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Update SCCM 2012 to SP1

Purpose: You installed RTM version, and its now not up to date anymore, Aieee! Do something!

Let me begin by pointing out the obvious here: you do not need this update because of all the new features it gives, you need this update because of all the bug fixes it does! My god, that almost rhymed, I could start writing poetry. The post is divided into two parts: the first part containing the requirements that you need to do before you can move to the second part, which is the actual installation of the update. Do not step over the first part, you really do need to do all of these.

Bug fixes in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

New features in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 (Referenced)

Read from an Active Directory computer object attribute (VBS)

Purpose: You have information that you need to read from an AD object attribute

Now that you have an attribute full of exiting new information, you need to get it down for business! From SCCM point of view – this usually is an AD computer object attribute (which value could be, for example, the physical location of the computer or the year the computer has been purchased, etc.). Yes well im glad if you also had read my previous article “Write to an Active Directory computer object attribute (VBS). You should know then that I really did not bother to come up with anything original to this description, its just a copy paste! But the script below really does what the topic claims it to do. With the script you can read the attribute value and continue your adventure with it anyway you want!

Usage: cscript.exe IT_OSD_VBS_ReadComputerADAttribute.vbs (no parameters exist)
Debugging: You can uncomment the msgbox rows, to see what values you are receiving.
Configuration: You need to change the AD Attribute that you want to read.

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Write to an Active Directory computer object attribute (VBS)

Purpose: You have information that you need to write to an AD objects attribute

Fancy stuff: you are in a dire need to automate AD object attribute writing. Usually (from SCCM point of view) this object is a computer object, and the attribute contains some additional information about the computer that your corporation has requested. This additional information could be, for example, the physical location of the computer or some specific owner details. The script below allows you to write to the current computer AD object (because it is used usually in a task sequence). Happy writing!

Usage: cscript.exe IT_OSD_VBS_WriteToComputerObjectAttribute.vbs (no parameters exist)
Debugging: You can uncomment the msgbox rows, to see what values you are receiving.
Configuration: You need to change the AD Attribute that you want to write to

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