TheDesktopTeam Classroom – SCCM2012-Requirements

Hi All, on this video video about SCCM2012R2 we’ll be talking about Requisites for the SCCM Site Serer The video was recorded at 1920 × 1080, so full screen recommended. To download the video, right click as save as here and here for the slides. I hope you’ll enjoy and if you have any questions, please contact us or twit your question to @TheDesktopTeam and we’ll try to answer as soon as we can.

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Online Orchestrator Clinic

The Windows Management User Group (WMUG.co.uk) – @WMUG presents the August 2014 Clinic in which System Center Orchestrator will be discussed with Sam Erskine (@samerskine) and a team of Orchestrator Guru’s. The team includes: Steve Beaumont (MVP) – @StevybSC Dieter Gasser – @DiGaBlog Steve Buchanan (MVP) – @Buchatech Andreas Baumgarten (MVP) – @ABaumgarten Sam Erskine […]

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Disable manual WiFi configuration of Windows Phone 8.1 through ConfigMgr

  I was recently working with a security-conscious customer to enable mobile device management through ConfigMgr 2012 R2. They had purchased a Windows Intune subscription and were following CESG guidelines regarding managing security policy for company-owned Windows Phone 8.1 devices. All the mobile data was routed through a private APN into the company LAN where it could be processed by the internal proxy rules. They also needed to use the phones as a tethering device for mobile users’ laptops so that, again, all data was routed through the LAN and its’ security appliances. I had a requirement to configure the following combination of ConfigMgr Configuration Item settings to enable this scenario: Tethering should be enabled. Wifi should be enabled only for an approved access point within the company’s offices. A user should not be able to join private wifi networks and hotspots etc.   Now according to various release comments…

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MVP Unplugged at TechED Video

Savision just released a video they put together of interviews with several MVP’s from TechEd NA 2014. MVP’s in the video include: Robert Butler’ Cameron Fuller Kevin Greene Ahmed Nabil Mahmoud Rick Heiges Colin Smith and me The video was to gather our opinions on the following topics: System Center & VMM Security Concerns in […]

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SCCM 2012 R2 Firewall Compliance Settings

Players. I recently needed to create a nice and easy way to check what state of the Windows Firewall settings on devices. This is very straightforward  when you use Compliance Settings in SCCM 2012 R2. In this scenario it was fairly easy as we needed to check if the firewall was on and to see if the connected profile in Windows Firewall is enabled or disabled. In this post I’ll show you how I did this. Configuration Item.  So, step 1 is to create a configuration item. This is used to define a configuration that we want to validate. Basically, the “stuff” we want to confirm is either on or off. We will need to create a single Configuration Item and once we are done creating it, associate it with a Configuration Baseline. But first you will the script below you can also find it here on MSDN. This is the script that I…

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Microsoft Private & Public Cloud Poster

On August 1st Microsoft released a new Cloud Ecosystem poster. Microsoft has a great Public and Private cloud story. With Microsoft technologies On-premises and public Azure and other Microsoft public cloud technologies such as Intune are really tied together. Microsoft Private and Public cloud consist of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and […]

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TheDesktopTeam Classroom – SCCM2012-SQL Server

Hi All, on this video video about SCCM2012R2 we’ll be talking about SQL Server The video was recorded at 1920 × 1080, so full screen recommended. To download the video, right click as save as here and here for the slides. I hope you’ll enjoy and if you have any questions, please contact us or twit your question to @TheDesktopTeam and we’ll try to answer as soon as we can.

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Cloud OS MVP Roadshow 2014 – Sydney

If you haven’t heard about it already, the Cloud OS MVP Roadshow, a worldwide event hosted by Microsoft, will come to Sydney in August 2014. I will be speaking there alongside other MVPs about how to get you away from that old, stinking, legacy Windows Server 2003, to the new, shiny, with a smell of roses Windows Server 2012 R2. If you are from the Sydney, Australia area and want to join for these couple of sessions, head over to https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032592489&Culture=en-AU&community=1 and register for the event. IT’S COMPLETELY FREE! Here is another good write-up about previous Cloud OS Roadshow events: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/story/Cloud%20OS%20MVP%20Roadshow-20140324162819 Looking forward to seeing you in Sydney! -David

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How to deploy a SMA worker via Powershell DSC

In my previous article around Powershell DSC I demonstrated some very basic example of what DSC can do. This article will go a bit deeper and show you a complete solution where Desired State Configuration can come in very handy. I recently needed to deploy a couple of SMA (Service Management Automation) Runbook Worker machines. In this case I did not want to install them all manually, as I tend to forget some of the software requirements and I also don’t want to install too many unneeded server roles and features. I couldn’t find anything on the internet, so I thought I’d create a DSC config that will install all … Continue reading

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TheDesktopTeam Classroom – SCCM2012-Active Directory

Hi All, this is the 2nd video about SCCM2012R2, now talking about Active Directory The video was recorded at 1920 × 1080, so full screen recommended. To download the video, right click as save as here and here for the slides. I hope you’ll enjoy and if you have any questions, please contact us or twit your question to @TheDesktopTeam and we’ll try to answer as soon as we can.

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/raphael/thedesktopteam-classroom-sccm2012-active-directory/

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