Author: Daniel Ratliff

DCR – ConfigMgr 2012 – Add the ability to inventory user profile specific information natively!

Have you ever needed to inventory user-based information? User based application installs like Chrome or Firefox? How about a windows setting that is profile specific, like a certain registry key? Let’s get this functionality native to hardware inventory! Vote up the request on Connect here: https://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext/feedback/details/1418736 Hardware inventory c...

Calculating the average size of all package types in ConfigMgr

A question came up on the myITforum mssms email list this morning about the average package and application size of everyone’s ConfigMgr environment. I look at the package size data all the time in the console, so I knew it was buried in SQL somewhere, I just had to find it. Low and behold v_PackageStatusRootSummarizer had what I needed, SourceSize represented in KB. I threw that together in a qui...

ConfigMgr: Support for Windows 10

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrSCCMRead the original post here. Today we are making available the System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Endpoint Protection Technical Preview. In this preview, you will get an early glimpse of the functionality that we are planning to release in Q4 of this calendar year, bringing with it full support for client deployment, upgrade, and management...

ConfigMgr Tech Preview – Deployment Verification!

The ConfigMgr 2012 May 2015 Tech Preview released today! There are quite a few new features to check out, most around MDM and Windows 10, but there was one that apparently got left out of the announcement and documentation. Full documentation: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn965439.aspx If you have been a ConfigMgr admin for a while, you have probably heard of Bank of Australia (CommBank) ...

Get MMS right at home every month…making your own user group!

Last year at the Midwest Management Summit 2014 one of my overall favorite and most useful sessions to attend was the Get MMS Right at Home every month! session (pptx). It was basically a ‘how to create your own user group’ session. As a proud member of LouPOSH and now co-founder of LouSMUG, I love user groups! I find they are one of the best ways to give back to the community and get to know your...