Running within an SCCM 2007 Tasksequence or not?

I’ve been working on a batch script that runs as part of an SCCM 2007 TaskSequence or simply as a regular program. Because there were different conditions whether I run the script as part of a TaskSequence or just as a program and did not want to create two separate scripts I needed a way to detect within what environment the script is running. I was first thinking of looking for the existence of any Read More …

ReadTip: Is BranchCache right for remote, serverless software distribution?

BranchCache is a new feature available in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 that reduces WAN bandwidth usage and improves application responsiveness when workstations in a remote location access content from the head office or data center by downloading and caching content on the local network as it is requested, making it immediately available to other clients that subsequently request the same content. This paper examines the BrachCache functionality specifically in the context of Read More …

ToolTip: SuperFlow

Just learned about these SuperFlows, although some of them were already released a while ago, for some reason I missed that one, well you can’t keep up with everything. Just installed 3 of them, really cool stuff. If you’re dealing with SCCM or App-V, give it a try. The SuperFlow interactive content model provides a structured and interactive interface for viewing documentation. Read more (SCCM) here and (App-V) here Available SuperFlows System Center Configuration Manager Read More …

ReadTip: Choosing the right App-V Delivery Model

If you’re planning on deploying App-V, but still busy with thinking of how you will get the virtualized applications to your end users I strongly recommend that you read the whitepaper “Choosing the right App-V Delivery Model” from Ment van der Plas. The document provides an excellent overview of the different App-V delivery scenarios and their pros and cons.