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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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The question of how to manage systems in a multi-forest Active Directory (AD) infrastructure using System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) comes up quite often in online forums and at customer
Maintenance Windows are a nice feature in Microsoft System Center 2007 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) and beyond (hopefully you are beyond by now). Maintenance Windows are however often misunders
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
I’ve seen a lot of environments and the one typical commonality is that there simply was no planning or forethought put into where to store everything like source files, packages, downloads, etc. Ch
In general, using Active Directory Group Policies to deploy certificates is the easiest and best way to go; however, what if you don't trust Group Policy, your organization isn't willing to use Group
One of the things I've lamented and heaped scorn onto in the past is the use of non-standard error codes for processes and installers in particular. Why? Well, if a process or installer returns a stan
A problem that crops up on the forums every now and then in addition to causing me to pull out some hair is deploying updates during a Build and Capture Task Sequence (TS). There are actually two prob
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