Jason Sandys
Jason Sandys, ConfigMgr MVP, is a Technology Evangelist and Principal Consultant for Catapult Systems Inc, and has nearly 20 years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries with extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting all things SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. Jason is also active in the online support community, is a co-author on System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed (Sams, 2012), was a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009), and is a frequent presenter at Microsoft TechEd, MMS as well as various user-groups nation-wide.
May 222014
For those that missed TechEd North America 2014, were too busy to attend our session, or want to watch it again, here it is! Direct link: Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: MVP Experts Panel Greg Ramsey: @ramseyg ...[Read more]

Apr 142014
This post is inspired by a question submitted on my previous post: Content Distribution: The Myth. The question was about how ConfigMgr determines if files are different when deciding whether or not to replicate them to distribution points. Specific ...[Read more]

Apr 052014
A quick post to dispel a common ConfigMgr myth about content distribution. The functionality in question is what happens when you change the source location of a package (or any content since they’re all technically packages on the back-end)? I’ve s ...[Read more]

Apr 052014
Most of the below information is cobbled together from a couple of TechNet pages, a blog post or two, presentations I've seen over the years, conversations I've had with others, forum posts and experience -- there's just no one definitive source wit ...[Read more]

Feb 022014
As a follow-on to my System Center Universe 2014 session, I thought I’d put together the various ways to create WMI “objects” so that ConfigMgr can later pick them up using Hardware Inventory. The below examples do not include any error checking an ...[Read more]

Dec 132013
A quick one from the forums: basically, don’t use special characters in your Endpoint Protection policy names. There is (apparently) a confirmed bug when doing so. I’d say this is generally a good practice for the naming of any and all objects in Co ...[Read more]

Dec 132013
Up until now, upgrading the operating system (in-place) of a Configuration Manager site server or site system was strictly unsupported – that doesn’t of course mean it didn’t work, just that Microsoft never planned or designed for it and ultimately ...[Read more]

Oct 092013
I’ve blogged about the *unfun* of the Windows Update Agent (WUA) before, answered many forums posts on the subject, and presented information on it at multiple venues including MMS and IT/Dev Connections. Until recently, I didn’t have a good solut ...[Read more]

Sep 132013
There’s always a lot of confusion on exactly how to use CCMSETUP and the various switches and properties for it even though it’s fully documented on TechNet. The first thing to note about CCMSETUP is that it is used for all client agent installatio ...[Read more]

Jul 312013
Tell your neighbors, tell your friends, hide the kids, and kiss the dog, the inaugural San Antonio Systems Management User Group meeting is all set for August 16th. Info at http://saasmug.com, register at http://saasmug.eventbrite.com. ...[Read more]

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