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  • Blog Post: WMUG Site Poll: SCCM in Mixed or Native mode

    I've just put up a poll on the WMUG website, i'm trying to gauge how many people will go for a Native mode implementation of SCCM. WMUG SCCM Mixed or Native mode Poll Apologies but the site is not setup for anonymous posting (spambots and trolls abound), so you'll need to sign in to...
  • Blog Post: Wally Mead back in the UK presenting on ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

    It’s becoming a regular annual feature now, and this year is no exception with Wally Mead joining WMUG for the day on the 10th of November 2012! We’re back in Reading for this event, at the Microsoft UK TVP Campus. We have the Chicago room and can seat a 100. Really stoked about this one, Service Pack...
  • Blog Post: OSD Device Naming with UDA–Asset Check

    Recently I had a Client who wanted to control the naming of their devices during the build cycle in OSD during New, Replacement and Upgrades scenarios, they also wanted to specify a User Device Affinity for some but not all devices. The mechanism had to leverage an initiative that was physically asset...
  • Blog Post: Happy new year & MVP 2013

    Hi All, Happy new year and to start it nicely, i've got this e-mail today on my inbox...(or...let's say..spam box lol) last year (yes, i'm talking about 2012) there were many things happening on the System Center world, including System Center 2012, SP1, etc... i hope you have enjoyed...
  • Blog Post: Quick guide to installing MDT 2013

    October 2013, and we've just experienced one of the best technology release cycle’s from Microsoft in a while, a whole bunch of products iterated at the same time in the form of System Center 2012 R2 , Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 8 .1 . We also have a minor product release, in comparison to the heavy...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2–Web Applications

    Now that we have System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 in our hands, I thought I'd take a walk with guides over some of the many hot spots we've been blessed with in this release. Check out the What’s New in R2 guide for an overview of all the new features and enhancements. Here's...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2–New Software Updates specific Maintenance Window

    Handy new enhancement to Maintenance Windows is the Software Updates specific Maintenance Window, which compliments the existing Maintenance Window type (All deployments) and the Task Sequence Maintenance Window type, which, once defined, will install all Software Updates through that defined schedule...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #1 The Lab

    REPOST - Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #1 The Lab NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! This guide kicks off my tour of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - CAS - #2 Do I need one

    NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! Following on from my previous article on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager where I talked about setting up a good test last, we can...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager– #3 Setting up the CAS

    NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! Following on from my previous article for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager where I talked about the pro’s and con’s of having a Central...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #4 Setting up the Primary

    Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #4 Setting up the Primary NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! Following on from my previous article on System Center 2012 Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #5 MDT 2012

    NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have MDT 2013! Here's a quick guide to installing MDT 2012 Update 1 Beta 1. There isn't much to the installation itself, and is intuitive enough not to need...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #6 CMTrace

    NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! I thought I’d write some stuff about CMTrace, the Configuration Manager free log tracing tool. I still find folks who don’t know how useful...
  • Blog Post: What do you want to hear about? Get in touch

    We’re making plans for our next WMUG event, the biggest one yet. So we wondered, what do you guys really want to know about? It can be anything related to the System Center product suite and it’s interoperability with other products. Azure, Virtualisation, HA, Design best practices, Intune, Orchestrator...
  • Blog Post: WMUG Event - Wally Mead–UK–November-2013

    We had Wally Mead back over for a day covering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 … WMUG produced a newsletter covering the event for those that couldn’t make it. Video will appear on the WMUG website soon, but there’s 6 hours to render into sessions ready for viewing. Stay tuned. http://wmug...
  • Blog Post: And now for something completely different–The CM12R2 Toolkit is here

    A bag of awesomeness dropped yesterday in the form of the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit . Here’s the payload of tools: Server Based Tools * DP Job Manager - A tool that helps troubleshoot and manage ongoing content distribution jobs to Configuration Manager distribution points....
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2–CU1 as arrived

    Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 20212 Configuration Manager R2 has arrived in the form of KB2938441 . Here’s the enhancements: App-V 5.0 SP2 is now supported Updated Endpoint Protection Client PowerShell changes There’s a list of bugs that have been fixed, some...
  • Blog Post: Free online training from Microsoft MVP’s

    If you have not heard about this one then you should definitely go check it out. On 31st March and 1st April Microsoft are publishing a series of videos where UK and Ireland MVP’s take you through different components of the Cloud OS. This incorporates Windows Server, Windows Client, Azure and System...