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TheScarfedOne

Writings from an IT Manager / Consultant in Devon. Current projects include HyperV, System Centre Products, Group Policy, App V, Sharepoint, Forefront Products, Remote Desktop, Thin Computing and Academies. Questions welcome.... . Follow me on Twitter @TheScarfedOne

  1. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 5 (Task Sequences - for OS/Apps)

    by , 14th April 2012 at 03:09 PM
    Welcome to Part 5 of my now EPIC System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) series! Heres the 2nd of your "two for you money" weekend deal :-p. So - this time round we are going introduce a new dark art - Task Sequences. These are the power of SCCM; and will actually get your deployment off the ground. After anything specific Ive not covered, or that you think Ive missed, please comment or send me a PM. Alternatively, you can find me on Twitter @TheScarfedOne. ...
  2. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 4c (OS Images - Drivers)

    by , 13th April 2012 at 04:55 PM
    Welcome to Part 4c of my System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) series! Yes.... this one has been a while coming - so Im going to give you two for you money today! So - this time round we are going to finish off the building your first Windows 7 image. After anything specific Ive not covered, or that you think Ive missed, please comment or send me a PM. Alternatively, you can find me on Twitter @TheScarfedOne.

    Drivers - aka the HELL!
    One of the issues ...

    Updated 13th April 2012 at 04:57 PM by TheScarfedOne

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  3. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 4b (OS Images - Build/Capture)

    by , 25th February 2012 at 12:20 AM
    Welcome to Part 4b of my System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) series! So - on with Part b of getting SCCM ready for building your first Windows 7 image - how to deploy that (with a load of extra options and fancy stuff!) to your estate. In the mean time, if there is something specific you need, or that you think Ive missed, please comment or send me a PM. Alternatively, you can find me on Twitter @TheScarfedOne.

    Add New operating system image
    Remember ...
  4. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 4a (OS Images - Get Started)

    by , 18th February 2012 at 01:04 PM
    Welcome to Part 4a of my System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) series! So - here is probably the most anticipated post - how to get started with OS Imaging! Im going to show you how to get SCCM ready for building your first Windows 7 image - and then in 4b, how to deploy that (with a load of extra options and fancy stuff!) to your estate. In the mean time, if there is something specific you need, or that you think Ive missed, please comment or send me a PM. Alternatively, you can find me on ...

    Updated 18th February 2012 at 01:50 PM by TheScarfedOne (Added some more sections...)

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  5. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 3 (Initial Configuration)

    by , 7th February 2012 at 10:39 AM
    Welcome to Part 3 of my System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) series! I know its taken me a bit longer to get this lot sorted, and I hope that Im covering the mailbag of questions Ive had - but if there is something specific you need, please comment or send me a PM. Alternatively, you can find me on Twitter @TheScarfedOne.

    Part 3 is going to deal with your initial configuration. Im going to take you on a whistle-stop tour to get your basic SCCM system ready ...

    Updated 18th February 2012 at 12:30 PM by TheScarfedOne

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  6. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 2 (Installation)

    by , 26th January 2012 at 10:16 PM
    Welcome to Part 2 of my System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) series – desigined to show you how to get a basic setup up and running in a day not a week!

    So, Im guessing you’ve gone through Part 1 – and are now ready to get on with the actual install.

    You will be needing those two AD accounts - SCCMAdmin and SCCMClient – so make sure you have them ready.

    Starting the Install

    STOP – SCCM needs to extend the AD Schema. If you have ...
  7. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 4 (Task Sequences and OSs)

    by , 18th January 2012 at 11:57 AM
    This post is going to seem very odd - as it is Part 4 of a series, where Ive only published Part 1 so far! Bear with me, there is a reason...

    A lot of my blogs recently have covered areas I get asked about a lot - and this one came up today!

    Take the scenario, you are sending out your OS Builds to Machines, and also you are letting staff choose from your catalog of software to install themselves.

    Problem - your OS install also shows in the list, so technically ...
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  8. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 1 (Pre-req's)

    by , 8th January 2012 at 05:10 PM
    Ive had a lot of contact from people asking about installing System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) – having all sorts of issues with it. Normally – this install and config to the basics of doing a build and capture, through to the end game of it deploying your network clients for you!

    Im not going to cover AD or DHCP – other than saying have 2 accounts setup ready to use, something like SCCMAdmin and SCCMClient. Make sure that you arent running SCCM on the same server as DHCP; ...
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  9. Pastures new, and time to start from scratch...

    by , 15th June 2011 at 04:25 PM
    So, yet again I find myself starting my blog with "Ive not written in ages, and here's why..."...!

    Well, first off - Ive moved workplaces. A number of you will already know that - but this blog is going to concentrate on essentially the setup of a new network on the side of the old one!

    Why did I move on? Well, after 5 years, all that could be achieved had been - and the system which Id written from scratch (ably assisted by my senior) was in a good state ...
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  10. SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker - Part 3

    by , 8th February 2011 at 12:36 PM
    Hello again everyone! Here is ther final part of my wee guide on getting SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker all done together...! Sorry its taken a bit longer to get this updated, been busy on another project which I will blog about next

    6. Well - Part 5 from the last post really - explaining the "fancy stuff" that happens after the build and main software drop...

    The main thing going on here is the auto log in. This is needed to run a load of a load of first ...
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