Silent install Java 8 Update 71 and 72 with SCCM

In my last post about silent / unattended installation of Java 8 Update 66, we followed the new guidelines for how to install Java 8 silently by Oracle. The problem with that method is that it works when you try to run your script locally with administrator privileges it will work fine, but when you […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Home, Scripting, Software distribution, Software Updates, Tips and tricks, Windows Installer / MSI  |  17 Comments

Part 1: Uninstall Java (or any other software) with ConfigMgr Compliance Baselines

Compliance Items and Compliance Baselines in ConfigMgr is so powerful! And with some PowerShell magic you can almost use it to do anything you like on a Windows based computer – Only your imagination that will be the showstopper! Here I will show how you can uninstall software using WMI and Compliance Items in SCCM. […]

Category: Compliance Baselines, Compliance Items, Config Mgr. SP2, Config Mgr. Tools, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Powershell, Software distribution, Tips and tricks  |  8 Comments

Deploying Office 2016 with SCCM 2012

Follow this simple guide to get your Office 2016 deployment up and running with SCCM 2012 R2 First we need to download the Office 2016 Deployment Tool from Microsoft You can find it here Run the tool and install it to a location of your liking, I choose e:\temp\Office 2016 When you look in that […]

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Upgrade System Center Configuration Manager Console with PowerShell

Since Service Pack 1 was released to SCCM 2012 R2 I have been upgraded several environments. A couple of customers wanted me to create a PowerShell script to uninstall existing ConfigMgr Console and install the new updated version with the latest cumulative updates and hotfixes. If you create a package to distribute it with SCCM […]

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Working with managed applications within Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1

First, let’s define a managed application. In essence it’s a special policy that enable you to control settings in the application or browser like data encryption, can the user save the document as a new file etc. To successfully deploy a managed application you need to mix the application deployment with an application management policy. […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Mobile Device Management, Security, Software distribution, Tips and tricks  |  2 Comments

Installing and configuring a SCOM multi-homed agent with SCCM 2012 R2

(In this blogpost only handling x64 versions) I had the challenge to automatic install and configure a SCOM multi-homed agent. I ran in to a couple of issues that I had to deal with – so today I am going to share my experiences regarding this with you. First you need to copy the source […]

Category: Configuration Manager 2012 R2, SCOM, Software distribution  |  1 Comment

Create Shortcut With Elevated Rights

How do I create a shortcut that runs as Administrator?

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Deploy Office dependent applications with custom requirements based on architecture of OS and Office with SCCM 2012 R2.

In this blog post I’ll go through how to set up a custom requirement detecting whether a computer is running x86 or x64 version of Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Works for 8.1 as well). Furthermore I’ll set a requirement that detects whether Outlook.exe is a 32-bit or 64-bit edition. The detection is flexible and […]

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Coretech Application E-Mail Approval Tool

A little over a year ago we released the first version of our Application E-mail approval utility. Ever since our first release we have received lots of positive feedback and ideas to new features. Most of the ideas are implemented in this new release. Thanks for all the feedback and please keep it coming. This […]

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New version of the Coretech Shutdown tool

The Coretech shutdown tool is available in a new version. The new version allows you to close one or more running process(es) prior to installing another program. The updated version is perfect for those scenarios where an application (like JAVA) requires that one or more programs are closed before starting the installation. To read more […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Recommended Tools, Software distribution, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  105 Comments