Total Usage for All Metered Software Programs Query Matches the Executable Name

By Garth Jones I noticed something interesting in one of the built-in reports, Total usage for all metered software programs, found in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12), so I thought that I would share it with all of you. Sometime before I ran this report, a software metering rule for Microsoft® Windows® Operating System – cmd.exe – 6.1. (1033)...

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Say Goodbye to Windows Server 2003 While Maintaining Software Compatibility

In July 2015, Microsoft’s venerable Windows Server 2003 operating system will reach end-of-life, meaning the company will not provide regular support or updates for the operating system outside of an expensive custom support contract. Windows Server 2003 remains in widespread use in organizations of all sizes. However, in the decade since its invention, an incredible array of changes have occurred in the IT industry. New forms of attacks, new perspectives on security, new approaches to management and automation, and more are all here. Windows Server 2003 will never be able to take advantage of these advances, or adequately protect itself…

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Last Day to Save Up to $200 on IT/Dev Connections Registration

Because you have shown interest in the IT/Dev Connections conference coming up this fall, I want to be sure you don’t miss the opportunity to receive up to $200 off with our discount, ending tonight! Remember, this uniquely educational event features 5 tracks, 180+ sessions, 100+ speakers, impressive networking opportunities and much more. For more information on this event, click...

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Reminder to Vote for August’s Free SSRS Report

The report choices in our poll are: Computer Service Details OR List of PCs by Windows Experience Index. VOTE HERE for your favorite report! The winning report will become August’s free SSRS report. a) Computer Service Details report is useful when you need to quickly review the status of each service installed on a PC. For example, if you need...

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Introduction to the ConfigMgr Servicing Extension

Microsoft recently released the BETA version of the Configuration Manager Servicing Extension to the ConfigMgr Console. It is available to download via Connect. https://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=53752 I have really enjoyed the recently little ‘add-ons’ and utilities Microsoft has been releasing for ConfigMgr. Support Center being the first, and now the Servicing Extension. Installation The installation is just an .msi, so you can deploy this to...

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