Upgrading to ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU4

Cumulative Update 4 (CU4) for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 was released today (January 28, 2014). Info about the CU4 update is found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2922875  here follows a short guide on upgrading to it. The high-level steps are: Check for pending reboots Install the CU4 update Update the boot images Create/Update Client Package Update Task Sequences Check […]

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Automatic Maintenance in Windows Server 2012 R2 causes high CPU load!

I recently stumbled across and issue when the updates house-cleaning in the automatic maintenance task in Windows Server 2012 R2 spiked the CPU pretty bad. Here is some background info, and workaround for this issue. Update 2014-11-25: It appears that the http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2975719 (http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2771431 for Windows Server 2012) updates solves this issue. Background Shorthand, there is […]

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Using PowerShell to manage WDS in Windows Server 2012 R2

In Windows Server 2012 R2 Microsoft finally added in PowerShell support for Windows Deployment Services. The official TechNet documentation that you find here, is not entirely correct though: The module is not named WindowsDeploymentServices as the TechNet documentation states, but instead WDS. Note: The cmdlets only works if you execute them locally on the WDS […]

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Adding DaRT 8.1 from MDOP 2013 R2 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Note: For ConfigMgr Current Branch you want to read this article instead: Adding DaRT to ConfigMgr Boot Images – And starting it earlier than earlyhttps://deploymentresearch.com/adding-dart-to-configmgr-boot-images-and-starting-it-earlier-than-early/ When integrating MDT 2013 with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 (which you should, Capish!), and if you have access to DaRT 8.1 (MDOP 2013 R2), you can remote into WinPE when deploying […]

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