Me... in two places!

Hi all, Sorry this blog has been quiet lately.  I was asked to help get blogging restarted in my new team and that ended up being more time consuming than I had expected.  I think we have the kinks worked out.  I just put up the first post to restart my team’s blog (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/system_center_in_action).  While…

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Closer to the action

This blog may be quiet for a little bit.  For those who follow it you know I was a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft.  I have elected to take on a new role and I am joining the ConfigMgr product group to help with the deployment of new product functionality and features to Microsoft…

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Export that collection membership

Hi folks.  Today's post is on the topic of one of those "so obvious it hurts" topics.  I will admit that as obvious as it is, it wasn't something I clewed in on right away.  I suspect that for someone new to the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager product it was obvious from the start…

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Search through everything!!!!!

With Configuration Manager 2012 came a new UI.  It took some getting used to but I, for one, have come to like it over the old MMC interface.  There is one frustration with it that I hear from customers or see them attempting to workaround all the time.  ConfigMgr admins everywhere like to organize their applications,…

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To hotfix or not to hotfix, that is the question

Let me start this blog post by making it clear that this is my opinion, not an official stance.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion and this is just mine.  Feel free to ignore it if you like. I often time have discussions with customers about applying hotfixes, and more recently cumulative updates.  The discussion…

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How to manually clean your SCCM server roles off the box

Occasionally it becomes necessary to manually clean off a server of SCCM components.  When that becomes necessary I usually tell customers to just flatten and rebuild the box, but that is not always an option.  In those cases I have this mental list of things I go through to remove all the traces that SCCM/SMS…

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So you think you can be me (a.k.a Job opening in PFE)?

I have all kinds of quotes running through my head today.  “To every season, turn, turn, turn” and “it’s so hard to say goodbye”.  I have come to another one of those points in life where I am making a good change, but I will miss what I leave behind.  I have made the choice…

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Command shell auto-complete

Today’s trick is one of those things that those that know think everyone knows, and those that don’t know never get told about.  It is the ability to do auto-complete from a command prompt. The command shell (you know, cmd.exe) has an awareness of file and folder structure.  You can use this to your advantage…

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Professional Blogging

Hi and Hello.  I’m a Premier Field Engineer here at Microsoft specializing in System Management Server (SMS) and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).  I’m starting up this blog to share some of the many tips and tricks I learn about while working here at Microsoft, and specifically with SMS and SCCM.  I hope to help…

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