As a Windows and Configuration Manager administrator, I often come across error codes that need translating into their more friendly descriptions. In Configuration Manager, sometimes these codes are translated for you in the log files, reports and the ConfigMgr console, but sometimes they are not. Sometimes they will be in decimal format, and sometimes hexadecimal. […]Read More Translating Error Codes for Windows and Configuration Manager
In any enterprise environment there will be some common software that you will install on all your computers, and some of these are frequently updated to new versions, such as Adobe Flash Player, or the Java Runtime for example. So I wrote a little script that runs as a scheduled task every day and checks […]Read More Checking for New Versions of Common Software with Powershell
Note: This article is NOT applicable to Windows 10 – some additional steps are required (see the comments section). Recently I was given an interesting task – set the default wallpaper on new computer builds with ConfigMgr OSD, but don’t lock it such that users can’t change it. It turns out it is simple enough to […]Read More Setting the Default Windows Wallpaper during OS Deployment
Today I got an interesting question – Is it possible to gather the sizes for all packages referred by a OS deployment task sequence? I have a script that will find all package sizes for any group of packages you select, but not specifically for a task sequence. But I found it can be done quite […]Read More Calculate the Total Size of all Packages in a ConfigMgr Task Sequence
I’m pleased to announce the release of my first IT Solution Guide – Deploy, Manage and Update Java Runtime Environment in the Enterprise with System Center Configuration Manager and PowerShell. (Wow that’s a mouthful!) This step-by-step guide demonstrates how Configuration Manager can be used together with PowerShell to create a solution for managing the Java […]Read More New book! Deploy, Manage and Update Java Runtime with Configuration Manager and PowerShell. Available on Amazon.