Archive for category SCCM

SCCM Client Status Reporting issue with multiple sites

Agent health is one of our top priorities in every SCCM deployment, we know if agents are good we can achieve a three nines success in software distributions or software updates. This is the reason we developed a combined strategy for agent health, on one side we use the SCCM Client Status Reporting tool, on […]

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Configuration Manager Dashboards

The Solution Accelerators team recently released the Configuration Manager Dashboard ( The dashboard is a WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007 solution that tries to give an high level graphical representation of the data contained in ConfigMgr. The dashboard solution is useful to give IT executives a understandable view of common ICT processes such as OS […]

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OSD : How to build a single task sequence for Windows 7 x64 and x86

Last week I had to modify a Task Sequence created to deploy an x86 version of Windows 7, adding the option to deploy an x64 version of Windows 7. I started with the creation of a x64 Win7 OS master image using a copy of the task sequence used to create the x86 version. To […]



USMT4 + SCCM 2007 SP2 RC – Downlevel Manifests folder is not present.

I encountered this problem while preparing a demo consisting in a migration from Windows XP to Windows 7. I was using USMT 4, MDT 2010 and SCCM 2007 SP2 RC. In my task sequence I used hard-links to capture user data from a Windows XP installation and then to restore data back after applying a […]


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The strange case of missing inventory data

Luca Ansaloni, a colleague of mine we’re working on a large SCCM deployment with, reported an issue on SCCM agents not reporting hardware inventory, but being operative for all other functions. The issue affected 2% to 3% of all deployed agents  so it deserved a further analysis. Luca found out it was related to the […]