SCCM 2012-Find TS Reference without AutoInstall settings

Hi All, it is a common problem when using OSD to install apps, to forget to select the “Allow this program to be installed from the Install Software task sequence without being advertised” application setting. same for the packages/programs, where people forget to select the “Allow this program to be installed from the Install Package task sequence without being deployed” on the program settings. When this happen, you will normally see the Task Sequence failing with error 0×80004005 and looking at the logs, you’ll see No matching policy assignments received. Policy download failed, hr=0×80004005 When this happen, you need to enable the setting and start it again, but you easily lost couple of hours doing it already. Microsoft has a good blog post on how to enable it here, however, it does not show you what apps or packages/program you need to change. So i created a simple (and dirty)…

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Where after Windows 10? Computer Weekly 500 Club event.

Last week I had the pleasure to present at the Computer Weekly 500 Club. An event for IT leaders that, every month, talks about a different subject about modern challenges faced by organizations. I was invited as one of the three speakers for the night along with Ian Turfrey, IT Director at City & Guilds and Andy Beale, Director of Common Technology Services for GDS. The topic of the month was the future of desktop and technology in general after Windows 10 is released. Conversations were very diverse and the round table discussed very interesting topics proposed by the audience. A great article with the main topics of the events was published on the Computer Weekly website. Check it out. For those who missed the event, here is a brief intro video recorded on the night. Cheers David Nudelman

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Requirements and recommendations before installing SCCM 2012 R2

In the first part of this blog series about SCCM 2012 R2 installation, we will cover hardware requirements, design recommendations and server prerequisites. Hardware Requirements The hardware requirements for a Primary Site server largely depends on the features that are enabled, and how each of the components is utilized. When the number of clients grows and… Read More »

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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…

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Azure RMS: Office for Mac 2016 Preview

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Microsoft announced recently that the Office for Mac 2016 Preview now has RMS (IRM) support.  Office 2016 for Mac is powered by the cloud so you can access and share your documents on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint at anytime, anywhere. With Azure RMS, you can also secure and control your documents wherever they […]

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Understanding Devices Ownership and Wipe option in SCCM 2012

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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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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Azure PowerShell IaaS – Notes from the field

I was tasked to write a bunch of PowerShell scripts to deploy a new Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) Server onto Azure. The end goal would be to have some kind of synchronisation running between the off-premises and the on-premises environment, the off-prem basically being the Test/Dev environment for that customer. Over the last couple of days I wrote down some notes on about what I did and what curiosities I found. If you haven’t yet started using the Azure PowerShell SDK, go check out http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/install-configure-powershell/ . This will help you get started. PowerShell SDK for Azure as with everything you are trying to automate, it helps a lot to have a […]

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Compliance Settings for Mobile Devices 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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Bye bye Windows – Hello Mac

2015 brought its first big change for me, I’ve sold my Surface Pro 3 and bought a – wait for it – MacBook Air. Why did I sell the Surface Pro 3? Well, I was very, very excited when I got the Surface. I had the first Surface Pro, my wife had the first Surface RT and we were both pretty unimpressed with Microsoft’s first Surface. My wife still occasionally uses the Surface RT for some stuff, but I sold mine with great financial loss. Then, when Microsoft released the Surface Pro 3 I wanted to have it right away (the i5, 128GB version). Even with a 10% off voucher […]

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