Over the last week, I’ve been re-installing my SCCM lab environment to SCCM 2012 SP1. I’m using Windows Server 2012 as the base OS for all site system roles and all database engines and SQL reporting server run on SQL 2012. I got stuck few days ago when I was building my first secondary site. [...]
Around 8-9 months ago, a friend of mine gave me a copy of beta version of trainer’s handbooks for Microsoft course 10747A (Administering SCCM 2012) and 10748A (Deploying SCCM 2012). I normally don’t read any Microsoft course materials as I always found better books out in the market. When I was given these books, there [...]
Yesterday, while we were reviewing the SCCM (2007 R3) client BITS settings at work, we (my team) have some interesting findings with SCCM client’s BITS settings. We found when the BITS bandwidth throttling settings are configured for a SCCM primary site. SCCM clients get the policy and write the settings into Windows local policy: SCCM [...]
In my opinion, THE most used utility (other than SCCM console) for any SCCM administrators / engineers would have to be trace32.exe. Back in SMS and SCCM 2007 days, trace32.exe comes with the SCCM Toolkit, which contains a bunch of other tools. Speaking of my own experience, out of all the tools provided by the [...]
I received an email today from someone who downloaded my SCCM Health Check Script 3.5. He asked me if I can help to modify the script to only display Site Systems and Components status. I thought this can be easily achieved by creating few simple reports inside SCCM. If you are running SCCM 2007 R3 [...]
Often, SCCM administrators found packages still assigned to distribution points that no longer exist. There are scripts available to remove these “orphaned” package distributions via SMS Provider. i.e. This one called DPClean.vbs from TechNet Blog: Removing a retired DP from all your packages. It was written for SMS 2003. I’m not sure if SMS 2003 [...]
I wrote this function as a part of a script that I’m working on. it searches AD for the management point server name for a particular SCCM site: Note: This function uses another function called Get-AllDomains, which I’ve blogged before here: http://blog.tyang.org/2011/08/05/powershell-function-get-alldomains-in-a-forest/ So make sure you include BOTH functions in your script.