This is a little quicky. I’ve found the documentation both on TechNet and in PowerShell’s in-line help to be very lacking for the new Configuration Manager Commandlettes, so I did the work to figure them out on my own and will post some of what I’ve learned here. I recently needed to configure Bandwidth Control for a client and loathed manually setting these options on all of the servers, so I turned to PS. In my example, I needed to restrict package transfer at certain times, and during those times, also control how much bandwidth was being used.
To limit package transfers between all servers to Medium and High priority between 6 and 5:00 (corresponding to the Schedule Tab under Administration|Hierarchy Configuration|File Replication)
Since I’ve rebuilt my home testlab as a Server 2012 R2 box, I’ve been unable to connect to my companies VPN, which has caused me a world of…well, minor inconveniences. This will not do!
The message I would get upon connection was:
AnyConnect profile settings mandate a single local user, but multiple local users are currently logged into your computer. A VPN connection will not be established.
AnyConnect was not able to establish a connection to the specified secure gateway. Please try connecting again.
I ran into an issue at a client in which the person who setup their SCCM infrastructure left and I needed to determine which version of WinPE we using for our Task Sequence.
You can see the WinPE OS version under Computer Management\Operating System Deployment\Boot Images\Boot Image Name, Properties, but that doesn’t really tell you which version of Windows PE you are using, and you might need to know that from time to time. For instance, if you’re using Dell or HP’s Driver CAB files, they are distributed based on WinPE version for underlying OS compatibility.
The primary difference in WinPE versions is the core kernel code that WinPE is built from. This is important to note, as certain utilities may not work on older versions of WinPE.
In case you haven’t memorized all of the system major release version numbers of Windows, I’ve complied the below chart to assist you, slacker.