Tuesday, November 8, 2011

SCCM: Configuration Manager 2007 and 64-Bit Windows == YUCK...

Man what a nightmare. So apparently the fact that SCCM 2007 clients are 32-Bit means that 64-Bit Windows has a nasty tendency to redirect them to 32-Bit only processes, programs, etc. This is exceptionally irritating if you need to advertise a native x64 application with a script that needs to write some custom registry settings to the 64-Bit registry (no Microsoft, I don't want the Wow6432Node)! Thankfully I was able to find a script sample on the TechNet forums that included a function to force writes to the correct registry. I cleaned it up a bit and customized it to my application (Dameware Mini Remote Control Agent). Very useful script as its cross-architecture compatible. I'll try to post the code here later.

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