Archive | July 2013

Task Sequences in ConfigMgr 2012 R2

One of the improvements in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 is the introduction of some MDT task sequence steps that are natively in ConfigMgr. In this post I want to take a look at some of these changes.

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TechNet Subscriptions Petition

This post is a bit off topic for the blog but it is something I feel fairly strongly about.

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Should We Use Unknown Computer Support?

I have had a few interesting discussions around enabling unknown computer support for operating system deployment. It is one of these subjects that is very subjective, everyone has their own ideas, I thought I would share mine and my experiences.

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Enhanced Application Deployment: Part 4

In part four of this series I want to share some screenshots of the setup an operation of this working. I have already had a fair bit of feedback basically saying, sounds good but does it actually work? Well after some further testing to this the answer is yes.

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Enhanced Application Deployment: Part 3

Before the weekend I want to update you all with the progress over the past couple of days with the application deployment project I have been working on. Rather than clutter the other post I want to touch on some of the configuration options available in the web service to try and make it applicable anywhere.

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Curious Case of Failed Distribution

A recent customer of mine was having issues distributing any sort of content down to their distribution points. This was a green installation of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 without any of the CU updates installed over the top. What was the problem?

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Enhanced Application Deployment: Part 2

Yesterday I posted about a project I was working on to enhance the application deployment for administrators using ConfigMgr in conjunction with MDT. I want to use this post to provide some additional details and features of the service.

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