Troubleshooting PowerShell in a Configuration Manager Task Sequence using ServiceUI.exe and CMTrace.exe

These past couple months I have been playing around with a lot of PowerShell.  Particulary in the form of GUIs and Desired State Configuration (DSC).  Today I am here to talk about a nifty little utility that is part of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit called ServiceUI.exe. If you have ever tried to launch an HTA … Continue reading Troubleshooting PowerShell in a Configuration Manager Task Sequence using ServiceUI.exe and CMTrace.exe

Applying Windows Updates using the Windows 7 Convenience Rollup in Configuration Manager or MDT

Edit 06/01/2016: Updated to reflect latest WU Agent patch. Edit 05/27/2016: It has been brought to my attention that there is a newer version of the WU agent that can be applied during this process.  Although I have not tested it, I am sure that it works fine. You can find this update here. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138612.  This would … Continue reading Applying Windows Updates using the Windows 7 Convenience Rollup in Configuration Manager or MDT

Building Configuration Manager Driver Packages for Windows 7 with PowerShell and Double Driver

Edit 05/23/2016: I have added this script to Github and can be downloaded here. I just recently posted an article and a PowerShell script that extracts drivers and creates driver packages using Configuration Manager Current Branch here.  One of the things that I particularly liked about that script is that it was written using nothing but … Continue reading Building Configuration Manager Driver Packages for Windows 7 with PowerShell and Double Driver

Automating IP Subnet Site Boundaries in Configuration Manager Current Branch

There are a lot of great scripts out there for automating the creation of site boundaries in Configuration Manager, as well as some fantastic articles describing boundaries and boundary groups in great depth.  You can check out one of these articles here at Windows-Noob that gets into a very detailed description of Active Directory site … Continue reading Automating IP Subnet Site Boundaries in Configuration Manager Current Branch

Configuration Manger Package and Program Deep Dive

In this post, we get a fantastic, deep dive breakdown of the Package and Program process inside of Configuration Manager 2012.  This is one of the most detailed articles I have read to date. "I will describe the process from the time the Configmgr admin creates the package in the console up until the time when … Continue reading Configuration Manger Package and Program Deep Dive