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  • Blog Post: Verifying Configuration Manager Backup Task with Windows PowerShell

    A seemingly simple requirement for a Desired Configuration Management configuration item is to verify that the Configuration Manager 2007 site backup maintenance task is enabled.  What became the difficult part of this was tracking down the specific location in WMI that this data exists.  I...
  • Blog Post: DCM Error for Invalid or Inconsistent Data

    I created a relatively simple Configuration Manager 2007 Desired Configuration Management (DCM) configuration baseline with twenty configuration items (CIs) each with a handful of settings. In trying to move it from a development environment into production, the baseline would fail to import on the first...
  • Blog Post: DCM and Two's Complement

    My mathematics and computer science lesson for the day came when creating a Desired Configuration Management (DCM) configuration item (CI) setting for the TCP/IP v6 DisabledComponents registry value. (See Microsoft Support Article ID: 929852, How to disable certain Internet Protocol version 6 [IPv6]...
  • Blog Post: Failure on invalid user context with DCM permission evaluation

    I’m a huge fan of the Desired Configuration Management (DCM) feature of ConfigMgr. However, I found that it can be quite literal with the input data, and the result is not always very user friendly. For example, I created a new General Configuration Item (CI) with a single object rule to evaluate...
  • Blog Post: Identifying a system deployed via OSD

    I’m starting a DCM project for a customer and one of the requirements is to determine whether a system was deployed via a ConfigMgr task sequence.  This seemed like a simple request but initially stymied me as to how to best implement it with a significant level of authority that cannot be easily...
  • Blog Post: DCM Multiline Operators

    I recently had the opportunity to use the One of operator on a CI validation of a registry integer value. While trying to input the multiple values (1, 3, 4 or 5) using a variety of delimiters (space, comma, semi-colon, etc.), I kept getting a UI error: "Invalid integer. Specify one value per line."...