That’s Us

Hi, I’m Anoop C Nair. I’m the person behind (owner, founder, etc…) this website. Thank you for visiting the website and about us page! This website is all about Microsoft technologies. More about ConfigMgr (a.k.a SCCM), Intune, Mobile Device Management, and all other technologies are interesting.

A larger percentage of my posts are related to SCCM and Microsoft Intune. Normally, I like to post the interesting issues which I came across in my day-to-day tech life. In July 2015, I received the Microsoft MVP award for Enterprise Client Management (SCCM + Intune …).

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I use this blog as my technical notebook or diary. I’ve 17 years (the calculation is done in the year 2018) of experience in Information Technology (a.k.a IT) and since 2006 been working with SMS 2003,  SCCM 2007/2012, and now SCCM CB. Microsoft Intune is the new interest that I developed.

I receive lots of queries like “How to Start Learning SCCM” or “How to Learn SCCM,”  or  “How to become an expert in SCCM” from the technology enthusiasts. I used to refer them to some of the online resources. I always felt that one or two links wouldn’t help people learn any new technologies.

I’ve created a TechNet forum account back on Jan 29, 2010, since then I’m a technical community person. I have been Microsoft Community Contributor for 24 months. This website has been listed in “BizTech magazine recognizes 50 smart, useful and informative blogs in IT and small business” for a couple of years. I’m part of the Bangalore IT Pro community and present SCCM, Intune, and Windows topics.

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Contributors/Authors

We have 17 contributors/authors for this blog. All of them are experts in their own technical areas. You can check out more details about the authors from the following link.

Anoop C Nair

Anoop is Microsoft MVP and Veeam Vanguard! He is a Solution Architect on enterprise client management with more than 17 years of experience (calculation done in the year 2018) in IT.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/anoopmannur/

Vimal Das

Vimal has more than 10 years of experience in the SCCM device management solution. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like Microsoft Intune, ConfigMgr (SCCM), OS Deployment, Patch Management. He writes about the technologies like SCCM, Windows 10, Microsoft Intune and MDT.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/vimaldas/

Rajul OS

Rajul is a Technical Architect with more than 12 years of experience in System Center Configuration Manager and has hands-on experience in SCOM, SCVMM, SCEP, SQL, Azure, Intune etc.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/rajulos/

Karthick J

Karthick started my career in 2011 and have been working in IT around 7 Years. I love sharing more wonderful things within Configuration Manager.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/karthick-jokirathinam/

Regin

Regin is experienced Windows SCCM and PowerShell Admin with 6.5 years of experience. He is expert in SCCM and PowerShell. He already published several PowerShell scripts for Tech Community.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/Regin/

Kannan CS

Kannan is a Technical Architect with more than 15 years of experience in the IT domain. He has worked on various technologies like Windows server administration, SCCM, SCOM, Desktop Engineering domains. For the last 10 years, he has been working in Microsoft SCCM with the focus on Configuration Manager and Intune technologies.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/kannan-cs/

Guru Vaidya

Gurudatt is a Technical Architect with 15 years of experience End User Comuting space. His main area of interest is design and implementation of ConfigMgr Infrastructure. He is having a vast knowledge of ConfigMgr infrastructure & Client side troubleshooting.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/gurudattvaidya/

Debabrata Pati

Deb is an SCCM admin with many years of experience in enterprise environment.. He is interested in Windows management, Task Sequence, SCCM, and modern management.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/Debabrata/

Sharad Singh

Sharad has been working in the industry since 2007. Since starting he’s worked with Active Directory, Group Policy, SCCM SCOM, MS Intune, and PowerShell. Sharad currently works as Senior consultant in Japan. Most recently his focus has been in SQL reporting for SCCM, MS Intune and SCCM migration.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/sharadsingh/

Vishal Goyel

Vishal has over 7 years of experience in IT domain, specializing in System Center Configuration Manager. He has been working on Designing, Implementation and Management of large scale ConfigMgr environment.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/goyelvishal/

Hareesh Jampani

Hareesh Jampani has 11 years of experience (calculation is done on the year 2019) in IT domain, during his carrier he’s worked with Desktop support, Active directory, VMware, SCCM and PowerShell.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/hareesh/

Nitin Chhabra

Nitin has more than 7 years of total experience in SCCM administration and architecture design. He worked for several years as a “Microsoft support engineer” specialized in SCCM Application Deployment technology. He is also SME in Application deployment, Software Update deployment & OSD.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/nitin/

Joymalya Basu Roy

Joymalya Basu Roy is an experienced professional in IT services field with expertise in M365 Mobility and Security. He is currently working as an UEM Consultant for Atos India. He is an ex-MSFT where he worked as a Premiere Support Engineer for Microsoft Intune. He was also associated with Wipro and TCS in the early stages of his career. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate for Azure Infrastrusture (70-533 and 70-534), Office 365 Identity and Services (70-346) and M365 Fundamentals (MS-900).

