Deploying Skype for Business using SCCM

  1. Download Skype for Business Basic installer from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49439
  2. Extract the files by running the following command.

C:\lyncentry.exe /extract:C:\SkypeForBusiness /quiet

3. Browse to C:\SkypeForBusiness folder and you will see a lot of folders and files after extraction.

4. Launch command prompt and browse to the folder C:\SkypeForBusiness. Enter this command

setup /admin

5. Configure your desired settings. Most importantly, ensure Display level = None Suppress modal is checked

6. Once done configured, click File and then select Save.

7. Save it to Updates folder

C:\SkypeForBusiness\Updates

8. There you go, import the package to SCCM and ensure the command line = Setup.exe 

Hope this helps.

 

Update 1606 for SCCM 2012 is now Available

Those who are running SCCM 2012 1511 and 1602, an update is available to download now.

Please refer to this site.

Lots of great new features in this build!

Shrink SCCM 2012 SQL Server Reporting Services log database

After some time after you installed, configured SCCM 2012 with Reporting Services (SSRS), there’s a possibly a log file (ReportServer_log.ldf) where the size of it will use up all the free disk space on where the volume installed. We can shrink it by changing some values as below steps.

  1. Launch Microsoft SQL Management Studio
  2. Expand Databases
  3. Right click ReportServer database | Properties
  4. Change from Full Recovery to Simple Recovery
  5. Right click on ReportServerTasks | Shrink | Files
  6. Under File Type, select Log, then click OK
  7. ReportServer_log.ldf file should be decreased by a lot now.

Hope it helps.

List of PC by Excel versions

I don’t remember where I got this. Here’s a simple report template to show List of PC by Excel Versions

SELECT DISTINCT
R.Name0 AS ‘Machine Name’,
left(SF.FileVersion,2)
FROM
dbo.v_R_System R
INNER JOIN dbo.v_GS_SoftwareFile SF ON R.ResourceID = SF.ResourceID
Join dbo.v_GS_SYSTEM S ON R.ResourceID = S.ResourceID
WHERE
S.SystemRole0 = ‘Workstation’
AND SF.FileName = ‘excel.exe’
AND SF.FilePath LIKE ‘C:\Program Files%’
ORDER BY
R.Name0

Extracting prestage files

Edmund’s Blog | My Client Management experience

1. Locate ExtractContent.exe from SCCM DP install directory.
Eg, E:\SMS_DP$\sms\Tools\ExtractContent.exe

2. Run this command to extract the content
ExtractContent.exe /P:c:\FolderName\PackageName.Pkgx /f

Enjoy!

iOS App Catalog for Microsoft Intune just got better!

It just getting better and better that makes the subscription worth the price. Company portal app has been updated with some nice change.

Read the post here

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 & ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 have been Released!

These releases have been announced at Microsoft Ignite and are now generally available & can be downloaded from Microsoft evaluation center.

Also included in these service packs are new hybrid features for customers using System Center Configuration Manager integrated with Microsoft Intune to manage devices. Some of the hybrid features that you can expect to see are conditional access policy, mobile application management, and support for Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP). You can view the full list of hybrid features included in these service packs here.

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