Michael Griswold's SCCM Tips and Tricks

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  • Blog Post: Collection creation based on state messages

    Back in my System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 days I wrote up a blog post about something I did with a customer to create collections based on status messages. I have referred back to that many times, as have a few of my customers. Recently I had a similar request, but in this case it was...
  • Blog Post: Fallback DP = no DP

    There is a point of confusion currently in the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager product, and that revolves around fallback DP and how they get used. The scenario is this. You setup a content boundary group associated with 2 distribution points. You put the content on all of them. You associate...
  • Blog Post: Search through everything!!!!!

    With Configuration Manager 2012 came a new UI. It took some getting used to but I, for one, have come to like it over the old MMC interface. There is one frustration with it that I hear from customers or see them attempting to workaround all the time. ConfigMgr admins everywhere like to organize their...
  • Blog Post: Basic content deployment troubleshooting in SCCM 2012

    I was recently asked to pull together a general starting point guideline on how to troubleshoot content deployment issues with SCCM 2012. There is a lot that could go wrong, and the specifics for each scenario are different, but here is what I pulled together as a general starting point. ·...
  • Blog Post: Application Catalog not working for everyone?

    Today’s post isn’t a tip or trick per se, but rather an issue that is not well documented that I hit with a customer. When you install ConfigMgr 2012 you will notice that .NET 4.0 is a pre-req.  If, after installing the site, you decide you want to want to put the Application Catalog Website and...
  • Blog Post: DP converts, but content fails

    I hit an odd issue with a customer recently that was not easy to figure out or troubleshoot so I would like to share the problem and solution in hopes that others can avoid the pain we had to go through.   The issue is, in general, very straight forward.  The customer had  several existing...