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A lot of fixes in CU2 for Configuration Manager PowerShell wise

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As I wrote some time ago Cumulative Update 1 for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 broke the wild card support for getting packages using the Get-CMPackage command in PowerShell. Happily Cumulative Update 2 fixes that problem along with “some” other commands. Get the full list of fixes and updates here. However,...

Configuration Manager 2007 is running out of support – life cycle to ConfigMgr 2012 R2 now

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Still running System Center Configuration Manager 2007? It’s about time to migrate to ConfigMgr 2012 (R2) now. As of writing this blog post it is less than a week left of the Mainstream support for ConfigMgr 2007. I’m quite sure you remember the pain to migrate from Windows XP in...

TechEd Europe 2014 Video Shoot

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As I’ve written about before, I’ve attended the TechEd Europe Round Table. I’ve also done some video shoots together with the crew from Channel9 and now one of them is live. Hope to see you at TechEd Europe! /Tim zv7qrnb

Azure Active Directory Premium Trials are here

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A while back Microsoft announced the Enterprise Mobility Suite, including Windows Intune, Microsoft Azure Rights Management and Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium (including FIM, Forefront Identity Manager). All packed with a very low cost. Probably lower than if you are using any one of those services or any competing services....

My Enterprise Mobility Session is Online

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A couple of weeks ago I held a session in Norway about Enterprise Mobility at the Azure event held by Lumagate AS. The session video is now online at vimeo or watch on the video below. Since the people of Norway have awesome language skills the presentation is held in...

My Intune Sessions Has Been Approved For TechDays Sweden 2014

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I’ve received the opportunity to speak at Microsoft TechDays 2014 in Sweden. The session will be focused on Intune and lessons learned from real world implementations. You can read more about my session, in Swedish, at TechDays site. The event is held at the Kistamässan just north of Stockholm on...

New version of MDT Deployment Monitor – Now Windows 8.1 Compatible

Some time ago I developed a Modern App for Windows (Windows 8 App). I named in MDT Deployment Monitor and that is just what it does – it monitors MDT Deployments using the Monitoring feature in the MDT Workbench. Recently I’ve updated the code and made it Windows 8.1 compatible...

Configuration manager 2012 R2 supports OS in-place upgrade

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Got you with the title? Thought so This is a pretty cool new statement from Microsoft. Configuration Manager 2012 R2 supports an in-place upgrade of the servers operating system. It is limited however and shows how well integrated the R2 release is to the standard Windows Server 2012 release. Previously...

What is security? NSA paid RSA for security flaw

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Okey so CNET is reporting that NSA paid RSA for security flaw(s?). And all of us have been running around with those little sticks to keep our VPN-sessions secure. Why? So that no one just could look over our shoulder and see the password when we are working remote. How...

SDK released for ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Just a quick update this time, the SDK (Software Development Kit) for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released a while back. You can download the kit from the Microsoft Download site and read more about it on the MSDN site and, additionally see some samples at this site. If...

UBound error while using Intune Support Tool for Windows Phone 8

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During preparation for my session during Nordic System Center Summit earlier this month I stumbled upon an error. It occurs while running the script to configure the Company Portal application for Windows Phone 8 included in the Intune Support Tool for Windows Phone 8. If you haven’t heard of the...

New Version of Session Downloader

I’ve uploaded a new version of Session Downloader (v0.6.5) adding support for a couple of new events such as the Visual Studio 2013 Launch event as well as TechEd New Zealand. This tool has been really popular and that makes me glad. If you have any requests for new features,...

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Toolkit Available

As an early holiday gift the Toolkit for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 have been released to the web. The toolkit contains tools like PolicySpy, ClientSpy and Content Library Explorer. You can download the toolkit from Microsoft here. The toolkit is provided in an MSI format which makes it very easy to...

Help the Community Size Configuration Manager Installations

My friend and former co-worker Johan Arwidmark have started a great task that really can only be done with the help of the community. He have started to gather real world data from storage solutions hosting the Configuration Manager installation. I urge you to go and visit his site and...

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Update

For some time there has been a known issue with OSD when using PXE in Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Last Friday (8th of November 2013) Microsoft released a hotfix. The scenario is that when you enable a boot image to be distributed to PXE enabled distribution points, the WDS service...