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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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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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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Meet the Extensions for Windows Intune in ConfigMgr 2012 R2

This week a new feature of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 together with a new release of Windows Intune was finally enabled, let’s meet the Extensions for Windows Intune. Microsoft is able to quickly enable new Mobile Device Management features or supported platforms to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with the Extensions for Windows Intune feature without needing to release a new...

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App-V 5, ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and RES Workspace Manager 2014 better together

Playing around with RES Workspace Manager 2014 together with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 the last couple of weeks trigged me to try more scenarios that can be tested and implemented. Yesterday I quickly showed you how RES Workspace Manager 2014 is able to manage a normal application with a Deployment Type installing the MSI version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. In this blog...

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RES Workspace Manager 2014 adds support for ConfigMgr applications

Last couple of weeks I was able to test the new upcoming RES Workspace Manager 2014 together with Configuration Manager 2012 R2. With RES Workspace Manager you are able to manage your workspace by for instance locking it down and just publishing shortcuts for the applications a user is allowed to run. The current version, RES Workspace Manager 2012 is currently...

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Untrusted Forest Discovery failed with error -2147474744

At one of my customers I am currently building a System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager environment that must be able to support and manage their enterprise environment but also multiple not trusted forests in their environment. When adding one of the not trusted Active Directory Forests, the Active Directory Forest the Configuration Manager site information was published correctly but the...

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ConfigMgr installation failed because of backslash in default SQL Database path

At a customer lately I had an issue that my ConfigMgr 2012 R2 installation failed after the database has been configured during the setup process. After looking at the ConfigMgrSetup.log I noticed that the ConfigMgrSQLCert_PS1.cer file could not be saved to the location where the Configuration Manager Database was created. Read the complete blog: http://configmgrblog.com/2014/01/10/configmgr-installation-failed-backslash-default-sql-database-path/

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ConfigMgr Windows Intune connector stops working with error 0x8013150c

For some reason my Windows Intune connector stopped working correctly recently. While testing I was able to enroll devices to Configuration Manager / Windows Intune but the devices never showed up in the Configuration Manager console. Same behavior was for newly applications deployed to the collection with all the Windows Intune enabled users. The deployed application did not became available in the...

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Windows To Go and Configuration Manager 2012 R2 better together – part 3

So now that we have prepared our IronKey device, prepared the Task Sequence Media and Windows To Go package we can have a look at the provisioning of IronKey with Windows To Go. What we need to do is to change the Task Sequence to enable BitLocker and we need to deploy the package so that we eventually are able...

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Windows To Go, Ironkey and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 better together – part 2

After we have looked at the initialization process of the Ironkey device, we will dive into Configuration Manager 2012 to prepare the things we need for the provisioning of the Ironkey device with Windows To Go. In this blog we will have a look at the preparations in Configuration Manager. Prepare the Ironkey device Create a special task sequence for...

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