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Remove Sophos Antivirus in favour of SCEP with ConfigMgr

I was recently tasked with removing Sophos Antivirus in favour of System Center Endpoint Protection (hereafter referred to as SCEP) using System Centre Configuration Manager (hereafter referred to as ConfigMgr).  I was hoping it could simply…
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ConfigMgr 2012R2SP1CU3 > ConfigMgr v1602–A Walk through

Ok so time for some upgrades! Plenty of people have outlined the details for this procedure already (see references at the end) so I wont go into great detail but just do a screen by screen walk-through for you. I will be walking through Nicolaj…
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Exporting / Importing ConfigMgr content with Powershell

In this blog post I am going to describe how to export and import different content within ConfigMgr using PowerShell.  I’ve been exploring how to get content from one site server to another as I don't like repeating work.  I started with…

Powershell–List computers not logged onto in a while

A quick post this one. I have recently taken on an AD structure that hasn’t had any love in a while.  Its obvious just from looking at it that plenty of computers are old and in some cases not even present anymore.  I therefore wrote a quick…

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 – Device Collections

Following on from this post: http://www.deploymentshare.com/post/ConfigMgr-2012-R2-User-Collections, I will now go ahead and create some Device Collections to use with my environment. If you open up the ConfigMgr Console and navigate to Assets…

Import Certificates to Trust Root Certificate Authority Using PowerShell

Problem:  I have multiple firewall certificates to import to a machines trusted root certificate authority Solution: In my current role we use Watchguard hardware firewalls, each of which has its own proxy authority certificate that needs importing…

Pin Items to Task Bar

After deployment of a server I feel its nice to have your common programs pinned to the taskbar to e
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Integrating MAP with ConfigMgr v1602 (sort of)

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit is a free tool to download.  You can use it to examine your environment to see whether or not your computers are Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 ready (amongst other things of course).  It can examine a plethora…
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Powershell and Group Policies

I’ve been playing with PowerShell and Group Policy recently so here’s a little walk through.. Firstly lets create a new Group Policy 1: New-GPO -name "COMPUTER - Power Settings for Laptops" Before we go any further, a brief talk…

Hyper-V Project – Server 2012 R2 Upgrade, additional host and Live Migration of some VMs

Problem:  Currently situation is two Server 2008R2 hosts need upgrading to Server 2012R2.  Fit a new host (as host3, also Server 2012R2) and fit a new core switch to link up the equipment with 10GB Cards to the core switch.  Migrate the three…