IP Ranges, IP Subnets and Client Counts in MEMCM

Boundaries are used in Boundary Groups in Configuration Manager, which in turn are used for site assignment and site system/content location. There are multiple ways to configure Boundaries, this can be done with IP Subnets, AD Sites, IPv6 prefix, IP range and lastly VPN. I work in a 419K seat global environment, which means we…

Configuring WoL with Configuration Manager – Part 1

4/5/2020 Not only can Configuring Wake-On-LAN (WoL) improve your company’s software distribution success rates, it can also help out in the time of a crisis. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, more and more companies are encouraging those employees that are able to do so to work from home. This presents challenges for IT as there…

How to easily launch CMTrace

Over the years I have gotten in the habit of dropping CMTrace.exe into the System32 directory so that it is in the path and easy to launch. I had also been adding it to WinPE since before it was called CMTrace. In Configuration Manager Current Branch 1802, the ConfigMgr Team granted one of my UserVoice…

Nomad Software Update LsZ File Purge aka whack-a-mole

In short, there is an issue in Configuration Manager CB 1806 where an additional file (*express.cab) gets included with some software updates. This causes Nomad to generate a LsZ file that contains download instructions for two files as seen below: ; Format=0003 (UNICODE) with alt hash ; Package Version = 1       . ; Data Format…