Integrating MDT 2012 with Configuration Manager

This is possibly one of best ‘minimum effort maximum gain’ jobs you can do in your Configuration Manager installation, it’s a real no-brainer. By integrating Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) with Configuration Manager you get the best of both worlds in your deployment scenarios as MDT can extend the functionality of Configuration Manager, pretty much the…

Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager – 70-243 exam

Having passed this exam a number of different Microsoft exams myself, I thought some people may find it useful to get some feedback and guidance from someone who’s been there and done it. Now obviously I’m not going to give away any answers or suggest what the questions may include due to the Non-Disclosure Agreement…

Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 Pull Distribution Points

One of the great features of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 is the ‘Pull distribution point’. This allows you to specify certain distribution points (DP’s) in your Configuration Manager environment to pull content from others. You can specify multiple source DP’s for your pull DP which will give you a little more control…

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Update files

As part of the Configuration Manager 2012 installation you need to download the latest Configuration Manager update files as a pre-requisite to the installation. If you don’t have internet access on your server this can be a problem. Luckily you can pre-download the files using a utility file found in the installation media. Use the…

Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 Management Point Installation Error 1603

I fell foul of this problem this week whereby I had been installing a System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 site server. This was a new build Windows Server 2012 but as I began the installation a handy error message alerted me to the existence of an SCCM client. It became apparent that the existing Configuration…