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Robert - ConfigMgr Robert Marshall - Blog 733
Paul Winstanley - SCCMentor SCCMentor - SCCM Tips and Fixes - How to get by with SCCM 2007 and 2012 27
Peter Egerton 31
Scambler 163
Eswar Koneti's Blog Blog about Configmgr and Virtualization 13
Larus 15
David Allen - Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP David Allen's weblog advising on System Center products. 181
.:: (MVP) Raphael ::. Your System Center Configuration Manager portal 160
Jan 11
Jon Rumens' Blog 4
Lionel's configmgr blog my wrestles and grapples with the colossal configMgr monster 54
System Center Banter 5
Peters Blog 21
Gordon McKenna - System Center Operations Manager MVP My shared experiences on the worlds greatest Systems Management Product 31
ArticleWriter 2
SteveSystems 9
Blogs - Blog 0
  • Robert - ConfigMgr

    Enhanced Hierarchy functionality

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    Some of you may already know or have guessed, controlling Management Point, and now Software Update Point usage has become a bit of a preoccupation of mine. It is a “missing” feature that I’m acutely aware of as an Architect, I have to point out to customers...
  • Paul Winstanley - SCCMentor

    The software change returned error code 0x800702E4 (-2147024156)

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    When attempting to install Adobe Reader recently from the Application Catalog the application installation failed. Checking the failure in the Software Center I encountered the following error 'The software change returned error code 0x800702E4 (...
  • Paul Winstanley - SCCMentor

    Using the SCCM 2012 Application Model to remove CMTrace

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    Garth Jones, ECM MVP and general ConfigMgr guru, wrote an excellent piece recently on pushing out the CMTrace log viewer via the SCCM application model. To take full advantage of the SCCM 2012 application model I thought it would be good to embellish...
  • Robert - ConfigMgr

    LocationAware–Control Management Point usage

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    I’ve written a pretty awesome and cheaply priced product to control System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and R2 Management Point selection and usage, literally bringing localisation that we have today for Content to Management Points without any...
  • Robert - ConfigMgr

    LinkedIn Phishing attempts

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    Keep an eye out for this bunch of LOL on LinkedIn. I received this today. (I wonder who the poor guy is in the picture!) Mr. Robert Marshall , I would start by saying thanks for your response..How is your family doing? I hope okay. My proposal is very...
  • Paul Winstanley - SCCMentor

    SCCM 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 2 Available

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    CU2 is now available from Microsoft. Details available here Once you update to CU2 your version number will change to 5.0.7958.1303. CU2 introduces a bunch of PowerShell changes and these are viewable at the following KB . SCCMentor is proud...
  • Robert - ConfigMgr

    Where’s Robert been lately?

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    Where’s Robert been lately? A good question! The last few months I’ve been working for my company SMSMarshall Ltd, to produce a ConfigMgr related product, coded in C# using Visual Studio 2013, while trying to weave in day to day consultancy work, community...
  • Peter Egerton

    Microsoft VDI and RDS in Server 2012 R2

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    This week I delivered a couple of sessions for Microsoft on Microsoft VDI/RDS as part of their People Centric IT Road show which WMUG hosted the Reading session. I thought it only right that I should therefore share some of that information with those...
  • Peter Egerton

    Configuration Manager 2012 Security Role ID

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    Here’s a snippet I wrote a little while ago but realised I hadn’t shared it with WMUG. I’ve been using powershell with Configuration Manager recently and I’ve been looking at security roles. If you’re looking to create your own security roles with powershell...
  • Robert - ConfigMgr

    Patch Tuesday–Some patches being reported as incompatible with OSD due to multiple reboots

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    I’m seeing several sources reporting that there are a few patches in the latest Patch Tuesday cycle that are not compatible with OSD due to their requirement for multiple reboots. Keep an eye out, here’s a run down, the skinny, from Nash Pherson an ECM...
  • Robert - ConfigMgr

    Management Points

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    One day
  • Paul Winstanley - SCCMentor

    WMUG Hosts : MVP Empower People Centric IT Roadshow

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    Join speakers from WMUG and the outstanding MVP community in the UK and Ireland for this FREE event and find out more about: How IT can provide a consistent and personalised experience for users across a wide range of devices. How IT can keep...
  • Paul Winstanley - SCCMentor

