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Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Best cheese plate? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Yes, Stage is still amazing. Since you're pregnant (congratulations!) I must of course caution you [not to eat any unpasteurized cheeses](http://www.webmd.com/baby...)." - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Windows updates...any way to force a restart at a certain time after updates are applied? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Honestly? I'm not actually sure, I just kind of assumed. Would be a good idea to test it out." - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Enforcing Local Admin(s) on a machine in big environments? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"My first thought was that Compliance Settings might do what you want. I Googled "sccm compliance local admin" and happily, the first hit looks like it does exactly what you need: http://myitforum.com/myitfor... You would need to ensure the user you want to give local admin to is set as the "primary user" on the machine." - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Windows updates...any way to force a restart at a certain time after updates are applied? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Kinda sorta? I think? You can set the maintenance window for your devices to begin at the time you would like the devices to restart. Then you would deploy your software update groups with the deadline set to the time you would like the updates installed. On the "User Experience tab, put a check next to "Software updates installation" under "Allow the following activities to be performed outside the maintenance window". As long as the machine is powered on, the updates will install at the deadline you set in the software updates deployment, but they won't reboot until the maintenance window is reached. A couple caveats: Obviously, if a machine is turned off when the deadline is reached, the update installation will occur at whatever time the machine is powered back on. The other caveat is that if a user is logged in when the deadline is reached, a notification will be displayed for the duration specified in the "Computer Restart" setting of the applicable Client Settings for the..." - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Need to be able to reuse laptops for imaging hard drives - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"You are aware that DirectAccess is supported on Windows 7 as well, right? /u/demogorgo has the right answer for this one. Deploy the task sequence as "available" to a collection the machines are in. When they PXE boot they will need to quickly press F12 when "Press F12 for network service boot" is displayed on the screen. Then they can proceed with imaging." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Superceedence and Retiring applications - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Ah, you're deploying apps to user collections. That's something we've never actually done in our environment -- we only ever deploy applications to device collections. I'll have to make a note that that's an issue we could run into if we ever decide to go that route. Thanks!" - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Superceedence and Retiring applications - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"That hasn't been my experience. I've found a superseding application will only install on a client if it is deployed to a collection the client is a member of. (Otherwise, a whole bunch of machines in our environment would have had Adobe Reader replaced by Adobe Acrobat!)" - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Superceedence and Retiring applications - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"If you want Application B to be installed instead of Application A in an OSD task sequence, I think you need to edit the task sequence to replace it. However, if you didn't edit the task sequence, and Application B was deployed to the collection the machine was in, the client would see that Application A was installed and would trigger an installation of Application B." - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Superceedence and Retiring applications - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Consider this scenario: application B supersedes application A, and you have deployed application B as an "available" application to a collection. If a member of that collection has application A installed, application B will be installed automatically on that machine." - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on SCCM 2007 - Broken Clients? Report of broken clients? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Are you on the latest service pack and cumulative update? Have you deployed the latest version of the client to your endpoints? There is a startup script you can deploy with Group Policy which will repair the client if it's broken. Haven't used it myself but you may find it useful. http://blog.configmgrftw.com/configm..." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Thickheaded Thursday - August 14th, 2014 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I found the [windows-noob.com](http://www.windows-noob.com/forums...) guides very helpful. And do come and join us in /r/sccm, won't you? :)" - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on ConfigMgr - Patching - Maintenance Windows - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I should have mentioned that we disable popup notifications for all updates. I don't think they have any use, other than annoying users. Assuming you're always releasing updates on the same day of the week each week, I think you can use maintenance windows to get the "backup deadline" you're looking for. Create two maintenance windows: the first one is your "regular" maintenance window, which is when computers will install the updates as long as the machine is turned on. Then create a second "backup" maintenance window, 24 hours in duration, during which updates will install if they weren't able to install during the "regular" maintenance window." - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on ConfigMgr - Patching - Maintenance Windows - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I'm not sure I see the purpose of a 24-hour maintenance window. I assume this maintenance window is on a particular day of the week. Is there a reason you need the updates to install on that specific day as opposed to the other days of the week? Our workstations have a four-hour maintenance window running from 1am-5am. We deploy our updates to be available right away, with a deadline at 1am a few days after the available date. Under "Deadline behavior", we allow software updates installation to take place outside the maintenance window, but not reboots. That way, if the computer was off during the maintenance window, the updates will install the next time it is turned on. Hopefully the machine will reboot eventually. If any individual users want more control over when updates are installed, they can set business hours in the Software Center." - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Russian cuisine in town? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Yup!" - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Russian cuisine in town? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Will you still be here on Aug. 29? The Ukrainian Cultural Center puts on a dinner on the last Friday of every month (except December and May-July). http://uccvi.com/dinners.html" - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Enterprise Chrome vs Regular Chrome - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"As others have mentioned, the Enterprise edition installs itself in the Program Files folder, while the Consumer edition may install itself in the user's AppData folder. Here are a couple other features you should be aware of: * If a user already had the Consumer version installed and you push out the Enterprise edition to their machine, the next time they launch the Consumer edition it will detect that the Enterprise edition is installed. After displaying an explanatory message to the user, the Consumer edition uninstalls itself, the user's Chrome shortcuts are updated and the Enterprise edition is launched. * The user's personal settings from the Consumer edition will be picked up by the Enterprise edition, as long as the version number of the Enterprise edition is greater or equal to the Consumer edition." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on I got an invite to Google Domains. Someone can have it. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
