Author: Jason Sandys

The Trouble With Tribbles … I Mean Drivers

Drivers are my least favorite thing to deal with in ConfigMgr — there always seems to be a one-off issue to handle. And now, like tribbles, drivers are multiplying out of control. For those that have updated to service pack 1 of Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2012 R2, you have probably run into this issue already […] The post The Trouble With Tribbles … I Mean Drivers appear...

UI++ XML Builder Script

Per request, I built a PowerShell script to dump all Applications and Packages from a ConfigMgr site into a couple of XML snippets for use with an AppTreee action in UI++. Grab the script on the UI++ page. The first snippet contains all Applications and Packages in the environment; these are placed in a <Software> tag […] The post UI++ XML Builder Script appeared first on ConfigM...

Service Pack Madness (not)

Today as most have read or heard, the latest service pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manger dropped. If you haven’t read about it, check out the official announcement: Announcing the availability of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2. Also, here’s a great supplemental article on what’s […] The post Ser...

CCMSETUP and Bypass Traverse Checking

Security is necessary in today’s world, that’s undeniable, but that doesn’t make it fun. At my current customer, most everything was going swimmingly well until I went to deploy the first test client. This was a manual install from the command-line — not that that should make any sort of difference though. So, while watching ccmsetup.log […] The post CCMSETUP an...

Certificates for Microsoft Intune

Certificates needed for using Intune and managing devices can be a very confusing topic whether in a hybrid or standalone configuration. If you are unfamiliar with the difference between hybrid and standalone, check out my previous post on this: Comparing the Two Modes of Microsoft Intune. To start with, in reality, Intune itself requires no certificates […] The post Certificates for M...

UI++ 2.4.0.0 Released

No new major items in this release although a couple of important bugfixes are included along with a number of user requested improvements. Also, after re-writing the AppTree code literally 10 times, inclusions are back. Exclusions are still disabled for now, but I’ll be adding those back shortly. For full details and to download the […] The post UI++ 2.4.0.0 Released appeared first o...

Comparing the Two Modes of Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune is Microsoft’s cloud based device management solution. It can be deployed in one of two modes depending upon the exact requirements of an organization: stand-alone and hybrid. Before going into the comparison of these two modes, I need to clarify a couple of terms. Device: Any multi-purpose computer used by a user to […] The post Comparing the Two Modes of Microsoft I...

SCU2015 Resources

As promised during my Enterprise Security with Configuration Manager session at System Center Universe last Wednesday, here are the two compliance settings scripts (health and remediation) to validate and enforce a specific, non-trivial local admin group membership policy. These were created with a very specific set of rules and requirements in mind (listed on slide 13 of the s...

Boot image selection in ConfigMgr

Boot image selection during PXE in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) is something that comes up from time to time in the forums as well as every-day discussions. This can be quite confusing to explain or comprehend in normal language even though it’s truly not that difficult once you get it. The logic for boot […] The post Boot image selection in ConfigMgr appe...

System Center Universe (SCU) 2015

System Center Universe (SCU) 2015 is almost here. Check out the new video on the homepage or YouTube and the location of the many watch parties. Can’t make it in person? No worries, watch the live stream via Microsoft’s Channel 9. The post System Center Universe (SCU) 2015 appeared first on ConfigMgrFTW!.

UI++ Bugfix: version 2.3.0.5

UI++ 2.3.0.5. A few folks stumbled onto a bug right out of the gate with the latest build: the inability for UI++ to launch properly if the WLAN feature was not present in the OS like in WinPE or Windows Server. This update fixes this issue. The post UI++ Bugfix: version 2.3.0.5 appeared first on ConfigMgrFTW!.

UI++ 2.3.0.2 Released

The major new addition is the Preflight action enabling checks in the task sequence to help prevent the task sequence from proceeding based on the current state of the system. Info fields on the Input action, group membership detection for an authenticated user, a few additional detections, and few UI tweaks are also included. For […] The post UI++ 2.3.0.2 Released appeared first on ConfigM...