Translating Error Codes for Windows and Configuration Manager

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. […]

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Setting the Default Windows Wallpaper during OS Deployment

Note: For a Windows 10 Version, see this blog instead: https://smsagent.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/setting-the-default-wallpaper-for-windows-10-during-configmgr-osd/ 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 do, but it requires changing the default wallpaper […]

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New book! Deploy, Manage and Update Java Runtime with Configuration Manager and PowerShell. Available on Amazon.

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 […]

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