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  • Blog Post: Intune and Configuration Manager UserVoice Launched

    Hello All, Very brief post today. The ConfigMgr and Intune team has formally released their own UserVoice pages to receive feedback and bugs from customers and the field. https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/ https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/ For any potential bugs, we still suggest raising...
  • Blog Post: Enable or Disable Incremental Collection Updates via PowerShell

    Hi Gang. Here is a couple of functions I’ve written to enable or disable Incremental Collection updates by Collection Name or Collection ID. Enable via Collection ID Enable-IncrementalUpdates -CollectionID PRI0000C Enable via Collection Name Enable-IncrementalUpdates – CollectionName “CU Deployment”...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Intune Setup Guide – Stage 5: Enrol Your Devices (Windows 8.1)

    Now that we’ve got our ConfigMgr and Intune environments speaking nicely to each other, we can start to enrol some devices. I’ve previously enrolled Windows Phone 8.1, iOS and Android devices. I finally wanted to show that you can also enrol a full Windows 8.1 installation. First, logon to your Windows...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Intune Setup Guide – Stage 5: Enrol Your Devices (Android)

    Now that we’ve got our ConfigMgr and Intune environments speaking nicely to each other, we can start to enrol some devices. We’ll enrol a Windows Phone 8.1, an iOS Device and an Android Device. Android Enrollment Android enrollment is almost as easy as enrolling your Windows Phone 8.1 device. First,...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Intune Setup Guide – Stage 5: Enrol Your Devices (iOS 7)

    Now that we’ve got our ConfigMgr and Intune environments speaking nicely to each other, we can start to enrol some devices. We’ll enrol a Windows Phone 8.1, an iOS Device and an Android Device. Apple iOS 7 Enrolment In this scenario, an end user is going to enrol their own device. We can use the Apple...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Intune Setup Guide – Stage 5: Enrol Your Devices (Windows Phone 8.1)

    Now that we’ve got our ConfigMgr and Intune environments speaking nicely to each other, we can start to enrol some devices. We’ll enrol a Windows Phone 8.1, an iOS Device and an Android Device. Windows Phone 8.1 Enrolment On your Windows Phone , display all apps and select Settings Under the default...
  • Blog Post: Enable Windows Phone management via Intune without Symantec Certificate

    As part of my mega-post The Ultimate Intune Setup Guide , we enable the Mobile Device Management capabilities in ConfigMgr. One of the supported devices that we didn’t enable was the Windows Phone 8.1 management. The reason for this is the requirement of the Symantec code signing certificate, which needs...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell ISE Add-On to connect to ConfigMgr (Connect-ConfigMgr)

    Man, I’ve been on a PowerShell rampage lately! It always drove me crazy loading the PowerShell Module for ConfigMgr. First, you had to find the path of the AdminConsole\bin directory and then remember the name of the psd1 module file. Finally, you had to remember the site code of the site you...
  • Blog Post: DPUpgradeThreadLimit Modification

    I’ve recently spent some time with a customer deploying a large amount of Distribution Points in their ConfigMgr 2012 R2 hierarchy. They were finding themselves running into bottlenecks during the deployment, and with the help of the ConfigMgr Product Group, a new Site Control File property modification...
  • Blog Post: First 100 at TechEd Melbourne

    Morning Gang, Well, TechEd Australia 2014 is less than two weeks away, and Ian, George and I are furiously fine tuning our demos in time for our Wednesday session . As a special treat for the first 100 people into our session, we’re giving away some very cool looking ConfigMgrDogs badges...
  • Blog Post: Wake On LAN Proxy “Have You’s?”

    If you’re trying to get the Wake On LAN Proxy feature of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1+ working, there’s a lot of steps required. Here’s a simple list of “have you’s?” to make sure you haven’t missed any requirements. For a more detailed guide, check out Muhammad Adil’s blog post. 1. Have you enabled Wake On LAN...
  • Blog Post: WMI / Powershell and the Configuration Manager Client

    A bit about me first :- my name is Anthony Watherston and I’m a Premier Field Engineer in Melbourne. Currently working with Configuration Manager and Orchestrator – plus I try to do everything I can with Powershell! Last week I had a need for accessing the Configuration Manager client on a remote system...
  • Blog Post: BREAKING: ConfigMgrDogs Together for Teched 2014!

    The ConfigMgrDogs boys will be getting together to deliver at TechEd Australia 2014! George, Ian and I will be delivering the ConfigMgrDogs Troubleshoot ConfigMgr 2012 (Level 400) session at both Melbourne and Sydney. We’ve got some exciting demos planned, and a surprise or two to be announced via the...
  • Blog Post: Modern Style ConfigMgr Visio Stencil

    I went searching for some nice looking ConfigMgr Visio Stencils this morning and found the most amazing set created by Ryan Boud . You can download the stencils here ( http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Modern-Style-Visio-da5a7470 ) and visit his blog ( http://hmmconfused.wordpress.com/ ) Generic Servers...
  • Blog Post: Application Catalog Failed – “Application installation not started”

    The application could not be installed. The most common reason is that software does not support the version of Windows currently installed on your computer. You can try starting the application installation from the Application Catalog again. If the problem continues, contact your network administrator...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr 2012 Windows Update Client Process

    Hi Gang! So I provided this information to one of my customers recently, and Georgy said it would be quite helpful for you dedicated ConfigMgrDogs readers too, so here it is. This is a high-level view of the Windows Update process from a ConfigMgr clients view utilizing a SUP (Software Update Point...
  • Blog Post: Version and Build numbers for ConfigMgr 2012 RTM and SP1

    If you need to distinguish whether or not a site has been upgraded to ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, here is the process and version numbers.   1. Open the ConfigMgr console 2. Browse to Administration > Site Configuration > Sites 3. Right-click on the site you need information for, and select Properties...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2013 - PowerShell for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Content

    Update: here is the video of my session (link below for full resolution video) http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Australia/2013/WCL416 Hello ConfigMgrDogs community. I’ve just completed my TechEd 2013 presentation – PowerShell for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1. For those who weren’t...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgrDogs at TechEd Australia!

    Your ConfigMgrDogs team will be speaking at TechEd Australia 2012! Come and check out our sessions & buy us a beer! Matt Shadbolt and George Smpyrakis – Configuration Manager 2012 and Security Compliance Manager Ian Bartlett and Mohnish Chaturvedi – Introduction to App-V 5.0   Session time and...
  • Blog Post: Migrating App-V Packages– "OSD file defines incompatible OS requirements”

    Ran into an interesting issue while trying to migrate some App-V Applications from ConfigMgr 2007 to 2012 SP1. Most of the App-V packages migrated fine, however a few of them reported an error “OSD file defines incompatible OS requirements” After taking a look at the OSD file, according...
  • Blog Post: Moving your package source after migration

    UPDATE: I’ve posted my Package and Application scripts ( http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrdogs/archive/2013/05/09/package-amp-application-source-modification-scripts.aspx ) If you haven’t checked out the Package Conversion Manager for ConfigMgr 2012 RTM/SP1 yet, you’re missing...