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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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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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Good morning!  Today I am in the process of certifying new Dell models for Windows 7.  This is normally a pretty simply task but the Dell Precision 7710 is fighting back.  I have created a driver package using the latest drivers available and set it up in OSD.  However, after installing the drivers and rebooting […]

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  • September 29, 2016 - 1:06 am

    Bo Nygren - Hi,

    BIG thanks for this blogpost 🙂

    I have applied the “fixes” but i can’t find my NVMEdrive (NO C:).
    All drivers are applied as usual but no luck.

    So i got my ipadress but i can’t get a systemdrive, my TS can’t continue and goes to the black hole.

    Do you have any clue what i done wrong?ReplyCancel

    • September 29, 2016 - 9:26 am

      Todd - Hey, if you’re not seeing your local disks when booting to the SCCM boot media you’ll need to add the proper mass storage controller drivers to your boot media. It’s the same process if you were missing network drivers. 1) Download the correct drivers from the vendors site. 2) Test the drivers to confirm they indeed function in WinPE. 3) Import the drivers and add to your boot media. 4) Update the content for the boot media you modified.

      Note: It’s always advised to check the logs to get a better idea of what’s happening. In your case you should review the smsts.log file.

      Hope this helps!ReplyCancel