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Last week Microsoft released Remote Desktop Connection Manager version 2.7 (aka RDCMan).  It has some really cool features and supports Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.  This tool is essential if you run a lot of virtual machines.  One of the new features allows the ability to connect directly to virtual machines (called virtual machine connect-to-console support). …

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…

Comparing ConfigMgr Date Formats in PowerShell

If you have worked with ConfigMgr much, you know that uses WMI to stores tons of information.  WMI uses the CIM_DATETIME format, which looks like this: yyyymmddHHMMSS.mmmmmmsUUU.  In order to work with this in PowerShell, you need to convert it into something that the Get-Date cmdlet can understand.  Here are two ways that you can accomplish this: Using…

IT-DevConnections Session Links

Last month I had the honor of speaking at my first ever IT/Dev Connections in sunny Las Vegas.  I had the pleasure of presenting on Building the Ultimate Operating System Task Sequence with my coworker and good friend Troy Martin.  As promised, we have completed publishing a series of blogs on all the topics in…

How to minimize the risk of an OSDisaster Part 1

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager does a great job of deploying Windows operating systems.  We (1E) have been able to hit some pretty high success rates in helping our customers with their Windows migrations.  However, if not done correctly, OSD can be very dangerous and can cripple your environment in a short amount of…

Building the Essential Lab (WIN-B365) Files

Below is a link where you can download the scripts and directory structure that I used in the session No Lab, No Problem! Building the Essential Lab Environment Using Microsoft Technologies (WIN-B365) that I presented at TechEd North America 2014.  For some reason they did not get uploaded to the TechEd Schedule Builder, so I…