Tagged: Deployment

Count make/model from SCCM

If you are about to certify machines to SCCM and dont know what kind of machines there are.

Here is a query to show you make and model:

SELECT 
	Manufacturer0 AS Manufacturer,
	Model0 AS Model,
	COUNT (Model0) AS Count
FROM v_GS_COMPUTER_SYSTEM 
GROUP BY Model0, Manufacturer0
ORDER BY Manufacturer0, Model0

Just create a report and paste the query…

Kill the task sequence window

There are a few blogposts about moving the task sequence status window.

An easy way is to simply kill it. 🙂

A short VBScript-hack:

killProcess "TSprogressUI.exe"

Sub killProcess(sProcessToKill)
	Dim oProcesses, oProcess, oWMIService

	Set oWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\CIMV2")
	Set oProcesses = oWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Process Where Name = '" & sProcessToKill & "'")
	For Each oProcess in oProcesses
		oProcess.Terminate()
	Next	
End Sub

Some other ways:
http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys/archive/2008/10/09/placing-your-window-on-top-during-the-windowspe-stage.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys/archive/2008/03/19/useful-script-number-2-move-the-task-sequence-window.aspx

HW-drivers with DriverMax

A small but powerful tool.

When you are creating images or creating scripts to deploy operating systems the drivers can be *”##&%! to extract / find.

This is a nice tool…

DriverMax is a new program which allows you to easily reinstall all your Windows drivers. No more searching for rare drivers on discs or on the web or inserting one installation CD after the other. Simply export all your current drivers (or just the ones that work ok) to a folder or a compressed file. After reinstalling Windows you will have everything in one place!

http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/