CM12 R2 and SQL14 – Sneak Peek

Does Microsoft support SQL 2014 on ConfigMgr 2012 R2 yet? Nope. But we should get word soon about it and I’m basing that speculation on the fact that I went ahead and tried SQ14 in my lab last week and it works! And a week later and into Patch Week,…

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How to configure client activity settings in ConfigMgr

When does the ConfigMgr client become Inactive or Active? Ever wondered what triggers the ConfigMgr client change its Client Activity status from Active to Inactive? My lab doesn’t have any inactive client at the moment, but I guess you know what I mean Client Status Settings There isn’t too much information on the internet how to configure the client’s behaviour and I myself searched about 1.5 hours today until a colleague of mine helped me out with a simple screenshot. I always forget about this configuration menu and I really don’t understand why Microsoft put it there. This should be in the client settings or discovery node. In this menu … Continue reading

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Webinar: Integrate Software License Optimization and ITSM to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Costs

By John Emmitt IT Service Management (ITSM) and Software License Optimization are converging, with more organizations seeing the value of an integrated approach to these two disciplines. Attend the “Integrate Software License Optimization and IT Service Management to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Costs” Webinar to learn: How ITSM and Software License Optimization processes and technologies can be integrated About the benefits that can be gained, including: increased operational efficiency, reduced software and IT operational costs, and improved end user satisfaction How the data provided by a Software License Optimization solution enhances ITSM functions such as Request, Change, Configuration, Performance and…

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Who Should Do SAP Named User Consolidation—You or SAP?

By Andrea Greuel Sometimes I hear customers say: “I don’t use the License Administration Workbench (LAW) from SAP. I send the various protocols and leave it to SAP to consolidate them.” This statement always leaves me wondering when I hear it. SAP has always delivered the SAP system measurement tool, also known as transaction USMM, with the SAP system. This has to be executed when SAP sends the letter requesting an SAP system measurement, which is usually once a year. Many years ago it got more and more common to have more than one SAP system. The consequence was to…

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Windows 8.1 Update 1. Top 10 things you need to know

A moment of silence please. Windows XP is dead. Please pull a sad face … Anyway, Windows 8.1 Update 1 is here! So, here is my top 10 things you need to know, about the new update. 1. Its free. For Windows 8.1 users, you can download it from here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/download-shop 2. Booting to the desktop (its not new) is now easier! If you are using a PC without a touch screen you can now boot to your desktop by default! Finally right? But if you have touch screen what then? Well Microsoft now makes it easier (somewhat) to boot straight to your desktop via the Taskbar and Navigation properties. (Right click on your taskbar and select properties) 3. The Power and Search buttons are finally visible! Like many others, it took me a while to get to grips with where to find things at first, mainly … how to turn…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/windows-8-1-update-1-top-10-things-you-need-to-know/

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Windows 8.1 Deployment Jump Start

  Fantastic set of instruction here by some of the best. ;) Instructors; Ben Hunter, Michael Niehaus, Johan Arwidmark and Mikeal Nystrom. Abstract: Do you want to deploy Windows 8.1 the “right way”? Find out how to avoid deployment pitfalls and how to streamline the process, from a team of experts, including a key Developer […]

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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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How to Install the Reporting Point and Reporting Services Point System Roles in SCCM 2007

By Garth Jones To help answer a question posted in the Microsoft forums about how to install the reporting point and the reporting services point system roles in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) I thought that I would put together a quick video and post part of our CM07 build guide. We often refer to this guide when building...

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