Category: SCCM

How to set permissions on custom SCCM reports

For one of my customers I was asked to set up a new SCCM site (SCCM2016 – 1610). They had one extra request, they wanted to use a custom report: Software Update Compliance Dashboard (a nice report from Gary Simmons). After setting up the SCCM environment, I setup the Reporting Server and the reporting services …

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SCCM: How to SEE that your OS installation was successful?

A couple years ago I was working on a project on which I was responsible to set-up an OS Deployment using SCCM (at that time 2007R2). We wanted to deploy multiple workstations at once and we wanted to implement a solution to easily see that the installation was successful. The only requirements I received were: …

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Change VLC installation directory during silent install mode

When working on a packaging process, you normally package using specific guidelines. One of the packaging guidelines I often use, is changing the installation directory of an application to a unique directory, conform naming standards. There are lots of blogs on how to create a silent install package for VLC Player, but the most current …

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SCCM2012 – WSUS installation errors

At one of my customers, I was working on setting up a SCCM2012 environment. The environment includes a Central Administration Server and a Primary Site Server. The Software Update Point role was already installed on the CAS, but not on the primary. Clients in the primary site aren’t able to retrieve Windows Updates directly from the CAS, therefore …

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SCCM OSD: Failed to get client identity (80004005)

Deploying clients with SCCM is great when everything works smoothly, but when you get an error…. it really can be a pain in the A**…ehm,  Bum… At one of my customers, where we had to work with some old/spare devices, I had issues with deploying them. The WinPE booted, but then directly restarted. I always enable …

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Device driver balloon popup at every user logon

Already at 2 of my customers I had the issue that every time a user logs on, they see a balloon popup that the Broadcom Bluetooth driver is installed successfully. Okay, thanks for the information, but WHY every time at log on. In both scenario’s SCCM was used for OS deployment and in both scenario’s …

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Rename computername during SCCM Tasksequence

Rename computername during SCCM Tasksequence At one of my customers I was responsible for deploying computers using SCCM 2007 R2. The customer asked me to add computers to SCCM using a continuous number, but during the deployment the computers must be renamed to identify if it’s a laptop or a desktop. e.g. for a laptop: …

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