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In what context do SCCM Powershell detection scripts run in?

Empirical Results I wrote some PowerShell that, when run as a detection script, dumps the environment variables that the detection script sees to a log file. That script is at the end of this answer. ...
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In sccm 2012 my device collection is not updating

This is not immediate. Once it's in SCCM, it will stay there until deleted due to inactivity. The time can be changed, and you can also run a report for clients that have not checked in in a long time ...
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SCCM 2012: SQL Server service running account

A step by step instruction can be found here: http://www.randomtechtips.com/change-logon-account-for-sql-server-service/ 1 – Create a dedicate domain account to be used for the SQL Server Service – ...
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SCCM - Disable automatic restart of failed task sequence

To extend or prevent the restart time on task sequence failure, use the "SMSTSErrorDialogTimeout" task sequence variable. Set this variable to the desired timeout in seconds. Or set it to 0 for a ...
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SCCM 2012 rebuilding a machine via collections

...allow them to be able to rebuild machines on the fly. Some notes about the process: SCCM OSD needs to be setup on one/the sccm server. It's best for the sccm administrator to do this. An OSD task ...
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SCCM 2012 Windows PE issues

I'd try to check the SMSTS.log file on a machine that can see the advertised task sequences, and compare that to one of your machines that's not seeing the advertisements and see if there are any ...
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How can I find which client(s) is causing my distribution update to fail?

I doubt you'll be able to resolve this if this is true "I don't have backend server access to the management points, or the DPs". Can you access the distmgr.log on the site server? If not, then you ...
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Display PowerShell in SCCM task sequence

The same basic premise as mentioned by Ethan Hinton above worked well. In my case I already have a mapped drive (U:) in use so the following worked. Ideally I'd like to convert the following to avoid ...
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SCCM Deploying Win7 Enterprise select language during OSD

Yes, you can use an answer file to specify international settings To configure international settings regarding your Windows 7 Enterprise automated installation by referring to this Microsoft Technet ...
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SCCM 2012 - How to deploy 'invisible' application?

You don't need to deploy dependent applications to user, just add them as dependencies and check "Auto-Install" checkbox for each dependency.
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Is SCCM overkill for medium-sized organizations?

I'd use redo and backup, and wpkg, simple (with a bit of research and organization), and best of all it works. You can image a machine, and then WPKG will (surprise, surprise), install the software. ...
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SCCM 2012 R2 - OSD Task Sequence failure on physical computers

Firstly, I hope that you're aware of the "Configuration Manager Trace Log Tool", cmtrace.exe this is SCCM's log viewer app and makes trawling through these log files and spotting errors much, much ...
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SCCM - does captured image HW = deployed?

Actually, though you can get much more specific about it, a deployment share will automatically use whichever driver it first detects that applies to the hardware in question. While it isn’t ...
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Trying to detect by registry after installation through SCCM fails

Firstly, there's one big thing that screams out at me looking at that screenshot, and that's the text Wow6432Node in the middle of your registry key's path. From MSDN: 32-bit and 64-bit Application ...
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Installing SCCM Client 2012 failed: "CcmSetup failed with error code 0x80004002"

I know this is old, but in case it helps others. I had this same issue. I ended up getting the Bitsadmin.exe from the Vista Service Pack 1 (extracted it from one of the cabs in the SP). Running ...
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system center configuration manager SUP and DP in the same box

SCCM is always gonna copy double disk space when copying from a scratch directory to a DP, I don't think there's a way around this. If you want to conserve space on the server, consider having the ...
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Accessing client's custom performance counters

Try using Powershell and WMI to look around: Get-WmiObject -namespace root\ccm -class sms_client Get-WmiObject -namespace root\ccm -list It's fairly versatile.
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SCCM 2012 Windows PE issues

In addition to checking the SMSTS.log file that was already mentioned, a couple of things: It shouldn't matter if the laptop has an SSD, it's all about drivers. In your case, the hard drive ...
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Use System Center Configuration Manager 2012 to remove existing InstallShield App

I can also get the uninstaller to run arbitrary scripts, as long as the entire script fits in the Uninstall program: field on the Programs tab of the SCCM deployment type for that application. I just ...
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Where can I learn System Center Configuration Manager quickly?

Technet Virtual labs are your friend. They are a bit slow (as is the site) but they will walk you though all the basics, and you get to actually TRY and DO on them.
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Install SCCM application to client via powershell, comand line or WMI

Here is a solution in vbscript if you're interested. I'm not well versed in powershell yet but I do alot of .net and vbscript automation of SCCM. I'm sure someone here could translate to powershell. ...
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PXE Troubleshooting for SCCM 2012

I ended up checking Program Files\Microsoft Configuration manager\Logs\SMSPXE.log which had an error recorded "Warning: Matching Processor Architecture Boot Image (0) not found". I hadn't added the ...
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SCCM Queries for Microsoft Visio Standard or Professional

This worked for me: select SMS_R_System.Name, SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.DisplayName from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS on SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS....
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Windows updates not installing. 0x87d00244

Is the experience common across all clients, or only a selection of clients? -If all clients, I would check the content status of your update packages -If only some clients, I would look at your ...
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How to Configure A Software Update Baseline in SCCM 2012

Okay, I just found this article and it seemed to answer most, if not all my questions. It's quite a great article: Managing Software Updates in Configuration Manager 2012
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Permissions for SCCM Service Account

My knowledge on the particulars of SCCM 2012 are somewhat limited. But installing software updates on Windows is pretty straightforward. You need an account with local administrator or SYSTEM level ...
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SCCM 2012 Application Deployment Keeps Failing

OKAY I figured out what the problem was. I originally had a package source share, but the deployment was still failing so I did away with that and used the admin share instead and it was still failing....
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SCCM 2012 R2 - unknown PC boot over PXE - bcd file error

This is indicative of the distribution point's SMS PXE service failing to catch a boot, and WDS instead servicing the boot request. To verify if this is the problem , look at the \\DPServer\SMS_DP$\...
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