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Jan
14
comment How to lock out normal (non-admin) users during software installs?
Also @WesSayeed does your TS download all required software before it starts the TS, or does it have to wait for the network connection after reboot?
Jan
14
comment How to lock out normal (non-admin) users during software installs?
That's right, I forgot about that. Unfortunately, I took a new job last year and have been out of the sccm game for quite a while. I'll continue to search for the answer though but I thought the same mechanism that allowed software to install during an OSD before the login screen appeared can be used outside of OSD as well. I suppose you're deployment cannot be done if the machine boots to WinPE, correct?
Jan
14
comment How to lock out normal (non-admin) users during software installs?
@WesSayeed !! Is that TS advertised to the user or the computer?
Oct
15
comment Are “Allow users to view and interact” and “psexec -i” equivalent?
related: stackoverflow.com/questions/14861933/…
Oct
1
comment How can I find which client(s) is causing my distribution update to fail?
+1 for the log info, but the issue is that the server cannot copy the files yes, but our working theory is that a client has a write-lock on the DP files somehow. Folder structure isn't too long b/c this particular package had the files already zipped, and the behavior isn't consistent but spotty.
Sep
15
comment Everything says Applocker is supposed to work: Why doesn't it?
Switched jobs, for some reason I didn't see this answer before I left (July '14), I would have definitely tried it, it sounds like the culprit.
Sep
15
comment WMI query to check for IP default gateway for OSD
Did my answer help you at all?
Sep
11
comment WMI query to check for IP default gateway for OSD
I gotcha now, edited your question also. Can you post the working host name query as well?
Sep
10
comment WMI query to check for IP default gateway for OSD
I'm slightly unclear what you're asking: You already have a query, and it works, but you're trying to merge 2 task sequences? Can you elaborate? Are you referring to this?
Sep
3
comment How to create clone / image of macbook pro?
or Ask Different, frag grenade. Seriously though I'd say this is on topic here, OP seems to be a professional sysadmin
Aug
29
comment PXE a W7x64 Task Sequence on a Lenovo X250 with SCCM 2012 SP1 & Windows ADK
What is the target WinPE version for that driver pack?
Aug
27
comment
I didnt say it would need moderator intervention, I'm just saying if I came across it, I wouldn't let it fly, just as I don't now. I've also come across some pretty slick advertising disguised as answers as well.
Aug
27
comment
@peterh I define a troll as someone who's main purpose (on this site) is not to add or contribute anything to help the site, while at the same time attempting either cause tension or just plain spam the site. On SF from what I've seen it's mostly just people spamming the site.
Aug
21
comment SCCM App Catalog won't install applications if started as user other than the one logged in
Heh, sounds familiar. Rock on @AlaskanHomie.
Aug
13
comment SCCM Collection Query- FullName
+1, very maintainable approach, and it helps to have the refresh time in the collection as short as possible so a busy SCCM admin doesn't haven't to go in and update the collection manually everytime a user is added to the security group.
Aug
6
comment SCCM software deployment - does user need to be logged in, or only on the network?
So I got this bat signal to check this answer out, and I'm honored :-). Solid answer. The only things I would add is that there are applications that can be targeted to user collections and not machine collections, so that would obviously require a user logged on. Also, a person on another network logged into the corp. VPN at would (at least in our setup) would get requires SCCM deployments, and like you said kce ICBM is an option, we never got it fully setup
Jul
28
comment What, exactly, is the SCCM client doing when it installs an .msi for a system?
How do you know the app was successfully install w/ SCCM? Was the return code 0?
Jul
28
comment What, exactly, is the SCCM client doing when it installs an .msi for a system?
Thanks, I will see if I can dig up more info on what it does during the application deployment type for .msi
Jul
28
comment What, exactly, is the SCCM client doing when it installs an .msi for a system?
paging @kce .....
Jul
28
comment What, exactly, is the SCCM client doing when it installs an .msi for a system?
@alx9r after reading you and kce's comments and chatting with kce I just realized I tried to inflict my bias onto you, I apologize. I should probably spend more time working with Applications in SCCM ( as with everything else in SCCM) before writing them off almost completely. I do find the concept intriguing, however, but a major factor that turned me away was that I would have to convert all of my packages to applications manually, and I have a lot since we came from SCCM 2007. There's simply not enough time to do that, and it also doesn't make sense to have my apps split between the two.