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Mar
9
comment SCCM 2012 R2 detection method not working
Oh right. Default value. I'm sorry I'm no help with this one. If you do end up going with PowerShell detection this Q&A and the "Detect-Application.ps1" section of this answer are relevant.
Mar
9
comment SCCM 2012 R2 detection method not working
FWIW I stopped using the built-in detection schemes in favor of PowerShell detection scripts because the built-ins are impossible to test and troubleshoot separate from CcmExec which makes for impossibly slow test iterations.
Mar
9
comment SCCM 2012 R2 detection method not working
It's not obvious to me why the file detection rule does not work.
Mar
9
comment SCCM 2012 R2 detection method not working
I think your registry detection rule is detecting an entry of type string named O365ProPlusRetail - en-us on key Uninstall. That is different from detecting key O365ProPlusRetail - en-us which is, I think, what you want to do. I suggest instead detecting a named entry on O365ProPlusRetail - en-us like DisplayVersion or DisplayName.
Mar
8
comment SCCM 2012 R2 detection method not working
Can you post screenshots of the way you have configured detection in the Deploment Type properties.
Feb
19
comment SCCM PXE Boot failed. No advertisements found
Yup. I think it's some sort of time zone bug. FWIW if you have more than one task sequence and only one is brand new, it will boot to WinPE but the new one will be missing from the selection list unless you set the new task sequences' deployment time in the past.
Feb
18
comment What is the purpose of Supersedence in SCCM 2012?
@WesSayeed I believe that's how it's intended to work. If you are planning to rely on that behavior make sure you test thoroughly. I have found the logic CcmExec uses to deploy applications is occasionally surprising at best and unmanageably buggy at worst. There are a lot of inputs to superseding applications. You should expect that some combinations of those inputs will produce bizarre results.
Feb
14
comment Enable offline file sync for computer owner only
FWIW, on Windows 8.1 even though enabling the cache is per-machine each user on that machine seems to see their own copy (or maybe a filtered list) of offline files. So if user1 syncs \\server\folder to computer1 by checking "Always Available Offline" in explorer, user2 won't see \\server\folder when computer1 is offline until user2 also checks "Alway Available Offline" from computer1.
Jan
27
comment Determining optimal maintenance windows for end-user system patching
Are you patching workstations or the servers that workstations are accessing?
Jan
6
comment System Center 2012 R2 DPM loading tapes from library out of order
I don't think DPM can do that, but I also don't understand why you would need DPM to discriminate amongst tapes available for writing.
Dec
1
comment Clearing Out SCCM Cache On Client Machine Automatically
You'll have to copy the .bat to somewhere outside of ccmcache. You might also have to invoke it indirectly from CcmExec which you should be able to achieve using some combination of scheduled tasks and psexec.
Nov
26
comment SCCM - Query Powershell Version
Good question. This Q&A makes me think there isn't a WMI query that easily reveals the WMF version. I think installations of WMF versions higher than the one in the RTM have all been distributed as Windows Updates. For example, WMF 4 for Windows 7 is KB2819745. If that is the case you should be able to infer WMF version from the OS version and whether any of the WMF updates is installed.
Nov
13
comment Remotely restart a service without admin permissions
I think JEA is meant to provide that sort of functionality.
Nov
10
comment Coexistence of Intel AMT and AMD DASH in SCCM 2012 R2
@SanderC You cross-posted this question. You should pick a site and remove the other one. See the cross-posting policy.
Oct
19
comment SCCM2012 Detection of same version package, if yes stop deploy, if no go on deployment
If you are using "Applications" as opposed to "Programs" and you have set up your detection method to work correctly, the SCCM client will just detect that the correct version is already installed and do nothing. If you don't already have the skills to set up "Applications" correctly and a lab environment to test your work, then unfortunately you're facing a very steep learning curve -- one measured in months, not days or hours. It's probably better to get a qualified application packager and SCCM admin to help if you need this done fast.
Oct
19
comment Display PowerShell in SCCM task sequence
The link seems to point to a "private blog".
Sep
10
comment Configuration Manager (SCCM) Clients not updating their status
Just to be clear. Do you run this on the client?
Sep
10
comment Configuration Manager (SCCM) Clients not updating their status
Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Sep
4
comment PXE Boot - Advertisement found, but “There are no task sequences available for this computer.”
I suspect that snippet from SMSPXE.log occurred well before the "no task sequences" message. Did SMSTS.log get created? What errors does it show?
Aug
26
comment How to lock out normal (non-admin) users during software installs?
+1 I always wondered whether there were real-world uses for non-OSD task sequences.