Enable Programs and Applications to be installed from a Task Sequence without being Deployed!

Updated Post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/brandonlinton/archive/2014/02/18/enable-referenced-programs-and-applications-to-be-installed-from-a-task-sequence-without-being-deployed.aspx So this has been a common question as far back as Configuration Manager 2007 when a script was incorporated into the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit called EnableProgramForTS.vbs which would enable each program to be installed without being deployed in a Task Sequence.  Well with Configuration Manager 2012 we now have Applications as well…

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System Center VMM 2012 R2 – How to Change Memory Configuration on all Guest VMs in Mass

Recently i started setting up my lab and working more with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 and found out fast that i was running out of available Memory on my Guest machines.  Typically you would add more RAM to the Host server or migrate guest machines to another host with more resources but…

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Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience

Last year i had the opportunity to co-author a Microsoft Press eBook titled: “Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience”.  Unfortunately i am just getting around to blogging about it now as i have had a relatively busy year and am finally trying to catch up on blogging.  Although this wasn't the lengthiest title it…


Compliance Baseline for Adobe Flash Player Configuration Settings

Last year i wrote a blog post here http://blogs.technet.com/b/brandonlinton/archive/2013/03/30/how-to-create-a-configuration-item-and-baseline-to-disable-adobe-flash-player-automatic-updates.aspx about how to create a Compliance Baseline for Adobe Flash Player Configuration Settings.  Since that post i had a few follow ups where the baseline did not work in certain scenarios and to be able to extend with extra settings.  Since its a new year and…

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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…


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…


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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