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SCCM with iPXE UEFI boot without WDS server

This is a long post….hope you have energy to read. 😀 Dell has a really nice post about How to configure PXE booting over UEFI without using Server 2012 and Windows Deployment Services, you can read this here. In that post, sample is MDT. I am going to do a SCCM scenario. You can watch this video see… Read More »

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SCCM Alternate Content Provider SMSTSDownloadProgram

It is weekend and Saturday morning 3am. Good morning, and good night! I am happily finished my Alternate Content Provider download tool (Beta). I call it ACL_PoSH_x64.exe and ACL_PoSH_x86 🙂 This tool use http download. This blog shows you how to use SMSTSDownloadProgram variable, read about that before you test my tool. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/steverac/2016/04/12/osd-smstsdownloadprogram-option/ Why I make this tool?… Read More »

Monitor ConfigMgr Task Sequence with Status Message Query

This is not about monitor Task Sequence Deployment status, it is about monitor Task Sequence itself. I use package ID instead of Deployment ID, because you might need to deploy same Task Sequence to many collections with different schedule, and you will have many deployments of same Task Sequence. I don’t want to create many queries for each… Read More »

Fix Windows 10 In-Place Upgrade Task Sequence infinity restart loop

We successfully did Windows 10 In-Place Upgrade for hundreds machines, but few of them went into infinity restart loop at the end. Troubleshoot wasn’t easy, especially do it remotely. Yeah, you are right, how to troubleshoot and fix a computer that reboot itself and also has bitlocker and bitlocker PIN? Sounds mission impossible, but WE DID IT!!! Make… Read More »

Custom Windows 10 OS Build Number WMI Classes and reporting into SCCM

Additional Note: Since I posted this, I got an excellent feedback from Mike Terrill @miketerrill , he asked me why not just use the registry property provider to inventory the UBR registry. I guess I must admit that I didn’t know I can do that. I am terribly learning modify mof file, always worry if I make a typo.… Read More »

Use configuration baseline disable windows service

Lots of news about vulnerability Intel AMT, example Lenovo published an article (CVE-2017-5689)  https://support.lenovo.com/fi/en/product_security/len-14963 In Intel Mitigation Guide  https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26754 , it mentions about disable LMS service, so here is a sample how to use SCCM compliance settings disable LMS service. I don’t write details how to do compliance settings, there are lots of blogs about it, example: http://www.scconfigmgr.com/2017/04/09/configmgr-configuration-baselines-a-beginners-guide/… Read More »

Duplicate users cause user-targeted mandatory deployment issues

Last friday one customer said their users didn’t get any applications from Software Center. So I started to check what is the issue, or if there is any issue. Applications are deployed to user collections as mandatory. Based on reports, applications are installed to some users successfully, there is no errors in the reports, but mostly shows just… Read More »

Manually cleanup Admin Console unwanted Software Updates

4 days holidays, and feeling a bit boring. So I decided to sync Software Update, and choose product “FeatureOnDemand”, I wanted to see what kind of updates will show up. And WHAT?! 618 LanguageFeatureOnDemand  – Windows 10 Insider preview xxxx blabla updates?! This is way too much, not mention that this is a test lab, and I am… Read More »

ConfigMgr Task Sequence “Deploy” greyed out

This is a quick post. Just notice two of my Task Sequence “Deploy” is greyed out. What?!?!?! It is Friday, and I am not really much want trouble shoot anything..So.. I click “Disable”..Then “Enable”. Wow, “Deploy” is green again. The TS was created on beggining of last year, I don’t remember what build of ConfigMgr I was using… Read More »