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  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2012: Content Management

    As we have stated, simplified administration is a key pillar in the Configuration Manager 2012 release. Continuing down the path of simplicity, lets talk about some changes to managing content in your infrastructure. In this post we are going to cover the Distribution Point Groups, the new content distribution...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2012: Content Prestaging and Remote Content Distribution

    A follow up to the blog on Distribution Points, we have many new features surrounding content distribution and distribution points. This post will walk through the end to end scenario of prestaging content on a distribution point. Today in configuration Manager 2007 we have a few different tools that...
  • Blog Post: Prestaged Media in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

    Configuration Manager 2007 R3 is now in beta. Click here for more information on the open beta. Here is more information on the new Configuration Manager 2007 R3 feature, Prestaged Media: Prestaged media is an alternative way to deploy an operating system to computers. Prestaged media is a Windows...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2012: Offline Servicing for Operating System Images

    In previous posts we have discussed changes to PXE and the Distribution Point, as well as new ways to manage and monitor content in your Configuration Manager environment. Now let’s discuss a feature to simply administration and reduce the total deployment time of your operating system images....
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2012: Hierarchy Wide Bootable Media

    Hierarchy wide Bootable or Prestaged media. One of the most requested features/capabilities around operating system deployment in Configuration Manager 2007 is the ability to have bootable media that is not tied to a specific site. A large portion was restrictions within the Configuration Manger 2007...
  • Blog Post: Introduction

    The purpose of this blog is to provide an inside look at System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 07) Operating System Deployment (OSD). OSD began as a Feature Pack for Systems Management Server 2003 (SMS 2003), and has been promoted to full feature status in ConfigMgr 07. In the following...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2012: Content Monitoring and Validation

    In the last blog we covered Distribution Point Groups and the new ways to distribute and manage content. In this post we are going to cover monitoring the compliance of content and a new feature to validate content in the Configuration Manager 2012 infrastructure. After reading this blog, you will be...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2012: PXE Setup and Boot Image Management

    In a previous post, I talked a little about the changes to the distribution point and integration of PXE services. In this post I want to go into some more details and the setup and management of PXE service starting in Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2. Initial Setup of PXE services: As I mentioned...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2012: Distribution Points and PXE Services

    In Configuration Manager 2012, unify infrastructure and simplify administration are two of the three key pillars of the release (the third is user empowerment). In keeping with those pillars, we have updated both the distribution point and PXE service point to make it easier to use and deploy. To explain...
  • Blog Post: The blog is back!!

    After a long hiatus, the Inside OSD blog is active again. Last week at the Microsoft Management Summit 2010, Configuration Manager 2007 R3 beta availability was announced. Along with several exciting sessions and labs on Configuration Manager v.Next. I will be posting a follow up shortly describing...