Random helpful stuff that I have found along the way

This site will primarily serve as my place to store links and info that I refer to alot as I work with MS customers.

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Author: MadOne45 Date: 10/15/2018

Query to find content with "enable for on-demand distribution" option set

If you need to determine which of your ConfigMgr packages, applications or update deployment...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 08/04/2017

Mass delete management packs

You can individually delete MPs from the SCOM console or you can delete multiples via Powershell...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 05/04/2017

new book!

I'm proud to announce that the latest edition of the Mastering Configuration Manager series of...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 01/11/2017

Query for user affinity

I had a customer ask for a query that would show which users were primary on clients based on user...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 04/14/2016

Configuration Manager version numbers

Every time I do a CM Risk Assessment (RaaS) for a customer I have to remember the various versions...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 03/12/2016

"This operation can not be completed at this time" during add MS Intune subcription to CM

You are attempting to add a Microsoft Intune subscription to your ConfigMgr site and the "This...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 02/24/2016

Can I migrate a CM 2012 site to a CM Current Branch site?

Is it possible to use the Configuration Manager migration feature to migrate objects from a...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 02/20/2016

Query for memory slot types

I was working with a customer to figure out how many different variations of computer memory card...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 02/02/2016

my Christmas lights project

99% of the content I post here is about Configuration Manager, Intune, Microsoft in general. This...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 12/06/2015

CM2012 R2 CU2 is out

CU2 went live today and as with all CU's only install if you are experiencing the issues that it...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 11/10/2015

How do I find out what Microsoft updates have been released recently?

Here you go, this is updated on patch Tuesday...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 07/14/2015

What does this package status number mean?

I was working on a pull DP issue (the dreaded invalid package status log entry) and needed a list of...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 05/29/2015

what do i install on my CM2012 R2 site?

Seems to be some confusion among folks on which SP2/R2SP1 download you should run on your CM2012 R2...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 05/14/2015

CM2012 R2 SP1 and CM2012 SP2 are out!

Test! Install! Deploy!...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 05/14/2015

Does ConfigMgr 2012 support SQL 2014?

Before, as an upgrade only. Now we support using SQL 2014 at install time - good news if you have...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 04/01/2015

it's like finding an app in an app store haystack

If you are reading this, it's possible, even likely, that you are diving into the awesomeness...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 03/19/2015

a prompt status message query

I deliver our Configuration Manager RAP as a Service offering many times for our Microsoft Premier...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 03/19/2015

What is the latest version of the system center endpoint protection definition file?

Need to make sure your auto deployment rules are getting the latest definition files to your...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 02/27/2015

CM2012 R2 CU4 is out!

Info on CU4 itself here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3026739 and info on powershell changes in...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 02/02/2015

CM2012 content status messages - what do they mean?

I'm not sure these are documented so adding here: Content status message of successfully...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 07/24/2014

MMS 2014 and beyond?

It would appear not. Rod Trent blogged about it, Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurott talked about it this...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 09/20/2013

whoops

Somehow managed to delete all of my comments on my blog.  Whoops!  Hopefully I’ll get some...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 09/09/2013

Content Routing in CM2012

Here is some additional information on how the content routing function works in ConfigMgr 2012. If...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 09/06/2013

Inventory mapped drives in ConfigMgr 2012

The ability to inventory mapped network drives was a common customer ask in ConfigMgr 2007 and SCCM...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 08/26/2013

When does Windows 8.1 and System Center 2012 R2 release?

October 18!...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 08/14/2013

An update to MS13-052

There were issues reported for this update with ConfigMgr 2007 and 2012 when this update was...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 07/26/2013

Waiting on Dirsync

If you start testing the integration of Intune with Configuration Manager 2012 you’ll likely...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 07/24/2013

MS13-052/KB2840628 may cause ConfigMgr issues

Don't know that we have a formal announcement on an MS site yet, but there is some info on the...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 07/14/2013

SQL edition for CAS - make the right choice at install!

If you have a central administration site (CAS) in your Configuration Manager 2012 hierarchy,...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 05/08/2013

how to prevent cm2012 computers from auto resolving client issues?

The ConfigMgr client has traditionally been a fairly passive component on computers. It gets policy...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 01/20/2013

Pros and Cons of a cloud-based DP

A customer asked about the benefits of using a Windows Azure-based distribution point. Great...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 01/14/2013

CU1 for ConfigMgr 2012 is out!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2717295 Issues that are fixed Administrator Console When a new...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 08/21/2012

Inventory data for offline clients

ConfigMgr client computers that are powered on but are not connected to the corporate network will...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 07/18/2012

include vs exclude collection - who wins?

In ConfigMgr 2012 you can have include collections to include members and you can have exclude...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 07/18/2012

Mastering ConfigMgr 2012 book

Finally got my copies of the book (Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager) from the...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 05/24/2012

hello live writer!

ok, enough with doing blog posts in IE. Now setup to use Live Writer, making my random helpful stuff...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 04/03/2012

ConfigMgr 2012 console in read-only mode?

After installing a primary under a central admin site you may get the following message when...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 04/03/2012

What happened to appdeploy.com?

I have recommended the appdeploy.com web site to countless customers over the year as THE software...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 04/03/2012

SQL memory allocation

During the Configuration Manager Risk Assessment Program (RAP) offering that MS Premier provides to...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 04/03/2012

Security Compliance Manager 2.5 is out

Been using the beta for a while, now the 2.5 RTM is available here...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 04/02/2012

If you have read my blog....

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Author: MadOne45 Date: 04/01/2012

What are the high availability options for ConfigMgr 2012?

If you have worked with SMS/ConfigMgr over the years you understand that the product is continually...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 03/03/2012

Are you a ConfigMgr admin in need of a job?

A customer I work with alot has an opening in their Oklahoma City location for a ConfigMgr...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 02/28/2012

ConfigMgr 2012: when "All Systems" really means ALL Systems

Configuration Manager has (and has had for a very long time) the 'All Systems' collection. It...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 02/19/2012

Configuration Manager 2012 migration workshop - coming soon!

This week we are putting together the final touches on the Microsoft System Center 2012...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 02/14/2012

SQL version error during Service Manager 2012 install/upgrade

You may encounter the error "SQL Server x is not running version SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 02/01/2012

SQL memory config info for ConfigMgr 2012

This information came out in RC2 and we'll see if it is changed once ConfigMgr 2012 goes RTM....

Author: MadOne45 Date: 01/27/2012

Failure during CU3 upgrade for SCSM 2010 SP1

If the install is almost complete and then rolls back, try this fix and give the SCSM services a bit...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 01/21/2012

Service Manager upgrades and 1642 error

Applying a CU for Service Manager and getting "Patcher returned error 1642:Unknown error (0x66a)"?...

Author: MadOne45 Date: 01/21/2012

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