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 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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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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ConfigMgr2012 PowerShell Module v1 Released!!!

Today I’d like to announce the v1 release of my own custom PowerShell Module for use with ConfigMgr 2012 R2.  This module was developed over the course of the last year (as I’ve had time) to address some shortcomings in earlier versions of the ConfigMgr PowerShell Cmdlets.  Namely bugs when creating Script-Based Deployment Types.  In addition, I recently demo’d the...

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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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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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