How to find SCCM duplicate computer objects

One of the many tasks an SCCM admin faces is checking for ConfigMgr duplicate computer records. There are many ways that we can get duplicate records, but here are the three most common: Duplicate MAC Addresses. I normally see this in environments where VDI is common. Generally, a VDI admin has duplicated machines without giving… Read more

SCCM 2012 Beta 2: setupdl.exe doesn’t launch

Had an annoying one this afternoon. While trying to install the new (ish) SCCM 2012 Beta 2 the Updated Prerequisite Components wizard wouldn’t download the prereqs. I was able to run the setupdl.exe manually, but still when providing the prereq path to the Updated Prerequisite Components wizards it would still fail. <04-28-2011 14:38:50> INFO: setupdl.exe:… Read more

Custom WinPE Boot Image Script

I’m on a scripting rampage at the moment writing tools for the common things I do for each customer. Here’s my latest script. This powershell script will: – Check for prereqs (WAIK, DISM) – Builds the WinPE dev environment (in either x86 or x64) – Mounts the WIM – Prompts to install non-default WinPE packages… Read more

USMT Test Environment Setup Script

I’ve been working hard lately on the various USMT migration scenarios using SCCM with hardlinking and State Migration Points. One of the frustrating things during this process is creating ‘user state’. Creating user state for your test migrations is important as you need to ensure that your testing covers the regular places that users will… Read more