Avoiding Legal Notice that breaks MDT autologon.

There is a known issue when you’re setting Legal Notice text and caption in GPO and when deploying in MDT, the Legal Notice is popping up during auto logon. I fix it by saving JoinDomain to another variable SavedJoinDomain and join to domain before the last step in the task sequence. Here are the steps Add…

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Direct OU in SCCM

SCCM stores AD organizational unit in the DB exposing it to v_RA_System_SystemOUName view. The problem is, that for each objects you’ll find direct and all parent OUs of the computer. I’ve created a view, that shows direct OU only. Here it is, just change SMS_ENT to your SCCM DB name.   CREATE VIEW [dbo].[DirectOU] AS SELECT    …

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Installing Hyper-V integration components in Windows XP when building reference image

I started using Hyper-V to build my reference XP images, and the reason for that – Hyper-V is the first hypervisor that uses the most typical HAL for modern computers – APIC. So, if you build your images on Hyper-V, there is no supportability issues and it works just fine. The problem is, that Hyper-V…

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Images Builder

UPDATE 01/29/2013: I’m no longer using Windows service and srvany, I recommend to use standard Windows Tasks Scheduler. Now you can restart the script anytime and it will do all needed cleanup work – will shut down the VM, clean up the environment, etc. So basically, you just stop and start the task in Windows…

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Patch Management in isolated environment SMS 2003

When you don’t have Internet Connection, going through all patches may be a real pain, so, to make the process absolutely hassle free, similar to connected environment when you just hit “download patches for me” button, I tried to create virtual root in IIS and “cheat” by putting patches to local drive and add “windowsupdate.com” to…

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Reporting client to distribution point network bandwidth to SMS Hardware Inventory

  Network infrastructure is very important for successful SMS deployment. The most network consuming feature is Software distribution, and it would become handy to have network speed information in your SMS Database. To collect this data we use simple VB script (netspeed_inv.vbs) which runs from the distribution point and transfers small 100KB file. After that,…

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Using scripting host to develop and test MOM Scripts.

  Developing and testing MOM scripts sometimes can be tricky, because you can’t simply cut and paste VBS which works with scripting host to MOM. Let me share how I develop and test scripts.   My typical project folder looks like this:   Lib Lib\backend-ws.vbs Lib\mom.vbs middleend-discovery-build.cmd middleend-discovery.vbs middleend-discovery.wsf middleend-performance-build.cmd middleend-performance.mom middleend-performance.vbs middleend-performance.wsf  Toolkit Toolkit\parse.vbs…

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