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  1. VB Script for network printer deployment

    by , 20th August 2012 at 01:48 PM
    VB script may be showing its age, but it's still incredibly useful. Printer deployment at my district is handled by means of a VB script that collects various bits of information that is then used to determine who gets what printers; said bits of information include: username, user group membership, user LDAP path, AD site name, computer name, computer group membership, and computer LDAP path. Obviously you don't need to use all of this, but this script will still pull it out for you and you can ...

    Updated 4th September 2012 at 09:16 PM by Duke5A

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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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  4. 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
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  5. Windows 7 - First Live Test

    by , 21st July 2010 at 06:37 PM
    Today we did a real world test on our Windows 7 system.

    We've built a ICT Suite that is due to come on-line this September and invited 5 students to come in and try it out. I moved their accounts temporarily into the OUs we have setup for Windows 7 and moved them to the appropriate Security Groups and got them to log in. Sophos was installed and running, along with Impero V3.0.38 and we're still using CSE but not using their Workspace, purely using the CSE System to build and administer ...
  6. SCCM 2007 - RIS and GPSI on steroids!

    by , 30th January 2009 at 11:15 PM
    Finally got my hands on this new toy! After starting off with USB Network boot pens, some fancy scripts and an XPCD share complete with a shed load of unattend files - moved onto RIS two years back. Its been working really well, but its about time we lost the one remaining Server 2003 box.

    Time to look at alternative ways of getting XP out there, as we arent quite ready for Vista (in fact we will probably skip it in favour of 7).

    So - went on the hunt for setting up ...