Softwarecenter in SCCM 2012 SP1–Install Multiple Apps

Just saw a new feature in the SCCM 2012 SP1 Softwarecenter on a Client.

You can install multiple applications in ONE STEP and the icons, which you can see also in the SoftwareShop, are also available! Take a look on the screenshot (Verfügbare Software meens “Available Software”). But in the SoftwareShop (WebBased) it’s still not possible…



SCCM 2007 Hotfix to support Windows 8 and Windows 2012

We received a lot of questions about “will SCCM 2007 support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012?”. Here is the answer including WHAT is supported…

There is a Hotfix available for SCCM 2007 SP2 to support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 –> KB2750782.

The Hotfix will give the possibility to MANAGE Win8 and 2012 Operating Systems.

  • Software Distribution
  • Software Update Management (Patch Management)
  • Desired Configuration Management

The Hotfix will NOT provide OSD (Operating System Deployment) functions. You can deploy Windows 8 and Server 2012 without any MS Support and without new features (like BitLocker PreProvisioning –> see here Bitlocker Features in SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta)!

If you need also features like APP-V 5, Cloud Distribution Point, Mobile Device Management for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone… you have to upgrade to SCCM 2012 SP1 (release should be in January 2013)!

Kind regards

Bitlocker Features in OSD of SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta

There are a few new Bitlocker features for the OS Deployment in SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta related to Windows 8.

In Windows 7, the encryption ot a volume takes several hours. Working in this time is lazy… With WinPE 3.0 it’s possible to activate Bitlocker BEFORE intalling the operating system –> it’s named “pre-provisioning”.

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SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta–Endpoint Protection (SCEP)

Cumulative Settings are now possible!

In the SCCM 2012 RTM Version it was possible to create different SCEP Policies (Antimalware Policies). Unfortunately, if a client receives more than one of this policies, only the one with the higher priority (1, 2, 3, …) is applied.

In SP1 Beta it’s now cumulative!

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Upgrade SCCM 2012 RTM to SP1 Beta



Do you like to upgrade your LAB from SCCM 2012 RTM to SP1 Beta? Take a look in this blog to not forget the prerequisites…


If all the prerequisites are achieved, go ahead with the upgrade installation.

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SCCM 2012 OS Deployment – Wrong Computername



I often had the problem, that deployed computers haven’t the right computername. Unfortunately they were named like „MININT-48ABCDE“…

Because actually we cannot install a pxe server, we’re installing the clients by USB or CD-ROM. For that, I have to create a Boot Media… so far so good…

In the SCCM Console, the wizard to create the boot medium will give you the possibility to create a „Dynamic Media“ or a „Site-based media“.


Choose “Site-based-media”, then you will not have the problem with the client name.

OR, if you need the “Dynamic media”, you have to add on the computer object in sccm the variable “osdcomputername” and as the value the needed computername…


SCCM 2012 – Delete Application – Dependency Problem



You have an application “MS001”, which depends on the application “Java” (so the application Java has to be installed before installing application “MS001”). Now you like to delete the application “Java”, because it was just a test application…

You know, that you have to delete at first the deployment of the application “Java” and the dependency on the deployment type of the application “MS001” –> otherwise you receive the message “cannot delete the application because other applications or task sequences reference it or it is configured as a deployment”.



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