Windows 10 deployment with ConfigMgr

Hello all, I’m back, and let’s now talk about Windows 10 upgrade leveraging ConfigMgr CB. “Despite all the logistics and costs involved when upgrading to a new OS, using the wipe-and-load method, enterprises previously had to develop their own methods to upgrade their operating systems because there was no control or predictability provided by the…

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How to extract NETBIOS name from BADMIF files on ConfigMgr 2012 using Log Parser 2.2

It's been a long time since my last post, so at this time let's talk about a powerful tool: Log Parser 2.2! Log Parser 2.2 is used by IIS, Platforms and Exchange engineers, but the cool thing about Log Parser 2.2 is the fact it’s not related to a specific product/technology. In this post, I'll give an…

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Reassigning Distribution Point (Behind the scenes)

My customer wanted to know what happens behind the scenes when they select the option Reassign Distribution Point (This option was previously known as "Upgrade Distribution Point" on RTM and SP1 version), which upgrades/migrates a ConfigMgr 2007 Distribution Point to a ConfigMgr 2012 Distribution Point. Scenario: You need to upgrade a ConfigMgr 2007 Distribution Point to ConfigMgr 2012 Distribution Point and…

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ConfigMgr 2012 – Hardware Inventory sizing challenge

Customers have been asking me about what are the ways to estimate / size their Hardware Inventory information (HINV) – (Full and Delta) in ConfigMgr 2012 which is sent from the client to the site server, so I decided to talk about this topic here. The hardware inventory files don't go directly to the site server, there are other components (actually a bunch of…

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