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Targus USB 3.0 docking WinPE drivers.

Needed to install a Dell XPS 13 via SCCM OSD using a Targus docking…

The XPS 13 was only equipped with a wireless adapter so I needed the Targus Giga Ethernet adapter on the docking.

For future installations of similar ultrabooks I’ll be using another USB Gigabit adapter, but since I didn’t have an USB adapter I just needed to find the PE drivers for the Targus dock.

To find and insert the ethernet drivers for the Targus Giga Ethernet adapter:

  • Attach the docking to a Win7 pc (x86 or x64 depending on the boot images you’ll need).
  • Lookup the Targus Giga Ethernet device in device manager and take note of the used driver file (c:\windows\system32\drivers\dlcdcecm.sys).
  • Find the driver sources in the windows driverstore (C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository) to add to the WinPE images and SCCM driver packages. If you just attached the dock you can sort by date and look for the “\dlcdcecm.inf_amd64_neutral_b0adfe12035a84fd” directory.
  • Use DISM to add the driver sources to the WinPE boot images (see Adding a driver to WinPE boot images).

Setting owner for all SCVMM VM’s

Set owner for all VM’s using Powershell:

get-vm -vmmserver "server.fqdn" | set-vm -owner "domain\group"

Assign role for all VM’s using Powershell:

$ur = get-scuserrole | where {$_.name -eq "VM Admins"}
get-vm -vmmserver "server.fqdn" | set-vm -userrole $ur

Assign cloud to all VM’s using Powershell:

$cl = get-sccloud | where {$_.name -eq "My Cloud"}
get-vm -vmmserver "server.fqdn" | set-vm -cloud $cl

MDT 2012 RTM

Nice, the MDT 2012 is out! Let’s check out the UDI integration with SCCM…

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=25175

 

Windows 8 ADK

WAIK tools for Windows 8? Included in the ADK.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/br259106.aspx

 

Samsung Omnia 7 and USB tethering

No WIFI tethering for the Omnia 7 in Mango. But this procedure can be used to enable tethering via USB.

  1. Dial ##634#
  2. Enter *#7284#
  3. Select “Modem Tethered call” (this will disable Zune synch via USB, but you can always go back via the same procedure).
  4. The phone will reboot to apply the new settings.

To use the Windows Phone 7 data connection from your PC you’ll need to setup a dial-up connection.

First, in Windows Device manager (your pc should have installed all necessary drivers via an internet connection), adjust the properties for the Samsung “modem”.
Samsung modem –> properties –> advanced tab.
As “Extra init command” enter: +cgdcont=1,IP,”gprs.base.be” (replacing “gprs.base.be” with the APN of your provider).

Now create the dial-up connection. Phone number to dial: *99#. UID/pw: leave blank.

Internet Explorer 9 .MSU

For Windows 7:
x86: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=210145
x64: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=210143

You can add these easily to the Win7SP1 source install.wim images via DISM (using /add-package).

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools>dism /mount-wim /wimfile:"D:\Packages$\Win7Ref_x86\sources\install.wim" /index:1 /mountdir:"d:\mount"

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7100.0

Mounting image
[==========================100.0%==========================]
The operation completed successfully.

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools>dism /image:"d:\mount" /add-package /packagepath:"c:\temp\ie9\IE9-win7.msu"

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7100.0

Image Version: 6.1.7601.17514

Processing 1 of 1 - Adding package c:\temp\ie9\IE9-win7.msu
[==========================100.0%==========================]
The operation completed successfully.

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools>dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:"d:\mount" /commit

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7100.0

Image File : D:\Packages$\Win7Ref_x86\sources\install.wim
Image Index : 1
Saving image
[==========================100.0%==========================]
Unmounting image
[==========================100.0%==========================]
The operation completed successfully.

GPO search

Ever needed to browse/search gpo settings and see the regkey equivalent?

Have a look at http://gps.cloudapp.net/

image

Waiting for Windows 8…

Hydration kit for SCCM 2012 Beta2

Automatically installing your SCCM test lab on a Hyper-v server via the hydration kit from Johan Arwidmark. Nice!

http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Blog/tabid/62/EntryId/29/YAHK-Yet-Another-Hydration-Kit-This-one-for-ConfigMgr-2012-Beta-2.aspx

Adobe enterprise admin docs and tools

Eterprise admin docs and tools for the Acrobat product family:

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/837/cpsid_83709.html