Disable manual WiFi configuration of Windows Phone 8.1 through ConfigMgr

  I was recently working with a security-conscious customer to enable mobile device management through ConfigMgr 2012 R2. They had purchased a Windows Intune subscription and were following CESG guidelines regarding managing security policy for company-owned Windows Phone 8.1 devices. All the mobile data was routed through a private APN into the company LAN where it could be processed by the internal proxy rules. They also needed to use the phones as a tethering device for mobile users’ laptops so that, again, all data was routed through the LAN and its’ security appliances. I had a requirement to configure the following combination of ConfigMgr Configuration Item settings to enable this scenario: Tethering should be enabled. Wifi should be enabled only for an approved access point within the company’s offices. A user should not be able to join private wifi networks and hotspots etc.   Now according to various release comments…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/dominic/disable-manual-wifi-configuration-of-windows-phone-8-1-through-configmgr/

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Computer Service Details is August’s Free SSRS Report

Computer Service Details is only available for free in August, so make sure to request your copy today by sending an email to Info AT Enhansoft. The Computer Service Details report is useful when you need to quickly review the status of each service installed on a PC. For example, if you need to track down PCs that don’t have...

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Follow Wally Mead on Twitter. Yes, Twitter.

When hell freezes over. When pigs fly. Those are the phrases I’ve heard when asked if Wally Mead would ever join Twitter. And, if you asked Wally about Twitter, he’d always use a gracious turn-of-phrase to bow out of the conversation. But, as we’ve now come to expect, things change and can change significantly sometimes. Wally announced his joining Twitter...

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Windows Intune: Policy

This is part of a continuing series about Windows Intune. This section will focus on creating policies for the different types of clients. If you are familiar with setting client policies in SCCM, this will be very similar. Adding Policies To add a policy, click “Add Policy” under Tasks in the Policy node of the web interface. There will be...

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SCCM 2012 R2 SQL Query Issues

Players, A client of mine had a issue with a custom SCCM query we created to find malicious software, he wanted to edit it, something went wrong and the console crashed. So we wanted to delete it and start again as we had the query backed up anyway. When we tried to delete it, we got a random error message and it simply wouldn’t move. So we ripped it out of SQL, here’s how we did it. Connect to your SCCM Database (CM_Sitecode), 1. Expand tables2. then right click “dbo.queries” and edit the to 200 rows3. Selected “Custom Query NAME”  then right click and then delete it. You’re also able to edit the query should you need to for SQL it self. Enjoy

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/sccm-2012-r2-sql-query-issues/

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MDT sourced WIM and SUP

OverviewAs previously mentioned, like many, I generate a prepatched WIM via a Build and Capture TS in ConfigMgr on a quarterly basis. I have to fight the Install Software Updates step(s) from time to time so I recently moved to using MDT to do the B&am…

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UI++ Open Beta Released

UI++ (formerly known as OSD++) version 2.0.1.0 has been released. This is the first open beta and available for anyone and everyone to download and use. Years in the making (yes years — I’ve been dragging my feet and getting distracted by work, life, and the World Cup), I’ve finally gotten to the point where UI++ is feature complete enough to release for general use. There are still features on the way and a few bugs I’m sure. The download on the project page contains everything you need to get…read more

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Gaining Visibility and Control of Your Hardware and Software Assets

By John Emmitt Much of the time, we here at Flexera Software are focused on Software License Optimization–processes and tools to help organizations fully leverage software license entitlements, including vendor specific product use rights, to minimize license consumption and reduce ongoing software costs. License optimization can dramatically reduce costs in many cases; for large enterprises it often amounts to tens of millions of dollars. This is great! But many of the companies that we talk to are not quite ready for license optimization. They are still struggling with collecting accurate inventory data and being able to track and manage their…

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Multi-Platform Installers: Best Practices Make Complex Less Complex

Sometimes, you find that planning a software installation is simple. Put the files to disk in their specified location and the application just works. But how often is that the reality? In today’s world of systems integration, installation stacks, suite installers, and client-server application development, you are far more likely to run into a very complex installation scenario—one requiring multiple steps, multiple products, and intricate configuration steps. The purpose of using a fully featured installer such as InstallAnywhere is to minimize the impact that these sorts of complexities will have on your customers and your end users. It is important…

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Remove Old Objects From AD and Configuration Manager

By Garth Jones System Center Configuration Manager is a huge product and the easiest way to get all clients into ConfigMgr is to enable AD System Discovery (ADSD) which will discover all devices within the domain. However, doing this can expose issues that already exist within Active Directory (AD). When ADSD is enabled, ConfigMgr Administrators generally discover the entire domain...

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CM 2012 Troubleshooting – MP has rejected a message from GUID:XXXXX

For those not familiar with the CM database, it can be confusing at times to locate the specific client to which an error message within SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER is referring. Let’s take the following error as an example: Message ID:  5447 Description:  MP has rejected a message from GUID:F36C6053-12D7-404C-AAF6-E406F84DAF50 because the signature could not be validated. If this is a valid client, ...

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Webinar: Kent Agerlund Covers Secunia’s Corporate Software Inspector 7.0

Join Kent Agerlund and Secunia on Tuesday, Aug 19th at 11:00AM CDT and learn about Secunia’s Corporate Software Inspector 7.0 live.   Are you a Microsoft System Center user struggling with how to keep your Java, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, VLC Player, Skype, etc. software up to date?  Or are you unable to focus enough resources on these programs to ensure they are up...

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