Paul Jones - Microsoft Corporation

I am a Technology Solutions Professional for Microsoft. I have been with the company since 2004 and live in Lafayette, LA.

Paul Jones - Microsoft Corporation

  • How to Enable BitLocker with SCCM OSD

    The hardware and software requirements for BitLocker are: A computer running Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows Server 2008 R2. A TPM microchip, version 1.2, turned on for use with BitLocker on operating system drives is recommended...
  • SCCM Task Sequence Options

    SCCM Task Sequence Options - WMI Query for Manufacturer and Model: This group/step will run if the following conditions are met: WMI Query select Manufacturer from Win32_ComputerSystem where Manufacturer = "Dell Inc." If Any of the conditions are true...
  • SCCM PXE/WDS with Remote DHCP Server

      Here is a good KB Article on this subject - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/926172 and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732351.aspx     --
  • Steps to make USB Drive Bootable for SCCM

    1) Attach the USB Flash Drive to a Windows Vista/7 2) As Administrator: Open a command window and run 'DISKPART’ 3) At the DISKPART> prompt, type 'List disk' 4) Determine which disk number corresponds to the USB flash drive (make sure you correctly...
  • Enable Hard Links with SCCM

    Capture User Files and Settings Add the following lines to the Task Sequence under Capture User Files and Settings (this is not needed if using MDT…): Set Task Sequence Variable Type: Set Task Sequence Variable Name: Enable Hard Links Capture Command...
  • SCCM: SQL Reporting Services Custom Reports

    Report: List Computers by Manufacturer and Model SELECT SYS.Netbios_Name0, SYS.User_Name0, CSYS.Manufacturer0, CSYS.Model0 FROM v_R_System SYS RIGHT JOIN v_GS_COMPUTER_SYSTEM CSYS on SYS.ResourceID = CSYS.ResourceID ORDER BY CSYS.Manufacturer0, CSYS.Model0...
  • SCCM Helpful Links

    How to Configure Windows Server 2008 for Site Systems http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc431377.aspx Network Diagram for Internet-Based Servers - Scenario 1 with SQL Server Replica http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693632.aspx Configuration...
  • System Center Updates Publisher Configuration

    These are notes from the SCUP Help File…. To configure the certificate store on the update server Click Start , click Run , type MMC in the text box, and then click OK to open the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). Click File , click Add/Remove Snap...
  • SCCM Scripts

    These SDK Scripts can perform ad-hoc client side tasks. NOTE: If running on x64 machine, you must use the 32-bit version of C:\Windows\SysWoW64\ cscript.exe since SCCM is a 32-bit application. Client Component List On Error Resume Next Dim oCPAppletMgr...
  • Support for SQL Server versions

    Configuration Manager 2007 support for the different SQL Server versions: SQL Server 2005: ConfigMgr RTM and SP1 support SQL 2005 SP2 and SP3. Currently, no hotfix is required. ConfigMgr R2 supports SQL 2005 SP2 and SP3, with hotfix 959975 . SQL Server...
  • Cross-Forest Communications Between Configuration Manager Sites

    Cross-Forest Communications Between Configuration Manager Sites Data is sent between sites in a Configuration Manager 2007 hierarchy to enable central administration within a distributed model. For example, advertisements and packages flow down from a...
  • SETSPN and IIS Issues with SCCM

    Specify a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for this site system on the intranet. Enables or cancels the intranet FQDN text box, which allows you to specify an intranet FQDN for the site system. An FQDN is required for many scenarios in Configuration...
  • Registry Key to MOF Tool

    Mark Cochrane (System Center Configuration Manager MVP) released an excellent tool to assist with your custom MOF snippet creations, RegkeyToMof. Grab it from here: http://www.myitforum.com/inc/upload/12336RegKeyToMOF.zip Sample to get the Registry Keys...
  • How to capture and report on a registry setting from Configuration Manager clients

    http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/archive/2009/05/11/how-to-capture-and-report-on-a-registry-setting-from-configuration-manager-clients.aspx This article seeks to offer a more complete solution on not only how to capture various registry settings...
  • Modify Office 2007 Deployment with Config.xml

    C:\MSOCache\All Users\{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C\setup.exe /modify /Enterprise /config \\server\share\config.xml Config.xml File: <Configuration Product="Enterprise"> <PIDKEY Value="11111-11111-11111-11111-1111" /> <Display...
  • Features that Are Not Supported on the Internet-Based Client Management

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693755.aspx Features that Are Not Supported on the Internet Not all Configuration Manager 2007 features are appropriate for the Internet, and so they are not supported when clients are managed on the Internet...
  • MDT – Cannot Connect to SQL

    You must enabled Named Pipes after installing MDT and Creating a Database. Launch SQL Server Configuration Manager – SQL Server Network Configuration – Protocols – Named Pipes – Select Enabled. Otherwise, you will get SQL Connection Errors.
  • Group Policy Preferences to Deploy SCCM Client with SUP

    This scenario is for companies that are using SCCM for Software Updates. Create Group Policy Preferences to detect if SCCM Client is installed by detecting if a Local WSUS Server has been specified via the SCCM Client. If specified, the Policy will ignore...
  • SMS Installer

    Download: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/systemcenter/dd408384.aspx On your workstation, change the data value in the following key: Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Setup Data: Type Data Value: dword:00000001 Usually this is set to...
  • AppCompat VirtualRegistry

    I created the following registry keys: HKLM\SOFTWARE\SHIM1 Name: Version Type: REG_SZ Data: 1.0 HKLM\SOFTWARE\SHIM2 Name: Version Type: REG_SZ Data: 2.0 Then create a quick SMS Installer package (SHIMVER.EXE) to read SHIM1 Registry Key for Version 1.0...
  • Network Access Protection (NAP) with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

    Network Access Protection (NAP) with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager I am going to document (with screen shots) how to integrate System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP). All Servers are running...
  • Managing Mac OS X with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

    I am going to detail some of the scenarios on managing Mac Computers with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Key links to get started: You can download the Mac Client from: Configuration Manager 2012 - http://www.microsoft.com...
  • Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2013 overview by versions

    The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a portfolio of technologies available as a subscription for Software Assurance customers. MDOP helps to improve compatibility and management, reduce support costs, improve asset management, and improve...
  • Configuration Manager 2012 – Reporting on Visual Studio Licenses

    Posted for Kevin Saye… Reporting on Visual Studio License, via System Center Configuration Manager 2012 I recently had a request to report on the number of Visual Studio installs in a customer environment. Honestly, the customer did not have a full...
  • Deploying and Updating Office 2013 or Office 365 Click-to-Run with App-V 5.0 and Configuration Manager 2012

    In this blog I will detail how to perform the following with screenshots: Benefits of Deploying Office 2013 / 365 with App-V 5.0 Create an Office 2013 / 365 App-V 5.0 Package Import Office Package in Configuration Manager Deploy Office...