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  • Blog Post: Memory trick to finding your laptops

    I was working with a customer once and we were looking for a good way to separate laptops from desktops within Configuration Manager when we hit upon this little known “memory” trick that I wanted to share. Often times people use the Win32_SystemEnclosure class and look up the chassis type .  While...
  • Blog Post: Keep that inventory under control

    Inventory settings are site wide yet there are times when you want a class of hardware inventory collected for all machines EXCEPT a few (for example, some kiosk machines where many folks are logging in with new and separate profiles). To handle that there is a handy write-up at http://myitforum.com...
  • Blog Post: Avoid duplicating work when collecting inventory

    For those who have been using SMS and SCCM for a while this post will tell you nothing new, so check out the new picture at Http://bing.com and then go search for something else interesting to read. I’m a big advocate for avoiding duplicate work. To that end there are many things which I work...
  • Blog Post: Are your new clients working?

    I have setup many SCCM installations in my time and once I have all the server side pieces in place I like to kick a few quick tests to make sure it is all working as expected.  Nothing too heavy and cumbersome, but enough to see if you have a good foundation to build from.  Depending on time...