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SCCM 2012 Application Catalog Website: “Make sure WCF is activated” and .NET Unhandled Exceptions

In my brand new environment I am happily installing the marvelous SCCM features when from nowhere I have difficulty adding the application catalog website role to my single server standalone primary site. What in the world. I see two repeating

Posted in SCCM, SCCM 2012

Prevent Old Computers from Being Discovered in AD by SCCM 2012

What’s that you say? You hate it that system discovery in SCCM brings in ancient systems that don’t exist, nobody cared to clean up and still resolve in DNS? Have we got a deal for you! One of my favorite

Posted in SCCM, SCCM 2012, Uncategorized

0x800700A1 when running command line task in SCCM 2012 OSD

Today in my SCCM 2012 lab I was troubleshooting a task sequence error in regards to source being unavailable. It is a very simple task sequence deploying Windows 7, the only custom step I placed in it was a vbscript

Posted in OSD, SCCM 2012

SCCM PXE Boot Media Certificate Expiration

Recently I came upon a default self-signed PXE certificate expiration on a ConfigMgr PXE service point site system. The warning message is: Warning: The certificate associated with this media will expire in hour(s) and minute(s). A valid certificate is required

Posted in OSD, SCCM, SCCM 2007

Change a Computer’s OU during an OSD Task Sequence

I came across a situation when testing pushing re-images out with SCCM where I needed to ensure that the old computer object had been moved to the new OU that I specified. This is because even though I specified what

Posted in OSD, SCCM, VB Script

Change SATA operation to AHCI during OSD

So I ran into an interesting situation when we started deploying Windows 7 out via OSD to Windows XP boxes recently. There were some PCs that would take FOREVER to download the image, which would actually end up failing the

Posted in Dell, OSD, SCCM, VB Script

SCCM Report Comparing Add/Remove Programs on two Computers

Yes, I know that the builtin Report 97 lists differences between the software inventory reported for two selected computers. BUT! That is not what I want, as this report lists only the discrepancies, and more importantly it is based on

Posted in Reporting & Queries, SCCM

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