Run PowerShell Script after Configuration Manager Site Backup Maintenance Task.

Now, before I get inundated with "Don't use ConfigMgr Backup, SQL Backup is where it is at..." let me say, I agree with this to a point. You should be using SQL Backup for a variety of reasons the primary of which is Data Compression - ConfigMgr Site Backup Maintenance Task doesn't Compress the Database, … Continue reading Run PowerShell Script after Configuration Manager Site Backup Maintenance Task.

0x8007007B – While Installing Application through Configuration Manager

Picture this - It is Friday afternoon; you have one more application to test before heading home for the weekend. You deploy it to your test machine, you attempt the install and "Failed" with Error 0x8007007B (-2147024773). You don't immediately recognize this error code, so you use CMTrace to look at the AppEnforce.log and you … Continue reading 0x8007007B – While Installing Application through Configuration Manager

Deploy Configuration Manager Client through Intune, namely Autopilot…

There are known issues with Autopilot with regards to mixing LOB Apps and Win32 Apps that install MSI's that may cause the Application Installation to Fail. As a result, wrapping even the simplest of MSI as a Win32 App ensures success in Autopilot Deployments... I'm not going to go into wrapping Win32 Apps, you can … Continue reading Deploy Configuration Manager Client through Intune, namely Autopilot…

Troubleshooting Invisible / Hidden Characters in your PowerShell Code…

Recently I was helping a colleague with a PowerShell script, things were going great until we ran the code and nothing was outputting. Now this wouldn't normally be a problem but we knew there should be output. So we started troubleshooting our code... For this blog I'm going to use some really basic examples but … Continue reading Troubleshooting Invisible / Hidden Characters in your PowerShell Code…

Configuration Manager – How Updates install during a Maintenance Window.

This is a question I have had since I started with SCCM 2007. I thought I had a grasp of it until I was talking with a customer and started second guessing myself. Why aren't all my updates installing during the Maintenance Window? Why do I have Servers in a Reboot Pending State after our … Continue reading Configuration Manager – How Updates install during a Maintenance Window.

Configuration Manager: Software Updates install before deadline???

Recently I was helping a customer who was having a challenge with software updates in that some of their endpoints were installing software updates the day that updates were made available and not waiting until the deadline was set. After verifying that the software update deployment was setup correctly as shown below: We confirmed that … Continue reading Configuration Manager: Software Updates install before deadline???