The Apajove BlogTechnical nuggets from the Apajove team
Chances are, your business uses Microsoft System Center. It’s the industry-leading tool, but it has some notable limitations. Although it has vast capabilities and provides a rich source of data with information and telemetry across many areas, it can be difficult to...read more
You can drive yourself mad with this stuff. There's loads of blog posts and StackOverflow questions and answers about this, but I didn't find anything that quite addressed it for me, so as a quick note... If you can't install a role or feature, and your dism...read more
Working with Configuration Manager, I am constantly reminding customers that Configuration Manager is a patient man’s tool. Oftentimes there’s no point in trying to speed the application along, there’s latency built into some of the processes occurring under the...read more
Under SCCM 2007, Native Mode was a bit of a pain. You couldn’t mix and match http and https enabled clients in one site, so even where you didn’t need the HTTPS level security, you had to have it and there was always a client with a certificate issue somewhere. So,...read more
There are quite a few blog posts and articles that provide guidance on how to enable BitLocker during an OSD Task Sequence, however most (if not all) of them omit critical information as to how to correctly handle the detection and disabling of BitLocker during the...read more
Redmond, we have a problem. The “Client Task Sequence” template when used with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 does not work too well when UDI is enabled and we want to Bitlocker our devices. When we are performing a User Driven Installation, the MDT 2012 Update 1...read more
When ConfigMgr 2012 is integrated with MDT 2012, the Client Task Sequence template includes a step that uses ZTIMoveStateStore.wsf to move the StateStore folder to WINDOWSTEMP in the event of success or failure, however this script has not been updated to cater for...read more
In ConfigMgr world, one must learn patience – in particular when installing hotfixes, service packs and cumulative updates. It is quite common for the installer GUI to complete and leave you under the false pretense that your environment is ready to go again, but...read more
ConfigMGr MPControl.log: Call to HttpSendRequestSync failed for port 443 with status code 403, text: Forbidden
I was working in my Hyper-V lab this morning trying to PXE boot a client VM into a ConfigMgr Task Sequence but somehow things had just stopped working, overnight. SMSPXE.log was showing me this; [TSMESSAGING] AsyncCallback(): WINHTTP_CALLBACK_STATUS_SECURE_FAILURE...read more
I love manufacturers who stubbornly refuse to conform to Industry standards for Driver and software Deployment. ATI and NVidia are two such culprits who make the installation of drivers for their products using widely used deployment tools a royal pain in the arse....read more
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