Debugging BSOD in WinPE

When a driver is causing a crash in full Windows, its fairly easy to debug. You simply allow Windows to create the memory.dmp file, load it into you favorite debugger, and off you go. However, when you get an BSOD in WinPE, for example during OS deployment its quite different. For a start there is […]

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Verify HTTPS enabled CM Management Points with PowerShell

On a normal Management point it is pretty straight forward to test if the management point is working by browsing to these addresses: http://<mp_server_name>/sms_mp/.sms_aut?mplisthttp://<mp_server_name>/sms_mp/.sms_aut?mpcert But if you try to do that on a HTTPS-enabled management point as a normal user you will get an error with access denied. This is because the CM client uses […]

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Back to Basics – ConfigMgr Distribution Points and Boundaries

Per request from a fellow tweep, here is crash course in ConfigMgr Distribution Points, Boundaries, and Boundary Groups. Distribution Points In ConfigMgr environments, the Distribution Points, or DPs, are simply there to store packages that client connects to for downloading software like applications, software updates, and OS deployment images etc.. To make sure clients are […]

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Hydration Kit For Windows Server 2019, SQL Server 2017 and ConfigMgr Current Branch

This kit builds a complete ConfigMgr Current Branch 2107 infrastructure running on Windows Server 2019 and SQL Server 2017. This kit is tested on both Hyper-V and VMware virtual platforms, but should work fine on any virtualization platform that can boot from an ISO file. This kit now also adds and configuring SQL Server Reporting Services, and has been updated for Windows 11 support.

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Building the Perfect Windows Server 2019 Reference Image

Here is a step-by-step quick guide on building the perfect Windows Server 2016 reference image. This guide is divided in two parts: The first part covers how to create a Windows Server 2016 reference image in just a few minutes using offline servicing. The quick-and-dirty method. The second part is about creating a Windows Server 2016 reference image using MDT 8443. The SHINY method.

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