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/joymalyabasuroy/

Jitesh Kumar

Jitesh has over 3 years of experience in IT domain. He is having expertise on Windows 10 deployment, including the various microsoft tools [ConfigMgr, MDT] and deployment solutions.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/jiteshkumar/

Deepak Rai

Deepak Rai is a Technical Lead on SCCM and Intune with more than 13 years of experience in IT. My main domain is SCCM 2012, CB, MECM, Intune and Azure (Runbooks).

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/deepakrai

Mohan Kumar

Mohan Kumar is a Technical Architect with more than 12 years of experience in System Center Configuration Manager and has hands-on experience in SCCM, SCOM, SCORCH, SCVMM, SCEP, SQL, Azure, Intune, Update Management, etc.

The main area of interest is the design and implementation of ConfigMgr, OpsManager, Orchestrator, and Azure Infrastructure. He is having a vast knowledge of On-perm to Azure migration, SCOM to Azure Monitor, Migration On-Perm SQL to Azure SQL Always on setup, Configure serverless Database in Azure, Configure and Fix the ConfigMgr infrastructure related issue & troubleshooting.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/Mohan

Ankit Shukla

Ankit Shukla has been working in IT since 2012. For the last 7 years, he has been working on SCCM/MECM. In these years have worked on different features of this tool including Migration/designing the infrastructure/OSD/Custom SQL Reporting/Client-Side troubleshooting and others.

With his Blog Posts, you will find my experience on the issues which he has faced and solutions for that. The major objective of these posts is to reach out to the audience who are working as Support team members as SCCM Admins in their organizations.

Ankit Shukla – HTMD Device Management (anoopcnair.com)

Mark Thomas

Mark is Modern Workplace Solutions Architect based in the UK with more than 23 years experience working in IT. He has been working in enterprise desktop management since the start of his IT career with a focus on OS deployment with SCCM/MDT. Since 2015 he has been working on Enterprise Mobility and modern management of Windows with EndPoint Manager/Intune.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/author/mark-thomas/

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98 thoughts on “That’s Us”

  1. great work Dude. I just saw you over my LinkedIn. It has been a good experience talking to you today afternoon. It was enriching 🙂

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  2. Hi Anoop,
    Need a help on calculationg resource (time) for pacakging application for SCCM distribution.
    with the right tool like Admin studio / AppDNA

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Saran

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  3. Hello Sir,

    I have started working with SCCM a year ago. I find your blog really helpful. I would like you to thank for all your help and support. I had sent request to join SCCM India group on linked in. Please accept.

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  4. hi anoop

    i upgraded sccm 2007 sp1 to sccm 2007 sp, After that i have to upgrade all sccm clients. Which is the best way ?. I have to remove old client and install new one or can i upgrade clients directly ?. pls help

    rajith

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  5. Hi Anoop,

    Scan failed with error = 0x8024001e.
    i am getting this error in some sccm sp2 client installed machines which is in mixed mode & showing 4 tabs & 2 actions.
    pleas let me know if u know the solution .

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  6. I live in Mumbai, can you please tell me where can I learn SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012. Please let me know institute or individual name to whom I can contact on this regard.

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  7. Hi Anoop, You have done a great work here documenting stuff for SCCM. I would be really thankful if you can help me for some SCCM 2012 stuff on which I am stuck for a long time now.
    1) I need to install a vbscript which installs an MSI, then gives an input box to the user to input details and then create a file in the application folder. The script runs fine and I have tested it manually. It also worked fine in SCCM 2007. In SCCM 2012, we created an application and pointed to this vbs file. The application runs but there is no input box which comes and the script is waiting for input. I have tried various options in SCCM program settings like Maximized, Normal viewing etc. But still does not work. Please can you point to the right direction.

    2) I need to run an .iss file with setup.exe and it is failing with SCCM 2012. I created a .bat file/.cmd file to run the command and install it but it fails every time.

    Your help in both of these will be really helpful.

