Author Archives: Andrew Barnes

About Andrew Barnes

A Scipting and Deployment Specialist.

SCCM PowerShell: Connect to SCCM Function

    Today’s post is another time-saver function I wrote to connect to SCCM. Again, it is designed to eliminate the need to hard code the module path and/or the SCCM primary site. It allows me to just type Connect-SCCM to import the module … Continue reading

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MDT PowerShell: Connect to MDT Function

  Todays post is a time-saver function I wrote to connect to MDT shares. It allows me to just type Connect-MDT to import the module then enter to the MDT PSdrive. It discovers the location of the MDT module(from the registry) and uses the Restore-MDTPersistentDrive … Continue reading

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The malware apocalypse for Windows XP begins in just 1 day! Or does it?

It doesn’t seem like 12 years since Windows XP and Office 2003 first arrived but now their time will draw closer to the end in less than 2 days. At this point Microsoft will drop Enterprise support for the products potentially … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI Scripting: Add computer to an AD Group

I’m currently doing some intense SCCM 2012 training so I’ve not been posting or in the forums recently. I’ve still been responding to emails though. I received an email from a reader earlier this week. He wanted to add the … Continue reading

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Hotfix rollup released for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Big news in deployment right now. Microsoft has release a hotfix rollup is for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. So it’s kinda like Service Pack 1 and a half. There are 4 flavours 2008R2 Itanium/x64 and … Continue reading

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Deployment Terminology

There are a many terms used to describe the deployment of operating systems and its associated practices. Here are some of the most popular ones and an explanation of when to use them. Deployment. The process of applying operating system images to … Continue reading

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MDT: Refreshing computers with Static IP Addresses

No DHCP? No Problem In this scenario, you have a computer with static IP Address assignments that you wish to maintain during a REFRESH. There’s a Task Sequence step called Capture Network Settings. This runs the script ZTINICConfig.wsf that can … Continue reading

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