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PowerShell to the rescue – Clean up direct collection memberships

We where talking to a customer about how to avoid waiting for Active Directory group synchronization to occur and place a device in the correct collections faster than “until the next synchronization”. The main problem with this setup was caused by the fact that they used a group-in-group membership to identify collection memberships and apparently […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Home, Powershell  |  3 Comments

Child domain objects are not Discovered in SCCM

In most cases people have configured their User, System or Group discovery correctly by adding an LDAP path that SCCM will start discovering from. Could be an OU [LDAP://OU=Computers,DC=Domain,DC=Local] or even the domain root [LDAP://DC=Domain,DC=Local]. “But, but! We are missing several objects and they seem to be residing on one or more of the child […]

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Easy way to change logos in Configuration Manager 2012 reports

During my session I03 @ Microsoft Campus Days in Copenhagen I demonstrated how to easily change the default logo on all the canned reports in Configuration Manager 2012. As promised on the session, here are the needed steps. My demo environment has SQL Reporting Services and Configuration Manager installed in D:\Program files on the same […]

Category: Config Mgr. Inventory and Reporting, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Tips and tricks  |  9 Comments

Changes in Configuration Manager 2012 RC

Configuraiton Manager Beta 2 has been out a few months by now. Most of you have already seen or performed a testdrive of the beta 2 version. Next public relelase will be the release candidat. Some of the changes you can expect to see is described below. As the product is still in beta, all […]

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Asset Intelligence 3rd. party software utility

Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012 allows you to import licens information from a CSV file. The data are shown in the License 15A – General License Reconciliation Report. The problem for many is, that it’s often a bit to difficult to create the CSV file in the correct format. Highly inspired by the CM2007 AILW […]

Category: Config Mgr. Inventory and Reporting, Config Mgr. Tools, Configuration Manager 2012, Tips and tricks  |  30 Comments

Configuration Manager 2012 Prestage content on Distribution Points

Highly inspired by this blog post I started to do me own prestage content testing. Prestaging has long been one of the main reasons (along with bandwidth control) for implementing a secondary site in Configuration Manager 2007. In configuration Manager 2012 both features has now been added to the distribution point. This more or less […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Software distribution, Tips and tricks  |  7 Comments

First look at Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 Beta

FEP 2012 beta has just been released earlier today for public download. I have just installed the product in my Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 test lab, here are my first notes. The installation requirements are the same as FEP 2010, so I will skip that part. The FEP client First look at the FEP […]

Category: Configuration Manager  |  1 Comment

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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New Mastering Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 training

I’m thrilled to announce my new Mastering Configuration Manager 2012 beta 2 training. The two first classes are already scheduled and ready to run. Stockholm, Sweden May 30 – June 1, detailed information and to sign up Long Beach, California, June 6 – June 8, detailed information and to sign up In this class I […]

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The Ultimate ConfigMgr 2012 and MDT 2012 training

Do you want to get a head start to the new Configuration Manager 2012 and MDT 2012 products? If so, join me as I together with one of the best deployment gurus on the planet (Johan Arwidmark, MVP Setup & Deployment) will walk you thru the new and cool features in the upcoming releases. The […]

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