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As part of a (longish) Reddit forum thread, I posted the below facts about the Software Update Point (SUP) role in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). This is not a comprehensive list of
Challenge A common challenge with Windows 10 Upgrade task sequences is handling user logins if there are any restarts during the task sequence. After the restart happens, a user can log back into the
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What Current Branch and Current Branch for Business are not. A lot has been written and spoken by Microsoft and in the community of Windows 10 as a service and it's multiple servicing models, commonl
This post is more or less a follow-on to my previous post: ConfigMgr Site Server Operating System Instance Change. It lists the steps I recommend when performing a site backup and restore of a System
Today as most have read or heard, the latest service pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manger dropped. If you haven't read about it, check out the official announcement: Announcing the availab
Here's a script to gather complete SQL Server inventory information using ConfigMgr. I've tested and used it to gather information on SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012. I haven't tested it o
Every now and then, you may have the need to uninstall software, not just a single version but all versions of a certain product from your systems; e.g., QuickTime or Adobe Reader. Because these prod
This post is a continuation of my previous post: ConfigMgr Software Update Management and Group Policy. So how do the rest of the settings in the Windows Updates Group Policy section affect Software
This seemingly simple task stumps and trips up a lot of people in both ConfigMgr 2007 and ConfigMgr 2012. It’s not that it’s a difficult task per se, it’s that people go into it with bad assumpt
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There is definitely a lot of confusion about how Group Policies interact with, control, and affect Software Update Management (SUM) on ConfigMgr clients. At the outset of this post (or series of posts
There’s always a lot of confusion on exactly how to use CCMSETUP and the various switches and properties for it even though it’s fully documented on TechNet. The first thing to note about CCMSETU
A common and pervasive practice in Windows administration is to add a dollar sign ($) to the end of share names. The popular reasoning for this is that hides the share making it unavailable for users
Well, I'm not actually that old, but I did learn a new trick today. I've been fighting the drivers is an OSD XP deployment task sequence for an HP dc5800. The drivers just wouldn't load. The TS copied
I see a lot of different things in a lot of different environments done by different Windows and ConfigMgr administrators. Sometimes, I just have to shake my head and press on ... because if I didn't
If you create your OS images using ConfigMgr one potential issue is that the ConfigMgr client agent is embedded in your image. In and of itself, this isn't a huge deal if you are also deploying the im
Today, I visited a customer that I had installed an evaluation version of Configuration Manager at. 120 days passed a couple of weeks ago and now it was time to convert the evaluation into a full vers
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