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Last week I had the pleasure of doing a joined presentation with Jens Ole Kragh about Windows as a Service (Windows 10) at the System Center User Group Meeting in Copenhagen. The session covered some of the things that should be conciddered if you want to implement Windows 10 in your Enterprise. Our Slidedeck is now available on SlideShare: SCUG.DK – Windows as a Service – September 2015 from Ronni Pedersen Should you have any questions regarding deployment Windows 10, don’t hesitate to contact me. Slides from all the SCUG.DK sessions can be found here: http://www.scug.dk/2015/09/08/slides-from-the-september-2015-user-group-meeting/ And here on Microsoft Docs:…

If you upgrade to MDT 2013 Update 1 and then create a new MDT Boot Image in SCCM, you will learn that the WinPE-MDAC component are not added to the boot image as expected. By default the WinPE-MDAC component  are selected in the wizard, but if you check the Optional Components tab of the boot image, you’ll see that the WinPE-MDAC is missing. The wizard showing that WinPE-MDAC will be added: Properties after the Boot Images was created (WinPE-MDAC is missing): The fix is pretty simple. Just add the WinPE-MDAC component, and update the boot image. Now everything looks…

When creating SCCM driver packages I always (99%) use WMI queries to select the correct driver package to be installed. Often I perform these tasks remotely without visiting the customer. The main reason for this blog post is to provide a list of useful commands that the customer can execute on the computer to get the WMI query I need. Depending on the hardware vendor you might want to use different commands, but these commands should provide most of the information you need. Here is the computer information that where returned by running the commands on my computer: wmic csproduct…

Microsoft has released Windows 10, and all over this little blue planet we call earth, Administrators are starting to deploy Windows 10. Microsoft has now released a complete set of Administrative Template (.admx) files for Windows 10: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48257 If you want to learn more about Windows 10 deployment check out these links: Getting Started with Windows 10 for IT Professionals Windows 10 on Channel 9 /Enjoy. +Ronni Pedersen

The last 2 months or so we’ve worked hard with many of our customers to fix a small problem with the Windows Update Agent on Windows 7. More Information on this problem: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2015/04/15/support-tip-configmgr-2012-update-scan-fails-and-causes-incorrect-compliance-status.aspx Last night Microsoft released an update for this specific problem and this blog post will explain how to deploy this fix in your environment. Download the update Start by downloading the Windows Update Agent version 7.6.7601.18847 for Windows 7 here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265 Create Collections In this example I’m using two collections as limiting collections that I’ve created earlier.  Query (x64): select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM on…

On the 28th April I’ll be delivering Free Tecnical Training with Rasmus Hald from Microsoft. It’s a full day with both hands-on and notes from the fields on deployment of  Managing Mobile Devices and Windows 10 in the Enterprise. The main focus will be administration and management of Windows 10 and Mobile Devices (Windows Phone, iOS Devices and Andriod). About the event: Date: 28. april 2014 (08:30 to 17:00) Location: Microsoft Danmark, Hellerup Techinal Level: 300 Language: Danish Price: Free Instructors: Ronni Pedersen (MVP) & Rasmus Hald (MSFT) Registration: Hellerup 28/4-2015 (Code: BDDF6B)* * limited seats avaliable Agenda: Introducing to…

First I’d like to say thanks to the team behind EWUG for inviting me to speak about Windows 10 Deployment. As promised here are my slides from todays User Group Meeting hosted by Bestseller in Brande. Slides: Download slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/ConfigurationManager/deploying-windows-10-in-the-enterprise-11 /Enjoy +Ronni Pedersen

First, I’d like to say thanks to those of you that attended the Microsoft Campus Days event in Copenhagen last week. It was an amazing event with lots of great sessions. As always, I’m honored to be invited to speak at this event and it’s something that I really look forward to every year. So thank you for attending and for making speaking at the event a fun thing to do! Usually, I prefer to have my session early in the morning but this year I got the final speaker slot just before the movie and the closing party. At…

Last week I got a call from a customer, that wanted to automate the naming of new computers, that was beeing deployed using System Center Configuration Manager. They were using the build-in UDI Wizard, that comes with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). But the default computer name for new computers are “MININT-%SomeRandomNumber%”. They want to use the following naming standard: The first 3 characters should be static (The company prefix). In this example well use “ABC”. The next character should be the Device type (D=Desktop, L=Laptop or V=Virtual Machine). The last (up to) 9 characters should be the computer’s serial…

The Windows 10 Technical Preview, has just been announced, and  will be available for download tomorrow at the following link: http://preview.windows.com/. Microsoft has also announced a new version of System Center Configuration Manager that will fully support Windows 10 as expected. But customer running SCCM 2012 and even SCCM 2007 will be able to manage Windows 10 clients. More information: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/09/30/windows-10-enterprise-management-with-sc-configmgr-and-intune.aspx While you wait for the Preview, you can watch these Windows 10 teasers, and go ask your boos for some additional test hardware 🙂 Introducing Windows 10 – the best Windows yet A First Look at Windows 10 /Enjoy. +Ronni…