Enable Remote Desktop remotely by using remote registry

Hi SysAdmins

I bet the following scenario happened to you:

You install a server, configure it, install the required programs, set its IP address etc..

After half a day of work (since you didn’t create an image) you send the server to its remote location.

When the server arrives to its site and the local technician plugs it in,

you discover that you forgot a small but very important V: Allow remote connection to this computer.

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Prerequisites for SCCM 2012 sp1 Operating System Deployment

Hi System Admins

What are the prerequisites for sccm 2012 sp1 operating system deployment ?

Before you can jump into building OSD on SCCM 2012 you will need to prepare your environment.

You need to install and configure the following prerequisites before starting experimenting on OS Deployment.

  • Distribution point – stores OS images and content for the task sequence. You must have on if you intend to deploy images to a remote site.
  • WDS service – provides PXE services and multicast support. Install WDS from the server manager > add roles wizard.

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Workstation Upgrade Consideration Guide

Hi SysAdmin

This guide will help you decide if adding more RAM, or upgrade the CPU will solve slow performance problems.

You can find out if memory or CPU upgrade is needed by configuring Performance Monitor to track memory and CPU usage.

You can then interpret the results and decide whether upgrade will improve the performance.

Use this guide before adding more RAM or upgrading CPU to a system with slow performance.

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Distributing SCCM 2012 Clients Using GPO

Hello System Admins

In this post I will go over the process of installing the SCCM 2012 clients using GPO (Group policy object).

There are several ways to install SCCM 2012 clients as described here.

However, as i said I will focus on an automatic distribution of SCCM 2012 clients with GPO.

The procedure goes like this:

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Copy files to Remote computers using powershell

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In an earlier post I described – How to copy files to domain member computers or servers using Group Policy Object (GPO).

In this post I will show how to copy files to remote computers or servers using a simple Powershell script and .txt file.

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All you need is:

A txt file that looks like this:

Server1.yourdomain.com
Server2.yourdomain.com
Server3.yourdomain.com
and so on…

You can use IP addresses as well.

And this piece of Powershell code:


$ServerList = Get-Content "C:\ServersList.txt" #Change this to location of servers list
$SourceFileLocation =  #For example: D:\FoldertoCopy\ or D:\file.txt
$Destination =  #Example: C$\temp

foreach ($_ in $ServerList)
 {Copy-Item $SourceFileLocation -Destination \\$_\$Destination -Recurse -PassThru}

Save the above code as CopyFilestoservers.ps1, and your servers list as ServersList.txt

You will need Write permissions on the remote machines to run the script successfully.

SCCM 2012 SP1 Installation Preparation

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In this post I would like to go through the prerequisites and actions you need to do before you go on and install SCCM 2012 SP1.

If you want, you can jump to the installation procedure of SCCM 2012 SP1, on my earlier post: How to Install SCCM 2012 sp1.

The following are needed before starting the SCCM 2012 installation:

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How to Install SCCM 2012 sp1

Hi SysAdmins

In this post I will go through the process of installing a SCCM 2012 sp1 server.

If you haven’t done so yet, please read my post about SCCM 2012 SP1 Installation Preparation.

This installation is good for lab or production environment.

We all know the power of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Microsoft invested many efforts in this new edition of SCCM.

Forget about the old mmc 3 snap-in and get ready for a new experience and features.

In this tutorial I assume you already prepared the prerequisites for the installation.

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