Month: September 2015

Last Day to Request September’s Free SSRS Report

Today’s the last day to email Info AT Enhansoft for your copy of this month’s free report, List of Backup States by Site. This report is ONLY free in September. The List of Backup States by Site report is designed to show you the backup status health of your hierarchy. Configuration Manager (CM) backup component status is reset at midnight, which means that if an error occurs between the last time a CM administrator reviewed the component status and midnight, this error will be missed. However, there are cases where a backup component appears to be OK when in fact there could be issues. Our report will help point out systems with potential problems and allow you to make an informed decision. In this screenshot you see a parent and child site.

Last Chance to Help Choose Enhansoft’s Next Free SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Report for the Month of October

The report choices in September’s poll are: Max-Avg-Min SCEP Scan Times for PCs within a Collection OR List of PCs by Office Release Type (Office 2010). The Office report continues to lead in the poll. If you want to ensure that it wins, or if you want the SCEP report to become next month’s free SSRS report, make sure to VOTE HERE! a) In the Max-Avg-Min SCEP Scan Times for PCs within a Collection report, the quick and full scan times are displayed within a specific collection regardless of the PC model type. If a SCEP administrator notices a PC that has significant scan time differences compared to that of its counterpart, it might be a sign that there is an issue with that PC. Steps should be taken to evaluate it. To assist you, the table uses two different shades of red to highlight clie...

Automated Self Service Software Provision with System Center Webinar

Requesting the installation of new software and the fulfilment of that request in an Enterprise setting is a time consuming, labour intensive and slow process. The ideal solution is for Users to be able to easily request the installation and removal of software and for that request to be delivered swiftly in a fully automated way with minimal, if any IT input and in a fraction of the time taken today thus improving User perception. Well someone must have done it before you think and if you stitch enough Technet articles, blog posts and some trial an error you can build something if of course you have enough time! Why cannot I just buy a solution rather than having to re-invent each time? Well now you can with the Kelverion Self Service Software Provision Solution. The Kelverion Self Servic...

Managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012

Since Windows 10 is out, there’s been a ton of information coming out from the SCCM product group. Many people gets confused at what’s needed for managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012. The goal of this post is to centralize all those information so you can reach out when your organisation will be ready for managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012. Requirement for Managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012 Before you can manage and deploy Windows 10 in your organisation, you need to update your SCCM infrastructure. Your site servers needs to be updated to SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 or SCCM 2012 SP2. Refer to our installation guide if it’s not the case. You need to update your boot images to Win PE version 10. Refer to the Deployment section of this article.   Client Management The official docu...

Midwest Management Summit Kicks Off in Just Over a Month

When Microsoft decided to end the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) after an extremely successful 10-plus year run, the community that had been built around the event was left homeless. Microsoft promised to do a good job integrating MMS alumni into TechEd, but failed – even after soliciting boardroom feedback from MMS alumni in Redmond. Microsoft tried again with Microsoft Ignite this year, but that event seemed to be the nail in the coffin for many, forcing refugees to start looking elsewhere for adequately managed and deeper technical learning events. Just off a fantastic IT/Dev Connections 2015, I’m looking forward to attending my first ever Midwest Management Summit in November. I was scheduled to attend last year for the inaugural event, but personal reasons kept me at home. I was sa...

App-V FAQ: Where Can I Find App-V Training?

Aaron Parker an App-V MVP maintains both App-V 4 and App-V 5 FAQs which is a helpful place to find key pieces of information on Microsoft Application Virtualization. I have recently contributed by posting information about the various training options available. Here is a quick into to the full article: App-V training has evolved from being fairly limited to a large selection of offerings both free and paid, with in-person training to online delivery. Because of the variety, we recommend you take a look at the various offerings available to determine what best suits your needs from both a delivery and content perspective. Training is available from Microsoft (online and through training partners) as well as many 3rd party organisations (both online and in-person) who are generally veterans...

How to Change Your Profile Picture on the TechNet Forums

By Garth Jones During last week’s IT/Dev Connections conference, Secunia provided professional headshots to all attendees. You might ask, why is a headshot important? It’s generally used for engaging in social media, but it is also useful for certain company pages and industry specialty sites. Here’s my headshot that was taken at IT/Dev Connections. I was really pleased with the results, so I wanted to update my profile picture on the TechNet forums. Below are the steps I took to upload my headshot. Logon to the TechNet Forums, and then click on your name in the top right corner. Click the Edit My Profile button. Click on the Browse button and locate your headshot. Click OK to return to this page. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save. As you can see, I updated my profile picture...

Azure AD Sync Identity Synchronization Error

By Garth Jones After setting up Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), I started to receive emails from the Microsoft Online Services Team about a synchronization error with two of my test accounts: Morgan Jones Morgan G Jones The email looked something like this: Hello Garth, You can troubleshoot this issue by running the Directory Synchronization troubleshooter on the server that has Azure Active Directory identity synchronization tools installed. The Identity synchronization tool batch run was completed on Sunday, 02 August 2015 13:35:58 GMT for directory Enhansoft. The following errors occurred during synchronization: Identity Error Description sourceAnchor Morganj@enhansoft.com Unable to update this object because the following attributes associated with this object have values that may a...

BYOD: Another acronym for bring your own danger?

Without any doubt, your employees are already bringing all sorts of devices to work and many of them use these devices (mobile phones, tablets, laptops etc.) to carry out tasks related to their job. This phenomenon has developed its own term: BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, but apart from all the benefits of BYOD, which range from increased productivity, to cost savings and overall convenience, there are also a few risks associated with this practice. Malware, viruses, unsecured or jailbroken devices and a lack of control put corporate data, intellectual property, and client information at risk. This is where a BYOD policy becomes essential to any business. If your employees want to use their device on your network they need to abide by a few rules so you can make sure your information sta...

Solve Monitor Resolution Issues Quickly

Oftentimes an improperly configured monitor resolution results in distorted onscreen images. The mistaken assumption is that the monitor is old and needs replacing. Don’t throw out your monitors! Instead, use Monitor Information Reporting to tell you which monitors need to have their resolutions reset. Watch this quick video to see how easily you can get reports about monitors with non-ideal settings.

Reminder to Help Choose Enhansoft’s Next Free SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Report for the Month of October

The report choices in September’s poll are: Max-Avg-Min SCEP Scan Times for PCs within a Collection OR List of PCs by Office Release Type (Office 2010). Right now the Office report is leading in the poll. If you want to ensure that it wins, or if you want the SCEP report to become next month’s free SSRS report, make sure to VOTE HERE! a) In the Max-Avg-Min SCEP Scan Times for PCs within a Collection report, the quick and full scan times are displayed within a specific collection regardless of the PC model type. If a SCEP administrator notices a PC that has significant scan time differences compared to that of its counterpart, it might be a sign that there is an issue with that PC. Steps should be taken to evaluate it. To assist you, the table uses two different shades of red to highlight c...

Addressing Management Challenges in the Private Cloud

By Steven Dwyer, Savision’s VP of R&D Recently, Mindy Cancila of Gartner presented a webinar entitled “Best Practices for Managing Public Cloud Services”.  Mindy discussed the need for appropriate people, processes, and tools, stating “your cloud deployments will fail if you do not plan for management.”  At the same time, she also discussed the relative immaturity of public cloud management tools compared to the features and services offered by public cloud vendors. In particular, management tools lag far behind both IaaS and SaaS offerings on the “Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing.” When evaluating public clouds providers, cloud service brokers, and various management tools, Gartner provides a list of over 150 requirements that enterprises should consider in their report “A Compr...

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