Intune: February Updates

Posted in EMSIntune

  Management of the Office Mobile app (access, view, and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents) for Android phones Management of the OneNote app for iOS devices. Management of Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on iOS devices made available in December 2014 Ability to browse and install apps on Windows Phone 8.1 devices […]

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ConfigMgr 2012: Quick Model Count in SQL

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrSQL

Here is just a quick SQL query you can use to show how many of each model you have in your environment.  I’ve got a Manufacturer filter on it, but you could remove that or modify as necessary.   1: SELECT 2: C.Model0, 3: COUNT(*) AS ‘Count’ 4: FROM 5: dbo.v_gs_computer_system C 6: WHERE 7: […]

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2015 Microsoft MVP Award

Posted in GeneralMVP

2015 Is off to a great start, received my Microsoft MVP award for the 5th time.  Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2015 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in […]

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Microsoft Intune – New Features in November

Posted in Intune

An update was released to stand alone Intune a few days ago. Here are the features there were updated/added to the November release. By now most accounts should be upgraded. New Intune standalone features that will be released as part of this service update include: Enhanced user interface for Intune administration console Ability to restrict […]

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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager – Software Update Point Monitoring Failing

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrSCCM

Recently had an issue with my lab where my HTTPS Software Update Point was throwing some errors.  The SMS_WSUS_Control_Manager was show that it was failing to monitor the WSUS Server. WSUS Control Manager failed to monitor WSUS Server “CM04.LAB.LOCAL”. Possible cause: WSUS Server version 3.0 SP2 or above is not installed or cannot be contacted. […]

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ConfigMgr 2012: CU5 for SP1 Now Available

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrKB’sSCCM

KB is available here Issues that are fixed Task sequences The Continue on error check box is not selected under Task Sequences when an Install Software step and a Virtual Application package are defined as the source. This affects only task sequences that are migrated from Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. […]

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ConfigMgr 2012: SQL Maintenance Plans and Index Optimization Recommendations

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrSCCMSQL

Recently caught some emails going around about recommended backup and maintenance plans as it relates to ConfigMgr. Also plenty of discussions around whether or not addition index optimization is required beyond the built-in Rebuild Indexes task that can be configured as part of the built-in Site Maintenance task.  As far as what I recommend and […]

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ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 ADK Update

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrSCCM

2 Great articles by Aaron Czechowski that explain what’s changed in the new ADK update and how it relates to MDT and ConfigMgr. http://blogs.technet.com/b/msdeployment/archive/2014/04/03/understanding-the-adk-for-windows-8-1-update-and-mdt-2013.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/04/03/understanding-the-adk-for-windows-8-1-update-and-configmgr-osd.aspx

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SQL Server: Cannot Connect to WMI Provider

  Recently encountered a SQL issue when trying to open the SQL Server Configuration Manager on my ConfigMgr Database server. This KB was the resolution for me: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956013 I received the following error when attempting to open the tool. Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is unreachable. Note […]

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