Author: James Massardo

SCCM 07 MOF Inventory Update for Tripwire FIM

We had a need to create some reports to show some Tripwire information and there wasn’t a prebuilt MOF we could use so we made our own. We are using Sherry Kissinger’s DCM method to run a vbscript that parses the config file and writes those values to the registry. We then made a custom MOF change using Reg2Mof so we could pull that data into SCCM. ***These items worked for me but make...

Windows 8 Storage Spaces

Thanks to Steven Sinofsky over at Microsoft for a great write up on the new Storage Spaces feature in Windows 8. In a nutshell, Storage Spaces allow: Organization of physical disks into storage pools, which can be easily expanded by simply adding disks. These disks can be connected either through USB, SATA (Serial ATA), or SAS (Serial Attached SCSI). A storage pool can be composed of heterogeneous...

Windows 8 and Server 2012: Error 0x800F0906 while enabling Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

My Windows 8 system is starting to take shape. I have the majority of my applications installed however, I noticed that when I tried to run certain apps, I would get a Windows Feature box: Ok, no problem, I’ve got a good internet connection so I selected “Install this feature”. After several minutes of waiting, I was presented with this box: Bummer, I looked up the MSDN article about installing .N...

Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client and Windows 8

I ran across an interesting tidbit today. I built a Windows 8 box to take to MMS. While I was installing all my normal software, I got a weird error message while testing the Cisco Anyconnect VPN client. When I tried to connect, it would give and error that it was not able to activate the adapter. A quick Google search and I had the answer. It looks like the installer puts some bum data in the Dis...

SCCM 2007 SDK tools using ASP.NET

I’ve been meaning to build out a sample page of how to use an ASP.NET web form to access the SCCM infrastructure using the SDK. We use a web form to give our hardware groups access to SCCM for OSD and Software Distribution. This includes importing new machines for imaging, adding machines to collections for software distribution and triggering client schedules for policy refreshes and inventory sc...

User specific datasets in SSRS reports

We had a case come up where we needed to be able to provide reports, but limit the dataset that was displayed. Our first thought was to put the computers in a collection and put that collection id in the report. That worked fine…. until we started getting requests for more reports and more groups wanted the reports. This got out of hand really quickly and it started looking like we were going to h...