""Hi, I’d like to hear a TCP joke." "Hello, would you like to hear a TCP joke?" "Yes, I’d like to hear a TCP joke." "OK, I’ll tell you a TCP joke." "Ok, I will hear a TCP joke." "Are you ready to hear a TCP joke?" "Yes, I am ready to hear a TCP joke." "Ok, I am about to send the TCP joke. It will last 10 seconds, it has two characters, it does not have a setting, it ends with a punchline." "Ok, I am ready to get your TCP joke that will last 10 seconds, has two characters, does not have an explicit setting, and ends with a punchline." "I’m sorry, your connection has timed out. Hello, would you like to hear a TCP joke?"" - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on In 10747D Class—Instructions unclear. Am I doing it right? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"[Emory University welcomes you aboard!](http://thenextweb.com/shareab...)" - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on SCCM 2012 -- Hardware audit report - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Regarding your question about getting a report of attached devices, to start with you can have a look at the following reports under Monitoring > Reporting > Reports > Asset Intelligence: * Hardware 07A - USB devices by manufacturer * Hardware 07B - USB devices by manufacturer and description * Hardware 07C - Computers with a specific USB device * Hardware 07D - USB devices on a specific computer You can start with one report and drill down, e.g. if you want to find all computers with an Epson printer connected, you can click on Epson in the "USB devices by manufacturer" report and it will take you to the "USB devices by manufacturer and description" report with "Epson" already filled in for the "Device Manufacturer" field. Unfortunately, I don't think there is a report that lists all computers with all attached devices, but you can create one yourself. Here's a good post I found that will get you started:..." - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on I'd like to share my worst network closet. Photos from 2006 taken on a Moto Razr Potato. I quit because of this. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Flush twice, it's a long way to the colo." - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Ride/taxi share services - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"You might try posting an ad on Craigslist. Another option would be to take the Pacific Coach Lines bus. It's $18.50 from Victoria to Tsawwassen (plus ferry fare). You can bring two pieces of luggage up to 50 lbs each plus a carry-on. http://www.pacificcoach.com/Bus-Coa..." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Uninstalling Sophos SafeGuard - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I have no experience with Sophos SafeGuard or any other third-party hard drive encryption products. However, if you do decide to push it out through SCCM, you may find the [PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit](https://psappdeploytoolkit.codeplex.com/) helpful. It will let you do stuff like: * Check whether the computer is running on battery and defer the installation if it is * Display a message to the user before installation commences * Allow the user to defer the installation up to X times" - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Issue with Import-CMComputerInformation Cmdlet - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I was wondering specifically whether the OSD process would correctly recognize the computer object when you create it this way. Does it?" - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Issue with Import-CMComputerInformation Cmdlet - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Hmm... What happens if you use the PS cmdlet with a bogus MAC address (e.g. all zeros, say) and the actual SMBIOS ID? You may need to ensure that there isn't already a computer object with the MAC address of the USB Ethernet adapter since that may override your newly created computer object." - Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele
rgsteele on Issue with Import-CMComputerInformation Cmdlet - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Haven't tried out the PS cmdlets for SCCM yet, so I can't help with that part. However, you may want to consider using stand-alone media rather than PXE booting, as this will get around the issue with the duplicate MAC addresses. You just need to make sure you use the "Apply Driver Package" task sequence step instead of "Auto Apply Drivers". See [this post](http://www.reddit.com/r...) for more details." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Issue with Import-CMComputerInformation Cmdlet - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Just FYI, SCCM client installation occurs during the OSD task sequence. Yes, the computer object will be discovered by AD discovery, but the device will already be in the SCCM database at that point, so it will just be updating the existing object." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Create / Import Registry key via Task Sequence - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Where in your task sequence are you trying to run this step? You need to make sure it comes after the "Setup Windows and Configmgr" step, otherwise it's running within WinPE, which means you'd be editing the registry in the WinPE environment instead of the deployed OS." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on User Collection Based on OU and Not Include Child OUs - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Something like `select * from SMS_R_User where SMS_R_User.UserOUName = "MYDOMAIN/LONDON/USERS" and SMS_R_User.ResourceId not in (select SMS_R_User.ResourceID from SMS_R_User where SMS_R_User.UserOUName = "MYDOMAIN/LONDON/USERS/CONTRACTORS")` If you want to exclude any and all sub-OUs, you could do something like `select * from SMS_R_User where SMS_R_User.UserOUName = "MYDOMAIN/LONDON/USERS" and SMS_R_User.ResourceId not in (select SMS_R_User.ResourceID from SMS_R_User where SMS_R_User.UserOUName like "MYDOMAIN/LONDON/USERS/%")`" - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Help with Maintenance Windows - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Hmm... as long as that box isn't checked, the business hours shouldn't apply. You could try changing them and see if it has any effect, though. You may also want to look at `C:\Windows\CCM\Logs\RebootCoordinator.log` on one of the servers and see if there's anything interesting in there." - Ryan Steele
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rgsteele on Help with Maintenance Windows - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"In the Software Center app on your servers, under "Computer maintenance" on the "Options" tab, is "Automatically install or uninstall required software and restart the computer only outside of the specified business hours" checked, by any chance?" - Ryan Steele
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