SCCM Tips

SCCM 2012 R2 – Backing it up

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Set the backup   Launch the SCCM 2012 R2 console, click on Administration, expand Overview, expand Site Configuration then click on Sites and on the right pane click on your primary site, finally click on Site Maintenance found On the top ribbon bar.   Site Maintenance window will open up. Find and click on “Backup Site Server“ by default this is not enabled, right click on the task and […]

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SCCM Tip: Control SCCM Data Storage Location(s)

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By default, when any site server role component is created the install and storage location is the first available NTFS partition with the most available disk space.   To prevent and or stop SCCM from installing server components and it’s associated data on to a specific drive or partition first off check to make sure […]

App Deployment

Flash install error 1722

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One thing i have found on a few computers on my network around 7 out of the 458 i currently manage, Flash will fail to install, even a manual install it will Error 1722. Found a manual fix but worked on my 7 failing computers. If it was a bigger issue i guess i could […]

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SCCM Deploy – Google Chrome

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This post will show you how to package Google Chrome (33.0.1.1750.117 m – March 2014) for deployment using SCCM 2012   Download the Chrome for Business MSI installer from Google http://wicher.co.uk/lil/1a and place it into a new folder called Chrome where you store your SCCM applications.   Once  you’ve downloaded and placed on your sccm share drive open up your configuration […]

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SCCM Deploy – Python

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This post will show you how to package Python (3.3.5rc1 Feb 2014) for deployment using SCCM 2012   Download the MSI package from python website http://wicher.co.uk/lil/15 Now open your configuration manager console and start making a new application. navigate to your the Python folder and select the python-3.3.5rc1.msi Once downloaded place the MSI into a new folder called Python some […]

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SCCM Deploy – Java

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This post will show you how to package Java (7 Update 51 Feb 2014) for deployment using SCCM 2012   First thing, download the “Windows x86 Offline” from Oracles website http://wicher.co.uk/lil/10. Making sure it’s the Offline and not the online as it wont contain all the needed file for SCCM to deploy. Once you’ve downloaded the jre-7u51-windows-i586.exe setup file we need […]

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Creating Device Collections with in SCCM 2012 (Query Rule)

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Create collections in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to represent logical groupings of users or devices. You can use collections to help you perform many tasks including application management, deploying compliance settings, or installing software updates. You can also use collections to manage groups of client settings or use them with role-based administration to specify […]

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SCCM Laptop Query

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I’m using SCCM 2012 but transferable to older versions. Go to Assets and Compliance. Right Click ‘Device Collections’ and click ‘Create Device Collection’. Fill in the details for the group my case its Calling it ‘Laptops’. Click the ‘Browse’ button for the limiting collection and select the appropriate group for your situation. (If in doubt […]

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Useful WSUS Commands To Know

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during my SCCM and WSUS building i have needed to check if the client computer is receiving updates and specific ones. There’s quite a few command to choose from but the only ones I need regularly are the ones to force update checks. They work with Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003, though they make work on other […]

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SQL Server Collation

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Yet again i have failed a prerequisite check for the required SQL server collation, though i would post the quick fix for me to remember what i did but might help someone else.   Quick back story, i’m installing Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager 2012, already installed all the prerequisites…     The server collation gets specified at […]