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comment Enable Certificate Enrollment Policy and Request a Cert using PowerShell
@HopelessN00b I did the same thing, however it would be cool to have a powershell way to do it for troubleshooting purposes at the very least, so it's still a pretty good question.
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comment Enable Certificate Enrollment Policy and Request a Cert using PowerShell
@EGr why in the world would you want to do that?
Dec
16
comment How would one run a task sequence within a task sequence in SCCM 2012 SP1
See my comment to kce for response to your process. In addition though, I'm sure you must have some overlap of tasks between task sequences, whereby when that step must change, you have to update each ts, no? That was really the driving force behind this question, as I had a lot of overlap, and the driver scenario was just the best example.
Dec
16
comment How would one run a task sequence within a task sequence in SCCM 2012 SP1
We've (they've now) experienced driver conflicts in the past between Dell models when using the blanket apply device driver ts step, because it behaves the same way as windows update does in re: to detecting drivers, whereas the apply driver package is a little more direct, it'd been a while son I can't remember the details. That was my thought process for doing one package per model, originally I had it setup just like you. Don't quote me yet, but I believe MS recommended this as well, but like I said, it's been a while so I could be wrong
Dec
11
comment Is it possible to set up a multi-boot system with SCCM?
I agree with @hopelessn00b, possible, but not the best way to go about it, and way more work than its worth. Great question though, but I would setup a hyper v box with test cm configurations, in fact, that's what I did :-)
Dec
9
comment How to find the creation date of a local user account?
Sorry Kevin, almost doesn't cut it for this particular solution. Specifically, this had to be done for computers in a lab, where the profile folders had to be deleted on a regular basis to keep the login times acceptable and wasted space down, so this solution is in no way plausible, as that date is just a folder creation date, not a user profile creation date.
Dec
8
comment Does the “bs” option in “dd” really improve the speed?
@DamianoVerzulli the table is cool, please ignore my rant, I gave you an upvote for proving our superstitions anyway, and I know firsthand that fiddling with the byte size will alter the speed, I might put it into an answer as well.
Dec
8
comment Does the “bs” option in “dd” really improve the speed?
What would be extremely nice is a graph of several bs sizes plotted against speed instead of 15 dozen code blocks in a single question. Would take less space and be infinitely quicker to read. A picture truly is worth a thoursand words.
Dec
3
comment 3Ware 9650SE-12ML with BBU very slow performance
Just curious, if you increase the byte size, does that make a difference?
Nov
24
comment Why should I remove firewall rule after application exit?
@Iain how's that?
Nov
24
comment Why should I remove firewall rule after application exit?
@Iain heh, whoops, well it was 4am here, time to revise I guess.
Nov
17
comment What is the proper way to change the product key for Office 2010 Professional Plus?
@Twisty good point, I fixed the wording, how's that?
Nov
17
comment What is the proper way to change the product key for Office 2010 Professional Plus?
@Twisty that's true, but the OP's question though is in reference to Office 2010 Professional Plus, that's in the title so that is what I referenced in my answer. Since this particular site is for Professional admins, I left out the gibberish about Home & Student edition, although it's true professional admins could have to support and activate that. In any case, this OP was doing it wrong, he wanted to clone machines with office and have to type in a key every time, I suppose just installing office on the base image w/out a key could work, although I personally wouldn't want to do that.
Oct
31
comment custom disk partitioning using clients in sccm 2012r2
Then why use SCCM instead of WDS?
Oct
27
comment custom disk partitioning using clients in sccm 2012r2
You want to install an OS w/out wiping the disk? What have you tried, where are you having trouble?
Oct
18
comment system center configuration manager SUP and DP in the same box
Just FYI: try not to rush people who spend their precious free time drumming up an answer for fake Internet points.
Oct
3
comment How do I convert a vhd to a wim file?
Interesting analysis, technet's example also seems to agree with you. I'll update it, even though I ripped this straight from my powershell prompt lol.
Oct
3
comment SCCM 2012 Software Update role - Can I still use WSUS?
Answer udpated.
Jul
30
comment Avoiding a multi-homed Domain Controller in a dual network environment
what does it forward to, your ISP? sounds like you need a separate DNS server based off this info, and as long as this DNS server has outside access, and your DC can access it, you should be fine.
Jul
30
comment Avoiding a multi-homed Domain Controller in a dual network environment
well, at $job we have separate internal and external facing DNS servers. This way, the entire internet can't peek through and directly connect to our workstations via hostname from the internet. Servers that have to be access via the internet (say, RDS) are resolvable via the external DNS servers. To my knowledge the external facing DNS servers are not DCs.