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  1. Hi, I thought I would advertise my book here as I need all the shout-outs I can get! The book is entitled: ConfigMgr - An Administrator's Guide to Deploying Applications using PowerShell I think it's pretty good, but then again, I'm probably biased. You can get it here: https://leanpub.com/configmgr-DeployUsingPS Sorry about this advert - I hate adverts too. Sometimes, you just...gotta.
  2. I've written a blog article on how to do this using Powershell - no reboot is required once you've deployed this app, it's quick and instant. It also accepts a parameter for the cache size so that you can now have a single application with multiple deployment types - eg a cache size of 8GB for the majority of computers and another deployment type of 10GB if the computer has a a particular CAD program installed etc. You can also use this post to learn how to deploy Powershell scripts in general, and also, how to deploy powershell scripts that take parameters by studying the script I wrote (It's very simple) Here's the link
  3. This information is incorrect - you don't have to add a computer to config manager in order to pxe.
  4. As part of the upgrade to Config Manager 2012 R2, I had to first upgrade to SP1. I have posted my initial (sanitised) project plan (It was originally in one-note and exported to .pdf) and documented the issues and solutions that arose post SP1 on my blog that may be of help to anyone about to go through the same process. Read about the fun I had here. Next up will be R2 which will hopefully have a lot less post-upgrade issues now SP1 has been applied. Incidentally, if anyone want a copy of my project plan in OneNote (it's a lot more readable and organised) then let me know.
  5. I know this is an old thread, but I arrived here as we were thinking of implementing this feature ourselves and I was looking to see if anyone had implemented it already. I started off my initial research for this project by reading the official Microsoft documentation on this feature and it clearly states that mac flapping could be a potential issue and the text is even in a box-out with an exclamation icon and a Warning title. Those who fail to plan, plan to fail and all that... Anyway..back to the drawing board for me....
  6. witem creates an msi for you. Within the witem interface you are able to specify a file or files that you want copied to a location specified by yourself on the local computer - it then adds this to the msi that it builds. It's then very easy to deploy the msi using Config Manager.
  7. If you would like to do this via an msi (which makes life extremely easy) I thoroughly recommend this brilliant piece of software that has helped me out countless times - it's called wItem and you can download it from here: http://www.witemsoft.com/ In your case, you could use wItem to create an msi that deploys the file that you want copied and use dependencies in Config manager to chain your first app with it.
  8. If you need to deploy .Net 4.5.1 (this is also a pre-req of Windows Management Framework 4.0) then take a look at a step-by-step guide here Clicky
  9. I sat next to this man on a train the other day and I noticed that he had a large bunch of bananas with him and a bag of salt. I watched him as he peeled a banana, dipped it in the salt and then threw the banana out of the window. He did this several times until I could bear it no more and I asked him, " Why do you keep peeling bananas, dipping them in salt and then throw them out of the window?" To which the man replied, "I don't like salt on my bananas."
  10. I have just completed a migration of over 2000 XP to win 7 Here are the essentials of the task sequence.. Task sequence: - Restart in WIndows PE - Request State Store - select Capture state from the computer,if computer account fails..= ticked - Capture user state - select package for usmt 4.0 that you have previously created,capture all profiles by...,enable verbose..copy by using file system access ->continue if..,capture in off-line mode = ticked - Release state store -partition disk -apply operating system -apply windows settings -apply network settings -apply driver packages (if necessary) - Setup windows and configuration manager -Install applications (if necessary - Request State store - restore state from another computer, if computer account fails.. = ticked - Restore user state - select USMT 4.0 package you created previously, restore al captured user profiles...continue if..=ticked,enable verbose..=ticked - Release state store
  11. Hello, If you would like to use configuration manager 2012 to deploy WMF 3.0 (a great reason would be to get powershell 3.0 on your Win 7 computers) then here's a step-by-step guide on how I achieved it.
  12. I love powershell! PS > Everyone needs to learn to use it. I'm using Powershell on a near daily basis now. I have not looked into seeing what powershell cmdlets are available for config manager yet however I can say that my (non-powershell) method does not require a reboot of any kind. This is useful if you are about to deploy a large app. You can deploy the cache size change as a pre-req of the large app deployment.
  13. ozthe2

    Duck..

    Q. What's the difference between a duck? A. One of it's feet are both the same.
  14. Well the official response from MS was to remove and reinstall the State Migration Point role. Before doing this, I remove all of the USMT data from our server including the root folder as defined in the SMP properties when you configure it and deleted all of the objects in the Config Manager console under Assets and Compliance -> User State Migration. I then removed and reinstalled the SMP site role which took all of 2 minutes. I found that following a reinstallation of the SMP a reboot of the server is mandatory otherwise it does not work. I then ran 4 XP to Win7 migrations that utilise our USMT task sequence and 1 out of 4 stayed as 'In Progress' and the other 3 completed. This is a much better result than we had prior to the reinstallation of the SMP where all of our XP to 7 stayed in the 'In Progress' status. We have approx 200 XP migrations to go so I will have to see what the end result is though it looks more promising. The fix at the end of it all will be to delete all of the data and remove \ reinstall the SMP site role. As it appears all Win7 to Win7 are successful this will have to do as our resolution to the issue. At least the reinstallation of the SMP is painless.
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