As you probably know I am currently in the process of writing four chapters for the new Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2012 from Sybex. The book is written with three other authors, Steve Rachui, Kent Agerlund and Santos Martinez. Today I was browsing the web and came across the picture beneath. Possibly the new front […]READ MORE
Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2012
Automatically migrating SCCM 2007 DPs to SCCM 2012
In earlier blogs I described and showed you the overall process of migrating Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012. In this blog I would like to point out the great migration feature: “Automatically upgrading of Distribution Points”.READ MORE
Troubleshooting Certificates and Configuration Manager 2012
While implementing certificates in my Configuration Manager 2012 lab I came across a couple of certificate issues. I was not able to install Configuration Manager Clients and the enrollment of devices was not stable.READ MORE
With Configuration Manager 2012 you are able to secure your Configuration Manager infrastructure with certificates per Site System Role instead of whole Configuration Manager Sites in Configuration Manager 2007. Let’s look at how you are able to enable secure communications to and between the site system roles in Configuration Manager 2012.READ MORE
Enabling Geographical view in Configuration Manager 2012
In Configuration Manager 2012 you are able to monitor your sites and sites server systems via the Geographical view in the Configuration Manager Administration Console. If you have an enterprise environment with locations all over the world or throughout your country, this feature can be very nice to have an overview of your Configuration Manager […]READ MORE
Today an interesting Community Evaluation Program session held by Chris Adams, Group Program Manager of the Configuration Manager 2012 team, about the package Conversion and Physical to Virtual Migration Toolkit for Configuration Manager 2012. First news was the fact that “CM CEP leader” Jeff Wettlaufer is leaving Microsoft to join RES Software. Good luck Jeff, […]READ MORE
Software Update Point placement in Configuration Manager 2012
Last couple of days I was building my lab environment for the writing of Mastering Configuration Manager 2012. The lab environment consist of one Central Administration Site, a Primary Site in a new Configuration Manager 2012 infrastructure and a Primary Site and Secondary Site in a Configuration Manager 2007 infrastructure. This way the migration feature can […]READ MORE
CEP Configuration Manager Software Distribution part 2 summary
Today another rerun of the CEP Application Management part 2 session was held again. Bryan Keller and Craig Morris both sr. Program Manager of Microsoft went deeper into the Application Management in Configuration Manager 2012. In this blog I will highlight the most important parts of the session. You still can join the program by […]READ MORE
MDT support for Configuration Manager 2012 is there!
Finally the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 beta1 supporting Configuration Manager 2012 is there! Something I have been waiting serveral months for. 😉 The free Microsoft Deployment Toolkit brings more deployment intelligence to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 to fully support Zero Touch OS Deployment, but of course it can also be used stand alone for […]READ MORE
In SMS 2003 and Configuration Manager 2007, Microsoft supported some kind of support for high availability. You were able to install for instance a Management Point multiple times in a Primary Site but you were needed to configure Network Load Balancing to make the Management Point high available. Will this changed in Configuration Manager 2012?READ MORE
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About Peter Daalmans
Peter tries to speak every year on several events like TechDays Netherlands, ExpertsLive, IT/Dev Connections, BriForum, Midwest Management Summit, TechEd Australia, TechEd New Zealand and in 2017 Peter had the honor to speak at Microsoft Ignite. See more here.
Author of four books about Configurtion Manager and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security