All posts tagged System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

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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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sccm2012-logoThis time not really a technical blog but a short story about what happens if IT people don’t talk to each other. A month or so ago a customer of mine emailed me describing an issue that OS Deployment was suddenly not working anymore. In the morning it was still working and during the afternoon it was not. For some reason WindowsPE could not be found on any distribution point.

After some digging around by the client, apparently the Active Directory Team renamed the Active Directory sites in their environment without telling the rest of their colleagues. So this behavior is indeed very logical because the actual AD site in which the client computer is in, is not known by Configuration Manager. Let’s see how this process works.

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Yesterday the Configuration Manager Team released the final version of the Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Servicing Extension. In an earlier blog I already described the main features of the Servicing Extension.

A new cool feature that is added is that you are able to add custom RSS feeds from blog that you follow to the Configuration Manager Console.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/12/08/success-with-enterprise-mobility-webcast-series-kicks-off-tomorrow.aspx

ConfigMgrBlog.com added to the Servicing Extension

Download the latest release here.

Last week I had the pleasure to talk during the SCCM User Group Hamburg about Mastering your Mac Devices with Configuration Manager 2012 R2. If you attended this session you will find here the references to the slide deck and the Configuration Item examples.

If you want to play with the examples showed during my session have a look here:

You can download the slidedeck here.

If you want to read earlier blogs about managing Macs, have a look here.

BLOG-1000070Earlier this week I described how to enable Multi Factor Authentication for Microsoft Intune via Office 365. In a (Twitter) conversation with EMS Technical Evangelist Simon May I learned that there are some differences between the MFA implementation for Microsoft Intune and Office 365.

Let’s have a look at what the differences are.

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The last few days and weeks during my holidays lot’s of things happening around Configuration Manager and Intune. Let’s write a little recap;

Windows Intune to be renamed to Microsoft Intune

Yesterday Microsoft announced the renaming of Windows Intune to Microsoft Intune later this year. Read the complete announcement here!

IOS 8 support added to ConfigMgr through Intune Extensions

Microsoft released an update for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 via the Windows Intune Extensions, the update adds support for the newly released IOS 8 operating system. Read more on the Extensions here. Read more on the update itself here.

Post Configuration Manager 2012 R2 CU3 hotfix KB2990658 released today!

This hotfix is a very welcome hotfix because it adds the ability to instantly retire or wipe a mobile device based on iOS, Andriod and Windows 8.1. Without the hotfix a retire and wipe could require 24 hours to run successfully. Read more on the update here!

Yesterday a new beta version of the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Servicing Extension have been released to the Configuration Manager Open Beta community. Configuration Manager Servicing Extension provides useful information for maintaining a Configuration Manager environment. Servicing Extension provides the following capabilities:

  • Notifies you of Configuration Manager updates as they become available, with the ability to filter updates according to which major release they apply to
  • Provides details on the sites in your environment, including the last major Configuration Manager version installed and the most recently installed Cumulative Update
  • Provides a list of Configuration Manager client versions that may be present in your environment, and makes it easy to create queries to locate these clients
  • Provides a built-in RSS reader to display recent blog postings from the System Center Configuration Manager Team Blog and The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog

You can download the Configuration Manager Servicing Extensions here. If you have feedback, leave the feedback here. read my earlier blog here.

source: connect.microsoft.com

MMS180x1501The Midwest Management Summit (MMS) will be the community event of the year, organized by and for the community! Right after the MVP Summit which is held the first week of November in Seattle I will fly to Minnesota to present at least three sessions at MMS. Be sure to attend this highly educational event with alot’s of Microsoft MVP’s and experts that will come over to share their knowledge with the attendees! Get your ticket here now! ( http://mms.mnscug.org )

Currently I will be (co-) presenting the following three sessions;

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What a great list of speakers next week.

What a great list of speakers during IT/Dev Connections.

Last week I had the honor to present a session at the IT/Dev Connections conference in the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas. IT/Dev Connections is a conference with 227 sessions across 5 tracks that attracts top speakers from around the world. IT/Dev Connections is a community friendly conference where nobody gets lost and the quality of the (technical!) sessions are high. A great environment to learn the latest from your peers and meet them to network and exchange knowledge. If you was not able to join, be sure to watch the website for IT/Dev Connections because the date of next year will be announced soon.  Read more