    Reporting Services broken post SCCM 2012 R2 upgrade

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    Nothing like trying to get a report out for your customer only to find your recent upgrade to R2 has broken all the reports! Time to investigate. Reports were giving out the following error or similar when accessed: 'An error has occurred during...
  • Peter Egerton

    Configuration Manager 2012 Console Parameters

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    It seems not everyone is aware that there are a handful of command line parameters available for the ConfigMgr console executable. They are listed here on the MSDN Library and can be used for advanced troubleshooting, maybe some scripting or even if you...
  • Paul Winstanley - SCCMentor

    Hotfix Package 4 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2 released

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    Microsoft has released Hotfix Package 4 for App-V 5.0SP2. This release is almost like a whole service pack with the amount of fixes that it incorporates. If you are going to upgrade then test your applications prior to pushing out to users. Of interest...
  • Paul Winstanley - SCCMentor

    ConfigMgr Error Object: instance of SMS_ExtendedStatus

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    Whilst attempting to edit a task sequence after a SCCM 2012 R2 in place upgrade, I came across the following error and was unable to proceed any further. ConfigMgr Error Object:Instance of SMS_ExtendedStatus{ Description = ‘Failed...
  • Scambler

    Where is Wally?

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    Today we saw a shock announcement, Wally Mead, Mr SMS / ConfigMgr himself is leaving Microsoft. The legend and MVP lead for the Enterprise Client Management MVPs is joining Cireson as Principal Program Manager. If you missed the announcement We have all...
  • Scambler

    Server Error in '/OperationsManager' Application and OpsMgr 2012 R2

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    I have been working with OpsMgr 2012 recently, and came across the following error when trying to use the OpsMgr web console Server Error in '/OperationsManager' Application The Windows application event log pretty much summed it up Source ASP...
  • Paul Winstanley - SCCMentor

    Grub error after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade

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    'Wait a minute' I can hear you saying, 'this is the Windows Management User Group site. What's an Ubuntu upgrade got to do with me?' Well if you're dual booting Windows and Ubuntu then this is worth checking out as the upgrade...
  • Paul Winstanley - SCCMentor

    SCCM 2012 SP1 (CU1) to R2 (CU1) in-place upgrade

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    SCCM 2012 R2 was released back in November and with CU1 released recently - adding App-V 5.0 SP2 support alongside other improvements - then it's time for an in-place upgrade. Note that I am undertaking an upgrade to CU1 level, this addresses issues...
  • Robert - ConfigMgr

    ConfigMgr Inbox Monitor–Updated to V1.3

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    Just finished up the latest revision to the ConfigMgr Inbox Monitor tool bringing it to V1.3. Here’s a shot of the slightly modified UI: There’s a big build up of files taking place there, silent but deadly, tool took mere moments to render this birds...
  • Robert - ConfigMgr

    WMUG Tweet chat - 15/04/204

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    WMUG asked another fun question on Twitter last week, and here’s the conversation we all had, happy reading! Thanks to those involved for this question: @RobMVP, @PeterEgerton, @NickolajA, @matthewwhite,, @terencebeggs and @JasonSandys Cite a good reason...
  • Robert - ConfigMgr

    WMUG Tweet chat - 14/04/204

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    I had some fun with other MVP’s and peers in the community over last week using Twitter, asked a couple of ConfigMgr related questions and here’s the first question and replies. I hope you enjoy the read. I think this is something we’ll do regularly now...
  • Robert - ConfigMgr

    8 years ago I started posting on this blog

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    I took a peek through some of my older blog posts and realised that I started blogging over 8 years ago, it doesn’t seem that long ago, certainly isn’t a world record by any means, others have been posting stuff to blogs in what is now called the System...
  • Paul Winstanley - SCCMentor

    SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cumulative Update 6 fails to install

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    Whilst attempting to update my SQL Server 2k8 R2 SP1 install to CU6 the update would fail to install and the SQL Reporting Services service also failed to start with the following error: 'The SQL Server Reporting Services (MSSQLSERVER) service failed...