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Author: Jason Scheffelmaer

Task Sequence/MDT Referenced Packages by DP – SCCM Report

This report is based off the canned report in ConfigMgr called ‘Packages Referenced by a specific task sequence’ but it also includes references to packages from the MDT database (location, roles, makemodels) and also is queried by distribution point. This report is meant to give you a complete look at all packages that may be referenced by a task sequence AND the MDT database and give you the res...

MDT Database Referenced Packages – SCCM Report

Even though we use Maik Koster’s MDT Web FrontEnd we still had some requirements to be able to run a quick report on referenced packages by a certain location, role, or MakeModel via the MDT database. Another requirement is the Package Name which the MDT Database does not include. Therefore I created a quick and simple report that references both the MDT 2010 database and ConfigMgr’s database for ...

Using PowerShell to Check Task Sequence Package References for a DP

Michael Niehaus posted a blog post that described how to use powershell to automate the checking and replicating of referenced packages in a task sequence to all DPs. This was great work and the blog can be found here. Please read it first. 🙂 I updated the script to include Windows Form Prompts and the ability to select a specific task sequence and specific distribution point. I updated the follow...

Setting Volume Name of Drive C:

Thought I’d share this since it came up on the email list recently. Here is a very simple vbs script that sets the volume name of the C: drive to match the computer name. ******************* CODE BELOW ********************** ‘***************************************************** ‘* Set Volume Name for Computer ‘***************************************************** strComputer = &...

Moving the MDT wizard off your boot disk

So this is something we used in our past solution, and also now have adopted it within our MDT\SCCM deployment solution. What I will describe is the ability to move any Custom Front End or MDT Wizard or any other scripts you execute before the task sequence off of the boot disk and on to a master share. Why do this? Mainly to avoid having to update your boot disk every single time you make a scrip...

SCCM And Roles Wizard via MDT Database

For those of you that have tried to implement my previous Roles Wizard solution into your SCCM/MDT deployment, I would like to apologize it is a bit messy. 🙂 Luckily I have trimmed down most everything that is no longer needed and simplied the process to add it to your deployment via SCCM! You will still need the two wizard files that launch the Roles Wizard as included here in the zip. These have...

SCCM OSD – Install Packages Failing?

I just wanted to blog this down real quick since it was fresh in memory. Troubleshooting a deployment issue from the SMS Email distribution list; we were attempting to solve why an SCCM/MDT deployment was not installing the packages as listed in the task Install Software in the task sequence, with the base variable of PACKAGES. Well come to find out, the package’s programs in SCCM were not c...

SCCM PXE Service Point & WDS

I don’t know if anyone else has ran into issues setting up the PSP on your SCCM box or WDS box but I can tell you it is very touchy to failure if not done right. On our WDS server I already had went in through the WDS console to configure WDS. Well most people may tell you that is a no no when it comes to setting up PSP on that server. Needless to say I was getting all kinds of different eve...

Using SCCM discovery to filter collections by AD Activity

Those of you that are using the Enhanced System Discovery Tool are already familiar with this procedure. But what if you don’t have ESD but do indeed have SCCM deployed? You can still pull this attribute into ConfigMgr and then use it throughout your queries and collections. The first thing you will need to do is modify your AD System Discovery properties to include the whenChanged attribute...

Microsoft Deployment Tool, SCCM, & USMT

If you have played with the MDT & SCCM integration then you may have noticed that SCCM uses its own USMT package and settings for the State Migration node in the task sequence. This may get complicated for you if you are used to using the USMTMigFiles and the USMTConfigFile properties in your BDD/MDT rules previous to SCCM as SCCM does not use these values anymore. In fact it doesn’t sup...

SCCM/MDT: Deploying Applications Based on Previous Application Versions

So for the last couple days I have been trying to get this to work and finally it hit me what I was doing wrong. If you want to set this up all you need to do is first use an MDT imported Task Sequence into SCCM so it takes advatange of the MDT scripts and settings. This will setup a task in your task sequence called Install Software and the settings should already be set to the Install Multiple A...

HTA’s not working in WinPE

Have you tried to implement one of the HTA wizards into your ZTI deployment only to find out that it is not launching or showing up at all? Well besides the configuration required to get the script running in the first place, there is some requirements for WinPE that enables it to successfully launch HTA’s. If you do a windiff on your ZTI$\Boot\Source folder and the Original WinPE 2005 downl...

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