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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
New page added: Task Sequence One-Liners: Task Sequence One-liners page. The page is also available as a sub-menu of the top-level Script FTW! menu of this site. What is a One-liner? A one-liner

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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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I’ve seen this as an issue now a few times now in my lab and production environments as well as on the forums. In brief, this specific issue is an access denied (hresult of 0x80070005) when download
As I've described in the previous two installments, the KMS is a pretty simple and straight-forward service. When you think about, this makes sense because the only thing that it does is activate clie
Hardware Inventory isn't a huge topic, but there are a lot of details -- far more than I could cover in a single post. The intent of this post is to cover a significant change from SMS 2003 to ConfigM
Managing remote systems, i.e., those not directly connected to your internal network, is a challenge best not overlooked for multiple reasons including security. With Microsoft System Center Configura
Servicing Plans in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr/SCCM) offer ConfigMgr admins the ability to automatically schedule the download and deployment of Windows 10 feature updates. This pos
Yes, IP Subnet boundaries are in fact, still evil. This is the long (very long) overdue follow up to my previous post called IP Subnet Boundaries are Evil. Since creating that post, there has been som
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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