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Arizona Systems Management User Group 10-year Anniversary Meeting – A Taste of MMS Recap

This was a stupendous event.  I had a great time connecting with many old friends, speaking while giant pizzas came in the room, and learning great information. The Arizona Systems Management User Group 10-year Anniversary Meeting – A Taste of MMS has come and gone. It was a fantastic way to celebrate 10 years of

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#HASMUG16 Automate Securing Windows 10 – It starts with UEFI -Compelling events

Today I had a wonderful time speaking at HASMUG.  One of the biggest issues is getting to Windows 10 securely which starts with UEFI configured and Secure Boot enabled.  I will write a blog post about the need for that security shortly.  This post are the links to resources about compelling events to go to

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ConfigManagerErrorCode. A pratical use for Missing / Bad Drivers after Windows 10 OSD

  While working through a TechNet / Docs page recently I spotted a new (no idea how long it has been there) property in a ton of classes. ConfigManagerErrorCode At first I thought it was related to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 Current Branch (CB).  Nope, apparently it is an attribute added to

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Collect SMART hard drive status in ConfigMgr inventory

Recently while working through preflight checks for Windows 10 (W10) Redstone 1607  deployment we realized there were some spinning platter drive failures.  To help identify potentially failing machines we were looking for the Hard Drive Smart status field.  Turns out it is not gathered by default in SCCM.  The following walks you through it. WIN32_DiskDrive

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USMT Estimate when really small should be set to a value of 1 during an SCCM OSD TS

Problem: USMT Estimate tool rounds to a value of Zero if the value is less than 1 meg Background I have been playing with the User State Migration Tool (USMT) Estimate switch recently.   USMT Estimate has been around since 2008 at least.   I found a scenario where the size returned may be less than 1

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Windows 10 Upgrade Path is Language Specific

The silent upgrade of Windows 10 is dependent upon matching languages.  This may seem obvious when thinking about English versus French.  How about US-EN (409 or 1033) versus EN-GB (2057)?  Turns out that the CB, CBB, etc version you download will really matter.  As the error provided by SMSTS logs are opaque to say the

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