Software Deployment to Barely Connected Users

In a world where high-speed Internet connections are ubiquitous, even laptop computers can be expected to have some form of regular connection to the Internet or corporate network. However in the past few months the same scenario has cropped up in conversations with customers: How to include computers that barely connect to corporate network, in…

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Using SCCM Local Policy to Selectively Restrict App-V Integration

I am sure my customer are not alone in their desire to control the way in which Configuration Manager takes ownership of Virtual Application delivery to clients on a network. I hope this entry is able to help a few more of you: Because the change to enable virtual application delivery in ConfigMgr is a…

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System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Toolkit V2 Released

The Configuration Manager Product Group have released an updated version of the Toolkit for ConfigMgr 2007. Re-introducing a number of features that were present in the SMS 2003 Toolkit. The revived features are: Delete Group Class MP Troubleshooter Preload Package Send Schedule Plus all the features of the first version: Client Spy – A tool…

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Manageability Post Details for PFE UK

Apologies for the delay in uploading more information about the SCOM and SCCM roles but here they are:   Configuration Manager:https://careers.microsoft.com/JobDetails.aspx?ss=&pg=0&so=&rw=3&jid=16114&jlang=EN Operations Manager: https://careers.microsoft.com/JobDetails.aspx?ss=&pg=0&so=&rw=1&jid=16112&jlang=EN   Alternatively you can send me your CV to rob.york@microsoft.com which I will then forward onto the relevant manager.   This post was contributed by Rob York, a Dedicated Supportability Engineer…

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Fancy a new career as a Premier Field Engineer in the UK?

Following continued successes, Premier Field Engineering in the UK has started recruiting for engineers across a number of technology areas; including System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Operation Manager.   If you are interested in joining the fantastic team that is PFE UK and to help further the great work we do with our enterprise customer we…

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Enumerate Open Ports Script for DCM

This comes up quite often, so I thought I share a method I came up with to enumerate open ports in VBScript using netstat.  Basically the script, which is available here on TechNet Script Center, runs “netstat –a –n” and parses the output into the following format: TCPv4\0.0.0.0:135 TCPv4\0.0.0.0:445 TCPv4\0.0.0.0:990 TCPv4\192.168.1.11:139 TCPv6\[::]:135 TCPv6\[::]:445 TCPv6\[::1]:5679 UDPv4\0.0.0.0:123…

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Being Proactive with ConfigMgr: Users with Low Disk Space

So this is the first post in a series about how to be proactive with ConfigMgr.  I’ve started with something that is relatively straightforward, disk space.  Now, you might say that this is too simple because we already have reports in ConfigMgr that tell us this information.  What I am aiming to due is get…

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Being proactive with ConfigMgr series

One of the things that regularly comes up when discussing ConfigMgr is one of the following: How do I find out who did this? How do I find out where this is installed? Where are my assets? These are all perfectly good reasons to use ConfigMgr, but I would argue that one of ConfigMgr best…

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Enumerate Maintenance Windows Schedules in ConfigMgr

I recently had a customer request on how to enumerate maintenance windows within a site.  The script was used to provide descriptions that match those created by the ConfigMgr console.  The script can also be used as an example of how to convert a SMS_ScheduleToken object into VBScript datetime variant or into a string.  The…

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Obtaining a list of AI Microsoft Products

I received a question from colleague recently around how to find the exact name used in the AI database for previous versions of a Microsoft product.  The reason for this was to replace the license MVLS statement’s product name with an older version of software that is deployed by availing a customer Downgrade Rights in…

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