The Realm of the Verbal Processor

Jarvis's Ramblings

Links from my MMS Session

Just finished my MMS session a while ago. Had a really fun time with it and felt like it went really well. Had a good time interacting with some of the attendees both before and after the session. In the session I promised a list of links that I referred to during the time. Some are on my blog, some are elsewhere.

By request, I will be posting the task sequence demo videos later…I want to do a voice over of the videos to make them more valuable. I will also be posting my Front End HTA and Back End VBS script later. I will update my post after doing so.

I think all of the links that I referred to that are on my blog are also on the My Favorite Ramblings page, so I will just link to that one. This includes the “Run a CMD Prompt as System” post that I referred to. Just scroll down past the personal section to the “ConfigMgr” section.

The “ConfigMgr Child Labor” video:

Johan’s blog and specific posts:

Johan’s post on Device Driver management

Michael Niehaus’s blog.

Deployment Guys blog.

TechNet forum. ConfigMgr forum.

April 29, 2009 - Posted by | ConfigMgr, MMS


  1. Hey Jarvis,

    You did an outstanding job presenting the content and keeping everyone’s attention.

    During your presentation, you mentioned that there is no way to import duplicate updates into ConfigMgr, but I think I remember Michael Niehaus saying that there is a hack and / or a PowerShell script that will allow for this. Perhaps I am mixing words, but I could have sworn Michael addressed this.

    I’m sitting in the hotel, where the bandwidth is poor; otherwise I would search Michael’s blog for you.


    Comment by Chris W. | April 29, 2009

  2. Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate them. I had fun presenting…will definitely be submitting a session proposal for MMS 2010!

    I think what I was saying was that you can’t import the same device driver twice…unless you add a text file to the driver folder that makes it unique to ConfigMgr. If I’m not understanding you correctly, please reply back…and if you can find the Niehaus post, please post it as well.

    BTW…if you haven’t filled out an eval for the session, please do so. Microsoft uses those evals in planning future events.

    Comment by Jarvis | April 29, 2009

  3. Indeed you can…but you have to add a txt file or something else into the folder to change the hash value. SCCM only looks at the hashes when it imports. Adding another file changes those values (thats how Michael explained it…or at least how I remember he explained it).

    Jarvis…great presentation…definately going to be checking out your HTA when you post it.

    Comment by Charlie Maurice | May 2, 2009

  4. I am glad to hear that things are going well for you. Melissa and I think of you alot. Hope things keep going well for you.

    Comment by Michael Hansen | May 2, 2009

  5. Good to meet you at the ATE Jarvis, I’ve book-marked you now so there’s no escape. :)



    Comment by Carl | May 3, 2009

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