Deploy HP BIOs Updates Using SCCM and PowerShell

James Wassinger
May 26, 2019
Have you been tasked to apply bios upgrades to a large quantity of HP workstations? Well, here is a solution that may work for you. In this post, I will walk you through a method for deploying HP BIOS updates to HP workstations using SCCM and PowerShell. Excited? You should be .
 
I will tell you up front that the PowerShell . . .

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Using SCCM to Run the HP Battery Recall Utility

James Wassinger
May 19, 2019
In January 2019, HP announced that they have extended the battery recall, which was announced in January of 2018. The batteries affected by this recall have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to HP customers. 
 
HP highly recommends that customers check/recheck the device's battery even if the battery . . .

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Create a Custom SCCM Task Sequence Failure Notice UI

James Wassinger
April 17, 2019
 
Working with OSD for a large organization can be very frustrating at times for several reasons. Especially when staff you are providing support for are located at different locations. So, when a task sequence fails you have to rely on others to provide the log files and any other helpful information that may aid in resolving . . .

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How to Remove the Office 365 Activation Prompt

James Wassinger
March 09, 2019
Recently, I ran into a support issue were an IT support technician upgraded a device to Windows 10 and installed Microsoft Office 2016 ProPlus, and every time an Office application opened an Office 365 activation window would appear.
 
 
The device is domain connected and the Microsoft Office ProPlus is volume . . .

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SCCM Device Collection Query to Check for Multiple Installed Applications

James Wassinger
February 13, 2019
Simple post. 
 
Here is the query for quick reference. 
 
SELECT SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType, 
SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name, 
SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier, 
SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System inner join . . .

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SCCM Device Collections Use Incremental Updates for this Collection

James Wassinger
January 21, 2019
Updated: 10/4/2018
 
If you are a System Center Configuration Manager Administrator and you have delegated rights to the SCCM environment to other IT personnel to create collections you should complete regular checks on device collections within your environment. During these checks, check to ensure a majority of the device . . .

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Get Task Sequence Failure Notification Emails and Store the SMSTS.log file for Review

James Wassinger
December 03, 2018
It can be frustrating when a task sequence you took time to build and test up and fails for some reason. It also can be frustrating to receive a help ticket stating that the task sequence failed and the ticket only contains a picture of the TSPRogressUI with a generic error code or the ticket just plainly says the task sequence fails. 
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