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ConfigMgr CB: ‘Delete Aged Discovery Data’ Internals (with Case Study)

Hi Folks, Many a times we do get cases where the Delete Aged Discovery Data is not deleting the records that we expect it to delete. So here are some findings that are not documented and I have had quite ... continue reading
Deploy Surface Studio using MDT

Deploy Surface Studio using MDT

Hi, my name is Scott McArthur and I am Supportability Program Manager in Surface. Today I am going to walk through deploying Windows 10 Enterprise Version 1703(Creators Update) to a Surface Studio using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8443. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit ... continue reading
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ConfigMgr 1702: The case of unexplained – Client Peer cache not getting disabled even after disabling it via Client Settings

Hi Folks, I am back with the unexplained series. Today being the discussion on the new feature called Client Peer Cache introduced in ConfigMgr 1610. Even though the issue in the blog talks about Client Peer Cache still in use ... continue reading
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Install System Center Configuration Manager version 1702/1704 #SCCM #Sysctr

In the past 6 months I haven’t done much with SCCM only sideways jobs but with all the new features in the Preview Branch SCCM will survive the Cloud. as it moves more and more to the cloud and integrates ... continue reading

KB: Configuration Manager clients reinstall every five hours because of a recurring retry task and may cause an inadvertent client upgrade

A Microsoft System Center 2012 or System Center 2012 R2 client installation (CCMSetup) initially fails and causes a client retry task to be registered in Windows Task Scheduler. After the client installation succeeds, the retry task is not deleted as ... continue reading
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Connect System Center Configuration Manager to OMS sync device collection data #MSOMS #sysctr #Azure #ARM

When using System Center Configuration Manager current branch Build 1610, you can extend it to OMS and you don’t need the OMS portal or the Classic portal. All from the Azure Resource Manager portal. When opening the SCCM Manager it ... continue reading
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OMS in CSP

A lot of CSP partners ask about OMS availability in CSP. In this article I'll show what OMS components are available in CSP and how to use them. Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) includes several management solutions for hybrid cloud ... continue reading
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The case of the unexplained – ConfigMgr 1606: Office365 inventory data doesn’t replicate to CAS.

Hi Folks, I happen to document this enough working on an issue and hence posting this out to revive my unexplained series that was dormant for quite a while. Issue: We introduced this new class in ConfigMgr 1606, I believe ... continue reading
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Deploying Storage Spaces Direct with VMM 2016 or with Powershell #Cloud #hyperconverged #SysCtr #S2D

Windows Server 2016 comes with al lot of new options and Hyper-converged is one of the new options. In this blog post I’ll show you what options you have when using VMM and S2D. The tools are great but so ... continue reading