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Find Duplicate GUIDs in Active Directory

The code sample below will show machines that have duplicate GUIDs in Active Directory:- [codesyntax lang="powershell" title="Get-DuplicateGUIDs.ps1"] function IsDuplicateGUID { # Should expect 1 if no duplicate exists # Returns $true for a duplicate param([string]$ObjectGUID) $Count = Get-ADComputer -Filter 'ObjectGUID -eq $ObjectGUID' -Properties Name,ObjectGUID if($Count.Count -gt 1) {return $true} else {return $false} } $Computers =…
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ExtnProv provider started with result code 0x80041013 extnprov.dll

I recently assisted a client with a very specific issue which was stopping the SCCM Console from loading. During my investigation I found there was no suitably ranked article and so here is the issue outline and resolution. Key error codes:- In 'Windows Logs\Application and Service Logs\Microsoft\Windows\WMI-Activity' log you see event source WMI-Activity Event 5857…
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Inventory Microsoft SQL Server Information with Configuration Manager 2012

Accurately inventory and report on Microsoft SQL Server Instances with SCCM 2012 It is ironic that Configuration Manager provides such basic inventory capabilities for products such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. This solution addresses the limitations of attempting SQL Server inventory with the native inventory information available. Specifically this solution provides the following…
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Add pop-ups to MIM / FIM Home Page and Navigation Bar Links

Welcome. MIM/FIM does not allow pop-ups for links which are specified in the Home Page and Navigation bar resources. This tutorial will guide an FIM/MIM administrator through the steps required to achieve this goal:- 1) Follow the tutorial for adding a custom JavaScript file here. 2) Modify the custom.js file and add the following function:-…
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