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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  |  3 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  |  8 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 […]

Category: Configuration Manager, ITDevconnections, Mobile Device Management  |  Comment

14th Sep 2015

Install and Configure on-prem mobile device management (MDM) with ConfigMgr vNext TP3

This guide is written by Panu Saukko and Kent Agerlund (both Microsoft Enterprise Client MVP’s). These are the steps we used in our demo environments to configure the new on-prem MDM feature in system Center Configuration Manager vNext Technical Preview 3. In the article you will notice that we used two different environments and you […]

Category: Configuration Manager, MDM, Mobile Device Management, Windows 10  |  6 Comments

6th Sep 2015

Managing Windows 10 using On-premises MDM in System Center Configuration Manager vNext

There is a new management agent in town…. the built-in Windows 10 management agent. With that agent you are able to deploy applications (with some limitations in TP3), gather inventory data and deploy configuration items.  in this post I will describe how to you can create configuration items to control various settings. If you want […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Windows 10  |  Comment

26th Aug 2015

Links from the ConfigMgr Visualization session @ SCU in Basel

Standard ConfigMgr reporting -Introducing to reporting in Configuration Manager – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682105.aspx -Channel 9 – http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MMS/2013/UD-B338 Custom reports Add custom code and color scales like Excel – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bobmeyers/archive/2009/07/31/add-excel-like-color-scale-conditional-formatting-to-your-reports.aspx Power Views and Power Queries Download Power Queries for Excel – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39379 Getting started with Power Queries – http://www.databasejournal.com/sqletc/getting-started-with-microsoft-power-query-for-excel.html  – https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Microsoft-Power-Query-for-Excel-Help-2B433A85-DDFB-420B-9CDA-FE0E60B82A94 Download Power View – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26718 Getting started […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Event, System Center Universe  |  2 Comments

25th Aug 2015

Cloud App discovery

A new feature in AD premium allows you to gather information about existing SaaS applications in your environment. The feature is called Cloud App Discovery and is part of your AD premium subscription. Here are the steps you need to take in order to get it working. Additional information can be found at Microsoft Technet […]

Category: Azure AD, Cloud Services  |  Comment

7th Aug 2015

Deploying WIFI profiles with pre-shared secret to Android devices using ConfigMgr

Today I have spend some time creating and deploying WIFI profiles to Android devices and would like to share my experiences. To get started with Android and WiFi profiles I used this TechNet article https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn705842.aspx is almost correct, but there a few bugs in the XML example (as I see it, authentication and encryption). To […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Mobile Device Management  |  2 Comments