Configuration Manager 2012 and Anti-Virus Software Exclusions for Site Servers

By Garth Jones As I explained in my previous blog post, I was doing some work for a client and one of the items we discussed was anti-virus software exclusions. These exclusions are not only important for workstations, but also for site servers. In fact, anti-virus software exclusions are even more important to the overall performance of a Configuration Manager...

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Configuration Manager 2012 and Anti-Virus Software Exclusions for Workstations

By Garth Jones While I was doing some work for a client we discussed what anti-virus software exclusions are needed for workstations. This may seem counter-intuitive, but in order for Configuration Manager to run efficiently, without causing too much overhead to Disk IO and CPU, there are a number of recommended anti-virus software exclusions that should be implemented. You would...

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McAfee Anti-Virus Software and SCCM

By Garth Jones The following two issues involving McAfee software keep coming up on all of my clients that use McAfee and any version of Configuration Manager. 1) DISM.exe generates an Error: 5 or Access Denied when VSE 8.8 Access Protection is enabled https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB76867 2) Microsoft SMS Agent Host service (ccmexec.exe) triggers the Access Protection rule: Prevent termination of McAfee...

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Reminder to Help Choose Enhansoft’s Next Free SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Report for the Month of December

The report choices in November’s poll are: Collection Metric Dashboard OR List of PCs by Office Edition Type (Office 2003). At the moment Collection Metric Dashboard has 62% of the vote, so make sure to vote for your favorite SSRS report today. VOTE HERE! The following is a short summary about each of the reports in this month’s poll. a)...

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Microsoft Intune Forum

By Garth Jones As many of you know, I spend time on weekends moderating and answering questions on a number of forums on the TechNet site. This is why I wanted to bring to your attention that recently the Intune forum moved and was renamed. To help you find the new location, use the following link to access the forum...

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MMS 2014 – CM12 Data Mining

By Garth Jones If you were interested in taking the CM12 Data Mining session at the Midwest Management Summit (MMS) and couldn’t register for it because it was already full, I have some good news for you. We will be holding another session, so see below for more details. Wednesday, Nov 12 @ 1p.m. CM12 Data Mining-repeat – Presenters: Garth...

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Help Choose Enhansoft’s Next Free SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Report for the Month of December

The report choices in November’s poll are: Collection Metric Dashboard OR List of PCs by Office Edition Type (Office 2003). VOTE HERE! a) The Collection Metric Dashboard report will show you the action taken (Create, Edit, Delete) by the System Center Configuration Management (CM) team in managing the lifecycle of packages over a series of months. This report demonstrates the...

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MMS 2014 – SQL and SSRS Track Dates and Times

By Garth Jones The dates and times of all of the Midwest Management Summit (MMS) 2014 sessions are finalized. The SQL/SSRS track will be held in the Lakes Ballroom C. Monday, Nov 10 @ 11am SQL Refresher – Presenters: Steve Thompson & Matthew Teegarden Monday, Nov 10 @ 2pm SQL Operators – Presenters: Garth Jones & John Nelson Tuesday, Nov...

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November’s Free SSRS Report is Computer Operating System Details

Thank you to everyone who voted in October’s poll! With an overwhelming 96% of the vote Computer Operating System Details becomes November’s free SSRS report. Email Info AT Enhansoft for your copy today! This report is only free in November. In the Computer Operating System Details report you will be able to see the PC name, registered user, last boot-up...

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Last Day to Request October’s Free SSRS Report–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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