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comment Is SCCM overkill for medium-sized organizations?
Agree, I'm an admin in a company that until recently was about 900 seats across two sites, and couldn't imagine doing it without SCCM. Using it well will save you a lot of time and effort, and you really aren't that small in SCCM terms. (We now have 35 sites in 20 countries, though only a couple hundred more users, and it really is invaluable).
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comment Do enterprises expect MSIs to uninstall previous product version?
@CraigJ It's quite likely that they're re-packaging rather than packaging. They will expect you to provide a properly created MSI that will either uninstall or upgrade the previous version as part of its install. They may then deploy it along with an MST to send additional settings, etc, or may do something more drastic, but they will expect to start with a properly behaved MSI
Jan
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comment Protecting files from system administrator
@TomTom re-read what I've said, that's exactly the auditability and accountability that I'm talking about, and making it a firing type offence is mentioned in my first paragraph.
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comment Protecting files from system administrator
@TomTom We obviously have different understandings of my writing and what C2 is. I'm aware that backups generally use features like System accounts, shadow copies, etc. Backups was an example that people are familiar with. C2 access (and filesystems like NTFS) use an Ownership mechanism for data. Administrators can always use taking Ownership as a way to re-permission and gain access to files; you want accountability, auditing and trust to prevent any problems with that. C2 specifically talks about accountability (using named, non-generic admin accounts) and auditing as a way to notify owners
Jan
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comment SCCM'07 - OSD - Task Sequence - Install Software not caching program to hard drive
Batch files run fine in a download and execute scenario with no need for a drive letter, as they're moved to the local machine's cache before execution. You just have to remember to just use a relative path (or bare filename) to run it rather than a fully-qualified path. Using download and execute and properly specifying the package to run from generally runs a TS faster, and allows you to generate Offline TS Media easily, for disconnected (or slow-link) builds.
Jan
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answered SCCM (Real-Time Dashboard for Software Updates)
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comment Windows 7 (roaming profiles) not seeing printers deployed with printer management?
There's more than one way to assign/install printers using GPO, which one are you using at the moment?
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comment Office 2010 Deployment
I'd think of AppV as a complement to SCCM, not an alternative. We deploy Office 2010 as a local install to all machines using SCCM, but deploy some of the 'extra' Office apps like Project or Visio using AppV (controlled by AppV's SCCM integration).
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comment Using “sc” command to control services with whitespace in name
@Tim thanks, it's a rare person that spots the reference!