Michael Griswold's SCCM Tips and Tricks

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  • Blog Post: To hotfix or not to hotfix, that is the question

    Let me start this blog post by making it clear that this is my opinion, not an official stance. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and this is just mine. Feel free to ignore it if you like. I often time have discussions with customers about applying hotfixes, and more recently cumulative updates...
  • Blog Post: How to manually clean your SCCM server roles off the box

    Occasionally it becomes necessary to manually clean off a server of SCCM components. When that becomes necessary I usually tell customers to just flatten and rebuild the box, but that is not always an option. In those cases I have this mental list of things I go through to remove all the traces that...
  • Blog Post: So you think you can be me (a.k.a Job opening in PFE)?

    I have all kinds of quotes running through my head today. “To every season, turn, turn, turn” and “it’s so hard to say goodbye”. I have come to another one of those points in life where I am making a good change, but I will miss what I leave behind. I have made the choice...
  • Blog Post: Command shell auto-complete

    Today’s trick is one of those things that those that know think everyone knows, and those that don’t know never get told about. It is the ability to do auto-complete from a command prompt. The command shell (you know, cmd.exe) has an awareness of file and folder structure. You can use this to your advantage...
  • Blog Post: Professional Blogging

    Hi and Hello. I’m a Premier Field Engineer here at Microsoft specializing in System Management Server (SMS) and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). I’m starting up this blog to share some of the many tips and tricks I learn about while working here at Microsoft, and specifically with SMS and...