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  1. 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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  2. Systems Center: The Lie of Integration

    by , 16th January 2012 at 11:45 AM
    This is entirely a rant, and only tangentially instructional. It is related to the virtualization malarkey I’m doing at the moment, but won’t actually help anyone set up a similar infrastructure. It might save someone a bit of brain-ache in the future, but mostly, I’m just annoyed.

    To recap briefly: I want shiny new virtual servers in a high-availability cluster, and to do that, I have 2 beefy DL380 G7s and a single DL160 G6 to act as a physical DC and administer the VMs. There’s ...

    Updated 16th January 2012 at 11:52 AM by sonofsanta

  3. 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; ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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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  6. SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker - Part 1

    by , 26th January 2011 at 07:43 PM
    Hello again everyone! Yep - Im still here, and after a little career break - back at it again. I spoke to quite a few people about Deploying Windows 7 (particularly including Bitlocker) on the EduGeek Stand at Bett (where I lurked with intent for most of the show)... so here is my complete guide to how it is done...

    1. Make sure you have got SCCM set up properly.
    Sounds simple doesnt it... well its often not quite as simple as it sounds. So, part one is going to deal mainly ...

    Updated 28th January 2011 at 04:24 PM by TheScarfedOne (Adding e)

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