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Due to some bad timing I wasn't able to attend the Microsoft Tech Summit  event this week in Birmingham, but thankfully Microsoft have put a lot of the sessions up online. I've been working my way through some of the sessions and thought it would be useful to highlight the ones that I thought were...

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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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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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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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