Awarded Configuration Manager MVP 2011

Dear Kent Agerlund, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in System Center Configuration Manager technical communities during the past year.   And Yes, […]

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Downloading Configuration Manager 2012 prerequisites

If you like I have a demo environment with no Internet connection then you are also required to download the Configuration Manager 2012 prerequisites file prior to starting the installation.   Open a command prompt with administrative permissions Navigate to .\Configuration Manager 2012 Install source\smssetup\bin\X64 Run SetupDL.exe target dir (in my example SetupDL.exe D:\CM2012DL The […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Site Systems  |  11 Comments

Coretech SCCM Manager 1.0.4 – Freeware Download

This week a customer contacted us, claiming that the tool did not work on sundays! I thought that was pretty strange, so I asked for log file/event log messages, and it was true. It did fail! It was even “Kernelbase.dll” or “kernel32.dll” that was throwing the exception! I tested it on our test environment, and […]

Category: Client Installation, Config Mgr. Tools, Configuration Manager, OS Deployment, Recommended Tools  |  8 Comments

First look at System Center Update Publisher 2011

  Here at MMS 2001 day 1, I have had the pleasure of attending two great SCUP 2011 session. From my test drive I have made my personal top list of new and improved features. 1. Performance a. The application has undergone a major improvement when it comes to performance. Where it could take 10-15 […]

Category: Configuration Manager 2012, Custom Updates, Software Updates  |  3 Comments

Complete SCUP 4.5 Guide

System Center Custom Updates Publisher is a freeware tool from Microsoft that can assist you in authoring and publishing 3rd. party updates to Configuration Manager. To get you started you can download the complete SCUP 4.5 installation and configuration guide In my guide I have references to two files used to deploy the needed certificates. […]

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How to assign basic reporting permissions in Configuration Manager R2

Configuration Manager 2007 R2 offers two options when it comes to reporting. The classical reports and SQL Reporting Services. This post will explain how you assign permissions to both solutions. Classical reports Add the user/group to the local SMS Reporting Users group on the Reporting Point In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to Security and […]

Category: Config Mgr. Inventory and Reporting, Configuration Manager  |  5 Comments

MMS 2011 BIRDS-OF-A-FEATHER System Center Custom Updates Publisher

It’s only a month until this year MMS 2011 kicks off. I personally think it’s an awesome schedule this year, lots of very great speakers, hands on labs and BOF sessions. I have just submitted a BOF session with Jason Lewis. Jason is a program manager for Configuration Manager at Microsoft. The session will focus […]

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Windows 7 SP1 with Configuration Manager 2007 R3

No, it’s not officially supported yet but that shouldn’t stop us from testing the new Windows 7 service pack 1

Category: Configuration Manager, Tips and tricks, Windows 7  |  8 Comments

The Adobe Reader SCUP catalog has arrived

The Adobe catalog SCUP is finally ready for download. Learn more and downlaod the catalog(s) from

Category: Custom Updates, Software Updates  |  1 Comment

Install the Configuration Manager administrator console

Recently I had to prepare a “Configuration Manager Servicedesk kit”. In the kit I added the Configuration Manager console and Client Center. The installation had a few challanges: Creating and specifying Setup.ini during the installation Installing the correct version of Client Center – X64 or X86 – depending on the architecture. To solve the challenge […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Software distribution, Tips and tricks  |  2 Comments