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Searching for Drivers in MDT 0

Searching for Drivers in MDT

Today I had an interesting question. Someone wanted to be able to see all the PnP IDs of the imported drivers so he could easily check if a specific device was already supported. While this information is available in the properties of each driver, its not shown in a column...

Adding a generic search box to Teleriks ASP.Net MVC Grid 0

Adding a generic search box to Teleriks ASP.Net MVC Grid

In the new version of the MDT Web FrontEnd, I make use of some components from Teleriks extensions for ASP.Net MVC. Especially the grid, as it comes with all the necessary stuff like sorting, filtering, paging, etc. There is also a free/open source version available, that can easily be added...

MDT Web FrontEnd Beta 2.0.2 published – Call for Help ! 0

MDT Web FrontEnd Beta 2.0.2 published – Call for Help !

I just released Beta 2.0.2 of the MDT Web FrontEnd. As promised, I will keep on publishing new releases in short cycles, so you can have bug fixes and new features as soon as possible. This it going to be a very important update and I urge you to download...

Versioning / Monitoring SCCM Task Sequences – Update for SCCM 2012 3

Versioning / Monitoring SCCM Task Sequences – Update for SCCM 2012

Back in May this year I released a small tool that monitors and tracks all changes on Task Sequences on your SCCM Server and exports a copy for backup purposes each time a change happens. Today I just published an updated version of this script, that enables the same functionality...

2011 Microsoft MVP Award – Setup & Deployment 0

2011 Microsoft MVP Award – Setup & Deployment

  Has been a great sunny weekend so far and now I also received the following mail from Microsoft Dear Maik Koster, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality,...

Mouse without Borders 0

Mouse without Borders

  Today I would like to share one of the coolest Tools I’ve seen for a while. As doing a lot of testing and developing, I typically have a bunch of computers and laptops flying around on my desk. And as you are reading my blog, it’s probably the same...

WSUS Offline Update – Installing Windows updates without an Internet connection and WSUS 0

WSUS Offline Update – Installing Windows updates without an Internet connection and WSUS

Today I would like to share one of the handiest tools for servicing Windows systems, if they can’t be updated via WSUS or online at Microsoft Update, or if you for any reason want to install the updates from a CD/DVD/USB or even a share. It’s called WSUS Offline Update...

Deployment Web service 7.3 – SCCM Client Center support 2

Deployment Web service 7.3 – SCCM Client Center support

With the release of version 7.3 of the Deployment Webservice (Download) a completely new part has been added, integrating some functions of Roger Zanders awesome SCCM Client Center Automation library for Deployment usage. This library enables you to execute certain SCCM Client related task directly on a client like forcing...

Deployment Web service 7.3 – Basic security 0

Deployment Web service 7.3 – Basic security

With the updated Version 7.3 (Download) just being published, the growing number of available functions, covering more and more demands in todays deployments, it’s not only an advantage of having such a huge toolset available. In its default implementation, the Web Service is configured to execute actions under certain user...

Deployment Web service – Version 7.3 published 4

Deployment Web service – Version 7.3 published

Today I published version 7.3 of the Deployment web service. Beside some small bug fixes and minor additions, three new features have been added:   1. SCCM Client Center support A completely new web service part has been added that’s exposing a couple of functions (55 to be accurate) from...