Pre-staging Content during OSD

In System Center Configuration Manager Operating System Deployment, content can be obtained in one of two ways for network deployments. The first way is to configure the Task Sequence Deployment to “Download all content locally before starting task sequence”. There are a few downsides to this option – it is only available to ConfigMgr clients…

My Sessions at the Midwest Management Summit

I am really honored to have been a speaker at the first ever Midwest Management Summit (aka the new MMS), that took place November 10th – 12th in Minnesota.  This event was the who’s who of systems management and did not disappoint.  There were over 100 sessions delivered in three days by 50+ experts (which included 32 Microsoft…

Using PowerShell to Create a BCD File

Recently, I was curious to see if I could get 1E PXE Everywhere (included with 1E Nomad) to boot a MDT Lite Touch boot image.  Since PXE Everywhere integrates with System Center Configuration Manager, it automatically creates the necessary BCD files based on the ConfigMgr boot images.  So that left me with using the command line…

How to minimize your ConfigMgr Footprint with 1E

I will be presenting the next 1E webinar – Minimize your ConfigMgr Footprint and Maximize Reliability and Performance.  So if you are currently planning your new ConfigMgr 2012 design or you are looking at ways to trim back your current ConfigMgr 2012 hierarchy, join me on Thursday, May 22nd at 11:00 ET and learn how this can be easily achieved with…