Updating ConfigMgr Linux Clients

Jeff Butte published a great blog showing a way to manage the upgrade of your Linux clients.    

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ConfigMgr Export/Import Hardware Inventory Classes

Here is something that I have run into a few times now so I created a script to help make all our lives a bit easier. When applying updates to the ConfigMgr environment, modifications to the Hardware Inventory classes in the default and custom client settings sometimes get reset to the default.  For some people…

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Schannel SSL and TLS Registry Keys Reporting

I have seen this topic come up more and more recently. In many cases, organizations wish to report on and manage the Schannel registry values. Configuration Manager can help monitor, report, and implement these changes. Before modifying any of these settings, please make sure that you understand the implications. Please review https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/245030 very cafeully.   First,…

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Peer Cache Reporting

Check out this great blog on with an example custom report that Seth built for Peer Cache!   https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/setprice/2016/06/29/pe-peer-cache-custom-reporting-examples/  

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FREE Technology Day – March 14 – Microsoft Reston, VA

Hi Everyone! There is a District of Columbia Maryland Virginia Management User Group (DMVMUG) Conference on March 14th in the Microsoft office in  Reston, VA.  Registration is required dmvmug.eventbrite.com See you there! Flyer-RestonVA2015.pdf

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Configuration Manager Powershell: Changing Package Source Location Part 2

Hello Everyone! This is a follow up to a blog I posted previously, Changing Package Source Location.  I was recently on-site with another customer that was migrating from an existing Configuration Manager 2012 environment to a new Configuration Manager 2012 R2 environment.  We needed to move their source files and update source locations not just…

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Configuration Manager R2 Toolkit Release!

  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36213   Server Based Tools (NEW) DP Job Manager – A tool that helps troubleshoot and manage ongoing content distribution jobs to Configuration Manager distribution points. (NEW) Collection Evaluation Viewer – A tool that assists in troubleshooting collection evaluation related issues by viewing collection evaluation details. (NEW) Content Library Explorer – A tool that assists…

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Import Computer Does Not Show Up in Collection

I was recently working with another PFE with a customer that has some pretty strict requirements around OSD collections.  The customer has tiered collections that separate workstations and servers. The 3rd tier of collections (where OSD deployments  are targeted) are each limited to the appropriate All Servers or All Workstation Collection.       When…

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Configuration Manager PowerShell – Creating Collections from AD OUs

Is there an easy way to create collections based on my Active Directory OU’s? Customers often create collections in Configuration Manager to model their AD environment.  In some environments, with lots of OU’s, this can get an bit overwhelming.  If you are like me, you see this as an opportunity to leverage some automation ……

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Configuration Manager PowerShell – Administrative Model and Collection Creation

A problem of delegated administration I was recently on-site with a customer that had very specific requirements in regards to which Administrative Users had access to add devices to collections for Software Distribution.  The design that they had come up with was not working as they had expected.  After some discussion, we came up with…

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