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System Center in Action
Discover System Center best practices and real-world experience in action. You’ll find collective experiences of a team that designs, operates, and showcases industry-standard, production implementations of System Center client and server management soluti
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Client Migration from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012
Hi, I am Naveen Kumar Akkugari and I work at Microsoft in the Management Platforms and Service Delivery (MPSD) organization. I work on the Configuration Manager Infrastructure team which provides services to roughly 300,000 client machines at Microsoft. Below I share the process we followed to migrate...
14 Jan 2012
Custom SQL Replication reports for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Have you been looking for a way to visually see the status of SQL replication within your System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) environment? If you have, keep reading; this blog introduces three custom reports I use for watching replication in a ConfigMgr client environment here at Microsoft...
3 May 2012
Forefront Deployment at Energizer
Energizer, one of the customers we manage, had a case study written about them recently regarding their Forefront deployment. They included some thoughts around Forefront Signatures as well as ease of deployment. One of the key subject matter experts from the MPSD side of this deployment, Satish Petwe...
6 Oct 2011
Auditing Software Inventory Rules in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
I recently conducted an audit of all software inventory rules set within the various environments my team manages. I wanted to perform this audit for several reasons; one of which was to ensure there were no “*.exe” rules still lingering in any environment. In this blog I’ll show how...
20 May 2012
Implementing Packaging and Testing work flows in ConfigMgr 2012 using Role Based Access
Hi, my name is Dharmendra Thotakura. I am an engineer at Microsoft, and I specialize in Configuration Manager Application Management, Application Catalog, Role Based Access and User Device Affinity. For my first post on this System Center in Action blog, I am going to share some of our experiences with...
1 Dec 2011
Running a Service Delivery Organization…..
Hi folks, I am Arun Chengi and I manage a team of very talented individuals who work tirelessly in delivering various software delivery services at Microsoft and to several external customers we manage. I have been in the IT industry for nearly 20 years and been in Microsoft over 6+ years. The organization...
13 Sep 2011
Two Papers Published on How Microsoft Deployed System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
In case you haven't seen these links, there are two new papers published on how Microsoft deployed ConfigMgr in our desktop environment. Quite a few of the blog posts on this System Center in Action page are related to the work that went into the deployment over a two year time period. The first paper...
25 Apr 2012
Meet with the Team Posting on System Center in Action at MMS 2012
Are you headed to the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2012 this year? This event (already sold out!) is one of our favorite conferences, not to mention that the event is in sunny Las Vegas. MMS provides a great opportunity to meet with other IT Professionals and to talk shop about managing & monitoring...
14 Mar 2012
Configuration Manager 2012 Exchange Connector Implementation in Microsoft IT
Hi all, I am Karthik Jayavel and I work in MPSD on Settings Management (Desired Configuration Management), Power Management and Mobile Device Management. In this blog entry we are going to walk through the implementation of Exchange Connector feature. Before System Center Configuration Manager (Configuration...
2 Sep 2011
Deploying System Center Configuration Manager 2012 - Infrastructure, RBA
One of the folks on our team just posted about his infrastructure experience in MSIT migrating to System Center Configuration Manager 2012. Read about his experience here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/shitanshu/archive/2011/10/16/configuration-manager-2012-deployment-real-world-experience-part-1.aspx
27 Oct 2011
New Video on Application Management in System Center Configuration Manager 2012
One of the benefits of dogfooding is to be able to use new technology before it's fully released. System Center Configuration Manager 2012 has some great new features and our team is doing more than just testing it - they're deploying it across 150,000 clients to really see how it works and how it can...
1 Jun 2011
Distribution Point migration from Configuration Manager 2007 using the migration feature of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
In this second blog of mine, along with my coworker Partha Chandran, we are going to talk about the Distribution Point migration from Configuration Manager 2007 using the migration feature of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Before we dive into the steps that are involved in the actual migration...
26 Apr 2012
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