Category Archives: ConfigMgr 2012
Introduction windows-noob.com has been around for many years, and during that time I’ve written hundreds of step-by-step guides with screenshots. You may not be aware, but I’ve created indexes of these guides that cover multiple versions of System Center Configuration … Continue reading
Introduction A SHA-1 deprecation coming to Windows will affect Configuration Manager, especially 2007 which doesn’t support SHA-2 algorithms. SHA-1 is a legacy cryptographic hash that many in the security community believe is no longer secure. Using the SHA-1 hashing algorithm … Continue reading
Cumulative Update 5 now available for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager clients for UNIX and Linux
Introduction Cumulative Update 5 is now available for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager clients for UNIX and Linux. The article below describes the issues that are fixed in CU5 for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 for UNIX and Linux clients as … Continue reading
Cumulative Update 3 (CU3) for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 is now available as a hotfix download from KB 3135680. This update contains fixes for issues in various areas including software distribution and content management; … Continue reading
How to fix “Warning: An update to the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library is available.”
Introduction If you are using PowerShell to automate tasks in ConfigMgr (and you should be) you may receive a warning when running a ConfigMgr cmdlet (in a script) such as the one below if you had previously installed the Configuration … Continue reading
Microsoft has announced that Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 is now available for download. This update includes an extensive list of fixes for … Continue reading
How can I set video resolution dynamically during UEFI network boot in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ?
Introduction In a previous post I showed you how you can change the video resolution while in WinPE to fix resolution issues on Lenovo hardware when using UEFI network boot. As there is more and more hardware capable of using … Continue reading
Introduction Up until this point, PowerShell cmdlet updates for Configuration Manager were bundled together in the Cumulative Updates (or in SP1 proper). From this point onwards though they will be released separately with no need to install a CU. That … Continue reading
How can I reinstall BitLockered UEFI computers using network boot and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ?
Introduction In previous posts I showed you how you can reinstall computers while retaining users data that were encrypted using BitLocker (full disc encryption), and achieving this via Network boot (PXE) while still encrypted using BitLocker, in other words, … Continue reading
Introduction Having the latest drivers for your Surface Pro 3 is a good idea, particularly if you are experiencing issues that may be resolved with the driver updates. If you’ve followed my guides for deploying the Surface Pro 3 (linked … Continue reading
Where do I find the MAC address of my Surface Pro 3 Ethernet Adapter in order to use UEFI network boot ?
Introduction If you use Configuration Manager 2012 R2 to image your Microsoft Surface Pro’s and use the Microsoft Surface Ethernet Adapter to do so, make sure you import the correct MAC address of the Surface Ethernet Adapter into Configuration Manager … Continue reading
How can I display video correctly in WinPE during UEFI Network boot on a Lenovo Thinkpad 10 using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Introduction More and more touch enabled Windows 8 hardware is becoming available, which is great news for us but it also poses some technical challenges. I recently had to image some Lenovo ThinkPad 10’s with Windows 8.1 using UEFI network … Continue reading
Why do I get a winload.efi (Status: 0xc0000359 error) when using UEFI network boot in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ?
Introduction More and more UEFI based hardware is being used in organizations and these UEFI based systems are being imaged via UEFI network boot via Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Problem Up until the introduction of UEFI hardware, most organizations use … Continue reading
How can I increase the SMSTS.Log file size for PXE based OS Deployments using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ?
Introduction I’ve seen a lot of questions about how you can increase the log file size for PXE based Operating System Deployments using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager so hopefully the 2 different methods below will clear things up. … Continue reading
How can I dynamically deploy multiple operating systems with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ?
Introduction Traditionally you deploy one operating system per task sequence but there are times when you might want to deploy more than operating system in the same task sequence. There are a variety of ways of doing this, for example … Continue reading