Recently I had to install windows through SCCM and Remote Distribution point with enabled PXE support in remote site which doesn’t have an IT technician available and this turned to a challenge for a regular user. I’m using MDT Task sequence and we support secure boot. In order to make it work few settings in the BIOS needs to changed, the factory default setup wouldn’t work. Under System Configuration Integrated NIC – Enabled w/PXE, make sure that Enable UEFI network stack is checked as well SATA Operation – AHCI Secure Boot – Enabled, Legacy Support Disabled – If your environment doesn’t support secure boot disable it, however, it’s not that hard to support it in… Read More »Dell Workstations (3630) UEFI Bios settings – no bootable device found
If you had to change the sccm client site code on multiple computers (after sccm migration or new/upgraded server installation) nowadays you might have discovered that it’s not as easy as it should be. You could push the new site client to all computers generating a lot of heat to the network or try deprecated wmic (miserably fails). I wanted to avoid mass client push and found that the following quick and dirty script works well: First create a list of all computers using your favorite method, I already have a text file with them so I’ll just use it, it’s named mycomps.txt and it is in my current folder.
Recently I had the task to upgrade Microsoft Office from 2010 to 2016 (I now it’s year 2020 now 🙂 using SCCM. I was thinking that it shouldn’t be a big deal, but…. it turned out differently. There was lync client, custom add-in, old office uninstall failed with random errors… To cut the long story short – this is what I did at the end. All Guid’s credits goes to this guy Create Custom Task Sequence Step 1 – Kill Lync Client – Run Command Line taskkill /f /im communicator.exe /t Step 2 – Kill UCMapi – Run Command Line taskkill /f /im ucmpai.exe /t Step 4 -Uninstall Lync – Run Command Line msiexec /x… Read More »SCCM – Upgrade Microsoft Office