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Tuesday, November 12


ConfigMgr is Innocent! Troubleshooting Software Installations

How many times do users or techs come to you saying that software failed to install because of ConfigMgr? In this session get the info you need to determine if it is ConfigMgr, the application, or the device. This will be a log heavy presentation regarding ConfigMgr, Windows, and application installations like EXE, MSI, and MSIX.

What you will learn:
  • Understanding of context of the install, like bitness or admin token, and how to properly test and reproduce issues
  • Common and less-common errors and how to find the resolution to each
  • Dive into pertinent logs (apps, packages, MSI, PSADT, event logs) to follow the path of an install

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Daniel Ratliff

Lead Systems Engineer, Humana Inc.
Daniel Ratliff is a Lead Systems Engineer focusing on Enterprise Windows Administration and Modern Device Management. He loves working with technologies such as MEMCM, OSD, and PowerShell while sharing their success with others. He frequents Twitter, /r/SCCM, WinAdmins Discord... Read More →
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Bryan Dam

Software Engineer, Recast Software
I am a software engineer for Recast Software, makers of the Right Click Tools. I've spent over 15 years as a system administrator, most recently at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. I'm active in the online support communities and most days you'll find me on... Read More →

Tuesday November 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
  • Skill Level Deep Dive


So you think you know ConfigMgr, find out why you're wrong - Part 2

In Part 2 of Common ConfigMgr Issues and How to Fix 'em, David and Cameron will continue reviewing some common potholes and tripwires that can keep you from enjoying a relaxing, and euphoric ConfigMgr experience.  As the saying goes, "Humans are the worst thing to ever happen to technology", we will focus more on how the tools are used (or misused), and provide some options for avoiding some painful mistakes.

Hopefully you attended Part 1, with Adam Gross and Doug Wilson, so you've been seasoned and tenderized for proper grilling. If you didn't, you might want to jump back on the grill, you're not done yet.

Topics include:
  • Servers as Desktops
  • Anti-Virus headaches
  • GPO tug of wars
  • Databases for $100, Alex
  • It's never DNS!
  • Task Sequences with babies
  • Staffing (an army of one)

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Cameron Fuller

Microsoft MVP, Catapult Systems
System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, is a Solution Director for Catapult Systems and serves as an Evangelist for System Center and automation technologies. He has over 20 years of infrastructure experience, focused on management solutions. Cameron coauthored a number... Read More →
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David Stein

Senior Lead Consultant, Catapult Systems
Senior Lead Consultant at Catapult Systems, focusing on System Center, Azure, EMS, systems integration and automation. I like to find ways to connect things to automate business processes. I blog and tweet about things in the daily life of an IT consultant.

Tuesday November 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Queen Anne Ballroom
  • Skill Level Deep Dive
Wednesday, November 13


Distribution Point Rhythm & Blues

ConfigMgr distribution points move more content around inside of our networks than any other system. Take a journey with us on the history of what they are, how they work, and most importantly how to recover when they stop functioning.

What you will learn:
  • Understand the options available with distribution points.
  • Insights into the software distribution process.
  • What to do when someone states content is not available.
  • Understanding content validation processes and short comings.

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Tom Degreef

Senior Consultant, OSCC
Tom has been a Configmgr consultant for several years and has been a Microsoft Support Escalation Engineer for over 2 years. Tom became an independent Configmgr Consultant again and delivers consultancy for just about anything that is EMS or Systems Management related. This includes... Read More →
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Steve Jesok

Infrastructure Ops Engineer
Currently I am an operations engineer at a large financial services company. I have 20 years of experience with device management on a variety of platforms. I have always focused on automation, and avoided just being another button clickin’ admin. I have held many different positions... Read More →

Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Royal B
  • Skill Level Deep Dive