Problems Running the New-CMSiteSystemServer PowerShell Cmdlet? There’s a Fix for That

Those looking forward to using some of the PowerShell cmdlets for System Center Configuration Manager might find at least of them to be troublesome. In some situations, the New-CMSiteSystemServer cmdlet will force-close PowerShell when run. So, basically, you execute the cmdlet and PowerShell just shuts down completely. Microsoft has released a hotfix for the problem, but suggests you only apply...

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Collection Query findings

Collection Queries can be created easily from the Configuration Manager Console without deep knowledge of WQL or SQL… But have you ever checked how long the Collection Evaluator requires to execute the Query ? An example: the following Rule should get all Machines with a specific Software installed where the Software itself can be x86 or x64: CollEval took 153s...

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10 Tips for a More Successful Windows Image Build & Capture

In a recent build and capture (b&c) task sequence for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 that I was helping a customer with, I decided it was worthwhile to list the top things that can be overlooked.  If these are done prior to beginning the process, then it can help to shorten and troubleshooting time involved. Create an […]

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Managing Mac’s with Parallels: Software and OSD

This is the second part of a series about the Parallels SCCM plug-in for managing Mac’s with SCCM. This first part was an introduction and covered agent installation, as well as configuration profiles. This part will cover software deployment and OSD. Detailed information, white papers, and contact information for Parallels can be found here. Software Deployment Currently, Parallels only supports...

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Webinar: Understanding CM2012 Boundaries

1E has a webinar coming up tomorrow, presented by Mike Terrill, that will cover Configuration Manager 2012 Boundaries. Here’s full details: Would you like to learn how to best meet your business requirements and make efficient use of your network infrastructure for your System Center 2012 Configuration Manager deployment? In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, a boundary is a network...

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