Author: Kevin Kaminski

SupTool: Using Azure for Configuration Manager and Endpoint Health

Lately, I’ve been reviewing a product by a local startup that has taken a new approach to auditing and remediating the health of Configuration Manager clients using a solution primarily based on Azure. This SaaS offering has grown into performing Windows Update agent health checks and can be used as a backup mechanism for rapidly deploying patches in your environment. I love the innovative a...

Building Bridges: Co-Management with Intune and Configuration Manager

On Monday, Microsoft finally announced the rollout of the capability to manage a Windows 10 device with Intune MDM and the Configuration Manager agent. This long-sought-after capability has been requested by many of my Enterprise customers after they’ve embarked on the journey to modern management with Windows 10. If you want to unlock this superpower, read on. https://kkaminsk.blogspot.ca/2017/09...

Real World ClickOnce and App-V 5

Sequencing ClickOnce applications has always been one of those grey areas with application virtualization. In this blog post I take a real world situation with AFE Navigator 7.5 and go over the basics to sequence it along with some advice on sequencing ClickOnce applications in general. Please follow the link to my blog where I go over this scenario in detail. http://kkaminsk.blogspot.ca/2015/10/r...

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 fre...

Help Microsoft Canada Focus on Customers and Partners

Many of you already read the Microsoft Canada IT Pro team’s blogs‚ connect with them on LinkedIn and have attended their events in the last year or so. So you may already know that you’re their top priority. So they want to hear from you.  Pierre, Anthony and Mitch use the GRS results to shape what they do, how they do it and if it’s resonating with you. Tell them what you need to be the “go-to” g...

Need an App-V 5.0 PowerShell Reference?

Well Tim Mangan and his daughter have been busy compiling the ultimate PowerShell reference for App-V 5.0 over the past few months and now its available through Lulu.com. www.lulu.com/shop/timothy-mangan-and-kate-mangan/powershell-with-app-v-5/paperback/product-20614775.html As with all of the published references Tim has done they are the most complete and accurate to refer to. When teaching I of...

Calgary Systems Management User Group Meeting: Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 Briefing

Now that the user group is offering online attendance I thought I would open this invitation up to a larger group. Speaker: Kevin Kaminski (http://www.linkedin.com/in/kkaminsk) Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 is far from being a collection of bug fixes. This meeting is to review upcoming feature enhancements in this release. Highlights of this release are as follows: App-V 5.0 Support Deployment an...

Adobe Reader X Package Accelerator

In App-V 4.6 SP1 the Sequencer has a new feature known as a Package Accelerator. To help illustrate how a package accelerator can save time and complexity when sequencing applications. Since Adobe Reader usually requires significant customization in a corporate environment I’ve created a Package Accelerator to account for the following sequencing steps. 1) Download and install WinRAR onto your seq...