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SCCM 2012 Survival Guide (TechNet)

Check out the SCCM 2012 Survival Guide on TechNet if you’re interested in: – TechNet articles – Downloads – Troubleshooting tips – Virtual labs – Forums – Links to external SCCM sites – Blogs – Videos – PowerShell scripts Link: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7075.system-center-2012-configuration-manager-survival-guide-en-us.aspx

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Microsoft Virtual Labs

If you’ve ever wanted to play around with Microsoft newest technologies, but haven’t really had the time to set up everything from scratch, I can highly recommend trying out the Microsoft TechNet Virtual Labs. These labs cover everything from: – System Center – SQL Server – Windows Server – Windows 7 – Microsoft Office – and much more… Go here if you want to check them out: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/default.aspx

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Why Bitlocker allocates all your free disk space

Have you ever wondered why your disk has no free space left even though you should have at least 300 GB left? Do you have Bitlocker enabled? If you answer yes, this might just be the reason for this. As you might know, when you delete a file it actually doesn’t get physically removed from your hard drive. This is one of the reasons why it’s possible to restore a file even though it has been removed from the file…

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Solve SCCM Error “sending with winhttp failed; 80072ee7” in Windows PE

INTRODUCTION I’ve had some problems recently with deploying clients in my lab environment. The problem I was having was this: Client boots up and receives boot image = Fine Client loads Windows PE = Fine Client restarts as soon as Windows PE loads = NOT FINE I started up the installation again and pressed F8 before the computer restarted and went to X:\Windows\Temp\SMSTSLOG\smsts.log and had a look. In the log I found this error: Unknown host (gethostbyname failed)sending with winhttp…

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Don’t forget this step if you want clients to PXE boot using SCCM

INTRODUCTION I have run into a problem when booting the client from PXE. The clients were receiving IP from DHCP, but no receiving the boot image from the PXE Service Point. Looking into smspxe.log in C:\Program Files\SMS_CCM\Logs\ I found this error: Warning: Matching Processor Architecture Boot image not found SOLUTION The reason for this error was that I had only enabled this setting for my x86 boot image and not my x64 boot image. Once this was activated, the client…

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Windows 8 is too fast to be interrupted

With Windows 8 comes a problem, which you probably won’t really think of as a problem. The problem is, that Windows 8 boots so quickly that the system is unable to register if you press for example F8 for boot menu. Go here if you first want to read how these quick boot times are possible. This won’t be as big of a problem with older computers running traditional BIOS, but with newer hardware with the new UEFI standard, that…

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Windows 8 will not have the Aero glass feature

With Microsoft’s new operating system comes a few changes, among others the Aero glass feature will be removed, to make way for a cleaner user experience. I think this is a good way to go for Microsoft, as I believe the glossy glass look has been used for quite some time now by Microsoft and their competitors for quite some while now, and it’s time for something new. You can read more about this MSDN blog post: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/05/18/creating-the-windows-8-user-experience.aspx . This blog…

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