Dealing with Network Printers in Configuration Manager 2012

There are multiple ways how you can add a network printer to a PC and of course you can do that also with Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager. In PowerShell we can use Add-Printer cmdlet and if you don’t have the latest PowerShell version, then you can use Win32_Printer WMI class to add the Printer. […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Desired Configuration Management, Operating Systems, Powershell, Windows 8  |  3 Comments

Dealing with reboot pending clients in Configuration Manager 2012

Guess most of you are struggling with troubleshooting software update compliance and installing applications in Configuration Manager 2012. What I have found, is that clients in a reboot pending state often is the root cause to the problems. In previous posts I have described how you can use tools like Coretech Shutdown Utility to automatically […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Desired Configuration Management, Tips and tricks  |  14 Comments

Configure Client remediation in ConfigMgr. 2012 to monitor only using Settings Management

When you install the ConfigMgr. 2012 client, you also get a scheduled Windows task that run daily health checks on the client, and if needed remediates the client. That is a great feature for most our clients, but maybe not a feature you want to implement on all clients. On some servers you might not […]

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Specific updates installed

A common question in the forums is “How can I see who has this specific update installed”. One easy way to check that is by creating a DCM rule. Create a new DCM Baseline Click Theese software Updates must be present Select the needed updates and click OK Fiinish the wizard and assign the baseline […]

Category: Desired Configuration Management, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  1 Comment

Using Software distribution and Desired Configuration Management to fix non-compliant computers

Desired Configuration Management (DCM) is a feature in Configuration Manager which helps us tracing non-compliant computers. In Configuration Manager 2012 the feature also allows us to automatically remediate non-compliant computers. With Configuration Manager 2007 we can use a combination of DCM and Software Distribution to achieve the same functionality. In this example I will create […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Desired Configuration Management, Software distribution, Tips and tricks  |  5 Comments