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29th Jan 2016

Configuring backup in ConfigMgr Current Branch

With the introduction of Configuration Manager Current Branch (CB), the game of backup has changed slightly.  A SQL backup is still valid for restoring the database, but re-installing ConfigMgr CB must be started by running setup.exe from the cd.latest folder. I know most of you are backing up the virtual machine (which is good), but […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Tips and tricks  |  4 Comments

13th Jan 2016

Why cmtrace is a man’s best friend when deploying Win 10 1511 upgrades using Configuration Manager

ConfigMgr 1511 is a great Win10 management tool, and so far the only real enterprise management tool I have seen when it comes to deploying Win 10 1511. There is a minor UI issue that might make you freak out. When downloading the upgrade our Download Software Updates Wizard is not really moving although everything […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Tips and tricks, Troubleshooting  |  Comment

12th Jan 2016

Windows 10 Servicing in ConfigMgr 1511

Playing around with Windows 10 Servicing in ConfigMgr 1511 is kind of cool. But having said that; you might want to know the consequences of creating custom servicing plans. A servicing plan is basically an automatic deployment rule with a twist. The twist being (right now), you are unable to filter on the updates being […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Custom Updates, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  16 Comments

11th Jan 2016

Why cmtrace.exe is not always your best friend

I once heard a very wise guy saying the notepad is all you need to read log files. I do not say I agree, as I find cmtrace a slightly better tool…. but that’s right until I ran into a ConfigMgr 2012 upgrade to ConfigMgr 1511 earlier today. My upgrade failed, during the file copy […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Troubleshooting  |  1 Comment

10th Jan 2016

Windows WI-FI profiles

Currently working on an Enterprise Mobility project, and thought I should share a little trick. In the project; we are deploying WI-FI profiles to Windows 10 devices. Some WI-FI profiles use SCEP/NDES certificates while others are configured using a pre-shared secret. When working with Windows WI-FI profiles, the only way to add a pre-shared secret […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Enterprise Mobility Suite, MDM, Tips and tricks  |  Comment

9th Dec 2015

Don’t be fooled by the new Site Server Servicing Window in ConfigMgr 1511

In ConfigMgr 1511 you have a new maintenance windows when you open the site server properties. That’s NOT for traditional software updates but for the new ConfigMgr Updates and Servicing model. You get to the maintenance windows in the Administration workspace, Site Configuration, Sites. Right the primary site and select properties. In the Maintenance Window […]

Category: Configuration Manager  |  2 Comments

9th Dec 2015

System Center Configuration Manager 1511 – Dynamic updates

Looking at the life of an IT Pro today, people like you and me are being challenged like never before. Long gone are the days where we only focused on traditional desktop management, today we are also challenged with managing mobile devices, like iOS, Android, Windows Phones and tablets. MAC OS 10, traditional desktops, road […]

Category: Configuration Manager  |  7 Comments

19th Nov 2015

MMS 2015 precon notes

Hi, thanks for an amazing week @ MMS. Here are the notes from our ConfigMgr Autmating the WSUS Cleanup process – http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/house-of-cardsthe-configmgr-software-update-point-and-wsus/ SQL PowerShell audit script  http://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/powershell-sql-audit-script/ Splitting existing ConfigMgr database into multiple SQL files  http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jnelson/archive/2009/07/27/140199.aspx Pre-creating the database before installing Configmgr – download script Multiple software upate points and shared db – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/steverac/archive/2013/02/07/configuring-multiple-software-update-points-in-a-configmgr-2012-primary-site-what-to-expect.aspx Slide […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Event, MMS  |  1 Comment

22nd Oct 2015

Techdays Sweden 2015, notes and links

Thanks to all attending the preconference on Managing Windows 10 with Microsoft EMS, MDT and Configuration Manager. To all of those who attending the “What’s new and coming in Configuration Manager vNext”. Sessions from Techdays will be online on Channel 9 https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays-Sweden/TechDays-Sweden-2015 Configuration Manager vNext information https://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn965439.aspx#BKMK_Win10Servicing Windows 10 Servicing must read https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt598226(v=vs.85).aspx Windows 10 […]

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22nd Sep 2015

IT Devconnections Enterprise Mobility and Identity BOF

During the BOF last week @ #ITDevCon i briefly talked about creating a couple of managed apps using PowerShell in ConfigMgr. Below are a few examples, open PowerShell ISE aas administrator and magic happens #Import Module Import-Module $env:SMS_ADMIN_UI_PATH.Replace("\bin\i386","\bin\configurationmanager.psd1") $SiteCode = Get-PSDrive -PSProvider CMSITE Set-Location "$($SiteCode.Name):\" #Create the Word Application New-CMApplication -Name "Word" #To create a […]

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