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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 »

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 »

Completely remove Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Yes, I know, why not use Hyper-V console remove Virtual Machines? Thanks for Jokelainen Jouni gave me this idea about create this script! So as you know, when delete Virtual Machines from Hyper-V console, it left all the checkpoint hard disks and virtual hardisks behin. In a case, if you have lots of Hyper-V host, lots of Virtual… Read More »

SCCM: Workaround for CB1610 replica MP issue (sp_BgbConfigSSBForRemoteService)

Before you read this, please understand Microsoft does NOT supported this kind of direct SQL edit, so please do not use this “workaround” in production. This is also a knowing issue, hotfix from Microsoft will come later. UPDATED: KB4010155 update rollup fix this issue. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4010155/update-rollup-for-system-center-configuration-manager-current-branch-v     I have been testing replica MP based on https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh846234.aspx and https://sccmentor.com/2015/05/19/installing-a-replica-mp-in-configmgr-2012/… Read More »