    Thanks,
    Piyush

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  8. Hi Anoop, You have done a great work here documenting stuff for SCCM. I would be really thankful if you can help me for some SCCM 2012 stuff on which I am stuck for a long time now.
    1) I need to install a vbscript which installs an MSI, then gives an input box to the user to input details and then create a file in the application folder. The script runs fine and I have tested it manually. It also worked fine in SCCM 2007. In SCCM 2012, we created an application and pointed to this vbs file. The application runs but there is no input box which comes and the script is waiting for input. I have tried various options in SCCM program settings like Maximized, Normal viewing etc. But still does not work. Please can you point to the right direction.

    2) I need to run an .iss file with setup.exe and it is failing with SCCM 2012. I created a .bat file/.cmd file to run the command and install it but it fails every time.

    Your help in both of these will be really helpful.

    Thanks,
    Piyush

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  9. Hello Anup,
    I have been looking at some of your articles about Adaptive and 1E products. Very interesting ones and think valuable information to many out there who is looking to deploy SCCM DP’s at branch level. I have few question about SCCM 2012 capabilities. Hope you can provide some insight in to this.
    With changes in SCCM 2012 we can have up to 250 DP’s per PM site, is there a limit or any other issues you foresee with a configuration where more than 1000 DPs deployed in the field with appropriate PM sites.
    Putting systems into sleep mode at a specific time and scheduling a daily wakeup. The default power management capabilities of SCCM are unable to set a specific time for a system to enter sleep mode. Is there a script or add on component that can be used to facilitate scheduled sleep and wakeup function .
    How can we enable PXE boot functionality on a Branch SCCM 2012 DP that is running Windows 7? – I am exploring the features of TFTP client to do this and like to know if you have any recommendations.

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  10. Hi Anoop,
    I have started working in SCCM 2007 since couple of months and this site and your blogs on technet is very valuable .
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge .

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  11. Thanks, There are couple of issues. i’m installing SP1 now. It recognize all devices and users. Configuration Manager is installed on client’s PC but SCCM status shows client installed “No”. When I deploy a client nothing happens. WMI is allowing via GP. Win FW is disabled currently for testing purpose. Cong mngr properties–>Action has only 2 items listed as Machine policy…..& User policy.

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  12. Hi Anoop, I have a issue regarding clients picking up wrong version and thus cannot be assigned to site. where can I post for you to read and advice?

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      • Ok,… the agents is being pushed successfully to clients, it installs correctly but cannot assign itself to the correct site. In the locationservice.log, i find a very interesting error.
        The agent finds 2 Sites in the forest, chooses the wrong site to retrieve the site version (for compatibility check) and cannot be assigned to the correct site as the version it retrieves is not compatible.

        It is all a bit confusing, i know. I posted this issue in SCCM Forum with Microsoft here:
        http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/configmanagerdeployment/thread/29a04876-ce5c-47fb-a3c4-7d6a78707186

        Please find some time to read it and hope it makes more sense.

      • I hope, you had two sites in the same forest.Now, you’ve only one site and client is again going to the deleted or removed site. If the removed server details are published in AD that is the first place you need to remove. Is this CM 12 or CM 2007

  13. What i discovered now is that the previous SCCM 2007 (on the top level domain) was installed and removed vigorously (a complete format of the Server by some techi some time ago – before my time)
    The top level domain shows that the Server account is still there. When I want to delete this account, I get prompted with “subtree deletion” meaning that it is still holding records somewhere in AD. This might just do the trick.

    Well as i just tested it worked! Oh and one other thing – one Toplevel AD still had stale records which I missed…. But thanks again

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    • Hi, SCCM 2007 or CM 2012 ? On client machine , you can refer to execmgr.log to verify whether the application is installed successfully on that machine or not.
      In CM 12 it’s bit different.

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  14. Hi Anoop

    Do you have any design document on SCCM 2012. Something that provides info on best practice, Site & client config. Also something on client health.

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  15. Hey Anoop…I was reviewing your TechNet contributions and that looks really impressive. May I request you to drop me an email at Looking for few options 🙂

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  16. Hi Anoop
    Im looking for a SCCM 2007 SQL Query for Software Update report which can provide “Computer Name, Article ID,Bulletin ID ,Title ,Approved ,Installed ,Required, Not Required ,Unknown,Total ,% Compliant,% Not Compliant % ,Unknown” Columns while i search using a Update list, collection ID.

    I checked all the default reports in SCCM which are not meeting my expectations.

