Hello everyone! Yesterday May 4th 2015, Microsoft made the System Center Configuration Manager 2016 Technical Preview available for download. This is a quick step by step to install the Technical Preview in a lab setting. You can acquire the download here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-configuration-manager-and-endpoint-protection-technical-preview. Launch the Splash.hta and click Install The next screen just talks about some […]
Looks like we may get the next generation of SCCM in early 2016 with the release of Windows Server and Windows 10. Server 10 is expecting a new technical preview in spring 2015 with more to follow that release. According to the Microsoft Server Blog the new Config Manager is expected to ship in alignment with […]
Hello all. You probably already know that with the release of PowerShell 2.0, Microsoft introduced a number of cmdlets that allowed you to start and manage Bits transfer jobs. Having this functionality can be very advantageous to an admin especially when needing to perform large scale transfer jobs. The Bits capability to continue transfer jobs even […]
One of the strongest tools an SCCM engineer can have to strengthen their system management experience is good organization practice. I refer to organization as a tool because it not only makes your life easier when evaluating the various deployments and collections that manage them, in some cases, it can make setting them up a […]
This is certainly not a normal topic I intend to post about regularly. But the other day I decided after owning my keyboard for 4 years (I think?) I should probably issue this guy a thorough cleaning. This is something I had never done with this keyboard so it was long overdue. […]
Using the Get-ItemProperty cmdlet, we can quickly check the currently installed version and CU level of SCCM 2012 by querying the Setup registry key. Execute the following command in a PowerShell window on any site server in the environment to see the version and CU level for that site server. Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Setup As you […]
This marks the first of hopefully many posts to follow. Here’s to hoping I can help a few fellow IT professionals with the knowledge I share on this blog!