Windows Updates during SCCM OSD from Replica WSUS Servers

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I have been asked to provide a solution to a situation where during SCCM OSD, they want to run Windows Updates across multiple sites worldwide using the local WSUS replica servers. So as an example, the main Headquarters office is in New York with the main WSUS server and then in Rome there is another … Read more

Get WMI Query v1.4 Released

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UPDATE: Get WMI Query v1.5 is now available – click the Downloads button to obtain ================================================================ We are pleased to announce the release of Get WMI Query v1.4 This is an update to the previous release and now includes a drop down list consisting of Model and Manufacturer. We are working on further releases of this program … Read more

Get WMI Query v1.3 Released

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UPDATE: Get WMI Query v1.6 is now available – click the Downloads above to grab it now ====================================================================================================== We are pleased to announce the release of Get WMI Query v1.3. This program is designed to help in a SCCM environment where there is a need to provide a multiple set of drivers to a task sequence during … Read more

MDT Toolkit speed up during OSD

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I was recently given a tip on how to speed up the MDT Toolkit Package part when running the Operating System Deployments within my SCCM environment. This is a simple yet effective change that slightly speeds things up if you have MDT integration enabled. The change is turning off a built in setting to delay … Read more

Install System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) During SCCM OSD Task Sequence Process

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As stated in my previous post, I have been asked recently about installing Endpoint Protection (SCEP) during the SCCM OSD process. This is pretty easy to do and the knock on affect is that you also can have SCEP available to install from your Software Catalog. To prepare the SCEP software for deployment in your … Read more

Orchestrator & SCCM OSD Task Sequence Failed Email Notification

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I’ve recently started to use Orchestrator in our live environment to conduct a number of actions but mainly to solve the issue of lack of email alerts within Configuration Manager. At the moment, we are not using Service Manager so finding an alternative to what that offers has become a task of mine. Using Orchestrator … Read more

Windows XP Sysprep ready for SCCM OSD Capture Guide

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This guide will show you what you need to do to capture a Windows XP Service Pack 3 image, which you can then capture and deploy using Configuration Manager.First of all, you need to create a full  image that is ready to be captured. This is usually best to install on a virtual machine using … Read more

Install drivers by computer model using WMI query during SCCM OSD Task Sequence

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You can install drivers by computer model using a WMI script during the SCCM OSD task sequence. This means that when you deploy an image, the target machine will always get the full and correct drivers for the model, rather than getting mismatched drivers. This also speeds up the deployment process. To do this is very … Read more