Managing Mac OS X devices with ConfigMgr and Parallels

Xmas is not far away now, but before we hit that one special holiday during the year I want to throw one more blog out into cyberspace. Managing those Mac OS X devices once and for all! ConfigMgr 2012 started out with a proposed solution to how we could start managing those silver things from […]

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Windows Defender not getting definition updates on a Windows 10 client managed by ConfigMgr

With the announcement of Windows 10 Microsoft said that ConfigMgr 2012 would natively support Windows Defender in the latest Service pack (http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/05/14/announcing-the-availability-of-sysctr-2012-r2-configmgr-sp1-and-sysctr-2012-configmgr-sp2.aspx). That means, for those of you who are using Endpoint Protection as the Antivirus solutions on clients and servers, needs to start using the Windows Defender instead and stop deploying SCEP (to Windows […]

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Why do my ConfigMgr clients not report having the new CU3 installed?

Recently I had to deploy CU3 to a lot of clients and I ran into a funny issue. After a couple of days I only saw about 10-15% of the clients reporting the new CU3 being installed although my CU3 packages seemed to be running fine and hitting almost 90% of all clients in the […]

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Troubleshooting Workgroup Clients with PKI not talking with MP

I had a ConfigMgr 2012 R2 case going on for a while with Workgroup clients in a DMZ zone that wouldn’t communicate with the Management Point. A PKI infrastructure was in place and running, and the ConfigMgr Client was installing fine on these workgroup clients – but when the time came for the client to […]

Category: Client Installation, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Troubleshooting  |  1 Comment

KB2828233 Update for System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

Ok so this SCEP Update has been released some time ago, but i have seen and heard some confusion on how to get this Update installed properly into the ConfigMgr environments. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2828233 The KB2828233 update itself is a server update and you need to install it on your Primary Site servers as you do with […]

Category: Client Installation, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Endpoint Protection, Security, Software Updates  |  4 Comments

New Agents will not re-assign to ConfigMgr 2012 Site

Many are waiting for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 before they actually go from ConfigMgr 2007 to ConfigMgr 2012. If you for some reason have a Group Policy that assigns clients to a specified Site code you will hit a barrier migrating your clients with the new Agent. The installation itself will go fine but it stops […]

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Multi forest support in ConfigMgr. 2012 Part I – Managing clients in an untrusted forest

One of the questions that I have had a lot lately, is how we configure Multi forest support in ConfigMgr. 2012. It’s my plan to document a few scenarios in terms of supporting sites, site systems and clients in remote forests. In this first part, I’ll explain how you can support clients in an untrusted […]

Category: Client Installation, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012  |  11 Comments

New Configuration Manager Client hotfix KB2509007–fixes issue with updates stops responding in a Task Sequence

As the title reveals “Task sequence that installs many updates stops responding on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client” this hotfix is a nice one to have installed. The installation is a client hotfix and requires that you deploy the MSP file to the client during the OSD process. The hotfix will also […]

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Boundary groups in Configuration Manager 2012

One of the first changes you will notice when deploying client in Configuration Manager 2012, is the need for boundary groups. A boundary group is basically a group of individual boundaries grouped toghether for one or two purposes.  Site assignment, used to control which sites clients are assigned to. Content lookup, used to control which […]

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Coretech SCCM Manager 1.0.4 – Freeware Download

This week a customer contacted us, claiming that the tool did not work on sundays! I thought that was pretty strange, so I asked for log file/event log messages, and it was true. It did fail! It was even “Kernelbase.dll” or “kernel32.dll” that was throwing the exception! I tested it on our test environment, and […]

Category: Client Installation, Config Mgr. Tools, Configuration Manager, OS Deployment, Recommended Tools  |  8 Comments