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  17. Hi Anoop,

    Could you share a Reference architecture diagram of SCCM 2012 we are setting it a CAS server in a Central site with DP at other sites around Europe and USA and Brazil could you sugesst if i have Branch cache or DP setup for these.Please help

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    • Hi Ajay!- Please don’t install Cas it’s really pain. If you’ve more than 100k clients to support then there is no option. Otherwise please please don’t install Cas. Primary server with remote dps, mps and sups or secondary server will do the trick for you.
      Regards
      Anoop

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  18. Hi Anoop……Few days back i’ve recieved 1 mp error below is the error.
    ConfigMgr 2007: MPControl.log shows HttpSendRequestSync fails with status code 500 ‘Internal Server Error
    Now this error has attacked my another secondary server. basic troubleshooting what technet has suggested i’ve tried but so far no luck. I think its issue in AD(SPN) related…..
    My SCCM hierarchy is as below
    Central server
    Primary Server for HO locations as 1000+ systems are there and 40 secondary sites national as well international(30national+10int’nal)
    if anything else is required then let me know…..

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  19. Hi Anoop,
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I have a very specific question. We are running SCCM 2007 R2 on a Server 2003, and we want to do an OS upgrade to Server 2008 R2. We would like to do an in place upgrade if possible. Is this even possible, to upgrade the OS on a SCCM 2007 r2 site. And if it is possible, can you please link me to where I can find the steps to do this. Thank You so much

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  20. Hi Anoop,

    This is Sajeesh, I am a windows admin, I am in a initial process of learning SCCM 2012. Can you suggest me institute for best knowledge transfer and practical experience on SCCM.

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  21. Hi Anoop,
    Can I get any document for complaints configuration for an account policy and password policy using sccm 2012. Actually I am strugling on this.

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  22. Hello Anoop, I am following you on your blog and twitter because I realized that you write great content related to SCCM, I’m starting to work with SCCM here in Brazil. Congratulations for the work.

    I wonder if you have seen the following issue with SCCM 2012 R2 OSD with Windows 7.

    I’m doing a deploy with Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 with SCCM 2012 R2 and are not applying the information in the unattend.xml file and does not appear in the error log, it even shows some information in the log that are within the unattend as it was applying . I did a deploy using Windows 8.1 and SCCM 2012 R2 normalemente applied the response file. Have you seen this problem?

    Thanks for your attention;

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  23. unable to deploy IE 11 (for windows 7 sp1) as Msi package from SCCM 2012 R2, Even which we convert IE 11 Exe to MSI Package unable install Manually on Machine .Kindly advise or link for the same.
    My current windows 7 users having IE 8 & IE 9

    (2) I was tried deploy (sp2) some M/C WINDOWS 7 (64 bit or 32 bit) , But not succeeded & My sccm Report show as Compliant & user software center show as installed. But Actually not, Any idea …….

    My EMAIL: [email protected]

    Best Regard’s,

    Arshad

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  24. Hi Anoop,

    Need your help! i’m not a sql guy and dont want to get the following info from a query limited to a following collection:

    In sccm 2012, i goto reporting – queries -> create query

    select Distinct SMS_R_System.NetbiosName from SMS_R_System where SMS_R_System.ResourceId in (select SMS_R_System.ResourceID from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS on SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.DisplayName like “%adobe%”) or SMS_R_System.ResourceId in (select SMS_R_System.ResourceID from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS_64 on SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS_64.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS_64.DisplayName like “%adobe%”) order by SMS_R_System.NetbiosName

    the problem with this query is that it displays only computer names, i need the output in the below format:

    Computer(s) Name App Name(that sccm has searched for)
    Computer1, Computer3 Adobe Acrobat
    Computer2, Computer4, computer5 Adobe Flash

    Thanks in advance!
    Regards,
    Ranganath

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  25. Hi Anoop,

    I have installed SCCM 2012 Config manager, but only 4 out of 200+ Computer got the client installed. I tried to run the client installation manually in few computers still it did not work. How can I resolve the issue? Can I have your email id too?

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  26. Hi Anoop, Thanks a ton for your excellent posts,
    I need a hand from you. How can we clear the cache C:\Windows\ccmcache from all the SCCM2012 ? I have configured web catalog in my environment and people used to install SQL,Visual Studio etc from there and cache folder becoming huge in size.

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  27. Hello,

    I am trying to do a POC for SCCM 2012 R2 + Intune to manage mobile devices. Can I have public domain name and my AD Domain name same? For e.g(if i have a public domain name abcd.com and AD Domain name as abcd.com)
    Appreciate your help.

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    • Hi Dhaval ! – It should work but I’ve never tried. Wait let me think 🙂 Actually I don’t know whether it will work or not. But it should work.

