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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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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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…

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SCCM 2012 Useful Resources

I often get question about where to start or where to find the best resources about Configuration Manager. I decided to build a list of the best tools to help you manage your SCCM environment. This list will evolve with time so bookmark this page and come back on a regular basis. Books To start… Read More »

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SCCM 2012 R2 and SP1 February 2015 anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection Clients

Players, If you’re on SCCM 2012 R2 or SP1, you’ll have noticed (depending on your WSUS sync schedule) a new version of SCEP that became available this week. We’re now on version 4.7.205.0 The update contains the following improvements: The following configuration settings are updated in the ADMX templates: DisableAutoExclusions SubmitSamplesConsent UILockdown Improvements to registry and file system protection to counter tampering from malware. Sub-mount points can be automatically excluded, and volumes can be fully excluded in Real time protection (RTP). This update also includes the deprecation of the DisableGenericReports subkey in the following registry location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Reporting NOTE: You need to be on at least CU1 of SCCM 2012 R2 or CU 5 for SCCM 2012 SP1. Please refer to this link (where I got the info from for this post) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3036437 Enjoy Heinrich Pelser

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/sccm-2012-r2-and-sp1-february-2015-anti-malware-platform-update-for-endpoint-protection-clients/

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Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 CU4 Installation guide

Here’s a step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 CU4 Installation guide. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. As this is a cumulative update, you don’t have to install prior CU(1,2,3) before installing CU4. CU4 contains all the fixes included in previous CU.… Read More »

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CU4 for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Released, Pesky Apps in OSD Bug Squashed

By Nash Pherson  - Today, Microsoft released the first Cumulative Update for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 since September of 2014. There are a lot of major and minor bugs squashed with Cumulative Update 4. Organizations should start planning to test and deploy it as part of the normal care-and-feeding of their ConfigMgr environments. Proactively maintaining the ConfigMgr infrastructure ensures you don’t keep running...

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How to enroll Windows Phone 8.1 devices with SCCM

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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Script for creating Maintenance Windows in SCCM2012 with an offset to patch Tuesday

Since there is no built in way to create a Maintenance Window with an offset to patch Tuesday I have created a script that will do if for you. Patch Tuesday is always the second Tuesday in the month but what if you want to patch on Wednesday after Tuesday? Look at April 2015 for example, the month starts with...

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Create custom reports with Labels of Asset Intelligence

Usually we use information from Add Remove Programs when it’s time to make software reports. For technical reasons, it’s not always easy to have adequate results. The use of custom labels in Asset Intelligence helps standardize and gather software information. In this post, we will explain how to use the data from custom labels in… Read More »

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How to enroll an Android device in SCCM

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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