Microsoft Gives ConfigMgr and Intune Customers a Voice – on UserVoice

UserVoice.com is a popular feedback and suggestion service and it appears that it has worked so well for the Windows Insiders program and the many others (like Cortana and Xbox) that Microsoft is starting to push additional products to the feedback forums. The company has now created UserVoice forums specifically for System Center Configuration Manager and Intune… ConfigMgr Feedback Portal:...

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ConfigMgr Device Right Click Tool via CompName or IP

A while back, I wrote a quick post regarding a console extension tool (more commonly known as right click tool) I wrote for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2. http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2014/12/24/configuration-manager-remote-control-via-ip/ I wrote this for our people doing remote support in instances where you cannot connect via computer name. In the case of my organization, this is most often due to our...

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Creating a ConfigMgr SUG for Multi-Reboot Patches with Powershell

Earlier this week, Ben Hunter posted an article with a script useful for excluding multi-reboot updates during a ZTI OS deployment. It reminded me of a project I had that was sitting idle and needed to be finished: a Powershell script to automatically create a Software Update Group containing those multi-reboot updates listed in KB2894518 which are known to disrupt ConfigMgr...

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Windows 10 Management

In a previous post, we took a quick look at a fresh install of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and we ended with the successful installation of the ConfigMgr 2012 R2 client. Now that we want to perform some management functions on the Windows 10 machine, there are a few environmental items of note: Microsoft .NET Framework – The installed...

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Windows 10 First Look

With the Windows 10 Technical Preview now available, let’s take a first look at installing the new OS from the perspective of installing and managing a Windows 10 system. The initial setup phase is pretty much unchanged from Windows 8.x. You boot from the ISO, decide if you want to upgrade or do a clean install, select/create a partition, accept...

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Windows 10 Timeline

With the formal announcement yesterday of the next version of the Windows operating system, Windows 10, the first question for enterprise IT professionals is “when and how will I support this?” When: The currenty timeline for full release of Windows 10 is late spring to early summer of 2015.  However, the Enterprise Technical Preview of Windows 10 will be available...

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Using your Configuration Manager data to Populate your Companies CMDB

As Users of this forum will know System Center Configuration Manager captures a massive amount of Asset data about the devices it has installed Agents onto. This is exactly the sort of data companies want to record in their CMDB but there has been no easy way to extract that data and use it.  So companies have resorted to the...

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FREE Orchestrator IP for Microsoft System Center 2012

How often have you gone to build an automated System Center 2012 process and discovered that the Orchestrator IP for the System Center 2012 product you want to automate is missing the critical Activity you want to automate? If you are like us, practically every day. Microsoft’s Integration Packs for their System Center 2012 toolset, lack certain capabilities that many...

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ConfigMgr 2012 – Adding Content to Distribution Point Groups with PowerShell

I recently had a situation where a newly installed Distribution Point server was brought online late in the day with the intent of having all of the required production content (Applications, Packages, OS images, etc.) copied to the server after hours on the local network before it was powered down and shipped to a remote site.  With this particular environment, there...

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Windows 8.1 Management Path

In case you missed it, Microsoft has moved the client platform to a more rapid release cycle.  This also means the release cycle for the client management platforms like Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) have been brought in line with that release cycle.  The result can be a great deal of confusion...

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