Raspberry Pi as XBMC Mediaplayer

Last year I was looking for a good mediaplayer which was able to play all my video’s stored on my NAS. It has to play every (HD) video MKV, AVI….  After searching I found out the RaspberryPi, which can be used as XBMC media player.
You will need, a Raspberry Pi, a SD card with a min. 2GB of storage, a HDMI cable to connect the device to your TV, micro USB to USB with power adapter or connect it to a USB port on you TV, a network connection by cable or Wifi dongle and the most important one  OS,  my preferred image is OpenElec Image, because of the speed.
In the following steps below I describe my setup, which is currently running for quite a while without any issues at all. Even my wife likes it ;-)

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Delete AppSense Client from backend during SCCM Task Sequence

When reinstalling/refreshing system with AppSense Agents which are registered at the AppSense management server there are part of a specific configuration/deployment group. When AppSense Agents have to be upgraded by new version a new management group/config can set. The issue here is, when reinstalling a system the old AppSense config will be installed.
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BIOS Update and Config in WinPE with SCCM

My first blog, so don’t blame me for it ;-)

During a migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 x64 with the help of SCCM 2007 of exiting machines a requirement was to upgrade all BIOS verions to the same level and set the BIOS config. AHCI or IDE cannot be changed after Windows is deployed to the disk. The only way is to preconfigure it before applying the operation system to the disk.
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