Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ConfigMgr 2012: How to create a custom requirement

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ConfigMgr 2012: How to create a custom requirement

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I currently have a mixed environment of Microsoft Office x64 and Microsoft Office x86 installed on my x64 machines.  You cannot install Visio x64 if Office x86 is installed.  To ensure the proper installation of the other Office applications (Visio, Project) I had to setup a custom requirement using a script.  The script will return a value of “Y” or “N” to ConfigMgr to see if the other Microsoft Office applications x86 or x64 are allowed to install.  The script and the steps for proper setup are below.

Monday, July 2, 2012

ConfigMgr 2012: Package Conversion Manager

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ConfigMgr 2012: Package Conversion Manager
                After migrating all of my packages from ConfigMgr 2007 to 2012 I kept seeing posts and blogs about using Package Conversion Manager to update my packages to applications.  After trying to follow several of these I kept seeing a common trend that I didn’t have these options.  I tried to see if they were included in some role that I didn’t select during install but could not find it.  Nowhere did these sources tell me this was a separate application add-on to the ConfigMan 2012 console.  Each source just showed how to use it so I figured I would share this with everyone.  PCM is a separate add on and can be downloaded from here and more information on it and how to use it can be found here.