System Center 2012 Port Checking Tool

As a consultant a lot of my time is spent working on infrastructures where I am working within tight

Slipstreaming the April 2016 Rollup into Windows 7–ConfigMgr

Following on from my post here, where I described adding the Windows 7 Convenience rollup into ConfigMgr as an application.  I will now walk through slipstreaming this into your Windows 7 vanilla image that resides within Configuration…

The problem you have sir, is time.

Hello internet!  Sorry I’ve not posted on here in a while.  As some of you know from my twitter feed I’ve recently had a new addition to my family – a baby boy – who is keeping me rather busy and blogging has needed to take…

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 – User Collections

I’ve been playing with collections on Configuration Manager 2012 R2.  My current set up see’s a primary site in a Datacentre, within its own domain and I intend to manage another 17 domains using this with distributed site systems to…

ConfigMgr–First Tasks after Install

Follow on from ConfigMgr – A Newbie Experience. Kent Agerlund describes a couple of tasks in his book that are suggested to be undertaken directly after install of your site server.  These tasks include running through applying any updates…

Counting ConfigMgr Clients with PowerShell

I recently had to write a script that connected to 19 different domains and count how many computer objects exist on the domain so that I can get an idea of how many clients will need to be calculated for a ConfigMgr install.  This was…

ConfigMgr Client Push

Problem:  How do I get the ConfigMgr client onto my endpoints? Solution:  There are many ways in which you can do this.  Most are well documented and for most this will be nothing new but here’s a summary of my findings. Before you…

Installing ConfigMgr–Newbie Experience

But it looks so complicated!  There are a million Technet articles to read which one is the right one?  How do I work out what I need?  Everyone seems to have a different way to do this! There are so many ways how do I know which is the right…

ConfigMgr–Managing other domains

Leading on from my other posts about creating device and user collections, in my environment I need to manage multiple domains so I thought I’d do a quick post on some of the prerequisites and some tips.  All these things should make…