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  • Hi

     

    I'm looking after a mechnism that will reinstall all assigned SCCM applications after the reinstallation of the OS (refresh) or migrating to new hardware (Replace).

     

    How do you guys handles this. I'm aware of MDT packagemapping capability but is there something else?

    Tnx

     

    Nico


    http://nicosienaert.blogspot.com/
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 2:07 PM

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  • Wednesday, April 28, 2010 7:09 PM
  • Hi Niall,

     

    I like the solution, but I doubt if something similar is feasible in huge environments.

    I cannot imagine to create task sequences for hundreds of applications. it would be a ____ of job and also hard to maintain.

     

    What's your experience, do you really use this in big env.?


    http://nicosienaert.blogspot.com/
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 6:50 PM
  • we use something very similar with a set list of key applications (under a 100 out of nearly 700), you must decide what apps are key and only those apps make the list, everything else can be installed the old fashioned way (regular sccm app installation.. however you implement that)

    the only difference between my sample and what the company i am currently at is the use of  a very simple webservice to make only one active directory call as opposed to one per app.,

    whatever you decide i'd be interested in hearing, and by the way the above is not hard to manage at all,

    cheers

    niall



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    Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:38 PM
  • I'm interested in the webservice. Are you willing to share this?

     

    tnx!


    http://nicosienaert.blogspot.com/
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:19 PM
  • it's not mine so unfortunately no can do, it's coded in C# and basically is a few lines of code that most likely any decent coder could fire up in a few minutes, there are something like 5 functions that it handles, change computername, query for this and that amongst other things, but like i said all of this is doable without the need for a webservice, all the webservice does is replace many ad calls with one.

     

    that said, i will ask the powers that be about sharing the code and come back....

    cheers

    niall



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    Friday, April 30, 2010 6:18 AM