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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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Ejecting the CD Drive During a Task Sequence

If you are running a task sequence from some local based media such as a CD or USB for that matter then if you are enabling BitLocker in that task sequence you would want to make sure that the device is ejected before you enable BitLocker.

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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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How Not to Do OS Deployment

As you may have seen in the news recently The Commonwealth Bank of Australia got themselves into a bit of a mess by deploying a OSD task sequence to far more clients than expected. You would be surprised how often I hear about this happening at companies when I am out on site. What if (maybe they were anyway) CommBank were using ConfigMgr 2012? How could this disaster have being prevented? Read More…

Performing Maintenance in Task Sequences

Using the scheduling tools available to you in ConfigMgr is a great way to perform weekly, monthly or even annual maintenance on your clients to ensure they operate at peak performance. This post looks at creating and deploying a task sequence to enable maintenance to take place.

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