Create a collection with all mobile (laptops, notebooks, portable) systems

Someone just asked how to create a collection with all laptop computers? Well, if there is a good naming convention on site, this query will be easy to make. But, otherwise, we need to use chassis type value because, for example, laptops and notebooks are not the same things according to Microsoft. The full list … Continue reading Create a collection with all mobile (laptops, notebooks, portable) systems

Troubleshooting Task Sequences in SCCM

I don’t do this usually, but this time this is really interesting. I want to recommend a very good blog post written by Kenneth Van Surksum about troubleshooting Task Sequences in Configuration Manager. Find it here http://www.techlog.org/archive/2009/03/01/troubleshooting_task_sequences. He talks about the smsts.log file, where to find it during installation and what tool you can use … Continue reading Troubleshooting Task Sequences in SCCM

Create a collection with systems without Adobe Reader 9

Recently, I needed a collection with all computers that do not have Adobe Reader 9 installed. I created a collection with this query: SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.DisplayName not like "%Adobe Reader 9%". Everything was fine except the fact that my computer was also listed, despite the fact that I have Adobe Reader 9 installed. Well, I’m not an … Continue reading Create a collection with systems without Adobe Reader 9

Setup Windows and ConfigMgr – 0x80004005

Suppose you have created a task sequence, advertised it and booted from task sequence media or however you want; if you receive the following error: “Task Sequence: <TS name> has failed with the error code (0x80004005). For more information, please contact your system administrator or helpdesk operator.” at Setup Windows and ConfigMgr step you might … Continue reading Setup Windows and ConfigMgr – 0x80004005

SCCM 2007 description of all log files

Another very good resource I just found! The description of all log files in ConfigMgr 2007. See bellow an example and follow the link for the full post: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb892800.aspx. Management Point Log Files If management points are installed in the site hierarchy, management point log files are stored in the SMS_CCMLOGS folder on the management … Continue reading SCCM 2007 description of all log files