SCCM Task Sequence Error 0x8007002

I was recently tasked with re-mediating a ConfigMan issue for a client. The problem was that techs at our (Insight’s) Integration Labs, which are awesome by the way, could not image a machine with the clients Distribution Point in ConfigMan. They were getting error 0x8007002 in the Task Sequence, but there was literally no errors …

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SCOM Certificate for Gateways & Untrusted Servers

To monitor untrusted servers or to use a Gateway server in SCOM we need a certificate to successfully communicate with these servers. So, we need to create one specifically for this purpose. The certificate we will create in this blog works with both unstrusted servers not in a DMZ. As well as with SCOM Gateways …

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Nanoserver and What it means to Me and You

Last week Microsoft announced and revealed Nanoserver. Which is an even more stripped down version of Server Core, whereby there literally is no interface, no way to login to the server at all. All management is done remotely. Since that announcement people have more or less been losing their minds. From the supporters that think …

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Add Managers Token in Service Manager for Self Service Portal

So we cleaned up our managers in Active Directory, we can now have managers find their direct reports in the Service Manager Self-Service Portal, right? Wrong. Unfortunately Microsoft doesn’t store the manager in the correct format that the portal wants, which is domainnameusername. I really hope Microsoft fixes this in the next version of Service …

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Set User’s Manager in Active Directory with Orchestrator

This runbook is inspired from Anders’ manager runbook he includes in his Password Reset runbook. Found here http://contoso.se/blog/?p=3085. Unfortunately in the environment I implemented this in, almost none of our managers actually had “manager” in their title, so his runbook would not work in its current configuration. In fact there was no unified keyword for …

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