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Brandon Linton - System Center and OS Deployment Blog
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System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Product Activation from Evaluation Mode
This seems like a very straight forward item but a lot of people get confused with how to activate ConfigMgr after installation and the 180 trial starts to run low. Luckily this is a rather easy process and simply requires you to launch the “ Configuration Manager Setup ” from the start menu or start...
1 May 2014
Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Released!
Woohoo another update is available for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 below are the links for more info… Description of Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2938441 Description of Windows PowerShell changes in Cumulative Update...
28 Mar 2014
Enable Referenced Programs and Applications to be installed from a Task Sequence without being Deployed!
In my previous blog post i wrote about how to Enable Programs and Applications to be installed from a Task Sequence without being Deployed. While this was a good start i received some initial feedback regarding the concern around policy traffic for non referenced applications. My Previous blog post can...
19 Feb 2014
Enable Programs and Applications to be installed from a Task Sequence without being Deployed!
Updated Post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/brandonlinton/archive/2014/02/18/enable-referenced-programs-and-applications-to-be-installed-from-a-task-sequence-without-being-deployed.aspx So this has been a common question as far back as Configuration Manager 2007 when a script was incorporated into the...
30 Jan 2014
Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience
Last year i had the opportunity to co-author a Microsoft Press eBook titled: “ Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience ”. Unfortunately i am just getting around to blogging about it now as i have had a relatively busy year and am finally trying to catch up on blogging...
18 Jan 2014
Compliance Baseline for Adobe Flash Player Configuration Settings
Last year i wrote a blog post here http://blogs.technet.com/b/brandonlinton/archive/2013/03/30/how-to-create-a-configuration-item-and-baseline-to-disable-adobe-flash-player-automatic-updates.aspx about how to create a Compliance Baseline for Adobe Flash Player Configuration Settings. Since that post...
3 Jan 2014
Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is Now Live!
That's right if you have been waiting for Windows 8.1 support here it is! Beyond that a slew of fixes have been addressed so it is highly encouraged to get this Cumulative Update installed. Of course like with any update you should test in your lab prior to production implementation! Happy Friday...
20 Sep 2013
How to Deploy Phantom Updates with System Center Configuration Manager
Have you ever wanted to deploy an update in Configuration Manager and went hay i don't see that in my list of updates? You probably started looking around checking to ensure your classifications and products were all filled out and noticed all were selected or the ones you required were selected and...
14 Mar 2013
How to Create and Import a WinPE 3.1 Boot image for use in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU2
1) Install the WAIK 3.0 package on a remote system NOTE : It is not recommended to have the ADK and WAIK installed on the same system. 2) Install the WAIK 3.1 Supplement update package 3) To install the supplemental update open a command prompt and perform the following command. NOTE : 1131...
21 Jun 2013
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 1 Released!
Well it looks like we received a nice little surprise today and Cumulative Update 1 has released for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1. If you are one of the early adopters of SP1 you should evaluate this CU especially if you are a Powershell GURU. If you are not on SP1 you should look at it right away as there are...
23 Mar 2013
Task Sequencer NOT displaying your Organization Name
So you just spent all that time creating a fully customized image for your company and you get ready to deploy it to find out its not so custom after all... You kick off the task sequencer and the below image comes up so what gives? Well the Organization Name is listed under Client Settings in...
31 Jul 2013
How to Create a Configuration Item and Baseline to Disable Adobe Flash Player Automatic Updates
Updated Post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/brandonlinton/archive/2014/01/03/compliance-baseline-for-adobe-flash-player-configuration-settings.aspx In this post i am going to go over how to disable Adobe Flash Player Automatic Updates with a CI item and Baseline. In a follow up post i will walk through...
30 Mar 2013
Powershell - How to Disable Incremental Collection Updates in Mass
Collections in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager represent logical groupings of resources, such as users and devices. You can use collections to help you perform many tasks, such as managing applications, deploying compliance settings, or installing software updates. You can also use collections...
24 Apr 2013
How to Create and Apply a Windows 8 GPOPack
What is a GPOPack? "A GPOPack is either an export of a GPO Backup or an export from a Gold Master Computer that has all of the settings applied and the LocalGPO tool ran on it with the /Export switch to create a GPOPack ." What is the LocalGPO Tool? "This tool is designed to manage local group...
1 Feb 2013
Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 Now Available!
Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 has shipped! Key feature to this update aside from bug fixes etc... for OS Deployment is the ability for you to add a WinPE 3.1 boot image to a ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU2 Site which will give you support now for VMware Workstation...
21 Jun 2013
ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Windows 8 Server Scheduled Updates?
Problem: Some of you might have tried to use the Scheduled updates feature in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 to apply patches to a Windows Server 2012 Image. Well i am sure you didn't expect to see that there wasn't any updates available when indeed several updates have been released for Server 2012 already....
21 Feb 2013
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Setup fails due to Password Filters
I was recently installing a ConfigMgr 2012 site for a customer and ran into an unusual error towards the end of the installation that i hadn't seen before and wanted to share this incase others ran into this similar issue. The following error message will be displayed in your ConfigMgr Setup log if you...
4 Oct 2012
ConfigMgr 2012 Chassis Type Global Condition
What is a Global Condition? "Global conditions in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 are rules that represent business or technical conditions that can be used to specify how an application is provided and deployed to client devices. Global conditions can be created from the Global...
31 Jan 2013
ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Client Install Error MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi authenticode signature. Return code 0x800b0101
It was noticed last week that a Missing Timestamp attribute was causing ConfigMgr 2012 Sp1 Client installation issues. Specifically when trying to do client push or via an OSD Task Sequence the client would try and install MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi and would error out with Return Code 0x800b0101...
19 Jan 2013
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit Now Available!
The Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit contains fifteen downloadable tools to help you manage and troubleshoot Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. The following list provides specific information about each tool in the toolkit. Note: Items with an * are new...
6 Dec 2013
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