Steps to make USB Drive Bootable for SCCM

1) Attach the USB Flash Drive to a Windows Vista/7 2) As Administrator: Open a command window and run ‘DISKPART’3) At the DISKPART> prompt, type ‘List disk’ 4) Determine which disk number corresponds to the USB flash drive (make sure you correctly make this determination!), then at the DISKPART> prompt, type ‘Select disk <x>’ where…


Enable Hard Links with SCCM

Capture User Files and Settings Add the following lines to the Task Sequence under Capture User Files and Settings (this is not needed if using MDT…): Set Task Sequence Variable Type: Set Task Sequence Variable Name: Enable Hard Links Capture Command Task Sequence Variable: OSDMigrateAdditionalCaptureOptions Value: /nocompress /hardlink Set Task Sequence Variable Type: Set Task…


How to Enable BitLocker with SCCM OSD

The hardware and software requirements for BitLocker are: A computer running Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows Server 2008 R2. A TPM microchip, version 1.2, turned on for use with BitLocker on operating system drives is recommended for validation of early boot components and storage of the BitLocker master key. If the computer…


AppCompat VirtualRegistry

I created the following registry keys: HKLM\SOFTWARE\SHIM1 Name: Version Type: REG_SZ Data: 1.0 HKLM\SOFTWARE\SHIM2 Name: Version Type: REG_SZ Data: 2.0 Then create a quick SMS Installer package (SHIMVER.EXE) to read SHIM1 Registry Key for Version 1.0. Check Disk Space Get Registry Key Value  Variable=VER  Key=SOFTWARE\SHIM1  Value Name=Version Display Message  Title English=Version Check  Text English=Version is…


SMS Installer

Download:  On your workstation, change the data value in the following key:Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\SetupData: TypeData Value: dword:00000001Usually this is set to 00000004 on a workstation signifying just the admin console. 00000001 Is for Primaries, type 00000002 is for Secondaries.


Group Policy Preferences to Deploy SCCM Client with SUP

This scenario is for companies that are using SCCM for Software Updates. Create Group Policy Preferences to detect if SCCM Client is installed by detecting if a Local WSUS Server has been specified via the SCCM Client.  If specified, the Policy will ignore since the SCCM Client is installed.  If not specified, the Policy will…