows Hyper-V Server. In this blog post I will demonstrate how to install Linux integration services for Hyper-V. STOP the installation! I learned a few things while putting together this post. First, I was under the impression that I...

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Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Install a CentOS 7 Linux Virtual Machine in Windows Hyper-V Server

By Garth Jones Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12) or CM12 R2, I wanted to confirm what steps were needed to inventory the *nix server operating system. In my example I chose CentOS 7, so over the next few blog posts I will show you how to install a CentOS 7 Linux virtual machine in Windows Hyper-V Server, how...

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What Not to Do With MBAM and Windows 2003 Domains

By Garth Jones Several weeks ago I was doing some work with Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) and setting it up within one of my test labs. This test lab was running Windows Server 2003 as the Primary Domain Controller (PDC) and the language setting was English Canada. I’m telling you this now because you’ll understand why a bit...

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TheDesktopTeam Classroom – SCCM2012-Requirements

Hi All, on this video video about SCCM2012R2 we’ll be talking about Requisites for the SCCM Site Serer The video was recorded at 1920 × 1080, so full screen recommended. To download the video, right click as save as here and here for the slides. I hope you’ll enjoy and if you have any questions, please contact us or twit your question to @TheDesktopTeam and we’ll try to answer as soon as we can.

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/raphael/thedesktopteam-classroom-sccm2012-requirements/

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Subselect Query for Reports (SQL)

By Garth Jones This post is a continuation of my series about how queries are processed. Please start with the first blog post in this series for more details. Today’s blog post will show you how to create a subselect query in order to discover which PCs do not have Microsoft Project 2010 installed using T-SQL (generally called SQL) for...

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Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8.1

By Garth Jones I don’t need to tell you that Configuration Manager administrators wear many hats and perform several tasks. One of those tasks is managing users and computers in Active Directory (AD). When I needed to perform this task, I noticed that Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) were not installed on my Windows 8.1 x64 PC, so this blog...

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Extracting the User Name From a Computer

By Garth Jones This question was asked in the Microsoft TechEd forum, “How do I get the user name from the PC name when the PC name has two different formats (XX-XX-XXX-XXXXXXX-X and XX-XX-XXX-XXXXXXX)?” In this particular case an extra character was added to certain PCs to indicate that they were rebuilt in order to avoid duplicate PC names in...

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SCCM 2012 R2 – Who dun it?! What have your admins been doing?

Players, A client of mine started slowly but surely getting more and more of his staff to start using SCCM 2012 R2. I created some custom RBA for his team, but as soon as I left … it seemed that some of the guys got lazy and just started adding people into the administrators group … So some admins had access over stuff in SCCM that they really should be allowed to touch … Long story short … some collections were deleted (by accident) and we needed to understand why and by whom. The guy wasnt in trouble, we just needed to identify who the admin was, so we can train them on how to manage collections correctly. Now there are many ways of doing this … My client wanted the “easiest way possible” to see “who dun it” in SCCM. So, there are actually some inbuilt reports in SCCM that…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/sccm-2012-r2-who-dun-it-what-have-your-admins-been-doing/

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SCCM 2012 R2 SQL Query Issues

Players, A client of mine had a issue with a custom SCCM query we created to find malicious software, he wanted to edit it, something went wrong and the console crashed. So we wanted to delete it and start again as we had the query backed up anyway. When we tried to delete it, we got a random error message and it simply wouldn’t move. So we ripped it out of SQL, here’s how we did it. Connect to your SCCM Database (CM_Sitecode), 1. Expand tables2. then right click “dbo.queries” and edit the to 200 rows3. Selected “Custom Query NAME”  then right click and then delete it. You’re also able to edit the query should you need to for SQL it self. Enjoy

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/sccm-2012-r2-sql-query-issues/

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