System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit Now Available!

The Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit contains fifteen downloadable tools to help you manage and troubleshoot Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. The following list provides specific information about each tool in the toolkit.  Note: Items with an * are new in the R2 Toolkit and require Microsoft System Center 2012…

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Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is Now Live!

That’s right if you have been waiting for Windows 8.1 support here it is!  Beyond that a slew of fixes have been addressed so it is highly encouraged to get this Cumulative Update installed.  Of course like with any update you should test in your lab prior to production implementation! Happy Friday! Supported Platforms This…

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Task Sequencer NOT displaying your Organization Name

So you just spent all that time creating a fully customized image for your company and you get ready to deploy it to find out its not so custom after all…  You kick off the task sequencer and the below image comes up so what gives? Well the Organization Name is listed under Client Settings…

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How to Create and Import a WinPE 3.1 Boot image for use in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU2

 1) Install the WAIK 3.0 package on a remote system        NOTE: It is not recommended to have the ADK and WAIK installed on the same system. 2) Install the WAIK 3.1 Supplement update package 3) To install the supplemental update open a command prompt and perform the following command.       NOTE: 1131 Files should be…

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Powershell – How to Disable Incremental Collection Updates in Mass

Collections in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager represent logical groupings of resources, such as users and devices. You can use collections to help you perform many tasks, such as managing applications, deploying compliance settings, or installing software updates. You can also use collections to manage groups of client settings. For more information on Collections see the following “Introduction…

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How to Create a Configuration Item and Baseline to Disable Adobe Flash Player Automatic Updates

Updated Post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/brandonlinton/archive/2014/01/03/compliance-baseline-for-adobe-flash-player-configuration-settings.aspx  In this post i am going to go over how to disable Adobe Flash Player Automatic Updates with a CI item and Baseline.  In a follow up post i will walk through the steps to Deploy and maintain Flash Player Patches via System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center Updates Publisher 2011. …

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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 1 Released!

Well it looks like we received a nice little surprise today and Cumulative Update 1 has released for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1.  If you are one of the early adopters of SP1 you should evaluate this CU especially if you are a Powershell GURU.  If you are not on SP1 you should look at it right away…

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How to Deploy Phantom Updates with System Center Configuration Manager

Have you ever wanted to deploy an update in Configuration Manager and went hay i don’t see that in my list of updates?  You probably started looking around checking to ensure your classifications and products were all filled out and noticed all were selected or the ones you required were selected and still nothing to…

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ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Windows 8 Server Scheduled Updates?

Problem: Some of you might have tried to use the Scheduled updates feature in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 to apply patches to a Windows Server 2012 Image.  Well i am sure you didn’t expect to see that there wasn’t any updates available when indeed several updates have been released for Server 2012 already.  SMSProv.log ExecQueryAsync: START…

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