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  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr Inbox Monitor–Updated to V1.3

    Just finished up the latest revision to the ConfigMgr Inbox Monitor tool bringing it to V1.3. Here’s a shot of the slightly modified UI: There’s a big build up of files taking place there, silent but deadly, tool took mere moments to render this birds-eye view of your inboxes. Very nice. Download: ConfigMgr...
  • 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: New tool–ConfigMgr SwitchMP

    Need to point a Client at a specific MP, or block access to specific MP’s? Not many of us need to pin Clients to a specific MP, it’s not really possible, but is now. Download and instructions here There’s a Q&A feedback tab on that page, if you could give me feedback on your experiences, if it wobbles...
  • Blog Post: Beta–ConfigMgr Support Center tool from Microsoft

    There’s a new ConfigMgr tool just released from Microsoft called Support Center, in it’s beta stage, and open to the public. It’s primary purpose is for passing on Client diagnostic information to Microsoft Support Services, but it goes beyond that and, as you will see, has a selection of features for...
  • Blog Post: New Tool–CustomDDR

    *** UPDATE *** I updated the script a bit to V1.2 and produced some instructions, check it out here ( http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/CustomDDR-for-ConfigMgr-831d30d5 ) *** UPDATE *** I’ve written a new ConfigMgr related tool to handle retrieving properties from WMI, Registry, Environment...
  • Blog Post: New ConfigMgr tool coming–Custom DDR

    *** UPDATE *** I updated the script a bit to V1.2 and produced some instructions, check it out here ( http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/CustomDDR-for-ConfigMgr-831d30d5 ) *** UPDATE *** Wrote a new tool last night, it was actually a complete rewrite of some code I whipped up for a Client...
  • 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: 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: 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 - #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– #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 - 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 - #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: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2– Virtual Hard Disk feature

    Virtual Hard Disks. It’s a rather odd inclusion in the pantheon of updates that come in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2, but curiously, it fits well and opens up a door for creating bespoke VHD’s built directly from custom task sequence. These VHD’s can then be moved by whatever means to...
  • Blog Post: Wally Mead presenting ConfigMgr R2–London–9th of November 2013

    Wally Mead is back over to the UK for the final leg of his European tour, and will be presenting on ConfigMgr R2 at Cardinal Place, London Victoria all day on the 9th of November 2013. We’re already running low on tickets, if you can make this event, on a Saturday, then best to book in now! Head here...
  • Blog Post: Post CU3 Upgrade available

    Few fixes around Windows 8.1/RT support and a SQL issue based on default date\time format, run it after a CU3 installation to get going. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2894539
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr Component Manager

    I've been on a couple of weeks Holiday, I dropped most of my chores and focused on family time, some time away from the house, and indulging in things I’ve wanted to explore for a while now. Well I'm back, and aside from discovering Oculus Rift, Leap Motion and putting in a lot of time on iRacing...
  • Blog Post: Unsticking Clients from unavailable Distribution Points

    I was at a customer site recently and they were simulating a data centre failure as part of their Disaster Recovery plan. They replicate the Site server as a VM across to another data centre in real-time and fail over to it when the main Site server is taken offline, and during the testing they came...
  • Blog Post: WMUG Event - SolarWinds - Patch Management

    We had to reschedule our event for SolarWinds due to technical reasons but it is now back on! Still a virtual meeting, but now set for the 13th of Feb 2013 at 7PM UK time, check out the Event page for more information. Looks to be a very interesting presentation, don’t miss it! http://wmug.co.uk/hubs...
  • Blog Post: MVP Kenny Buntinx– PoSh to fix-up CM12 SP1 App DT’s post-upgrade from RTM

    Kenny put together a nice method for fixing apps that won’t deploy via OSD post-RTM to SP1 upgrade. The script pokes the comment field which induces a ContentID which then causes the apps to redistribute to the DP’s and cleans up the issue. Nice work Kenny! http://scug.be/sccm/2013/01/27/configmgr-2012...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 SP1 RTM's - ConfigMgr SP1 is here

    Our first service pack for ConfigMgr is now fully available! Check out these MS announcement links Delivering Unified Device Management with Windows Intune and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Microsoft Advances the Cloud OS With New Management Solutions Download Microsoft System Center Private...
  • Blog Post: Antivirus file extension exclusions for EndPoint in ConfigMgr

    Really good antivirus file extensions exclusion list from fellow MVP Peter Daalmans . This is really helpful thanks Peter!
  • Blog Post: Install Guide - ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Beta + Server 2012 + SQL 2012 CU 3

    *** UPDATED *** Here's a guide for installing ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Beta onto Windows 2012 with SQL 2012 RTM CU 3 Please keep in mind that this guide is suited for the lab only, do not use SP1 Beta in production. There is no upgrade path from SP1 Beta to SP1 RTM We can now for the first time join together...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 SP1 Beta is public

    You can down it here And read about it here For the ConfigMgr changes, and there are a lot of them, read here One key milestone for the ConfigMgr product is cross platform support: Clients are now supported on Mac computers, and on Linux and UNIX servers
  • Blog Post: Managing ConfigMgr Client patching using the new cumulative updates servicing model and ADR

    With the release of cumulative updates for ConfigMgr 2012, there’s a new and easy way to manage ConfigMgr Client patches (not OS or other product patches) across the Client estate Now we can use the cumulative update released regularly, along with the Software Updates feature to achieve high...