ConfigMgr OSD Model Check Task Sequence Step

Ok this step is super easy and in my opinion a must have when it comes to Operating System Deployment.  I cant count how many times a separate organization or technician for that matter grabs a system out from under their desk or purchases something off the internet without running it past their image engineering…

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ConfigMgr Compliance Baseline to verify Windows Activation Status

In most environments we are running KMS and don’t tend to think to often about our activation status but with more and more systems coming and going with BYOD and god knows what else your technicians are doing throughout your enterprise its good to have some piece of mind from a ConfigMgr perspective and validate…

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Updated Win32_SystemEnclosure Chassis Types

The Win32_SystemEnclosure WMI Class has been rather valuable over the years in order to properly detect and target specific software, drivers etc. to a particular type of system.  The problem is that while it has been a staple over the years it has had many revisions.  These revisions are part of the DMTF Specification in…

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Its been awhile

It certainly has been awhile with so many life and technology changes its time to resurrect this blog from the dead and start contributing once again.  This post will be brief but wanted to set the stage that I will be starting from square one on a lot of topics and technologies just incase anyone…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 1 Re-released Build 8298

  Looks like Aaron and team have been busy ramping up the latest build release of MDT 2013 Update 1 which should address many known issues. The following issues are fixed in build 8298 Multiple drive partitioning issues are addressed by significant revisions to the Format and Partition Disk step (see release note below), including:…

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SCAP Extensions version 3.0 for System Center Configuration Manager Now Available!

  The Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering team is pleased to announce the release of the SCAP Extensions version 3.0 for System Center Configuration Manager. You can download it from the Microsoft Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48741. This new release of the SCAP Extensions was validated on August 28th 2015 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology…

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Powershell Eject CD Drive

  Awhile ago I wrote some code in AutoIT to Eject CD-Drives so that you wouldn’t get burnt in MDT/ConfigMgr while booting from Media.  Today I received a request for that code since the links at myITforum seem to be having some trouble.  While I was able to pull the original source code up it…

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Windows 10 Sysprep fails after removing or updating Windows built-in Windows Store apps

  So by now you have had an opportunity to start playing around with Windows 10 and maybe your organization is thinking about deploying Windows 10 in the Enterprise so we need to work on getting a custom image built and captured for deployment.  MDT 2013 Update 1 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48595 is available and highly recommended for…

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How to force Microsoft Edge to Open the Application Catalog in Internet Explorer

  So as we are getting excited to start finally deploying Windows 10 in production with Configuration Manager we get the agent installed and start trying to test out Application Deployments and go to open the Application Catalog and BAM… we get an error since our default browser is now Microsoft Edge in Windows 10…

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Windows 10 ADK Boot image updates for Configuration Manager

  Windows 10 has finally launched worldwide and now I am ready to start updating my boot images for deployment so what’s next…  First download the bits from the msdn page all the way at the bottom. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/dn913721.aspx Next we have two options first being we have yet to deploy System Center Configuration Manager 2012…

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