Parallels Mac Management for SCCM review (part 1)

At TechEd North America I came across the booth from Parallels and they were advertising with a product called Parallels Mac Management for ConfigMgr. Parallels Mac Management for SCCM was awarded with the “The Best of TechEd award”. So for me worthwhile looking at and of course everything that integrates with ConfigMgr 2012 attracts my attention This blog is a review...

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Enabling Remote Administration on a Mac OS X device with Compliance Settings

In the past three blogs you have seen how to change a user preference, how to change the background and how to change a system preference by changing the logon window text. In this blog I want to show you that you are also able to enable remote administration, including VNC access and that you are able to manage or...

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Managing Mac OS X system preferences in ConfigMgr – Set Logon Window Text

As part of my session at the Configuration Manager Community Event in Bern last Friday I showed a couple of use cases where you could use the Compliance Settings of Configuration Manager 2012 to manage your Apple OS X devices. Check earlier blogs here and here. A couple of them were using the discovery and remediation scripts instead of directly...

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How to set background of Mac OS X with ConfigMgr 2012 R2

While Apple is slightly changing how preferences are stored. For instance, until Mac OS X Mountain Lion the background was managed in the preferences located in file ~\Library\Preferences\com.apple.desktop.plist . You could easily change the background key in this file. With the release of Mac OS X Mavericks this setting is moved to a database file instead of preference file. The...

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How to set user preferences in Mac OS X 10.x with ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Yesterday I presented a session about Mastering Apple OS X with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 at the Swiss Configuration Manager User Group in Bern. Mac OS X support by Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has two ways of supporting Settings Management namely, managing settings through preferences directly or managing it through Shell Scripts. One of the things I showed was the ability...

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Giving away ConfigMgr 2012 R2 books at TechEd NA

Thanks to our publisher Sybex, Santos Martinez and me are able to give away a number of Mastering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager books during TechEd North America. Yesterday we already signed and gave away some books at the Microsoft Premier Services booth in the Expo Hall. But there are more books to give away Tomorrow at 11am Santos...

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MDM via Windows Intune – setting up the environment

This third blog in the series of Microsoft’s Mobile Device Management will be a short blog introducing a short webcast about setting up the Windows Intune environment by getting a 30 day trail version of Windows Intune, setting up your own domain name, configuring the MDM authority and configuring platform support for Apple iOS devices. Have a look and feel...

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MDM via Windows Intune – overview

Windows Intune is the cloud solution from where you are able to manage your PC’s and/or mobile devices. In this series we are focusing on mobile device management so we will skip the PC side of the Windows Intune. Mobile device management via Windows Intune enables you to manage your devices from anywhere, anytime and anyplace without really needing an...

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Building a complete MDM solution with Exchange 2013, ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows Intune

Unfortunately my Windows IT Pro sessions about the Microsoft’s Mobile Device Management solutions were cancelled due the lack of booked “seats” in the virtual classroom. Sad that it won’t go through, I put a lot of effort in it. But the good thing about that it is cancelled is that I am able to share everything with you on my...

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How to deploy an ConfigMgr 2012 R2 application with RES Workspace Manager 2014?

It’s almost Easter so a quick blog about RES Workspace Manager 2014 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2.  After describing the integration of  RES Workspace Manager 2014 with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 application model, how a deployment is initiated and how App-V ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and RES Workspace Manager 2014 are better together. It’s now time to have a look at another feature of...

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Passcode Reset and Remote Lock via Windows Intune

While preparing my Windows IT Pro Microsoft’s Mobility Options in Exchange, Configuration Manager & Windows Intune sessions I noticed in Windows Intune something that I haven’t seen before. Besides locking your mobile devices down with settings, installing apps and wiping in the device you are now also able to reset the passcode of a mobile device or lock it remotely with...

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How does RES Workspace Manager 2014 initiate a deployment?

After some extremely busy weeks I finally found some time to write a blog again. In my earlier blogs about RES Workspace Manager 2014 I explained the support of this current version with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Microsoft App-V version 5. I my first blog about the support of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 in RES Workspace Manager...

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