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Visual C++ Redistributables Made Simple

Of all the software I have had to deploy at a customers site, the most common is probably the Visual C++ Redistributables. They are not difficult to setup but can create headaches due to the number of them. In this post I will share some information to make the deployment of them much simpler.

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Applying Patches on MSIs

I was asked a quick question today around applying MSP patch files to a regular MSI installation. My customer had created a batch file in some cases and also two separate applications which were queued up with dependencies.

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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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Deploying Applications to VDI

Today’s post comes from a question submitted via the mailbag. In this post we will look at ways of deploying applications in ConfigMgr reliably and quickly to personal or pooled desktops in a VDI environment.

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Trend OfficeScan Causes Unexpected Task Sequence Failures

I have been working with a customer on a migration and consolidation project, moving from ConfigMgr 2007 and removing secondary sites for field offices and replacing them with distribution points, during this process I identified a number of task sequence issues and issues with their existing environment due to Trend OfficeScan.

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The Joy of File System Redirection

You have all seen it before, the option when we deploy our applications to make the application run as 32bit on a 64bit system or to disable the 64bit file redirection in a task sequence. What do these options actually do though and why does it matter?

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ConfigMgr 101: Pull Distribution Points

With all the excitement of the SP1 release this is something many people will have overlooked or not even seen, especially if you already have all your distribution points setup. Pull Distribution Points allow us to specify a distribution point to act as an upstream server for a specific distribution point.

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