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  • Blog Post: SCCM: Forcing a Task Sequence to Rerun

    There are well known methods to force an advertisement to rerun – including several add-on tools available for the SMS or SCCM console.  To date, however, there are not equivalent methods to force a task sequence to rerun.  Part of this may be because task sequences are typically thought of...
  • Blog Post: FQDN Task Sequence username limitation

    A common step in imaging is to use the 'Apply Network Settings' task sequence item to configure joining a system to the domain. As shown in the screenshot, configuring to join a domain requires the administrator to enter credentials to be used in the join process. There are two options for supplying...
  • Blog Post: Capturing logs during failed Task Sequence Execution

    Every OSD administrator knows the feeling of configuring a complex (or even simple) OSD Deployment, testing and releasing - only to have the deployment fail. At failure, OSD will begin a countdown to reboot and, on restart, the logs are often lost and we administrators are left wondering what went wrong...
  • Blog Post: Task Sequences and advertisements

    Have been working a fair amount lately with task sequences. Task sequences are traditionally thought of as a part of OSD - which is certainly true - but task sequences can also be deployed as advertisements - similar to standard software distribution. There are tons of possibilities that open up when...
  • Blog Post: Collection variables in SCCM 2007

    Came across the need to work with collection variables recently with SCCM 2007. This is a feature that is neatly tucked away in the properties of a collection. If you right click on a collection and select 'modify collection settings' we have the option window as shown below. A collection variable...
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