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Use Task Scheduler to Schedule Server Reboot Out of Hours

You may from time to time have a requirement to reboot a server out of hours after implementing a change that requires a restart. Rather than logging in at Silly O’Clock at night you can use the Windows Task Scheduler … Continue reading

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MBAM Client Deployment PowerShell Error 0x803d0006 – SCCM OSD in Disconnected/Offline Environments

Whilst deploying MBAM as part of a Windows 10 OSD Task Sequence in SCCM CB the “MbamClientDeployment.ps1” task was failing I was getting the error message shown below in the client “smsts.log” file: I logged into one of the failed … Continue reading

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Open Local Computer Certificates MMC From Single Command

A quick and simple post today. Since Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 you can directly open the Local Computer Certificates MMC console by running the following command: This will launch “certlm.msc” showing the information that you want. You can still open … Continue reading

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SCCM Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequence: BitLocker PIN Protector Issues on Laptops

I’ve recently been looking at using SCCM Windows Upgrade Task Sequences to migrate from Windows 10 1511 to Windows 10 1607 for a customer. On desktop devices this process ran through as expected and didn’t cause any real problems (i.e. … Continue reading

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“Finish Installing Device Software” in Windows 10 Action Center

If you get a message in the Windows 10 Action Center saying “Finish installing device software” with a red/white cross and a UAC symbol on then it’s likely that a driver is missing, a driver needs some software installed or … Continue reading

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Increase the Speed of PXE Boot/TFTP When Using SCCM Distribution Point

If you’re looking to improve the performance (quite significantly in my experience) of Trivial File Transfer Protocol/TFTP (in other words to improve the download speed of your SCCM boot images to your clients from the DP) you can add some … Continue reading

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Quickly Determine all Local Drive Letters on a Device From Command Line

To quickly see which drive letters/volumes are available from a command prompt you can use wmic to get a quick summary. The following command will give you the information you need: / JC

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