Yearly Archives: 2013

Microsoft Orca MSI File

By | March 30, 2023

I have had a few requests lately about how to turn off the automatic updates for the Java client on users machines. There are a number of ways you can do this if you are pushing it out via Configuration Manager (or making it available via your Software Catalog) but my personal preference is to… Read More »

SCCM 2012 SP1 CU1 Released

By | March 30, 2023

Microsoft have now released CU1 for SCCM 2012 SP1 which fixes a number of issues. It also includes an automated package creation to update your servers, clients and console installations, there is also a cab file for importing as a Windows Update. The download and further technical information is available from here: SCCM 2012 SP1… Read More »

Windows Language Pack Codes

By | March 30, 2023

I’ve been working for Windows language pack lately, particularly in the OSD part of SCCM. So part of that is knowing what the language pack codes are for various languages. The Windows language pack codes are very useful for dictating which language packs get installed during the deployment phase of your task sequence. Windows Language… Read More »

User State Migration Tool (USMT) during OSD Task Sequence SCCM 2012 SP1

By | April 16, 2023

I’ve been using ConfigMgr for many years now and I’ve used OSD in every version I’ve been involved with, however, for some reason, I’ve never used USMT before. In most cases this is simply because I didn’t need to use it as my only need was for bare metal deployments but, our environment is changing… Read More »

SCCM Query to create collection for x86 & x64 machines

By | April 16, 2023

We have been asked on a number of occasions how to create Configuration Manager Collections for machines on x86 or x64 Windows Operating Systems. To do this, you should use the two collection queries as below: Instructions Query to create collection for x86 machines Query to create collection for x64 machines More Queries Our full… Read More »