Fix WMI Service Not Starting/SCCM Client failing to install due to WMI errors

I used this fix when the SCCM client wouldn’t install on a Windows 7 client, it was failing to start the Windows Magagement Instrumentation service. 1. Log onto Windows 7 with an administrator account, click Start, type services.msc in the Start Search box and press Enter. 2. In the right pane of the Service console, locate and right-click Windows Management Instrumentation, …

Speed up TFTP on SCCM DP

Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\DP Name: RamDiskTFTPWindowSize Type: REG_DWORD The default value is 1 (1 data block fills the window) I used 8 which gave good speeds. We can also tweak the TFTPBlockSize which has been around for many versions of Configuration Manager. Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\DP Name: RamDiskTFTPBlockSize Type: REG_DWORD Value: <customized block size> Test with values: 4096, 8192, …

Create shortcuts with Powershell

$TargetFile = “<path to exe>” $ShortcutFile = “$env:Public\Desktop\<name of shortcut>.lnk” #replace url with location it should be placed $WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell $Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut($ShortcutFile) $Shortcut.TargetPath = $TargetFile $Shortcut.Save()

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager cmdlets

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager cmdlets Name Description Add-CMApplicationCatalogWebServicePoint Adds an Application Catalog web service point to Configuration Manager. Add-CMApplicationCatalogWebsitePoint Adds an Application Catalog website point to a Configuration Manager site. Add-CMAssetIntelligenceSynchronizationPoint Installs an Asset Intelligence synchronization point. Add-CMBoundaryToGroup Assigns boundaries to a boundary group. Add-CMDeploymentType Adds a deployment type for an application. Add-CMDeviceAffinityToUser …