      Are you planning to have ADFS or using DirSync to sync users from on prem AD to AAD?

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  28. Hi Anoop,

    I’ve been trying to find your email but no luck.

    I have a few queries for you, so drop me a message on hail.com if you have the time.

    Thanks!

    Hamzah

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  29. Seems like a great site, thank you for your efforts! I have been asked to create a plan to do ZTI fat-image deployments at three sites using MS tools, beginning in June with a deadline for completion of Aug 15th. The sites contain about 700 machines total including 350 tablets with no integrated NIC. I would most likely be working on my own part time on this project since I have other daily roles and tasks and our shop is too small to involve anyone else. Unfortunately we don’t have any experience in house with the MS tools, and looking at many references it seems the learning curve is very steep and therefore our timeline is probably too short but I can’t say that without some backing from people with experience. How long would you expect it to take for someone who has not used MDT/WDS/SCCM (yet) to be able to successfully configure a multi-site installation and begin deploying images?

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    • Hi ! – Yes, learning curve is steep. I would always suggest to assign this work to a “experienced” consultant if you never worked on technologies like SCCM, MDT, WDS etc.. You need to start the project in June only 2 months left. OK, I think, you can get knowledge about SCCM and other related technologies with 2 months but it would really difficult to handle the situation when you’re live with migrations from June !! You may need to setup SCCM infrastructure but further down the line, you would be struggling down the line to optimize and customize your deployments, troubleshooting etc… you would need a hand holding of an expert consultant for sure !!

      Regards
      Anoop

      Regards
      Anoop

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  30. Hi Anoop,

    We are facing some issue when we want to uninstall Programs in Windows 7 which have been installed with the logged on user’s rights.

    We are using SCCM 2007 and have packages installing “Only when a user is logged on” and “Run with user rights”. We did this way package to run with user rights due to the application functionality.

    But the problem comes when we try to Uninstall the current package, we run a vbs script with admin rights to uninstall the current version before the install of the upgraded version, the VBS scripts runs with admin rights and a result the can’t the application under programs and features on the system.
    When we run the .vbs script with user right it work for the only that user who had previously logged on to that pc, so if the second user logs on get error when uninstalling the pervious application as it was installed under his user rights.

    I know this is a very tricky situation but can please help.

    Regards,
    Sabi

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  31. Hi Anoop,
    I am facing issue while deployment of Visio 2013(32-Bit) on Window 8(x64) Surface Pro thorugh SCCM 2012 Push Method.
    Pull method and manual Install working fine.

    It get hang at the below point

    2015/04/06 14:41:41:240::[9716] Using setup controller dll at [C:\Windows\ccmcache\3d\Source\x86\visstd.ww\OSETUP.DLL].
    2015/04/06 14:41:41:240::[9716] PERF: TickCount=25384234 Name=OBootStrapper::Run Description=Calling RunSetup

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  32. Hi ALL,

    I have one CAS and a primary and some 30 DPs. Where i have requirment to patch the DMZ servers (around 30 servers) . If i install a primary on the DMZ what are all the ports to be opened . Can any one hlep ..

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    • Hi ! – you would not be able to install primary server as you need to open loads of ports for 2 way trust between the domains which CAS is located. So it won’t be really possible to install primary server rather you can try to install site systems like DP, MP and SUP

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  33. Hey thanks a lot Anoop. What are the ports that i need to open if i install a site systems in the DMZ with DP MP and SUP role. Can you please help.
    TCP 8530,8531,135,80,443
    UDP 135

    What i have mentioned above is right ?

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  34. Hi Anoop,

    Need your help to understand the following scenario, In our environment planning to deploy updates using sccm 2012. my query is that I am planning to configure maintenance window(without configuring max runtime), we never patched the servers for years, so many updates needs to be installed and the maintenance windows will be 5-6 hours, take a scenario that I pushed 50 applicable updates to client and it is installing, mean time maintenance window completed during 43rd update, what will happen to rest of the updates and the update with already started to install. this info is really required to have the patching planned accordingly. Please help.

    Thanks.

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  35. Hello Anoop,
    i am going to migrate the sccm 2007 to 2012 .. Can i use the same installation accounts what i used for SCCM 2007. If not what are the accounts that needs to be created for installation SCCM 2012 and SQL.

