SCCM 2012 R2 and SP1 February 2015 anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection Clients

Players, If you’re on SCCM 2012 R2 or SP1, you’ll have noticed (depending on your WSUS sync schedule) a new version of SCEP that became available this week. We’re now on version 4.7.205.0 The update contains the following improvements: The following configuration settings are updated in the ADMX templates: DisableAutoExclusions SubmitSamplesConsent UILockdown Improvements to registry and file system protection to counter tampering from malware. Sub-mount points can be automatically excluded, and volumes can be fully excluded in Real time protection (RTP). This update also includes the deprecation of the DisableGenericReports subkey in the following registry location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Reporting NOTE: You need to be on at least CU1 of SCCM 2012 R2 or CU 5 for SCCM 2012 SP1. Please refer to this link (where I got the info from for this post) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3036437 Enjoy Heinrich Pelser

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/sccm-2012-r2-and-sp1-february-2015-anti-malware-platform-update-for-endpoint-protection-clients/

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CU4 for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Released, Pesky Apps in OSD Bug Squashed

By Nash Pherson  - Today, Microsoft released the first Cumulative Update for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 since September of 2014. There are a lot of major and minor bugs squashed with Cumulative Update 4. Organizations should start planning to test and deploy it as part of the normal care-and-feeding of their ConfigMgr environments. Proactively maintaining the ConfigMgr infrastructure ensures you don’t keep running...

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Script for creating Maintenance Windows in SCCM2012 with an offset to patch Tuesday

Since there is no built in way to create a Maintenance Window with an offset to patch Tuesday I have created a script that will do if for you. Patch Tuesday is always the second Tuesday in the month but what if you want to patch on Wednesday after Tuesday? Look at April 2015 for example, the month starts with...

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Designing dynamic OSD environments and task sequences

What is the issue? Something I see fairly often is poor design of task sequences in an OSD environment. Do you need multiple task sequences for different driver sets? No. Do you need multiple task sequences for different application installs? No. Do you need different task sequences for different OS images? No. This is not to say all problems can...

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SQL Server Inventory Using ConfigMgr

Here’s a script to gather complete SQL Server inventory information using ConfigMgr. I’ve tested and used it to gather information on SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012. I haven’t tested it on 2014 explicitly, but it should work fine. Note that Sherry already has a series of mof edits posted at Installed SQL05, SQL08, SQL12, SQL14 […]

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ConfigMgr 2012 WSUS Synchronization Errors

One particularly hot topic at the Midwest Management Summit 2014 conference last month was a relatively recent but increasingly frequent issue that was called out by Kent Agerlund in his blog post “House of Cards – The ConfigMgr Software Update Point and WSUS” (referred to all week as “the house of cards post”). This issue seemed to be popping up...

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Update SQL Always On Cluster with ConfigMgr and Powershell

How to update a cluster with a cluster-ignorant tool I’ve recently been tasked to create a process to patch SQL Always On Availability Groups (I guess calling it a cluster is not really accurate?!) with just the tools I had available, no new implementation of stuff. This meant to do a proper patching cycle (Operating System AND SQL) with graceful failovers of SQL roles from one node to the other, no data loss. So, quick inventory; what did I have? ConfigMgr 2012 R2 PowerShell Phew, PowerShell, you can do a lot with PowerShell. ConfigMgr, mhhh, ConfigMgr can do Software Updates and execute stuff on machines when it is told to … Continue reading

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DCR – A quick glimpse of how many Updates are in multiple Software Update Groups

Have you ever needed to quickly see how many ConfigMgr Software Updates are in a large number of Software Update Groups? You can use PowerShell easily enough, but you are in the ConfigMgr console every day, shouldn’t this information be available in the console? If you want to see it, please vote up this DCR request on Connect. DCR –...

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Implementing System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 in the Real World

Join expert trainer Johan Arwidmark for a comprehensive guide to Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Johan will show you how to design and setup ConfigMgr 2012 R2 for a real world production environment. You will also learn to migrate from ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2, as well as upgrade existing ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 environments to ConfigMgr...

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