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  • Blog Post: Dynamically Installing ‘Computer Specific’ Applications Using Configuration Manager with MDT

      There is a little known component of the MDT database that, when used with Configuration Manager, can automatically re-install applications that were previously installed on a device.  It is not well known, simply because it isn’t readily visible from the database view within the Deployment...
  • Blog Post: Released – MDT 2012 Beta 1

    The MDT team has been busy working on MDT 2012 and have announced the release of Beta 1 today. Ok so what new things are you going to see when you install MDT 2012? Well you won’t see a lot really. This beta is really about the “under-the-hood” stuff, those continuous improvements...
  • Blog Post: Automatically Populate the PATCH Property for the ConfigMgr Client Installation - Updated for ConfigMgr 2012

    Update 2013-06-12: The newest version of this script can be found here . Two years ago I posted a script to automatically set the PATCH property used by ccmsetup.exe to install client updates during the Configuration Manager client installation in a task sequence. That post is found here...
  • Blog Post: Printer Remapping in Windows 7 Deployments

    One of the challenges that I frequently come across is the shift from 32-bit operating system environments to 64-bit operating system environment during deployment projects. Windows 7 ships as both 32-bit as well as 64-Bit, with the 64-bit version becoming more popular due to its ability to handle large...
  • Blog Post: Signing Windows 8 applications using an Internal PKI

    So – your development cycles have been completed and now you are ready to deploy the much anticipated Windows 8 based application that you have developed to your clients. You will quickly realize that the deployment of your newly created Windows 8 application cannot happen until the appx assembly...
  • Blog Post: Approval request notification for Systems Center 2012 Configuration Manager

    My favorite feature in Systems Center 2012 Configuration Manager (Configuration Manager) is without a doubt the new and shiny self-service Application Catalog portal. The new Application Catalog feature is packed with benefits for both the application owner and the end user. As an IT department or Line...