Using SCCM R3 Pre-Stage Media feature to prestage OS Deployments

Cross posted from PTS Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/ptsblog/archive/2011/03/02/using-sccm-r3-pre-stage-media-to-prestage-os-deployments.aspx In this post I’ll demonstrate how to use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 to create prestaged media, and then prestaging the operating system (OS) image on a fresh hardware using a Task Sequence. Afterwards, we will install the operating system using the prestaged OS media. Part 1 :…

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How to Install the Configuration Manager 2012 Primary site

Cross posted from PTS Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/ptsblog/archive/2011/12/16/how-to-install-the-configuration-manager-2012-primary-site.aspx Previous Post: How to Install the Configuration Manager 2012 Central Administration Site On the primary site server, again make sure you have following components available. 1. Make sure you have x64 Windows server 2008 Operating System 2. Install supported version of SQL server 2008 (for Configuration Manager 2012 RTM…

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How to Install the Configuration Manager 2012 Central Administration Site

Cross posted from PTS Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/ptsblog/archive/2011/12/16/how-to-install-the-configuration-manager-2012-central-administration-site.aspx When I recently had to install Configuration Manager 2012 in my lab setup, I thought of capturing screenshots. I installed a Central Administration Site and a Primary site attached to it. Here is a high level overview of all steps involved: 1. Make sure you have x64 Windows server 2008…

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Configuration Manager 2012 RC: What’s new in Software Update Management?

Cross Posted from PTS Blogs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ptsblog/archive/2011/12/19/configuration-manager-2012-rc-what-s-new-in-software-update-management.aspx Configuration Manager 2012 is introducing a lot of changes in update deployment procedures. Most of the changes are around the “HOW” part while there are some new concepts too. In this post I’ll talk about what some of the changes are around: Configuration of Software Updates components Deployment of…

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Configuration Manager 2012 RC: Configure Software Catalogue portal and publish applications

Cross Posted from PTS Blogs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ptsblog/archive/2011/12/20/configuration-manager-2012-rc-configure-software-catalogue-portal-and-publish-applications.aspx The Software Catalogue portal is a cool new feature in System Center Configuration Manager 2012. Administrators can publish applications for end users, and optionally they can enforce authorization before actual deployment of the application. I tried to configure the feature in the release candidate of Configuration Manager 2012 and…

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