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Confirm Service Account Credentials The Easy Way with PowerShell (e.g. SCCM Network Access Account)

Sometimes you will have an AD Service Account configured and you might not be sure what the password is – a good example of this that sometimes catches me out is the SCCM Network Access Account. To safely test the … Continue reading

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Add CMTrace.exe to Computers Being Deployed via Task Sequence

To make sure you have CMTrace.exe available for use on machines that are deployed via SCCM Task Sequences you can add a “Run Command Line” task immediately after the “Apply Operating System Image” that copies the executable from the boot … Continue reading

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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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