Author: Peter Daalmans

Quick tip when integrating Windows Intune & DirSync with ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

As an Enterprise Client Manager you need to of course use the Windows Intune integration in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to be able to manage also your mobile devices next to all other Windows, Unix, Linux and MAC OS-X devices. When setting up Dirsync to synchronize the active directory account to Windows Azure Active Directory, you need to configure the administrator account to get access to th...

Quota violation when using Get-CMDevice with ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU1

Today I was at one of my customers and looked at an issue that my Clean up Powershell script was not working anymore. While troubleshooting I noticed that the script was exited with a Quota Violation error, since they also has some WMI issues since a power outage a couple of weeks ago I thought it was a WMI issue like described here. Read the complete  blog here:

ENGL releases the Wireless Manager 4.0 for ConfigMgr 2007/2012 (SP1)

ENGL is well known of the ENGL DriverManager (see blogs 01, 02 and 03) that helps ConfigMgr Admins to manage their drivers, but ENGL is also known of the Wireless Manager. Today they have released a new version (4.0) of the ENGL Wireless Manager that allows you to manage the wireless settings of your devices “from the Task Sequence” during the OS Deployment process. A quick overview of the changes...

“Query builder Values box can’t display large item list”-fix works for ConfigMgr 2012

When pressing on the Values box in the Query builder while creating a Collection in ConfigMgr you might run into an error that states that “The operation has completed successfully, but the information list has been truncated to the maximum configured count of 2000 items.” For SMS 2.0 and ConfigMgr 2007 there was a registry key that you were able to configure to see more items. Read more here: htt...

How to run Powershell scripts with a Service Account to access ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

When using a service account to run for instance my “cleaning ConfigMgr” Powershell script you may run in to an error. When trying to access the Windows PowerShell drive that is mapped to your Primary Site you will receive the following error: “set-location : Cannot find drive. A drive with the name <primary site> does not exist.” (see figure on the left) I see the same behavior when for ins...

New version of Cleanup devices in ConfigMgr 2012 script released

Today I released a new version of the “Cleanup in AD deleted devices via Powershell in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1” script that was originally released in March of this year. In this new version the following is changed: Ability to set the Maximum Query Result Size of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, by default this is 1000 items Fixed little bug while searching in AD for objects give back a number higher than 1. (more...

Update blog app released

Today I have released a new version of the app.  The layout is slightly changed so that we are able to place the title of a blog on one row instead of two or more. You are able to download the App in the Windows App Store via this link! If you like it please let me know.   An earlier blog about the app can be found here.  

My top 10 new features of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 – part 9

In the past I wrote a lot of blogs about the Migration Feature, new in Service Pack 1 is the ability to migrate Configuration Manager objects between two Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 sites. So in part 9 of the series about my top 10 new features of Configuration Manager 2012 Service Pack 1 is about the Migration Feature. Read the complete blog here:

My top 10 new features of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 – part 8

I think this could be one of the most requested features for Service Pack 1, namely the ability to add a Central Administration Site (CAS) to your Configuration Manager 2012 hierarchy. In my series about the top 10 nicest new features we are going to look how adding a CAS looks like and when you should add a CAS to your hierarchy. Adding a CAS will be a rare action though, but it is nice that the ...

All ConfigMgr 2012 related sessions at MMS 2013

While the Microsoft Management Summit 2013 in Las Vegas is close to getting sold out the session list is full of ConfigMgr related stuff. Have a look at the list and be sure to be there at the community event of the year! Like every year top class speakers from the community, like for instance Microsoft MVP’s, and from Microsoft presenting nice breakout sessions for the attendees. There are curren...

XenApp Connector for ConfigMgr 2012 (SP1) released

Last week the XenApp Connector for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, former Project Thor, was silently released by Citrix. In comparison to the earlier Technical Preview version, this version supports also Service Pack 1 of Configuration Manager 2012. In this version, both APP-V 4.6 SP2 and APP-V 5.0 are supported. read the complete blog here:

Which Mobile Device Management Settings are available in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1?

Like with MAC OS-X, Configuration Manager 2012 supports the management of Compliance Settings for Mobile Devices, unfortunately the not all of the settings can be applied to all different kind of mobile devices. Since settings management in the Mobile Device World is very important, I would like to give you with this blog an overview of the configurable settings per supported platform. Applying se...

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