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I recently had to find the MAC Addresses of a bunch of servers that were managed by Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) so I pulled together a simple query that would pull the information out of the database for me. 

I've put together a wee guide on how I implemented the query below:

1 - First o...

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Following on from the interest in my DHCP and PXE Boot Process Explained blog post a few weeks ago I thought it might be useful to give an example of how DHCP works in a real world example where we have multiple subnets, routers and remote offices.

Real World Example

An example of what we hav...

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I recently had to pull together some information on several servers and I made used of ConfigMgr in order to collate the information.  Below is the ConfigMgr Query that I used and also it's SQL equivalent. Below is the ConfigMgr Query that will pull out the Computer Name, Serial Number, BIOS Version...

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Recently I came across a scenario where we had to troubleshoot why a laptop wasn't rebuilding via SCCM and I thought it would be good to write an article explaining the PXE boot process and how DHCP is linked to that.

Basic DHCP Process

The simplest of DHCP processes goes as follows:

  • The c...

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As I'm sure all of you have found there are lots of helpful articles out there about how to do a silent install of Microsoft Office/Project/Visio/etc through SCCM, but there is very little information out there on how to do an un-install silently. After much head scratching I finally found the metho...

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As I'm sure all of you have found there are lots of helpful articles out there about how to do a silent install of Microsoft Office/Project/Visio/etc through SCCM, but there is very little information out there on how to do an un-install silently. After much head scratching I finally found the metho...

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In some instances you might not want to roll out the full SCCM console but still allow the user to run the Remote Control SCCM tool.

Here is how to do it:

1. Find the directory where the AdminConsole is installed, example: C:Program Files(x86)Microsoft Configuration ManagerAdminConsolebini3...

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I was recently packaging up an application for SCCM and one of the pre-requisites of this application was that a Windows Update (.msu) had to be installed.

In order to package up this Windows Update and deploy it as an application I did the following:

  • To silently install the update I ran t...

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So today I came across an issue with my SCCM database server running low on disk space. On investigation I found the ReportServer_log.ldf file had grown to over 320GB in size!

It would appear this is a known issue and some simple configuration changes to your database setup can resolve this.

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If you have installed a Distribution Point onto a server and you wish to change the drive that the content is now stored on you can do this by using the "ContentLibraryTransfer.exe" tool that was released within the SyStem Centre 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit.

Download it here - http://...

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