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TheScarfedOne

Writings from an IT 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 4a (OS Images - Get Started)

    by , 18th February 2012 at 02:04 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 02:50 PM by TheScarfedOne (Added some more sections...)

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

    by , 7th February 2012 at 11:39 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 01:30 PM by TheScarfedOne

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

    by , 26th January 2012 at 11:16 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 ...
  4. Darwin Awards

    by , 21st January 2012 at 08:42 PM
    Ok... so a departure from my normal belongings - but a bit of idle (well maybe not) fun and games...

    Read, and enjoy the underbelly of society!

    The DARWIN Awards!

    It's with great pleasure that I announce...it's that time again. The Darwin Awards are out! These Annual Honors are given to the persons who did the human gene pool the biggest service by killing themselves in the most extraordinarily stupid way.

    You may recall that last year's ...
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  5. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 4 (Task Sequences and OSs)

    by , 18th January 2012 at 12:57 PM
    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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  6. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 1 (Pre-req's)

    by , 8th January 2012 at 06:10 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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  7. System Centre Operations Manager 2007 on Server 2008 R2 with SQL Cluster 2008 R2

    by , 8th January 2012 at 03:18 PM
    Ok – so, most of you know I love System Centre products – and after getting SCCM (System Centre Configuration Manger) setup nicely (I will blog on this, as lots of people seem to have a problem getting this up and running in less than a day) – it was time to play with its partner in crime SCOM (System Centre Operations Manager).

    Introduction
    What exactly is Operations Manager? Well, it revolves around an agent on the computer to be monitored. The agent watches that computer, ...
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  8. Sharepoint in Education - the social intranet (Setup: Part 2)

    by , 30th December 2011 at 06:58 PM
    The last article covered some of the rationale and an overview - this is a bit more of the "how to". Remember, there are two elements to MySite – the first showing your feed, all activity from your linked people (a la friends). The second, your profile.

    Now – the problem comes with the logic behind setting this up. In Education – we tend to like everything being accessible through one entry point. This will usually be though a firewall or gateway device.

    MySites ...
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  9. Sharepoint in Education - the social intranet (Introduction: Part 1)

    by , 30th December 2011 at 06:51 PM
    When I first started writing on Edugeek, many will remember me as one of the Sharepoint gang. My more recent writings may have convinced some of you that I was less interested in it now…but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Sharepoint 2010 is a brilliant product – and one which could be put to great use in Schools and Colleges.

    The Rationale
    As IT Professionals, we are constantly battling against the students (and the staff in some cases) with Social Networking. We are ...

    Updated 30th December 2011 at 07:07 PM by TheScarfedOne

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  10. Remote Desktop for Thin Client… Part 2!

    by , 30th December 2011 at 05:31 PM
    Introduction
    This article is a continuation, and update on the changes made since the original article published earlier in the year.

    A bit of background to start with… in Summer 2011, I started a big modernisation project at the Academy I took over at. When I started, we were still on Windows XP across the desktops. To take us to Windows 7 presented a problem – the specs of some machines prevented it. I had a significant number of Celeron 1.6’s and 1.9’s. Although I tested ...
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