Our favorite SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 New features

Microsoft announced the release of SCCM 2012 SP2 and SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. This service pack includes tons of new features. We covered the complete installation, now we decided to compile a list of our favorite SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 new features and we’ll be describing how to enable them and explain why they made the cut. Preferred Management Points Official description from Technet : Preferred… Read More »

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How Do You Wipe Clean a Hard Drive?

By Garth Jones Similar to many IT professionals, I often receive requests from friends and family about how to wipe sensitive data from old computers. Usually what I suggest, and do myself, is to pull the hard drive out and stock pile it. I know this isn’t always the most practical or secure solution, although it reminds me of my...

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Requirements and recommendations before installing SCCM 2012 R2

In the first part of this blog series about SCCM 2012 R2 installation, we will cover hardware requirements, design recommendations and server prerequisites. Hardware Requirements The hardware requirements for a Primary Site server largely depends on the features that are enabled, and how each of the components is utilized. When the number of clients grows and… Read More »

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Understanding Devices Ownership and Wipe option in SCCM 2012

In Part 1 of this series, we prepared the Intune environment for mobile device management. We also make sure we got the Intune subscription account. In Part 2, we configured Active Directory and create users in Intune. In Part 3, we prepared our Configuration Manager server in order to link it to Intune using the SCCM… Read More »

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SCCM 2012 Useful Resources

I often get question about where to start or where to find the best resources about Configuration Manager. I decided to build a list of the best tools to help you manage your SCCM environment. This list will evolve with time so bookmark this page and come back on a regular basis. Books To start… Read More »

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Compliance Settings for Mobile Devices in SCCM

In Part 1 of this series, we prepared the Intune environment for mobile device management. We also make sure we got the Intune subscription account. In Part 2, we configured Active Directory and create users in Intune. In Part 3, we prepared our Configuration Manager server in order to link it to Intune using the SCCM… Read More »

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Microsoft Intune App-layer – Manage your own App

In the first blog of this series we looked at what the features of Microsoft Intune App-Layer protection are, in the second blog we wrapped a custom application with the Microsoft Intune Application Wrapper. So now that we have a custom application and an application enabled for management via Microsoft Intune that we are able to deploy them via Microsoft...

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How to enroll an iOS device in SCCM

In Part 1 of this series, we prepared the Intune environment for mobile device management. We also make sure we got the Intune subscription account. In Part 2, we configured Active Directory and create users in Intune. In Part 3, we prepared our Configuration Manager server in order to link it to Intune using the SCCM… Read More »

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SCCM 2012 – Powershell for Creating iOS Store Apps

Hi All, Have you ever need an application/dt based on an iTunes link? if yes, you know how time consuming it is and the experience is not great. Based on this, i’ve created this powershell that will, from a itunes link, identify the name of the application, publisher, category and create a new application (if needed) as well as a new deployment type called iOS, also if needed. to use this powershell, you need to pass the sdkserver and the sitecode as well as a text file with the iTunes links (1 per line) the text file should look like the following: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/microsoft-word/id586447913?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/microsoft-powerpoint/id586449534?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/microsoft-excel/id586683407?mt=8 the command line would look like: .\ImportiTunesApplication.ps1 -sdkserver “SRV0007″ -sitecode “CLC” -filename “c:\temp\ituneslist.txt” at the end, you’ll see all apps being created [crayon-54afae865b366193407282/]  

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/raphael/sccm-2012-powershell-for-creating-ios-store-apps/

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SCCM 2012 R2 – Driver Packages (Specific driver packages to specific devices)

Players, When it comes to driver packages and deploying Windows to multiple hardware variants using the same task sequence, every man and his dog has a way of doing it. Some of us like to be precise and other don’t mind how this is configured as long as all the drivers are on the DP and they get onto machines one way or another … So, lets pretend that we want to be a little more specific with drivers and we don’t like “Auto Deploy” as we have taken the time to create individual driver packages for each hardware variant. Here is some guidance on how to deploy specific driver packages to specific devices via the task sequence. 1. We need to know what the model name is for the specific machine/s first. So open command prompt (or PowerShell if you want to look cool) and type WMIC Computersystem GET Model you should get…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/sccm-2012-r2-driver-packages-specific-driver-packages-to-specific-devices/

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Free Disk Space Data and ConfigMgr 2012

By Garth Jones This question comes up from time to time, “I am not getting Free Disk Space (MB) data in Hardware 01A – Summary of computers in a specific collection report. Why?” The answer is simple. Free disk space data is not collected in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12) by default, so in order to collect this information...

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