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    Thank you for visiting my incredibly awesome site! My name is Todd Cramer, and this is my Blog where I plan to document and archive technical issues, solutions and other interesting topics that I come across.

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I am in the process of certifying several new Dell laptops (5480, 5580 and 7280) and have run into a BitLocker encryption issue with Windows 7.  The laptops image successfully using our current ConfigMgr task sequence with BitLocker.  However, if you plug in a USB-C/Thunderbolt NIC or docking station it will prompt for a BitLocker recovery […]

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If you are trying to use the Excel 2016 Power Maps add-in and get a message saying all online content in Office is blocked, you should first check the setting under Options>Trust Center>Trust Center Settings>Privacy Options>>Let Office connect to online services from Microsoft.  It should be enabled.  If this does not resolve the problem, there […]

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We have all been there…you receive a software update and continue to postpone the reboot as long as possible.  When the reboot deadline hits you are still not ready to reboot.  This leaves you with 2 options.  You can either let the scheduled reboot take you to wonderland or follow these instructions and stop the reboot […]

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You come into the office Monday morning to find someone deleted your AD machine account.  First, it’s no surprise as it is Monday.  Rather than logging in locally to re-join the domain, you can use the Restore-ADObject PowerShell cmdlet to quickly restore the account. Verify the machine account exists in the Deleted Objects container: *replace […]

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When you build a task sequence in SCCM and MDT you can use WMI queries to run steps for specific computer models.  This is especially useful when installing driver packages or BIOS updates.  Here is an example of a WMI query to detect only Surface Pro 4 devices: SELECT * FROM Win32_ComputerSystem WHERE Model Like […]

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  • October 27, 2016 - 1:55 am

    Yunar - Hi Todd,
    Thank you. I found it is very useful to run command in local machine “Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem”
    How to get the same information for remote machine?ReplyCancel

    • October 27, 2016 - 9:59 am

      Todd - Hey, you can run on remote computer by using the -ComputerName parameter. See the below command…replace MyPCName with the remote computer name.

      Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem -ComputerName MyPCNameReplyCancel

      • October 28, 2016 - 1:40 am

        Yunar - Excellent, it works. Thanks a lot.ReplyCancel

        • October 28, 2016 - 9:07 am

          Todd - Happy to help!ReplyCancel

The default SCCM boot media background image is plain and boring… I think most of you would agree.  The other day I found myself with a few minutes for some creative time so I decided to create a retro inspired background image.  I wanted to post for anyone who shares my love of 16-bit awesomeness!  Click […]

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