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About Multicast, Unicast, Cluster IP and Dedicated IP in Windows NLB

Recently i did some testing with Windows Network Load Balancing (NLB) and i was faced with the question: What exactly is the difference between the two operation modes “unicast” and “multicast” and how does this thing with the dedicated IP … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting “AutoApplyDrivers” issues when deploying Windows 7 via SCCM 2012 R2

When deploying Windows 7 via SCCM 2007, everything works fine when using the “Apply Operating System Image” task with the following configuration: Using the same setup within an SCCM 2012 R2 environment, results in a failing task sequence at the … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting “The Managed Metadata Service or Connection is currently not available in SharePoint 2013”

When accessing the Managed Metadata Service Application from a Content Type Syndication Hub, the following error might occur when opening the Term Store Management Tool: The error does not occur, when the Term Store Management Tool is opened from the … Continue reading

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Configure a KMS service to activate Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

1. Install the update related to the KB “2691586” Note: This is required only, when the KMS will run on a Windows Server 2008/R2 machine, it is not required on Windows Server 2012. Note also, that Windows Server 2003 is … Continue reading

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Trigger/Push Software Installations remotely on SCCM Clients

Targeting software deployments in SCCM works by assigning advertisements/deployments to SCCM collections. SCCM collections can then be populated with target computers by using Active Directory groups containing the respective computers, which will then be added dynamicly to the collection by … Continue reading

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Import SCCM Computer Information and MAC Addresses programmatically from Active Directory

To run a bare metal OS deployment in SCCM, the respective computer/MAC address information need to be available in the SCCM database. A possible solution to populate the SCCM database with this computer/MAC address information could be to use Active … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting SCCM OS deployment

When staging a client using SCCM OS deployment, there may be different issues preventing the deployment to complete successfully. The list below shows the solutions for some of the frequently occurring issues: Error Message: No error message, Windows PE is … Continue reading

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