sysprep a windows 2003 R2 image, follow the  below:

  • Insert CD1
  • go to  Support\Tools\
  • select everything and extract them to c:\sysprep ( a folder that you have created it)
  • Double click sysprep.exe.
  • Keep the default settings (Options un-selected, shutdown mode: shutdown)
  • click on Reseal
  • And press Ok

Hyper – V --- SysPrep Windows 2008 R2

1) Install WINDOWS 2008 R2 on the host machine

2) Add Hyper V role

3) Create a new VM to act as the base IMAGE

4) Mount an ISO version of windows 2008 or R2

5) Install the OS

6) Run Sysprep (/generalize switch enabled), Shutdown

7) Inside Hyper V manager, Export to a alternate location

8) After Export is done, copy the entire folder to your permanent location

9) Inside Hyper V manager, import the VM you copied.

10) Rename to a friendly name.

11) Fire the new VM up, run through the sysprep process and poof!

12) Make sure you chose "Copy the virtual machine (create a new unique ID)' option, this is not the default.

SCCM 2012 can be download as a VHD here.

SCCM 2012 beta 2 can be download as a VHD here.

LAB - IPv6 Test Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Check it IPv6 LAB available

Tool for SAM – from xAssets for SCCM

SAM Features with xAssets -


  • Configurable, Robust and Complete Reporting of all SCCM Assets
  • Software Asset Management
  • Options to discover Linux, Unix, Mac, IP Phone, Network Equipment into the SCCM inventory
  • Integrate to Active Directory and other IT systems
  • Contract Management
  • Spare Parts Inventory
  • Scalable to Large Enterprises
  • Hosted SAAS or Locally Installed

Some good MS Blogs

The App-V Team blog:
The WSUS Support Team blog:
The SCMDM Support Team blog:
The ConfigMgr Support Team blog:
The SCOM 2007 Support Team blog:
The SCVMM Team blog:
The MED-V Team blog:
The DPM Team blog:
The OOB Support Team blog:
The Opalis Team blog:
The Service Manager Team blog: http:
The AVIcode Team blog: http:
The System Center Essentials Team blog: http:
The Server App-V Team blog: http:

Software Inventory less than 21 Days - Collection



select SMS_R_System.ResourceID,SMS_R_System.ResourceType,SMS_R_System.Name,SMS_R_System.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_System.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_System.Client from SMS_R_System where ResourceId in (select ResourceID from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_LastSoftwareScan on SMS_G_System_LastSoftwareScan.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where DATEDIFF(dd,SMS_G_System_LastSoftwareScan.LastScanDate,GetDate()) > 21 )

SCCM/ SMS Console Installed Systems Collection

select SMS_R_System.ResourceID,SMS_R_System.ResourceType,SMS_R_System.Name,SMS_R_System.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_System.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_System.Client from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS on SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.DisplayName = "Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Administrator Console"

Patch Supersedence Report from SQL Query

select cir.FromCIID [New CI],
info.BulletinID [New BulletinID],
info.ArticleID [New ArticleID],
info.Title [New Title],
info.InfoURL [New InfoURL],
info.DatePosted [New DatePosted],
info2.BulletinID [Superseded BulletinID],
info2.ArticleID [Superseded ArticleID],
info2.Title [Superseded Title],
info2.InfoURL [Superseded InfoURL],
info2.DatePosted [Superseded DatePosted]
from v_CIRelation cir
left join v_UpdateInfo info on cir.FromCIID = info.CI_ID
left join v_UpdateInfo info2 on cir.ToCIID = info2.CI_ID

where RelationType = 6

((info.ArticleID = @KBNumber) OR (info2.ArticleID = @KBNumber))

order by info.BulletinID, info.ArticleID

Microsoft Virtual Academy

Now you can learn from Microsoft Virtual Academy

Improve your IT skill set and help advance your career with a free, easy to access training portal. Learn at your own pace, focusing on Microsoft technologies, gain points and get recognition.

Windows 8 Preview

Now available windows 8 preview