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Running All Microsoft products vs VMWare/backup/AV for small network

If you are a 501(c)3 there is no reason to buy VMware. In fact, you should use TechSoup.org to get all the Microsoft and Cisco you can. Ideally you would be keeping track of donation cycles and ...
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How can I force a client to update its IP address in SCCM?

The computer's IP address will update on its next Discovery Data Collection cycle. You can force this to happen by running this command on the client: WMIC /namespace:\\root\ccm path sms_client CALL ...
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Why are Windows Cumulative Updates taking so long and why are there so many superseded updates on my servers?

TL:DR In short, the superseded updates were being caused by a Windows Owned scheduled task failing. This scheduled task is responsible for cleaning up superseded updates. To fix this, you're able to ...
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Restricting Child Domain Admins from installing software

Domain Admins have rights to administer the domain and its constituent machines. If you try to remove those rights, you will have a bad day – and, in any event, the Domain Admin can reverse your ...
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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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Updating .net on all machines in the same domain?

You surelly have an internal WSUS server. Please approve the KB for those computers to update powershell and .net, keep it simple
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Possible to set ComputerName in Unattend.xml with script?

I got this working with windows 10 pro As a note :Synchronous Commands in the Specialize Stage Appear to Run BEFORE other sections in the same stage. So if you have a PC name specified in WDS client ...
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Installing a package using SCCM fails with error 0x87D00324(-2016410844) but package is not installed

Could you post the command line you are using in SCCM to install the software? Also, have you set the install to do any logs? If so, have these been consulted yet? I've had a similar issue with ...
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Configuration Manager (SCCM) Clients not updating their status

To build on Mark's answer, you can this: Invoke-Command -ComputerName $ComputerName -AsJob {(New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.CCM.UpdatesStore).RefreshServerComplianceState()}
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Wildcard character in a SCCM task sequence like clause

This actually depends on where you want to use the query. If it is in a query for a collection % is correct. The same is true if you want to use a wmi query within a TS step. Both of these fall back ...
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How to parse WMIC output in a batch file and compare to an array?

Here is one way to do it: @echo off setlocal enableDelayedExpansion set "SCCMSiteCodes= 'AAA' 'BBB' 'CCC' 'GGG 'VVV' " for /f delims^=^"^ tokens^=2^ eol^= %%A in ( 'wmic /namespace:\\root\ccm path ...
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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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Catching all Server with SQL Server (any Version) installed using SSCM

I use the following query, it will only show machines with Windows Server OS with SQL Server installed : select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM....
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Computer Restart because of Automatic Updates in WSUS

You have to prepare Pilot group of computers which can be used for testing purposes. They should have the services which your company uses. Once you confirm that installing updates to the Pilot group ...
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SCCM Internet Clients won't download OS upgrade packages through cloud DP

It works now. I did two things: I noticed in execmgr.log, there were notifications about pre-download not working because the upgrade package was not in the same language as the client installation. (...
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Win10 removed apps leave broken start tiles

TLDR: The "erroneous", "defaultuser0" account/profile is necessary - don't delete it! I figured out the problem and thought somebody might find it helpful in the future... the "defaultuser0" account ...
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can windows intune do a self service software distribution portal?

InTune accomplishes this via the company portal app for iOS/Android. If you are managing Windows 10 you can integrate Intune with Windows Store For Business.
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SCCM PowerShell - Run Invoke-CMWmiQuery against a specific device collection?

You could create an SCCM Query, then run it against a Device Collection. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/manage/create-queries
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Configuration Manager Client does not install properly

The log that you provided does not show any errors. There are red lines due to some keywords in the lines, but overall, what I saw there was ok. Most likely you have issues with clients registering ...
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Obtain a list of computers from SCCM on which a specific software is installed?

Do the clients report the software version field as part of their hardware inventory? If not, this field will always be blank. You can check this in your client settings. Edit the properties of the ...
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PXE booting is failing

No boot filename received does not mean a TFTP error. In fact it tells you the DHCP service did not provide the required PXE parameters. In this case the filepath/name of the NBP (Network Boot ...
Pat's user avatar
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PXE booting is failing

check your ip helper/ dhcp relay agent configuration in the networks that are not working.
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How to cause an SCCM task sequence to fail on purpose?

To cause a task sequence to fail, you can use a "Run Command Line" task sequence step to execute a command that returns a non-zero1 exit code. For example: cmd /c exit 1 (Of course, you must also ...
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WMI object available through commandlet but not through Get-WmiObject

The code is working properly in my test lab. Based on your error code, I recommend you use the WMI Explorer to review your namespace. https://wmie.codeplex.com/
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Get SCCM site system servers associated with a boundary group

My answer may not be the best but can show what you want: First, you need to use PowerShell to connect to CM site: Import-Module "$($ENV:SMS_ADMIN_UI_PATH)\..\ConfigurationManager.psd1" # Import ...
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Is it possible for an SCCM client to stop a particular client update?

The answer is no. SCCM is a centralized management control tool, users should obey the management of the IT sector strategy. Current situation you could communicate with IT departments.
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SCCM 2012 Full Inventory and Software Query

Based on your query, I think this is a normal behavior. Supposing you have 100 computers, and each has 30 software. Then 3000(300*10) records will be returned back in all. I recommend you divide the ...
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Controlling Sccm using CLI

Of course. You can achieve most of GUI operations through Powershell either in ConfigMgr. Just download the ConfigMgr Powershell module here. After installing the powershell module, you can simply ...
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SCCM / WSUS - "Percent Compliant" in All Software Updates

Yes, this is by design and cannot be changed. The ConfigMgr console is only used for basic monitoring, for more details or flexibility based on your demands you should use the built-in/custom reports ...
Jimmy Sun's user avatar
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SMS_ReplicationLinkSummary Server WMI Class - Status values

Site status = 125 means active. You can use SQL Function to get result, like: SELECT dbo.fnGetSiteStatusFriendlyName(125) The property LinkStatus is overall replication link status. 2 means ...
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