SCCM 2012 SP1 CU1 Released

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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

AutoCAD Serial Number Reporting – Updated Scripts up to 2013

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We now recommend using a new way of collecting Autodesk serial numbers, please see a full guide on the new method by clicking the link below: Autodesk Serial Number Collection using SCCM You may have seen a previous post of mine on how to report on AutoCAD serial numbers using SCCM 2012 here: Step by … Read more

Windows Language Pack Codes

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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

Endpoint Virus Exclusion Updates for Service Pack 1 (SP1)

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With System Center Endpoint Protection now having been updated to Service Pack 1 along with the rest of the System Center products, there are a few more exclusions that you should consider adding for your ConfigMgr servers. If you are using Operating System Deployment (OSD) then you should add these: This should help with offline … Read more

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

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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 2012 SP1 Unhealthy Upgraded Clients – UAC Setting

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Since I upgraded our SCCM 2012 environment to Service Pack 1 everything seemed to be working fine. But, after checking the client health monitoring, I noticed that some (a very small percentage) clients were coming back as unhealthy for various different reasons. So, I started off by looking at a few individual machines that were … Read more

System Center 2012 SP1 General Release

System Center 2012 SP1 has just gone on general release and is now available through your MVLS as you can see from the screenshot of mine below: I’ll be downloading it tomorrow and getting setup in my production environment and one of the first things I’ll be looking into is the Offline Files as this … Read more

SCCM – SQL Query for newly discovered devices in last 24 hours

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This query for SCCM will tell you the devices that have been discovered by Configuration Manager in the last 24 hours. This query can be amended to change the amount of days you wish to look back at for newly discovered devices by changing the last digit in the code. SQL Query More Queries Our … Read more

Find last logged on user by NetBIOS name – SCCM Query

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I’ve been asked a lot of questions about the various ways of using queries and there are almost no limits to what you can do with a query and of course, you can then go on and use these queries for creating collections or just to supply you with the information you require. I have … Read more