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Author: Brandon Linton

ConfigMgr 2012–Move Console Items

For those of you that might be interested in Moving objects around in your ConfigMgr 2012 Hydration or test labs the following should help guide you on how to Move Console Items in ConfigMgr 2012. There is a decent amount of available options and I will try and provide them in the below table: ObjectType ObjectTypeName 5000 SMS_Collection_Device 5001 SMS_Collection_User 31 SMS_Application 2 SMS_Pa...

SQL SRS Subscription to: field is grayed out

You might notice that the to: field in a SRS Report subscription is grayed out and you cannot alter the field. This may not be desired if you want your users to be able to add other users to the subscription. You could grant the users the administrator role which is overkill or you could modify the RSReportServer.Config file. SendEmailToUserAlias needs to be changed to false to make the field edit...

Automatically set display resolution

I was looking for an easy way to set the display resolution on multiple machines and i happened to come across this Post from http://systemcenterideas.com/ which was just what i was looking for. Chad put together a nice script that works with Video Resolution Changer by Tony Pombo. I am not going to go into detail on how it works for that you can visit Chad’s blog at http://systemcenterideas...

ConfigMgr Script to Update Default Boot Images to WinPE 3.1

After completing steps 1-4 in my previous post you can continue on or download the below script to Automatically update your Default Boot Images to WinPE 3.1. Required parameters are auto determined if possible and entered for you. Required Method Parameters: Architecture, ExportImagePath, ImageIndex 1) Supply Architecture Value: x86 or x64 2) If launched from Site server “expected” path will be a...

How to Manually Update ConfigMgr to WinPE 3.1

1) Download the Waik 3.1 Supplement from the following Link. 2) Extract the ISO on your Primary Site Server i.e. “E:\Waik3.1” 3) Open an elevated command prompt and enter the following cmd substituting your extracted ISO location and Waik install Directory like below. 4) Once Complete output should look similar to the below screenshot. 5) Next open wbemtest from an elevated cmd prompt and select C...

Powershell Script – Patch Data

PS Script shows last date machine was patched and last patches applied. $objSession = New–Object -com “Microsoft.Update.Session” $objSearcher= $objSession.CreateUpdateSearcher()$colHistory = $objSearcher.QueryHistory(1, 1)Foreach($objEntry in $colHistory){ Write–host $objEntry.TitleWrite–host $objEntry.Date}

Configure DNS Suffix for this Connection Script

I happened to need a script to set the active nics DNS suffix on all of my machines so i wrote this little script to do just that. I first looked to see if anyone else had already wrote something and found a lot of people looking for this same thing but no one really finding a solution. Save the below to CFG.DNSDomain.vbs and set the StrDNSDomain variable and you are ready to go… Option Explicit D...

Windows XP Power Buttons AutoIT Script

I needed away to change the Power Buttons on Windows XP Systems during deployment and after searching the internet i quickly found others with the same problem since these settings cannot be set via script easily and are usually handled by third party software from the hardware vendor. to be more specific on XP Laptop systems i did not want the power options to shutdown or put the system in standb...

How to Offline Patch a .WIM image using DISM

If you have ever needed to offline patch a image you may have asked yourself how do i do that… 1. Find the index you want to patch: dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:<path of the Install.wim file>\install.wim 2. Mount your WIM file: dism /mount-wim /wimfile:<path of the Install.wim image file>\install.wim /mountdir:<path of the mount directory> /index:<index number of the Insta...

Manually remove Hardlinks from a failed deployment

USMT Hardlink migrations are awesome but if you do not remove them they can persist and cause problems down the road. To manually remove them just use usmtutils cmd line options to remove. usmtutils /rd %systemdrive%\statestore

ConfigMgr Boot Media Powershell Script

Ever want to programmatically create ConfigMgr Boot media with all your favorite bells and whistles? Well now you can with the below Powershell script. This script will use the local waik installation create a new boot.wim add all required components, pre execution hooks drivers and anything else you may want to add then it will connect to the local SMS Provider and create the boot image package w...

SQL Query – Computer Model Count

select distinct model0 as ‘Computer Model’, COUNT(0) AS ‘Number of Machines’ from Computer_system_data group by model0 order by count(0) desc

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