Microsoft Intune – New Features in November

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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ConfigMgr: Windows 8.1 Wireless Prompt During OSD

If you are working with Windows 8.1 and ConfigMgr/MDT, you may run into the Windows Wireless screen prompting you to connect to a wireless network in the middle of your deployment. It’s a relatively easy fix, you need to modify your unattend.xml and add the following 3 sections. Add the following section to the Unattend: […]

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IT Pro Expert Interview with Lee Berg

Lee Berg is a good friend of mine and has been developing quite an impressive YouTube channel lately.  I did an interview with him this week and you can find that linked below.  We talk about ConfigMgr, Wisconsin weather (we both live in WI) and other things.    IT Pro Expert Interviews EP3: Chris Nackers

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Windows 8.1 – Disable Internet Search Results

Windows 8.1 is an interesting thing. It’s kind of a love/hate relationship most days One thing that was really bugging me was the internet search results when searching in the Metro interface.  Here’s how to disable that “feature”. Bring up the charms menu (Windows Key + C) or swipe in from the right. Click on […]

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