Are your new clients working?

I have setup many SCCM installations in my time and once I have all the server side pieces in place I like to kick a few quick tests to make sure it is all working as expected.  Nothing too heavy and cumbersome, but enough to see if you have a good foundation to build from. …

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Memory trick to finding your laptops

I was working with a customer once and we were looking for a good way to separate laptops from desktops within Configuration Manager when we hit upon this little known “memory” trick that I wanted to share. Often times people use the Win32_SystemEnclosure class and look up the chassis type.  While this is a good,…

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Avoid duplicating work when collecting inventory

For those who have been using SMS and SCCM for a while this post will tell you nothing new, so check out the new picture at Http://bing.com and then go search for something else interesting to read. I’m a big advocate for avoiding duplicate work.  To that end there are many things which I work…

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Keep that inventory under control

Inventory settings are site wide yet there are times when you want a class of hardware inventory collected for all machines EXCEPT a few (for example, some kiosk machines where many folks are logging in with new and separate profiles).  To handle that there is a handy write-up at http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/skissinger/archive/2009/07/03/selectively-disable-ccm-recentlyusedapps-per-client.aspx that will allow you to…

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