How to find who initiated restart of SCCM Configmgr Client

  Colleague of mine has received request to check why did the SCCM client (server OS) rebooted during office hours and more details about the reboot (who initiated etc.). I started looking at this request to find out whether the client was rebooted due to windows patching or any applications pushed by SCCM. During my…
SCCM Configmgr How to implement Jason Sandys Client Startup Script to achieve good client success rate

Recently ,I worked on on a SCCM project and as initial step ,it was mandatory to bring all the desktops and servers (where ever it was missing) into SCCM with Client installed. Though ,there are different client installation methods available to install SCCM Client , one of the  most widely used client installation method is…
SCCM Configmgr how to clean ccmcache content older than x days using compliance settings

A friend of mine (you know who you are) asked help (kind of) ,how to clean up the content inside ccmcache folder in better way instead of using script to deploy it as application/package/task sequence . I would recommended to use compliance settings(configuration item/configuration baseline) to deploy the script on schedule basis (monthly once or…
Batch script Search for string in registry key ,if found perform uninstallation

Last week,I was working on Intergraph application upgrade to latest version.Client has different versions of Intergraph and the removal of older versions is not straight forward like other applications using msiexec /x{ProductID} /qn. The command line is different for all these versions and I cannot put these command lines in one script and run on…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 How to clean software updates files only from client ccmcache folder

  There are many blog post online ,that discuss about Configuration manager client cache ,how it works, also many questions about content cleanup from ccmcache folder,cache size is increasing beyond the Cachesize limit etc. when you install Configuration manager client,by default it choose the cache location as %windir%\ccmcache with default size 5GB unless you explicitly…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 How to make CMtrace tool as default log viewer for reading .log files for all users

  This post is pending since long and finally has come out. CMtrace.exe (Configmgr guys favorite tool) is  log file viewer which is friendly ,lot more easier to files with .log extension .To know more about about cmtrace log and its benefits,  read Garth post here . This tool can be downloaded from Configuration manager…
SCCM 2012 Deployment How to change security permissions to specific folder using icacls with Application Detection rules

  Problem Description: Users (AD Security Group called: eskonr\domain Users) from specific project in the organization do not have admin privileges on their computers (don’t ask why)  .I have an application (Matrix ) which is installed using Configuration manager 2012 and users are using this application for their daily routine activities without any issues so…