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  • Blog Post: WMUG Event – Satisnet/Secunia – 10th April 2013 – Virtual

    WMUG is proud to announce a virtual meeting with Satisnet/Secunia, presented by John McCann and Morten Stengaard and hosted by Raphael Perez Overview: Secunia CSI provides highly detailed software inventory including both programs and plug-ins. This inventory is in turn mapped to security intelligence...
  • Blog Post: New-CMProgram has no PackageID option.

    Just starting to convert my WMI based Powershell scripts to Configuration Manager 2012 sp1 cmdlets when I stumbled on a issue with New-CMProgram, it only allows you to specify the package name and not PackageID like the WMI class SMS_Program will. This means the Name has to be unique and you cannot...
  • Blog Post: Create SCCM Update Groups/Lists from a Collection – Right Click.

    Here comes a new variant of one of my favourite scripts originally written by Joachim Meyer. Original: http://cid-dc43b6dbf64a5be0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!DC43B6DBF64A5BE0!113.entry This version creates a Update Group/List using the update status of all systems in a Collection, can be used instead...
  • Blog Post: Automating management of TCPIP6 bindings using ConfigMgr 2012 and the Application Model

    Recently a customer asked me to unbind TCPIPv6 on new Windows 7 devices built using ConfigMgr 2012 OSD, so I came up with a simple solution I can share to achieve this using NVSPBIND, an Exchange tool which can be found on MSDN and ConfigMgr’s Application Model. I run the 32-bit version due to their...
  • Blog Post: Wally Mead presenting ConfigMgr R2–London–9th of November 2013

    Wally Mead is back over to the UK for the final leg of his European tour, and will be presenting on ConfigMgr R2 at Cardinal Place, London Victoria all day on the 9th of November 2013. We’re already running low on tickets, if you can make this event, on a Saturday, then best to book in now! Head here...
  • Blog Post: Quick guide to installing MDT 2013

    October 2013, and we've just experienced one of the best technology release cycle’s from Microsoft in a while, a whole bunch of products iterated at the same time in the form of System Center 2012 R2 , Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 8 .1 . We also have a minor product release, in comparison to the heavy...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2–Web Applications

    Now that we have System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 in our hands, I thought I'd take a walk with guides over some of the many hot spots we've been blessed with in this release. Check out the What’s New in R2 guide for an overview of all the new features and enhancements. Here's...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2–New Software Updates specific Maintenance Window

    Handy new enhancement to Maintenance Windows is the Software Updates specific Maintenance Window, which compliments the existing Maintenance Window type (All deployments) and the Task Sequence Maintenance Window type, which, once defined, will install all Software Updates through that defined schedule...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2– Virtual Hard Disk feature

    Virtual Hard Disks. It’s a rather odd inclusion in the pantheon of updates that come in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2, but curiously, it fits well and opens up a door for creating bespoke VHD’s built directly from custom task sequence. These VHD’s can then be moved by whatever means to...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #1 The Lab

    REPOST - Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #1 The Lab NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! This guide kicks off my tour of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - CAS - #2 Do I need one

    NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! Following on from my previous article on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager where I talked about setting up a good test last, we can...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager– #3 Setting up the CAS

    NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! Following on from my previous article for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager where I talked about the pro’s and con’s of having a Central...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #4 Setting up the Primary

    Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #4 Setting up the Primary NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! Following on from my previous article on System Center 2012 Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #5 MDT 2012

    NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have MDT 2013! Here's a quick guide to installing MDT 2012 Update 1 Beta 1. There isn't much to the installation itself, and is intuitive enough not to need...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #6 CMTrace

    NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! I thought I’d write some stuff about CMTrace, the Configuration Manager free log tracing tool. I still find folks who don’t know how useful...
  • Blog Post: WMUG Interview - Johan Arwidmark - ECM MVP - DeploymentArtist

    WMUG presents an interview with Johan Arwidmark ConfigMgr ECM MVP, consultant, trainer, speaker, presenter and director of DeploymentArtist. The host for this interview is Robert Marshall ConfigMgr ECM MVP, consultant, trainer and director of SMSMarshall Ltd, and the recording was made over Lync as...
  • Blog Post: WMUG Event - Wally Mead–UK–November-2013

    We had Wally Mead back over for a day covering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 … WMUG produced a newsletter covering the event for those that couldn’t make it. Video will appear on the WMUG website soon, but there’s 6 hours to render into sessions ready for viewing. Stay tuned. http://wmug...
  • Blog Post: And now for something completely different–The CM12R2 Toolkit is here

    A bag of awesomeness dropped yesterday in the form of the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit . Here’s the payload of tools: Server Based Tools * DP Job Manager - A tool that helps troubleshoot and manage ongoing content distribution jobs to Configuration Manager distribution points....
  • Blog Post: WMUG Interview - Robert Marshall - ECM MVP - SMSMarshall Ltd

    WMUG presents an interview with Robert Marshall ConfigMgr ECM MVP, consultant, trainer, and director of SMSMarshall Ltd. The host for this interview is Johan Arwidmark ConfigMgr ECM MVP, consultant, trainer, presenter and director of DeploymentArtist, and the recording was made over Lync as audio...
  • Blog Post: Switzerland–User Group-All day with Wally Mead and Friends

    Another awesome engineer friend of mine is giving his start-up User Group in Switzerland a go with it’s first all day event. The UG is called ConfigMgr.ch, he has an all-day event set for the 13th of Jan 2014 and the main attraction is Wally Mead along with a bunch of excellent speakers! Here’s the complete...
  • Blog Post: New ConfigMgr tool coming–Custom DDR

    *** UPDATE *** I updated the script a bit to V1.2 and produced some instructions, check it out here ( http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/CustomDDR-for-ConfigMgr-831d30d5 ) *** UPDATE *** Wrote a new tool last night, it was actually a complete rewrite of some code I whipped up for a Client...
  • Blog Post: New Tool–CustomDDR

    *** UPDATE *** I updated the script a bit to V1.2 and produced some instructions, check it out here ( http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/CustomDDR-for-ConfigMgr-831d30d5 ) *** UPDATE *** I’ve written a new ConfigMgr related tool to handle retrieving properties from WMI, Registry, Environment...
  • Blog Post: Controlling Management Point access during OSD

    I wrote a tool called SwitchMP to force an existing ConfigMgr Client to perform Management Point rotation, and while doing so attempt to control which Management Point the Client eventually selects to use. See, there’s no real Location Awareness for Management Points in ConfigMgr, not based...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2–CU1 as arrived

    Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 20212 Configuration Manager R2 has arrived in the form of KB2938441 . Here’s the enhancements: App-V 5.0 SP2 is now supported Updated Endpoint Protection Client PowerShell changes There’s a list of bugs that have been fixed, some...
  • Blog Post: WMUG Interview - Jörgen Nilsson - ECM MVP - CCMEXEC

    WMUG presents an interview with Jörgen Nilsson, MVP in Enterprise Client Management and System Center Consultant. The host for this interview is Robert Marshall ConfigMgr ECM MVP, consultant, trainer and director of SMSMarshall Ltd, and the recording was made over Lync as audio only. We hope...