The hidden directory of SCCM client on Linux / Unix

If you are ever troubleshooting a package deployment from SCCM (Configuration Manager) to a Linux system there is a hidden directory where the packages are staged on the Linux system.  I have not found a whole lot of documentation about his but thought I would just put a note out about it. If you are…

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Deploy SCCM Linux via PowerShell

So installing the System Center Configuration Manager client for Linux is simple.  It doesn’t require a reboot, there are few parameters, and it can be scriptable.  So typically most Linux admins will have some sort of remote automation tool, such as Puppet.  But sometimes they don’t or it’s not Linux admins doing the install.  That’s…

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Why is DISM Growing My WIM When Running StartComponentCleanup?

Have you ever tried to clean up a wim with the /startcomponentcleanup parameter only to have it grow the wim instead of shrink it?  If you have and you are not sure why it didn’t work then I can help you out. I was trying to shrink a Sysprep’d offline Windows Server 2012 R2 WIM and when…

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Let’s Configure Azure Site-to-Site VPN with RRAS in Azure Resource Manager!

UPDATE 12/20/2016: The correct port forwarding rules need to be in place in order for the VPN to work.  Here is a link to a blog with more information about which ports need to be configured on the router. There are several blog posts about configuring an Azure site-to-site VPN with Microsoft RRAS in the…

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Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Linux OpenSSL Centrify Error

While installing SCCM Linux clients I have come across issues.  Some are well documented some are not documented at all. It has been one of those fun and continuing adventures in Linux and SCCM.  One of the toughest issues that I discovered had to do with Centrify.  I originally added this information to the Linux SCCM Troubleshooting Wiki.  I felt…

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