How to add a Known/Unknown Computer to a specified collection during OS Deployment

Have you ever wondered why a ConfigMgr client takes a long time to run the advertised programs after you deploy this client using ConfigMgr OSD? Well, this is because as soon as the machine is imaged, it gets added to the ‘All Systems’ collection and gets the advertisements/policies that are targeted to the All Systems…

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How To Restore the ‘All Systems’ Collection

The default All Systems collection is special in the sense that it has a unique Collection ID (SMS00001). In case you end up ‘accidentally’ deleting the All Systems collection from your SMS/SCCM console, the only way to restore it with the default Collection ID is programmatically. Here’s a script that does that, along with adding…

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Collecting Driver Version of the Wireless Network Adapter via Hardware Inventory

Update 11/11/2013: Russ Rimmerman just posted a ConfigMgr 2012 version of how to do this. You can read his blog post here. Although the Configuration Manager Hardware Inventory Client Agent reports on approximately 1,500 hardware properties from almost 100 different WMI classes by default, there is always a time when you want MORE. One such…

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