Troubleshooting Hardware Inventory in MECM

Troubleshooting the Client Check if BITS is running The first step in troubleshooting hardware inventory on a client is to verify the BITS service is running. BITS or Background Intelligent Transfer Service is a Windows service used to transfer data whenever there is bandwidth that is not being used by other applications. BITS also supports […]

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How to choose to the best Wi-Fi channel for your router

This week at church, we began testing a new Wi-Fi in-ear monitor system that uses your personal mobile device connected to a Mac over a dedicated Wi-Fi connection. Initial testing by myself was pretty good. The quality was good and the connection was clean. But then on the first practice, we added another user to […]

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How to check AD Schema version using PowerShell

In this article, I will show you how to check the AD Schema version using Powershell. First, you need to log into your Active Directory Domain Controller.  If you have more than one domain controller, you should log in to the forest root domain controller. Open PowerShell with Administrator Permission If there is a pop-up screen […]

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State messages in Configuration Manager

State messages contain concise information about conditions on the Configuration Manager client. The state messaging system is used by specific components of Configuration Manager, such as software updates and configuration settings. Configuration Manager clients send state messages to fallback status point or management point site systems to report the current state of operations. You can […]

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Deconstructing the Quest Resource Processing configuration file (vmover.ini)

For anyone that has worked with the Quest Migration Manager to perform Microsoft Active Directory Domain migrations, you find that one of the most critical components is the Resource Processing tasks. In a migration, one has the original environment (Source) and the destination environment (target). A migration consists of moving source users, groups, workstations, servers, […]

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How to use SCCM dynamic queries in your deployment collections

In this post we will be looking at using SCCM dynamic queries to populate collections in our deployments. As a SCCM administrator, you most likely had to plan out mass deployments to all your servers or workstations or even both. How did you go ahead and populate your collections? Queries? Since the introduction of SCCM 2012, […]

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