SCCM 2012 SP1,R2 and SCEP 2010 Platform Update (SCCM 2007 included)

Players, A week ago (on the 15th Oct 2014) an update was released for SCEP 2010. I know, I know, better late than never. I have been privy to a few situations where SCCM was installed but this update wasn’t applied. There are a few gotchas as always when it comes to this update and you will need to make sure that you are at least the following configuration – CU 1 or later for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – CU 5 or later for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 – SP 2 for System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Update Rollup 1 for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, and update 2952678 for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 So what’s been improved? – Improved scanning for MBR/VBR detections and advanced bootkits – Dynamic registry key hardening to counter tampering from malware – Disk space optimization for Low end devices…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/sccm-2012-sp1r2-scep-2010-platform-update-sccm-2007-included/

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Speaking @ MMS as one of the 3 International System Center Chefs

I am excited to be co-presenting a Service Manager session at MMS 2014 on November 10th. The session is titled: 900 Degrees of Service Manager with 3 International System Center Chefs. I am lucky to be co-presenting with: Here is what you can expect from the session: “In this demo-packed session, you explore the depths […]

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ConfigMgr evaluation expired – what now?

I just rescued myself out of a pretty embarrassing situation… My home lab is managed by ConfigMgr and I am using the eval version for it, all good so far. System Center 2012 eval versions are valid for 180 days, after that you either need to reinstall them or add a license key, whichever you like.   How to add a license key to Configuration Manager post install Adding the license key to ConfigMgr post install is pretty easy. Just run the setup.exe from your local ConfigMgr Installation directory. DO NOT use the installation media, it won’t work! Choose “Perform Site Maintenance or reset this site”: The next page normally … Continue reading

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Configuration Manager or Microsoft Intune? How About Both?

In the 2nd episode of the Endpoint Zone, a new series with Microsoft’s Simon May and Brad Anderson, there’s a lot of ground covered. Simon and Brad dig into some Windows 10 features to start, but quickly transition into a good discussion on the EMM market and how System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune serve to provide a best of...

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Hot off the press: Service Manager 2012 Unleashed book

The System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed book is finally done! I received some copies of it on Friday. It is set to publish on Monday October 6th 2014. Here is the link for it and a picture below. http://www.amazon.com/System-Center-Service-Manager-Unleashed/dp/067233707X There was a great team of people behind this book consisting of well-known folks in the […]

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SCORCH Web Console Error Executing the current operation

When I tried to access my Orchestrator 2012 R2 web console @ https://localhost:82 I was receiving the following error: Error Executing the current operation [HttpWebRequest_WebExeption_RemoteServer] Arguments: NotFound Debugging resource strings are unavailable. Often the key and arguments provide sufficient information to diagnose the problem. My Orchestrator web service (http://localhost:81/Orchestrator2012/Orchestrator.svc) still worked just fine. I did […]

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Second year as MVP for Enterprise Client Management

Today I got the probably most important email in October 2014. On the day that Microsoft announced Windows 10, Microsoft re-awarded me for the second time with a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for Enterprise Client Management. This expertise includes Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr / SCCM) and Intune / MDM. I am very thankful for this award and couldn’t have achieved all this without my always understanding wife Sandra. Becoming an MVP means working late, travelling to events (most of them on the weekends) and mainly doing stuff non-IT people consider ‘work’ and as such think is a waste of time I’m looking forward to another very exciting […]

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Second year as MVP for Enterprise Client Management

Today I got the probably most important email in October 2014. On the day that Microsoft announced Windows 10, Microsoft re-awarded me for the second time with a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for Enterprise Client Management. This expertise includes Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr / SCCM) and Intune / MDM. I am very thankful for this award and couldn’t have achieved all this without my always understanding wife Sandra. Becoming an MVP means working late, travelling to events (most of them on the weekends) and mainly doing stuff non-IT people consider ‘work’ and as such think is a waste of time I’m looking forward to another very exciting … Continue reading

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