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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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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PowerShell Quick Start

James Wassinger
November 17, 2018
You know you are going to need to learn it sooner rather than later.
I use PowerShell every day for my job, and love using it. It's faster. It's easier to write. 
An extra bonus, if you are familiar with C# you can utilize .NET to assist in some situations. 
I am going to show . . .

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How to create a Windows Forms application with PowerShell

James Wassinger
September 03, 2018
I do know about you, but speaking for myself nowadays I do not like having to install large development programs/IDEs on my personal or work device. I would much rather RDP to a server or access an online development environment, usually these options have more storage. I just think that installing a development environment on my work or . . .

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How to Manual Backup BitLocker Information to Active Directory

James Wassinger
July 26, 2018

Enter the following in an elevated PowerShell console. 

Windows PowerShell 
Copyright (C) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. 
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> manage-bde -protectors -get C: 
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.15063 
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft . . .

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