Reminder–October’s Free SSRS Report is Count of Office SKUs (Office 2010)

Make sure to email Info AT Enhansoft for your copy of October’s free report today! Count of Office SKUs (Office 2010) will show you all of the Microsoft Office 2010 products installed in your environment by stock-keeping unit (SKU). October’s free SSRS report has the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature enabled, so if you are using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration...

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October Microsoft Patch Disrupting ConfigMgr OSD

The October 2014 Patch Tuesday batch has brought a fresh round of OS deployment problems for ConfigMgr 2012 users. Several people have reported Security Update KB2984976 requiring multiple reboots, which intereferes with ConfigMgr Task Sequences as they cannot accommodate multiple reboots for a Software Update during the OSD process.  This issue has been acknowledged and documented by Microsoft as a known...

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Fusion 2014 – IT Service and Software Asset Management Event

The Fusion 2014 conference, a joint event between itSMF and the HelpDesk Institute (HDI), was held this week in Washington DC. The conference drew about 1,000 attendees from the US and Canada. We spoke to many attendees about how they manage applications in their enterprises. The crowd of service management professionals talked to us about their challenges with software asset management. Most of the people we talked to are using either BMC or ServiceNow to do asset discovery, and they want to use that data to drive more business value from their software asset management process, normalize and rationalize the…

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MMS 2014 – SQL and SSRS Track Topics

By Garth Jones It is official! The Midwest Management Summit (MMS) 2014 SQL and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) track topics are finalized. Here’s the complete list: SQL Refresher – Presenters: Steve Thompson & Matthew Teegarden SQL Report Writing – Presenters: Matthew Teegarden & Garth Jones SQL Operators – Presenters: Garth Jones & John Nelson SQL Report Writing Next Level...

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HASMUG’s Last User Group Meeting of the Year is an All-day Tech Fest

If you’re in the Houston area tomorrow (October 23), you’ll definitely want to sign-up to stop by the HASMUG User Group meeting. The agenda has been laid out and it’s pretty fantastic. The day-long event starts with breakfast and registration, and continues throughout the day bringing presentations from several key vendors, but also delivering technical presentations by User Group members....

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SCCM 2012 SP1,R2 and SCEP 2010 Platform Update (SCCM 2007 included)

Players, A week ago (on the 15th Oct 2014) an update was released for SCEP 2010. I know, I know, better late than never. I have been privy to a few situations where SCCM was installed but this update wasn’t applied. There are a few gotchas as always when it comes to this update and you will need to make sure that you are at least the following configuration – CU 1 or later for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – CU 5 or later for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 – SP 2 for System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Update Rollup 1 for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, and update 2952678 for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 So what’s been improved? – Improved scanning for MBR/VBR detections and advanced bootkits – Dynamic registry key hardening to counter tampering from malware – Disk space optimization for Low end devices…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/sccm-2012-sp1r2-scep-2010-platform-update-sccm-2007-included/

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