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Blog, Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration Manager 2012

Guide to Wake on LAN for Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012

Muhammad Adil wrote a pretty extensive blog post on TechNet about how Wake on LAN works and how you can implement it using System Center COnfiguration Manager 2007 and 2012. Good read! Link to the blog post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2014/01/28/a-complete-guide-to-wake-on-lan-for-configmgr-2007-and-configmgr-2012.aspx

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Blog, Hyper-V

Hyper-V: Issue when starting virtual machine from downloaded ISO file

Half a year ago I wrote a blog post about issues when mounting an ISO downloaded from TechNet. This error is related and its the error you will get in Hyper-V when starting the virtual machine from the a mounted ISO: “Synthetic SCSI Controller (Instance ID xxx): Failed to Power on with Error ‘The version does not support this version of the file format’. The solution to this problem is to make a copy of the ISO file and then…

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Blog, Powershell, Windows 10

How To Elevate to Administrator Within a Powershell Window

INTRODUCTION One of the most frustrating scenarios is when you start a Powershell prompt and you remembered that you should have started it elevated using Run as Administrator. Fortunately, there is a way of solving this with a simple command from the non-elevated Powershell window. This blog post will show how to elevate to administrator within a Powershell window. SOLUTION Run the following command from a non-elevated Powershell prompt:

This will start a new, elevated Powershell window: RELATED POSTS Use…

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Blog, Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration Manager 2012

SCCM OSD issue: Kernel-Mode Driver Framework

Have you seen this error when trying to deploy a new machine model? “Windows could not configure one or more system components. To install Windows, restart the computer and then restart the installation.” It is most likely due to the fact that the base image is not updated with the latest Kernel Mode Driver a Framework, which currently is 1.11. You can download the hot fix separately here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685811 This patch is also included in the latest Windows Update patches,…

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Blog, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager Current Branch, Powershell

1 step process to finding the Powershell module for SCCM

System Center Configuration Manager

If you want to use the Powershell CMDlets for managing your Configuration Manager 2012 environment, you will find that they are not available by default. In order to use the Powershell CMDlets, you need to import the Configuration Manager Powershell module. Run this command:

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Blog, Powershell, Windows 10, Windows 7

How to run RSOP using Powershell for a User and get a nice, clean HTML output

Instead of just running Resultant Set of Policies (RSOP) on the client or from the GPMC console (which is extremely slow!), you can run this Powershell command to get the ouput in a nice, clean HTML file. In this example I will get the Resultant Set of Policies for user Daniel in the Contoso domain, who uses the computer Windows8computer. The output will be in HTML and the filename will be D:\rsop.html.

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Blog, Powershell

Powershell Script to Copy a File to a New Directory

INTRODUCTION Sometimes you will need to copy a file from one location to a new location which does not yet exist. This blog post describes how to accomplish this. SOLUTION Here is a small Powershell script for copying a file from one destination to another. In this example, a file will be copied from a server to a local directory.

RELATED POSTS Powershell script to copy files to current user profile Powershell script to add users from a text…

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Blog, Powershell

Run the Powershell window in another version for backward compatibility

If you have a script that was created in Powershell v1 or v2, it might not work with Powershell v3 or v4. A solution to this is running the shell in another version. To see what version of Powershell you are running, run this variable:

To change the version to v2, enter this:

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