As part of my session at the Configuration Manager Community Event in Bern last Friday I showed a couple of use cases where you could use the Compliance Settings of Configuration Manager 2012 to manage your Apple OS X devices. Check earlier blogs here and here. A couple of them were using the discovery and […]READ MORE
Managing Mac OS X system preferences – Set Logon Window Text
How to set background of Mac OS X with ConfigMgr 2012 R2
Apple is slightly changing how preferences are stored. For instance, until Mac OS X Mountain Lion the background was managed in the preferences located in file ~\Library\Preferences\com.apple.desktop.plist . You could easily change the background key in this file. With the release of Mac OS X Mavericks this setting is moved to a database file instead […]READ MORE
How to set user preferences in Mac OS X 10.x with ConfigMgr 2012 R2
Today I presented a session about Mastering Apple OS X with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 at the Swiss Configuration Manager User Group in Bern. Mac OS X support by Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has two ways of supporting Settings Management namely, managing settings through preferences directly or managing it through Shell Scripts. One of the […]READ MORE
Thanks to our publisher Sybex, Santos Martinez and me are able to give away a number of Mastering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager books during TechEd North America. Yesterday we already signed and gave away some books at the Microsoft Premier Services booth in the Expo Hall. But there are more books to give […]READ MORE
TechDays 2014 Session recordings available
Last month on the 16th of April, Kenneth van Surksum and me presented a session called “Application deployment across several devices with System Center 2012 Configuration”. As from this week the session recordings are available on Microsoft Channel 9, the session from Kenneth and me is also online and can be watched below and downloaded […]READ MORE
Windows Intune is the cloud solution from where you are able to manage your PC’s and/or mobile devices. In this series we are focusing on mobile device management so we will skip the PC side of the Windows Intune. Mobile device management via Windows Intune enables you to manage your devices from anywhere, anytime and […]READ MORE
Building a complete MDM solution with Exchange 2013, ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows Intune
Unfortunately my Windows IT Pro sessions about the Microsoft’s Mobile Device Management solutions were cancelled due the lack of booked “seats” in the virtual classroom. Sad that it won’t go through, I put a lot of effort in it. But the good thing about that it is cancelled is that I am able to share […]READ MORE
How to deploy an ConfigMgr 2012 R2 application with RES Workspace Manager 2014?
It’s almost Easter so a quick blog about RES Workspace Manager 2014 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2. 😉 After describing the integration of RES Workspace Manager 2014 with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 application model, how a deployment is initiated and how App-V ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and RES Workspace Manager 2014 are better together. It’s now time to have a […]READ MORE
Cumulative Update 1 for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 available
Today the first Cumulative Update for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released. Cumulative Update 1 will fix issues related to the following areas: Administrator Console Mobile Device Management Reporting Application Virtualization Internet-based clients Software Center Operating system deployment Endpoint Protection Application management Supported operating systems (Mac OS X 10.9) Site systems Windows PowerShell Wake-up proxy […]READ MORE
How does RES Workspace Manager 2014 initiate a deployment?
After some extremely busy weeks I finally found some time to write a blog again. In my earlier blogs about RES Workspace Manager 2014 I explained the support of this current version with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Microsoft App-V version 5. I my first blog about the support of Configuration Manager 2012 […]READ MORE
Meet the Extensions for Windows Intune in ConfigMgr 2012 R2
This week a new feature of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 together with a new release of Windows Intune was finally enabled, let’s meet the Extensions for Windows Intune. Microsoft is able to quickly enable new Mobile Device Management features or supported platforms to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with the Extensions for Windows Intune feature without […]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