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17th Sep 2014

Links from the ConfigMgr 2012 R2 precon @IT/Dev Connections

Thanks for a great day @Aria in Las Vegas. As promised here are the links we (@Jarwidmark and @Agerlund) mentioned during our preconference: Pre-creating the database using this script SQL backup and restore http://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/configmgr-2012-site-backup-and-recovery-overview/ Software Update Report dashboard rdl file Software Update step-by-step: http://blogs.technet.com/b/gary_simmons_mcs/archive/2013/12/09/creating-a-custom-report-for-system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-part-1.aspx PowerShell Script to set permissions in Active Directory for OSD http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/160/PowerShell-Script-to-set-permissions-in-Active-Directory-for-OSD.aspx […]

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10th Sep 2014

House of Cards–The ConfigMgr Software Update Point and WSUS

A Card house; fun to build but not very solid and when one card falls the whole house often goes down with it. It’s a little like that with the WSUS server and Configuration Manager. Installing WSUS seems so easy but there are still some moving part, and if you get one of the wrong […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Software Updates, Tips and tricks, Troubleshooting  |  1 Comment

5th Sep 2014

3rd party updates & Compliance using Secunia and System Center 2012 ConfigMgr

This is the 3rd and final post in my series of Secunia CSI and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager integration. Part 1 focused on installing and configuring, Part 2 focused on deploying and installing 3rd party software updates. This blog post will introduce you to the monitoring options in the product. You can monitor compliance […]

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1st Sep 2014

ConfigMgr 2012 Evaluation version expired

So what actually happens when an evaluation version expires? You will notice a few things, like the ConfigMgr administrator console very clearly tells you it expired. As you can see from above you will still be able to open the console but only with Read permisions. Trying to perform actions via PowerShell will give you […]

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27th Aug 2014

Managing 3rd. party Software Updates with System Center 2012 ConfigMgr & Secunia CSI Part II

In Part I focused on installing and configuring Secunia CSI 7 and System Center 2012 R2 ConfigMgr. In this part I will explain how you can deploy software updates. I do anticipate that you already have a working Software Update Management infrastructure managed by System Center 2012 R2 ConfigMgr. Deploying 3rd party software updates The […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  1 Comment

21st Aug 2014

Follow up questions from my 3rd party software update webinar

As promised here are the follow up questions we didn’t time to cover during the 60 min webinar – https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/8113/116381 Q & A from the webinar Q1 When you have applied an update for Flash e.g., how do you repair that version if the application gets broken? Repair so it reverts back to "old" version […]

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21st Aug 2014

Managing 3rd. party Software Updates with System Center 2012 ConfigMgr & Secunia CSI Part I

Question if often get when visiting customers;”Is there really a need for managing our 3rd. party applications when we already patch Adobe Reader and JAVA”? The short answer is Yes, and the longer answer is please look at the numbers. The absolute number of vulnerabilities detected in 2013 was 13,073, discovered in 2,289 products from […]

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3rd Jun 2014

Collections not being refreshed in ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Case, old collections do not refresh when adding or removing objects to the collection. New collections are updated, it just takes a long time. Looking in the colleval.log file there was a lot of errors like this: *** exec dbo.sp_TransferMembership ‘PS100014′, 0    SMS_COLLECTION_EVALUATOR    02-06-2014 23:14:36    7392 (0x1CE0) *** [23000][547][Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 11.0][SQL Server]The INSERT […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Troubleshooting  |  4 Comments

13th May 2014

Links and notes from the MVP Expert Session @TechED 2014 Houston

One word – Awesome! Attending the MVP Expert session along with 1000 attendees as speaker was nothing short of an awesome experience. For those of you who couldn’t attend session, you can catch the recording here: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/PCIT-B410#fbid= The scripts I used The collection/Excel tool

Category: Configuration Manager, TechEd  |  10 Comments

13th May 2014

Links and notes from the “ConfigMgr in the Real World” precon @ TechEd NA 2014

First a huge thanks to the 341 attendees showing up at the precon, you all contributed to making this a day to remember for both Johan and I. By now we should have answered all questions that was posted to #TEPRC10 on Tweeter. Precon links from Johans blog: http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/173/Links-from-ConfigMgr-2012-R2-preconference-at-TechEd-2014-NA.aspx Pre-creating the database using this script […]

Category: Configuration Manager, TechEd  |  3 Comments