• 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...
  • [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...
  • 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...
  • 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] 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)...
  • 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... ...
  • Office 2013 (Part 2)

    Hi All, this is the part 2 on deploying office 2013 with SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta. Part 1 is available here 1. Now, open the CM12 console, go to Software Library -> Application Management and Applications 2. Click Create application 3. On Location, browse...
  • Host Performance

    Hi All, Have you ever notice how your host performs when running a CM12 lab? well..i always look at the task manager even when i'm not running my virtual lab..and i can tell you if there my lab is running depending on the performance... can you tell...
  • Which one is the right method to deploy apps during OS Deployment?

    Hi All, Many times I’m asked: How should I deploy this app: Add it to the base image, during the OS Deployment (as application) or after (sw deployment via computer collections/user) This is a trick question and my answer is always couple...
  • Happy new year & MVP 2013

    Hi All, Happy new year and to start it nicely, i've got this e-mail today on my inbox...(or...let's say..spam box lol) last year (yes, i'm talking about 2012) there were many things happening on the System Center world, including System...
  • MMS 2012...I'm **not** there

    Hi all, even I'm not physically at the MMS 2012, I'll be remembered by one of my fellow friends MVP Kent Agerlund . This is because he will be using a script i've created in the past to clean up Expired updates from a software update (package...
  • Deploying Windows 8 Apps

    Hi All, another step-by-step, now on deploying windows 8 apps... 1st of all, create your app (you can follow my post on how to do it here) Now, on CM console, we need to change the powershell execution policy, to do this, change the default client...
  • Microsoft challenge, Can we download Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 15.000 times?

    Hi All, Microsoft UK is challenging the UK MVP's and the challenge is simple.... Can we have 15000 downloads of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1? In my opinion we can as we're a big community (I already downloaded my copies). If...
  • 70-243 Exam (ConfigMgr 2012) - Finally I got the result

    Hi All, you may/may not know, but I took the 70-243 Exam (ConfigMgr 2012) long time ago and i was waiting it, even more than i needed. If you want feel the pain, you can read this blog ( http://helmersblog.nl/2012/05/where-in-the-world-are-my-sccm-2012...
  • New versions published

    Hi All, i just published new version of the server sizing spreadsheet and design question word doc files... you can download them using the following links http://bit.ly/RcjtZk http://bit.ly/UdEUtV
  • Building your windows 8 app for test

    Hi All, with windows 8 RTM and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 CTP available, it is time to create a few windows 8 applications...but how???? it is simple.. 1- Download apps sample from http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Windows-8...
  • Refresh with USMT & SEP

    Hi All, I've been breaking my head with this and found a solution (not the one I'm proud of, but found it). Basically, if you want migrate from from any version of Windows to another version of Windows (let's say Windows XP to Windows 7),...
  • Monitoring Bandwidth Transfer

    Hi All, i'm doing some tests and i'd like to monitor the network bandwidth to confirm the amount of data transfered from the server to the client (and vice versa) during many actions, like OS Deployment, SW Deployment, etc... i was looking over...