Last Reminder to Vote for November’s Free SSRS Report

All month-long Computer Operating System Details has received the most votes in our poll, but you can change that if you would like to see List of PCs by Number of Mouse Buttons become November’s free report by VOTING HERE!  Here’s more information about each report to help you decide which one to vote for: a) In the Computer Operating...

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New UR’s for SC 2012 R2 & SP1, Updated Exchange 13 MP & more

Wow another exciting day for Microsoft and specifically System Center! Microsoft is moving at a fast pace and doing some cool things. There were several announcements today. These included: Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 R2 http://aka.ms/yktkfk App Controller is not included in this. I am not surprised by this. Configuration Manager and Orchestrator […]

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Software License Model Support Critical to Accurate Software License Counts

By Cyndi Tackett Software license models support the underlying calculations performed by Software License Optimization solutions on an application to determine license consumption. For example, device based licenses are counted based on the number of unique devices where the application is installed. User based licenses are counted based on the number of unique users that have the application installed. Concurrent licenses are counted based on the number simultaneous users. Software license metrics such as capacity or concurrent models are impossible to calculate or reconcile without an automated solution. The number of license models supported by your Software License Optimization solution…

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Powershell DSC scripts from AuTechEd

Powershell Desired State Configuration Following my session on Powershell Desired State Configuration I am uploading all my scripts and snippets I showed during my PSDSC session in TechEd Australia in Sydney, and some more I didn’t get to show. Use these scripts and configurations in your test environment and learn how to use DSC and embrace the DevOps world. Download the examples here: I will update this article as soon as the recording and slides are up on Channel9. Hope you enjoyed my session and get to play with DSC very soon. -David

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Ensure Updates are Smooth Sailing for Your End Users

Creating software updates is standard procedure for virtually every software company in the world. Knowing the right strategies to follow when creating and deploying an update-friendly Windows Installer (MSI) installation goes a long way to ensuring a smooth, error-free update experience for your end users down the road. In this complimentary white paper, “Designing an Update-Friendly MSI Installation,” Robert Dickau examines: Designing your original Windows Installer setup project to best prepare it for future upgrades Designing upgrade packages to install later versions of your products Understanding the different types of updates supported by Windows Installer How InstallShield streamlines the installation…

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Do I Deploy 1E Nomad Everywhere, or to Remote Clients Only? (Part 1)

BACKGROUND OK, so you’re tired of the out-of-the-box Configuration Manager software distribution process melting your WAN links, and fed up with baby-sitting Distribution Points (DPs). Add to that the 1E Sales guy and his techie sidekick have you convinced that 1E Nomad is clearly the right solution to your problems. Maybe you did [...]

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@Heinrich_Pelser SCCM 2012: Knowledge Base Articles

Players, I get asked a lot if there is a pulic knowledge base for SCCM and I normally email people the technet wiki links. But I decided to place it on the website so everyone can see it. Its created and updated by the community so its a very good way of keeping an ear to the ground when it comes to issues MS have fixes for etc … Find it here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9539.sccm-2012-list-of-public-microsoft-support-knowledge-base-articles.aspx Enjoy Heinrich

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/heinrich_pelser-sccm-2012-knowledge-base-articles/

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