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…


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…


System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Setup fails due to Password Filters

I was recently installing a ConfigMgr 2012 site for a customer and ran into an unusual error towards the end of the installation that i hadn’t seen before and wanted to share this incase others ran into this similar issue. The following error message will be displayed in your ConfigMgr Setup log if you have a Password…


ConfigMgr Queries and Collections for Windows 10 Versions

With the recent release of Windows 10 RS3 aka 1709 aka build 16299 i thought it was a good time to post some queries and collections for each Windows 10 version released so far.  Additionally i also included Queries for each OS released as far back as XP that i happened to have access to…


Windows 10 RS3 , 1709 , 16299 Resources for OS Deployment

10-18-2017 Updated to include Windows 10 Language Packs and Remote Server Administration Tools By now you probably have seen that Windows 10 RS3 released yesterday 10/17/2017.  Its available via MSDN, MVLS and any other channels you may use. Additionally you might find the following links useful if you are planning on creating a reference image,…


System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Product Activation from Evaluation Mode

This seems like a very straight forward item but a lot of people get confused with how to activate ConfigMgr after installation and the 180 trial starts to run low.  Luckily this is a rather easy process and simply requires you to launch the “Configuration Manager Setup” from the start menu or start screen on…


Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Released!

Woohoo another update is available for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 below are the links for more info… Description of Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2938441 Description of Windows PowerShell changes in Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2932274 http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/03/24/configuration-manager-servicing-update.aspx


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…


How to Create and Apply a Windows 8 GPOPack

What is a GPOPack? “A GPOPack is either an export of a GPO Backup or an export from a Gold Master Computer that has all of the settings applied and the LocalGPO tool ran on it with the /Export switch to create a GPOPack .” What is the LocalGPO Tool? “This tool is designed to manage local group…


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…