Application Approvals

The ability to control and manage licensed software is always a priority for software deployment.  Configuration Manager has built-in mechanism to facility the approval process. Classic Method The classic method does not require the built-in approval Configuration Manager process. Create a user or device collection and deploy the software to the collection. Use an approval […]

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Where did my updates download from?

For diagnosing the dreaded content not found, or the endless downloading message in Software Center, it is crucial to understand where the client obtains its content. A combination of boundary group settings, which distribution points host the content, and the download settings on the deployment determine the content location and prioritization. Per the Microsoft Documentation, […]

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Remove all ConfigMgr Applications in a Folder

Updated:  8/25/18 to correct issue in script Recently I was cleaning up the Application objects in SCCM. All applications used in a task sequence were in a folder called “OSD – Workstation”. I wanted to delete any applications in this folder that were not being directly referenced in an existing task sequence and were not […]

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Signing SCCM Application Object Detection Scripts

Recently I ran across an issue where task sequence was failing on installing an application.  The returned exit code was the dreaded 16389.  I have found that this exit code means the application detection rule or requirements did not process correctly. The AppDiscovery.log file showed the following error message: In-line script returned error output: & : […]

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The Magic of ServiceUI.exe

Recently I was working on a project to deploy a Windows 10 SCCM/MDT task sequence.  Instead of using an HTA or other front-end script to validate information, I had a series of validation steps at the start of the task sequence.  I was checking for items such as not on battery, not on wireless, not […]

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