8 Ways to Monitor Distribution Points in Configuration Manager 2012

Distribution Points are an important part in the infrastructure of SCCM especially if you rely on an inefficient network. Clients must able to reach them to install applications, packages, software updates and operating systems. If you plan to install new distribution points in your organization, refer to our distribution point installation guide in Configuration Manager… Read More »

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What Does it Take to Achieve Software License Optimization?

It’s becoming more and more important now for organizations to have an effective Software License Optimization solution in place to ensure they can reduce their ongoing software license costs as well as maintaining continuous license compliance. Manual processes are no longer sufficient to manage these processes and can prove too time consuming for the team involved. Organizations, like yours, are realizing that they have a lack of company-wide visibility into what software is owned, who is using it, how it is being used and whether its use is in compliance with the company’s software license agreements. We invite you to…

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InstallShield Says: It’s a Major Upgrade

InstallShield defaults speed up installation development, but those defaults sometimes need to change to help out customers. One example is letting customers know about a major upgrade. In the default InstallWelcome dialog box, a major upgrade looks identical to a first-time installation. To change that default, you can add a text control to the InstallWelcome dialog box and conditionally display the control only if the FindRelatedProducts action places any old product codes in the action property. Because the FindRelatedProducts action runs before InstallWelcome is displayed, you can safely use the action property from the Upgrade table in conditions. Read the…

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IT/Dev Connections 2015: The Right-sized, Highly Engaged, Deeply Personal, IT Technology Conference

With a couple big Microsoft events under our belts already this year, it’s time to set our focus to the other side of IT event offerings, specifically the deep-dive, valuable, and community infused conferences. At BUILD 2015 we were inundated with upcoming technologies through a litany of proposed product announcements, and then most of those were duplicated at Microsoft’s first-ever...

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New Tool for Creating Configuration Manager 2012 Report Reader AD Security Groups

By Garth Jones Recently I ran into an issue at a client’s where a non-ConfigMgr 2012 Administrator could run all of his organization’s SSRS reports, but none of them were populated with data (see the example screenshot below). I asked them to use Brian Mason’s Report User Security Role tool because I suspected that their reports weren’t populating because they...

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