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  36. SCCM Collection Query to check Outlook.exe on Win 7 x86 and x64

    I need to use a single collection to target both win7(x86) and win7(x64) builds to check if Outlook.exe is installed under program files, but the problem is under Win7(x86) Install directory is under “C:\Program Files\” and Win7(x64) Install directory is under “C:\Program Files(x86)\” hence I can’t target using one collection
    The script I’m using below targets on Win7(x86) but not Win7(x64)

    Can you please help with a WMI query where I can target both Win7(x86) and (x64) to check if Outlook.exe is installed

    “SELECT SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client , SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name, SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID, SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FilePath, SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FileName, SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FileVersion FROM SMS_R_System INNER JOIN SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile ON SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId WHERE SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FilePath LIKE “%Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office14\\” AND SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FileName = ” WINWORD.EXE” AND SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FileVersion LIKE “14.%”

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  37. Hi Anoop,

    Gud Morning

    Am Sabir working in a University in UAE, we implemented sccm 1511 one Primary site server in our HQ and additional DP in one of our Remote site. Management decides to extend this to our another remote locations. Could u please suggest a an option for HA. I mean if my primary site fails , need to continue the operations in the remote DP’s. Presently the Primary site database is running SQL cluster. If i add additional Management point will it help me.We are using for OSD,Server Patching, Application / Software Deployment & Reporting Please advice

    Appreciate your assistance

    Regards

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    • Hi Sabir ! – HA and DR are very good topics 🙂 First of for SCCM do we need very sophisticated HA solution like exchange servers or mail system? Is that so critical? If the businesses OP COs in the organization can work without SCCM primary server then we don’t need to think about 2-3 hours of Primary server down time. And the fact is within 2-3 hours, you can restore the primary server. Does that make sense for your organization? That is the question you wanted to ask yourself. If you can’t have 10-20 minutes of download time then scenario is different…

      So generally, SCCM doesn’t have pure HA solution for site servers like SCCM Primary server. However, you can have HA options for site system roles like SQL, MPs, SUPs, DPs etc…. May be you are fine with site system HA options …

      KR
      Anoop

      KR
      Anoop

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  38. Hi Anoop, do you have an up to date version of the script located on your page “https://www.anoopcnair.com/2011/05/30/configmgr-sccm-script-to-edit-the-program-setting-under-requirement-tab/” for SCCM 2012 and beyond? Any way to use PowerShell to achieve the same results or to help gather the data?

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    • Hi ! – Sorry, I never used this one for SCCM 2012 and SCCM CB. So not very sure whether this will work. I’m still a newbie in PowerShell world hence no clue. But from a strategic perspective, I would suggest to use PS rather than VBS 🙂

      KR
      Anoop

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  39. Hi Anoop, how can I add in SCCM Queries a right click action to export the result for ex. as text or csv file? (I use now Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V; but I have no header information); I’m missing this feature in SCCM 2012.

    Regards,

    Pascal Bilat

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  40. Hi Anoop, Do you have any idea what could be the root cause for the error in IIS? Incoming folder have the rights and reinstalled BITS as well.

    BITS_POST /CCM_Incoming/{99F4C7AC-93E7-4807-B48D-82B7069BF69C} (bits_error:,501,0×80070005) 443 – 10.50.210.124 Microsoft+BITS/7.5 501 0 0 0

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  41. Hello sir,
    Dilip here i have been learning SCCM & Interested in grow my knowledge on SCCM by Working on the Tool can u please suggest !
    Moreover i work for same company.
    Can i get appointment to meet you .

    Thanking you.
    DilipKumar.

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  42. Anoop, I came across a post where you were asking about integration of Intune with Symantec MPKI instead of MS PKI. The question was regarding needing an NDES server. From the replies, it wan’t clear to me if you ever got a clear answer.

    I have the same question. We need to integrate our Symantec MPKI with mobile devices managed using Intune and Office 365 for the purpose of dynamically generating certificates for WiFi and VPN access to corporate systems.

    Can you share what you found out (if anything). Thanks

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  43. Thanks for the quick response. I’ll bring it back up with the Microsoft team, but about how long ago was that if you don’t mind my asking.

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  44. Hi Anoop,

    Hope you are well.

    I am writing from 360 GSP, a company based in Wembley that have been providing IT Training, Consultancy and Support to individual students since 2003.
    We recently included your blog in our Blog Awards – Top 50 Blogs in IT (click here to read the post: bit.ly/2eIspKP ). If you are so inclined, I would love for you to share our post with your audience.

    Thank you for your cooperation!

    Regards,

    Andrea Motta
    Marketing and PR Assistant
    360 GSP IT Training & Recruitment

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