Querying Dell Monitor Information in SCCM

Mike Terrill has a most excellent blog post on how to get Dell BIOS/UEFI information into WMI/SCCM. It involves setting up Dell Monitor, and then using SCCM to import a custom hardware class. You can find all the info here: https://miketerrill.net/2016/05/08/how-to-inventory-dell-bios-and-uefi-settings-with-configmgr-part-1/ If you would then like to create a membership query on that info, here is […]

Filed under: Uncategorized | Posted on May 26th, 2016 by CharlieMaurice | No Comments »

Fully automate your Build and Capture using MDT

I recently gave a few presentation on how to automate your build and capture process.  Here is the outline on how to complete this yourself, as well as a few gotcha’s to watch out for along the way.  This will mostly be presented for deploying Windows 7 x64, but completely applies to any OS.  Just […]

Filed under: Uncategorized | Posted on March 28th, 2016 by CharlieMaurice | No Comments »

Cleaning up the SXS folder during Build and Capture TS

MVP Mikael Nystrom posted a great article on how to clean up the SXS folder during your Build and Capture Task Sequence.  This works for Win 7 SP1, Win 8/8.1, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012/R2. Find the article here:  Nice to Know – Get rid of all junk before Sysprep and Capture when creating […]

Filed under: Uncategorized | Posted on June 12th, 2014 by CharlieMaurice | No Comments »

TechEd 2014 Week in Review

Most of the sessions I went to were decent.  I think there was only 1 or 2 time slots where I couldn’t find anything at all, and used that time to do hands on labs.  Here are what the highlights of my week were. The first session I was extremely impressed with was the session […]

Filed under: Uncategorized | Posted on May 19th, 2014 by CharlieMaurice | No Comments »

Change Network Category (aka public or private network) on Windows 8 and Server 2012

I installed Server 2012 on a VM and couldnt get the network location profile to change to Private from Public.  I tried everything I could find on the net, then I figured out how to do it with powershell.  I will walk you through it, its very easy and painless. Open up powershell and type […]

Filed under: Uncategorized | Posted on September 10th, 2012 by CharlieMaurice | No Comments »

WMI fails after a few weeks on RDS/Xenapp Servers

We were having an issue where WMI would start to fail on us after about 2 weeks. Sometimes it was a week, sometimes 2.5, but always right around 2 weeks the servers would be hosed and the only fix was to reimage them. I posted in the Citrix forums, and got some pointers that eventually […]

Filed under: Uncategorized | Posted on June 28th, 2012 by CharlieMaurice | No Comments »

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