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Query the MDT Database via Web Services

Last Updated: March 30, 2024 (UTC)

Query the MDT database via a Web Service so you get better stability and performance across WAN links


How to Identify Which Products to Select on the SUP/WSUS Products tab

Last Updated: November 21, 2023 (UTC)

Easily identify which products you should select so your devices get fully patched


SCCM/MECM WSUS Maintenance Guide

Last Updated: February 22, 2023 (UTC)

If you are deploying patches using SCCM/MECM, this guide will walk you through configuration and maintenance of the WSUS infrastructure.


Fix WSUS Downstream Replica Showing More Updates than the Primary

Last Updated: February 22, 2023 (UTC)

Follow this guide to fix issues where your WSUS downstream replicas show more updates than the primary WSUS server.


Fix SCCM/MECM Devices showing as Unknown in Deployment Status

Last Updated: November 19, 2022 (UTC)

Devices show as Unknown under Deployment Status with a category of 'Client check passed/Active' when they should be showing Success. Here's the fix.


SMSTS Log Parser Tool

Last Updated: October 13, 2021 (UTC)

Parse multiple smsts.log files at once to easily identify task sequence issues


How to Document SCCM/MECM/MDT Task Sequences

Last Updated: May 16, 2021 (UTC)

Have you ever wanted to document and save your task sequence for offline viewing? Well now you can by using the Task Sequence Documenter tool


How to Inventory Microsoft Teams and other User Based Applications

Last Updated: May 16, 2021 (UTC)

Configuration Manager (SCCM/MECM) by default does not inventory user based applications like Microsoft Teams or Zoom


Welcome! - My First Blog Post

Last Updated: May 16, 2021 (UTC)

The reason I started this blog


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