Package Conversion Manager version 2.0.1

Just a quick update. Package Conversion Manager 2.0.1 is now available for download here. The problem outlined in the previous blog post has been resolved with 2.0.1’s installers.  Downloading Package Conversion Manager 2.0.1 Please visit the PCM Home page to get started or follow the links below to download PCM for any of the appropriate languages: ·…

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Why is PCM not installing when I have my ConfigMgr console installed to a location other than the default

The Problem  Due to differences between ConfigMgr 2012 RTW and SP1 the same PCM code base needed to be compiled differently for these versions.  This means that the installer needed to determine which set of binaries to install on a machine based on the Configuration Manager console version.  To determine this the installer looks at…

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Configuration Manager 2012 Package Conversion Manager 2.0 Released

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 has been released.  This release of  Package Conversion Manager (PCM) supports that release.  PCM was originally released to support RTM of ConfigMgr 2012 and due to changes made in service pack 1 we had to update PCM.  Download Package Conversion Manager 2.0 from the Microsoft Download Center today. 2.0 Changes Although there…

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Package Conversion Manager(PCM) – Moving your targeting intent to the App Model

You probably have many collections each of which contain one or more query in order to populate each collection. Additionally your programs may have requirements set on them as well. These options are available to make sure that software will successfully install and at the same time allows you to target the appropriate users and devices that are…

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System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager 2.0 Beta Released

Package Conversion Manager provides an easy to use interface for converting packages to ConfigMgr 2012 app model applications which greatly reduces the amount of time as well as the number of mistakes that might be made if manually converting ConfigMgr packages to app model apps. PCM also comes with a number of features. These include:…

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How to add in additional stage groups and stages

Overview I have been meaning to write this blog for a while. Through the UDI Designer there is no way to add additional stage or stage groups. However, this doesn’t mean that it can’t be done. This just means that you must do it manually. It is a very simple process to add in additional…

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Why aren’t the options I selected from the language page set correctly – A must read for language usage with MDT 2012 Update 1 UDI

The Problem If you are using MDT 2012 Update 1 UDI and are configuring language settings, you may have run into the problem setting up your User Locale. In MDT 2012 Update 1 Beta the UDI wizard was setting InputLocale when it should have been setting UserLocale. As this was found at the last minute…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1 Released

It just seems like yesterday that we released MDT 2012 and now we have turned around and released MDT 2012 Update 1 available for download here. Compared with MDT 2012 the journey to releasing Update 1 has been a much shorter. Regardless of this short time period some powerful features and enhancements have been added…

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MDT 2012 UDI Video Series – Replace Deployment Scenario

In an effort to inform those who are currently using or are planning on using UDI about the features available in MDT 2012 we have put together a video series covering UDI. I know what you are thinking: “But Update 1 Beta1 is already available”. These videos still apply to Update 1 and I will…

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MDT 2012 UDI Video Series – New Computer Deployment

In an effort to inform those who are currently using or are planning on using UDI about the features available in MDT 2012 we have put together a video series covering UDI. I know what you are thinking: “But Update 1 Beta1 is already available”. These videos still apply to Update 1 and I will point…

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