Month: June 2011

Upgrade from Server 2008 STD to 2008 ENT

We bought a new server for a child site recently. Our old standard was 32GB boxes. Now it's 48GB. But our standard for OS was STD, not ENT and STD can't see all that 48GB of RAM. And of course, we didn't notice this until months down the road. And I sh...

OSD and RunOnce

I recently stumbled onto a somewhat major issue during OSD that is the result of a fundamental (bad) assumption made by many including Windows itself and Internet Explorer. That assumption is that at some point during the deployment of Windows (Windows 7 in this case), an Administrator will log on to the system. This may … Read more →

USMT workaround for BGInfo desktop wallpaper

If you use BGInfo on your computers and migrate a user’s profile to a new computer, you’ll soon discover that the BGInfo of the new computer is overlaying BGInfo from the old computer, creating a very ugly desktop wallpaper.  The reason for this is that once BGInfo executes, it generates a new image from what the user [...]

Workaround for KB2444193 with USMT 4

There is a known issue when migrating to Windows 7 with USMT.  If a computer is deployed using an AutoUnattend.xml, then after migrating a user to the new computer, when the user launches IE they receive the message “A program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider…“.  One workaround is to have a script [...]

Installing Fonts During OSD

Here’s a simple little script to install fonts during OSD. Note that this is an example of not doing any manual work during OSD: manual work is un-IT. A quick web search, using Bing of course (Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Install Fonts Using a Script- – Hey), and a little scripting knowledge resulted … Read more →

Parent Site to Child Site Global State = Link Failed

CM2 (Primary site) was out of room (think it was the 9 million patches we downloaded).  It was probably like that for a few days.  It's a VM and yesterday I migrated CM4 (WSUS) off to another host so this box could get more disk.  That helped and th...

Excluding file types within MigUser.XML

For an upcoming upgrade of our computers, I had a request that during the user migration that only desktop shortcuts (.lnk) files be backed up and migrated and no other files.  It took several failed attempts to get working correctly, but the process I finally found that works was to do the following: Edit MigUser.xml [...]

EminentWare to Present at June 24 Meeting

EminentWare has offered to present at our June 24th meeting. They are also sponsoring lunch – thank you! EminentWare offers an Extension Pack that allows you to easily detect and deploy 3rd party updates using ConfigMgr – If you have products like … Continue reading →

Thou shall not assign your Configmgr Site Codes with these…

Something we may forget when assigning a site code within our Configmgr hierarchy. Although Configmgr will install happily with these names, it is recommended to avoid using these Windows reserved names. There are many other combinations you can use an...

Thou shall not assign your Configmgr Site Codes with these…

Something we may forget when assigning a site code within our Configmgr hierarchy. Although Configmgr will install happily with these names, it is recommended to avoid using these Windows reserved names. There are many other combinations you can use an...

Thou shall not assign your Configmgr Site Codes with these…

Something we may forget when assigning a site code within our Configmgr hierarchy. Although Configmgr will install happily with these names, it is recommended to avoid using these Windows reserved names. There are many other combinations you can use an...

Thou shall not assign your Configmgr Site Codes with these…

Something we may forget when assigning a site code within our Configmgr hierarchy. Although Configmgr will install happily with these names, it is recommended to avoid using these Windows reserved names. There are many other combinations you can use an...

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