• ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Beta & Linux Client

    Hi All, over the past few days i was playing with SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta and Linux...and i have to say that there are few bugs (i'll see bellow), but it works quite well... anyway...before you start, you need a Linux box...I'm using Suse Enterprise...
  • Windows 8

    Hi All, another step-by-step, but this time is deploying Windows 8 (I'm using Enterprise x64) with SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta. To Start, copy the Windows 8 DVD file to a place where the Server can access and share the folder. I'm using D:\Source$\Windows...
  • Software Update Compliance

    Hi All, few days back i was requested by a client to get a compliance list of a specific software update... fine..and easy...i tought... as it is SCCM 2007, I could use Compliance 2 - Specific software update, but unfortunatelly, the SU i was trying to...
  • ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

    During TechEd 2012 Orlando, Wally Mead and Mark Florida revealed some of the features that are going to be available on ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 new platforms Windows 8 Windows 8 tablet – Intel SoC tablets support Mac OS X Linux and Unix Application...
  • 3rd Party patch management - Part 2

    Hi all, in this post i'll start installing SolarWinds patch manager... i'm using the beta version that is compatible with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. To download it, go to solarwinds webpage ( http...
  • [Script] InjectOEMInformation.ps1

    Hi All, i've been asked by a friend to help him personalize the Windows 7/8 computer properties to add few information about the company, helpdesk and a company logo... what we wanted is basically add the custom information like the OEM normally do...
  • Microsoft Challenge

    hi All, following my other Microsoft Challenge post ( http://wmug.co.uk/wmug/b/dotraphael/archive/2013/02/27/microsoft-challenge-can-we-download-windows-server-2012-and-system-center-2012-sp1-15-000-times.aspx ), Microsoft UK is now challenging the System...
  • SMP USMT Password

    Hi All, i've worked in a project where I needed to set a password for the USMT file (.mig) when using SMP. Unfortunately, this is impossible as the password is generated automatically and it is stored in the computer association. using the console...
  • WMUG Event – SolarWinds – 13th February 2013 – Virtual

    Hi All, after a test, we did manage to get the meeting working, however, we needed to change the "provider". This time we'll be using GoTo Meeting. The events page will be updated shortly as you can get more info about the event there (...
  • 3rd Party patch management - Part 6

    Hi All, this is the part 6, last one talking about SolarWinds Patch Manager, and in this post we'll see how to publish updates to be used by the SCCM... 1st, on the SCCM console, go to Software Library, 3rd Party Updates, Updates overview, all updates...
  • 3rd Party patch management - Part 3

    Hi all, on this post we'll start the configuration of the software. to do this we need open the Patch Manager console. on the Product features selection, select system center configuration manager extension pack and click continue on welcome...
  • Install App-V Sequencer

    Hi All, this is another step-by-step on how to run Java virtualized app's with SCCM 2012 SP1 I already downloaded and installed SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta (More info about it here ) Before you start, download and install the following softwares: 1- Download...
  • [Project] - CM12 Automation RC is out!

    Hi All, i've been busy working on the RC release of CM12Automation (http://cm12automation.codeplex.com/) and today i'm happy to say that it has been released... the codeplex page is being updated and also, i'm uploading videos on youtube....
  • 3rd Party patch management - Part 7

    Hi all, in this post i'll start preparing the server for Secunia CSI... i'm using the CSI v6 that is compatible with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. To download it, go to secunia webpage ( http://secunia...
  • Office 2013 (Part 1)

    Hi All, another step-by-step, but this time is how to deploy office 2013 using CM12. This is part 1 of 2. In this post, we'll prepare the installation files. 1st, you need to download the office 2013 from the net. I downloaded it from the MSDN website...
  • [Project] - CM12 Automation - beta release

    Hi All, today i'm proud to announce the release of the CM12 Automation beta... The download can be found at http://cm12automation.codeplex.com/releases/view/95777 and for more information on how to use it, look at this post: http://wmug.co.uk/wmug...
  • WMUG Event – SolarWinds – 6th February 2013 – Virtual - Cancelled

    Hi All, yesterday while we're doing a test we ran into a technical issue and due this reason, the livemeeting with SolarWinds has been cancelled. We're testing another possibilities at the moment and confirming the availability of the presenters...
  • [Project] ConfigMgrRegistrationRequest

    Hi All, i just published this project on CodePlex ( https://configmgrregistratio.codeplex.com/ ). It is still in pre-beta, but worth to check it out. Basically, this project will allow you to create Fake Clients, ideal when you need test load, reports...
  • [Troubleshooting] Error installing KB977384

    Hi All, i've got a problem installing KB977384 on a client long time ago, but only now had time to blog about it. Basically, when trying to install KB977384, it was failing. Looking at the logs, i found the following log lines: MSI (c) (F4:08)...
  • 3rd Party patch management - Part 4

    Hi All, this is the part 4 where we will see how to prepare the environment (gpo and certificates). As we are using a self-signed certificate, we need install this certificate on all machines that will connect to the wsus, it means, every single machine...
  • 3rd Party patch management - Part 5

    Hi All, this is the part 5 where we will see how to install a remote console and integrate with SCCM 2012 SP1. I'll be using the SCCM Site Server itself instead of a remote SCCM Console. the 1st step, execute the patch manager setup on the...
  • SCCM 2012 CAS/Hierarchy

    Hi All, SCCM 2012 changed the way a central site/hierarchy works. If you think about CM07, any primary site on the top of the hierarchy was automatically a central site and it could manage clients as well. Also, on a 2007 version, you could have a primary...
  • SCCM 2012 Knowledge base

    Hi All, do you know what to do when there is a problem with SCCM 2012? The main link i'd say to you is the RSS Knowledge base. Until now, there are over 20 published KB's and i'm sure this number will grow. Add it to your favorite rss reader...
  • CM12 SP1 and Powershell

    Hi All, as you may be aware, CM12 SP1 brings support for powershell and it is really easy to play...once you have the console installed, you can click Connect via Powershell and voila..powershell is open and you can start using powershell... ...
  • [Project] - CM12 Automation - beta is coming

    Hi All, I'm really loving doing this project..and it is almost in a beta stage...there are lots of things to do still and i'd love your imput, even for bugs..(send it to me to raphael AT rflsystems.co.uk) Anyway...the webpage of the project is...