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  • Blog Post: CM TechDay Additional Content

    Hi All, This post is meant as a reference to additional content for those that attended our TechDay on System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager last week. That said, the resources below may be generally useful for anyone working on Configuration Manager. First up we have Ricky Simpson's...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr and Powershell

    Hello, This is my first blog post so I thought I would make it something vaguely interesting (to certain people). Powershell has been around for a while, though for most ConfigMgr people it remains a dark area. This is primarily due to the lack of samples explaining how to access the ConfigMgr WMI...
  • Blog Post: A subnet by any other name...

    There has been a lot of discussion recently around boundaries in Configuration Manager...do you use ranges or subnets? All ranges or all subnets? What about AD sites? The ConfigMgr product team as put out blog on this here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2013/03/01/when-not-to-use-ip...
  • Blog Post: Client Network Traffic tests

    These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights. The following information is for example purposes only. Do not rely on this information for a production deployment. These are meant to show the areas you should test for when evaluating ConfigMgr client activity impact...
  • Blog Post: Being Proactive with ConfigMgr: Users with Low Disk Space

    So this is the first post in a series about how to be proactive with ConfigMgr.  I’ve started with something that is relatively straightforward, disk space.  Now, you might say that this is too simple because we already have reports in ConfigMgr that tell us this information.  What I am...
  • Blog Post: Being proactive with ConfigMgr series

    One of the things that regularly comes up when discussing ConfigMgr is one of the following: How do I find out who did this? How do I find out where this is installed? Where are my assets? These are all perfectly good reasons to use ConfigMgr, but I would argue that one of ConfigMgr best uses is actually...
  • Blog Post: How to get a report with Friendly scan errors

    Hi Everyone, I haven’t posted anything in ages so I thought I’d post something simple but hopefully useful.  We publish a list of all custom Configuration Manager 2007 errors in TechNet (it’s up here in case you haven’t seen it http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632794.aspx ).  Now...
  • Blog Post: Install Software step: Multiple Software sample script

    Hi All, One more quick one for you. This script shows how to use a CSV file as a data source and map to assign software to a given user role or department using a Install Software step in ConfigMgr. The step allow you to simplify and condense your task sequences. The description on TechNet Script...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Untrusted Forests

    We had an interesting thread internally on Untrusted Forests and hierarchies in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. As part of that thread we discovered that Neil Peterson has a series of posts covering the various options. These are definitely worth reviewing if you're in the situation where you...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Client Network Traffic Estimates (Series, Part 1 of 3)

    These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights. The following information is for example purposes only. Do not rely on this information for a production deployment. These are meant to show the areas you should test for when evaluating ConfigMgr client activity impact...
  • Blog Post: Client Activity Summary Report

    The following T-SQL query will generate a report that shows the status of ConfigMgr clients. It uses various sources for this information, including: Last Hardware Inventory timestamp Last AD Discovery agent timestamp ConfigMgr 2007 R2 Client Health views data, including: Last Heartbeat...
  • Blog Post: What AI data is in your database?

    Ever wonder what’s in the Asset Intelligence (AI) catalog on your site server’s database?  I wrote the following query for a customer to show the value of AI and the data this is in there (and convince them to deploy AI Sync Point).  It summarizes data to a list of Publishers and an sum of...
  • Blog Post: Migrating from WSUS to Configuration Manager

    Hi Everyone, This is our first post in a long while, we've had our heads down ramping up on System Center 2012 and helping the first wave of early adopters. As part of some of the work we've done, we found one common scenario where customers are looking to migrate their server patching from WSUS to...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2013 UDB-338 Additional Content

    Hi, Thanks for attending or watching my session at MMS 2013 on reporting in Configuration Manager. The session video is posted here: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MMS/2013/UD-B338. The following are resources related to the session or you might find interesting: T-SQL Statements along with...
  • Blog Post: Unix/Linux Support in ConfigMgr 2012 Updated

    The ConfigMgr product team has just released an update to the Unix/Linux client. This update adds support for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris 11, CentOS, Debian, Oracle Linux and Ubuntu. It also introduces a new common Open Management Infrastructure CIM server (OMI version 1.0.6.5), along with simplified common...
  • Blog Post: Hotfix 2801987 is out for 0x800b0101, but the cert expires in March

    Hi All, As hopefully most of you are aware we released KB article 2801987 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. This update provides a new version of MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi (a prerequisite for CI-related activities, in case you were wondering such as DCM, AppMgmt and so on)....
  • Blog Post: Useful ConfigMgr Resources (Updated)

    A while back (2 years to be precise) Saud posted a list of resources to do with ConfigMgr. Below is a well overdue update to that list: ConfigMgr Resources/Information: Learning : TechCenter on TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/default.aspx Features (Technical Content...
  • Blog Post: How to search System Center 2012 documentation on TechNet using Bing (no…not that way)

    A not so techie post today. J The ConfigMgr UX team (docs team) blog here that explain how to use a feature of Bing to search their documentation (the MSDN/TechNet team's SDK blog post here about the feature). This feature lets you search just for the documentation for System Center 2012 Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Enumerate Open Ports Script for DCM

    This comes up quite often, so I thought I share a method I came up with to enumerate open ports in VBScript using netstat. Basically the script, which is available here on TechNet Script Center , runs “netstat –a –n” and parses the output into the following format: TCPv4...
  • Blog Post: Obtaining a list of AI Microsoft Products

    I received a question from colleague recently around how to find the exact name used in the AI database for previous versions of a Microsoft product.  The reason for this was to replace the license MVLS statement’s product name with an older version of software that is deployed by availing a customer...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 content from TechEd North America 2013

    Hi All, We made some major announcements at TechEd North America 2013 around System Center 2012 R2 & Windows Server 2012 R2. Based on that, I thought I would share the following list of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 content with you. This is basically I list I built for the team...