All posts tagged SCCM 2012

briforumsessionYesterday I was honored to speak at BriForum about managing Mac OS X devices with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 natively and with the Parallels Mac Management for SCCM plugin. During this session I showed what we need to enable and configure Mac OS X support in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 and what options are currently available.

If you want to “play” with the different Configuration Items I showed during the demo’s, please have a look here. You are able to download and import them into your ConfigMgr environment.

During the session I showed also the Parallels Mac Management (PMM) for SCCM plugin, the version I showed was beta-3 of version 4.0. Next Friday the new version of PMM available. Expect more about the new abilities later on this blog. Also referred to the fact that Mac OS X support for Microsoft Intune has been announced at Microsoft Ignite, if you want to see that session again have a look here.

If you want to read earlier blogs about managing Mac devices with ConfigMgr have a look here.

Thanks for joining my session and hopefully until next year. If you have any feedback, please let me know.

mam-sccm-00A couple of months ago I wrote a series of blogs about the Mobile Application Management Policies in Microsoft Intune. With the release of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 lot’s of new features arrived in Configuration Manager.

Both Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager 2012 have the same Mobile Device Management features now. More on the new features in later blogs, today I want to focus on the Mobile Application Management Policies in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1.

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Busy times while Ignite is going forward. Yesterday the Configuration Manager team released Cumulative Update 5 for Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

This bundle of updates/fixes will fix issues in the following areas;

  • Reporting
  • Software Distribution and application management
  • Site servers and site systems
  • Client
  • Operating system deployment
  • Endpoint Protection

The new version of Configuration Manager is 5.0.7958.1604 and the Endpoint Protection client will have 4.7.0209.0 as the new version. It can be downloaded here.

rbaTogether with some customers of mine we are testing and implementing Microsoft Intune connected with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (hybrid scenario). Regardless of the fact the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 is managed by the Configuration Manager admins they want to be able to give certain employees (admins) of their company only permissions to manage only the mobile devices and configuring and deploying settings and profiles for those devices. To be able to do this we need to use the Role Based Administration feature in Configuration Manager, we would be able to use some of the default roles but I created a couple that combine everything we need.

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BLOG-1000070While writing my last blog I realized myself that in Microsoft Intune, where the Mobile Device Management Authority has been set to Configuration Manager, objects of devices and users were also appearing in Microsoft Intune. Correct me if I am wrong, but earlier this was not the case. Let’s see why those objects are now also in Microsoft Intune.

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BLOG-1000140Yesterday announced and today a new Intune Extension for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 was available. The extension enables us to set up conditional access for customers using Exchange Online, you are able to restrict Exchange ActiveSync for users that have their devices enrolled.

Let’s see how this works together with Exchange Online.

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BLOG-1000135Last week I had a couple of content related issues at a customer after a Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 upgrade. What happened is that one day all the content was nicely distributed to the distribution points and after enabling Content Validation on the Distribution Points almost half of the packages were “gone”.

After redistributing the content to the distribution point it all looked well again, but after a content validation task the content “is gone” again. (see in the left picture) Let’s see what happened.

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A for your info blog. 😉 As I guess many IT-Pros are using the new Windows 10 builds daily to test the new great Operating System. Same here, I know we are not really supposed to do that but in a way it is eat your own dog food 😉 and you are able to give good feedback while using it on a daily basis! A couple of weeks ago one of my colleagues wanted to push the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 client after I had tested enrolling Windows 10 into Microsoft Intune, but for some reason he was not able to push it.

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Windows_10_Logo_svgSince I have installed my Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview on my laptop I wanted to know if I was able to manage the device (which is domain joined) by enrolling it via Microsoft Intune that is connected with Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Just a quick blog about how the enrolling experience looks within Windows 10 and Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

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A couple of days ago Microsoft released a new Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and R2 clients that support the new version 10.10 of Mac OS X. Together with a hotfix (KB3013398) for Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and R2 you will be all set to support your updated Mac OS X clients.

  • For Configuration Manager 2012 R2, you can download the client here. The new Client version is 7958.1102
  • For Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, you can download the client here. The new Client version is 7804.1304
  • Download the hotfix for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU3 or ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU5 here.

See my earlier blogs about managing Mac devices with Configuration Manager 2012 here.