Lenovo have only released a beta driver for the ericsson F5521gw chipset for Windows 8. And running setup.exe out of the box wont enable full functionality. This is how you make it work:
MDT Deployment Workbench error with Server 2012
MDT 2012 Deployment Workbench on Windows Server 2012 will fail with the following error: “powershell is required to use the deployment workbench” The reason for this error is the execution policy in powershell.
Solution: Run the following command from powershell Read More
WMI Code Creator
Microsoft have released a nice tool which help you create WMI queries. WMI Code Creator 1.0 is a powerful tool to create WMI queries without little or no programming skills. I use this frequently to retrieve the model name from computers that I need to target specific driver packages.
How to get the network access password from WinPE in SCCM.
My colleage at Atea, Oddvar Håland Moe, have written a script that dumps the password of the network access account from the boot image in plain text. This is why you never enable command line support in your boot images on a production network. Anyone will be able to retrieve the password during PXE boot / OS deployment. Read More
Add SCCM 2012 OS roles and features with powershell.
This must be the easiest way to install all the OS roles and features when prepearing a new server for SCCM 2012. I tested this on a fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2 and it works like a charm.
Certified on Config Manager 2012
Today I’m happy to say that I got the certification: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
Windows 8 Hotkeys
Windows 8 comes with many integrated hotkeys. Here is a list of the hotkeys currently available in Windows 8 using the Windows key.
God Mode for Windows 8, 7 and Vista
When I first heard about this neat trick I thought it was a joke. But it’s not. It works and it’s awesome. GodMode is a special control panel that includes all windows settings from one windows. No more jumping between several windows to do stuff.
How to enable God Mode in Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Log files to troubleshoot ConfigMgr 2012 Client installation
These log files are useful to troubleshoot the errors with the configuration manager client.
Log files on server.
- ccm.log – Client push installation log file.
- chmgr.log – Client health manager log file.
- cidm.log – Changes to the client settings by the Client Install Data Manager (CIDM).
Log files on client.
- ccmsetup.log – Installation, client health, client upgrade and client removal. Very useful to troubleshoot client installation errors.
- ccmrepair.log – Repeair activites by the client.
- client.msi.log – Logs from the installation process of client.msi application.
Also check out this TechNet article for more information about log files sin System Center Configuration Manager 2012.
SCCM: How to limit distribution point packages to one drive.
When you install a distribution point, you specify which drive it should use. When this drive is full, the distribution point will automatically start using another drive.
For drives where you don’t want any packages from the distribution point, create an empty file with the name “NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS” and place it in the root of the drives.
This trick works on both SCCM 2007 and SCCM 2012.
The Ultimate WMI Queries List for System Center Configuration Manager
Here are some useful WMI queries for SCCM 2012 that you can use to create collections. Copy and paste these into the query statement of the query rule.
Create a limiting collection structure in SCCM 2012
In this guide for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 I will show how to create a limiting device collection structure. We start with All Systems as root, and create one collection for all servers and one for all workstations.
Windows To Go with Windows 8
Windows 8 is getting closer release. One of the new cool features I look forward to is Windows To Go. It is Windows 8 installed on a usb stick and works as a live-usb installation. This can be used to test Windows 8 in your environment without messing up your installation. But it has much more potential than that.
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Prerequisites
These are the prerequisites required to install System Center 2012 Configuration Manager on a fresh installation of Windows 2008 R2.