Inventorying and Reporting Scanners, Digital Cameras, and Webcams connected to Configuration Manager 2012 Clients

  Similar to one of my past blog posts on how to go about collecting network adapter driver information including which are wireless versus wired adapters, you can also collect things like Scanners, Digital Cameras, and WebCams which are attached to your clients. The registry key for these “Imaging Devices” is located in the registry…


Translate “Content_" folders into plain English in the 2012 ConfigMgr Content Library

Understanding and troubleshooting the new content library in Configuration Manager 2012 can be daunting at first.  In ConfigMgr 2007, packages followed a standard XXXYYYYY package ID format, so you could look in your \SMSPKGX$ directory and know which package was which. With the introduction of applications in Configuration Manager 2012, applications and packagaes are now…


Upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2

What’s new in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 I won’t go into great detail of what’s new since it’s fully outlined in detail at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn236351.aspx And here’s the latest documentation library, newly updated for 2012 R2 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682041.aspx However, some of the more welcome and exciting new features for me are: New ‘Certificate registration point” role provides…


Sequencing the System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Administrator Console with App-V 5.0

*Update 12/11/2013 – Sequencing the Configuration Manager 2012 Admin console is not officially supported.  Attempt the steps below at your own risk! Hello again folks!  Today I’m going to step you through how to use App-V 5.0 to sequence the Configuration Manager 2012 Administrator Console.  In this example, I’m also installing SP1 and CU1 so…

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Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 All-Inclusive SQL Database Views Listing

Happy MMS 2013 everyone!  Only 2 days, 12 hours, and 20 minutes to go according to the MMS 2013 official countdown clock.  I’m looking forward to seeing all the old faces and meeting some new ones.  I’ll be lab proctoring in the HOL B labs Tuesday from 8:30-11:30, and HOL A labs Wednesday and Thursday…


List of Public Microsoft Support Knowledge Base (KB) Articles for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012)

Keep updated with the latest hotfixes!  This is a great reference to check on first when troubleshooting any issue. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9539.list-of-public-microsoft-support-knowledge-base-kb-articles-for-system-center-2012-configuration-manager-configmgr-2012.aspx?PageIndex=3


Non-HTTPS enabled SSRS site does not work on a fresh Configuration Manager 2012 install

After adding the Reporting Services role to my ConfigMgr 2012 lab, I was immediately receiving errors such as “The underlying connection was denied: An unexpected error occurred on a send.” when I was trying to create or view reports in SSRS. After bringing up the Reporting Services Configuration Manager app within SQL 2008 R2, if…


ConfigMgr 2012 Software Catalog error

While working on my ConfigMgr 2012 lab, I was trying to load the Application Catalog through the Internet Explorer browser (http://<servername>/CMApplicationCatalog) and I ran into the following error: “Cannot connect to the application server.” It continued to explain that The website cannot communicate with the server. This may be a temporary problem. Click the Retry…