Locality is what?

I recently had a surprise in my SCCM environment that I wanted to share in hopes of helping others in similar situations.  We are on current branch of ConfigMgr (1610 at the moment) and during our monthly update deployment cycle we had many machines failing to install due to content issues.  Upon looking closer we…

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Pre-download content before application installation

This is one of those tricks that many of the experienced ConfigMgr/SCCM admins out there already know about but I wanted to spread the knowledge for all those not yet familiar with the trick. The scenario often comes up where there is a need (slow links, network congestion concerns, etc.) to get your application files…

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PowerShell failing in a task sequence

I recently worked on an issue with a customer that might affect more of you out there.  They were trying to run a simple PowerShell (POSH) script in a System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 (SCCM/ConfigMgr) OSD task sequence.  The PS1 script file would run fine outside of the task sequence, but in the task…

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Marked for reinstallation, it will not be started at this time

A few weeks ago my customer hit a situation where their clients were failing to communicate with their primary System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM/CONFIGMGR) site.  The solution was simple, but the troubleshooting to figure it out wasn't such an easy thing so I wanted to share in hopes that it helps others in the…

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Manual removal of the SCCM client

As much as I love it, it may occasionally be necessary to remove the System Center Configuration Manager client.  I recently had a customer who could not get a machine to upgrade from 2007 to 2012 and after attempting many things we did a manual clean down of the client then the 2012 client installed…

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