In the new world of IT

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During TechEd something quite spectacular happened. Everyone should have been prepared and awaiting this news but none the less it felt like the community was woken up from a coma. Brad Anderson made a great opening keynote when he emphasized that Microsoft is going Mobile-First; Cloud-First. But that’s not what...

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

Deploy Update 1 (KB2919355) to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: Smooth Sailing Style

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At a customer the other day they said that they had some problems on a handful of servers while deploying a particular patch. While looking into it I could see that the troublesome patch were KB2919355 more known as Update 1 to Windows 6.3 aka Windows 8.1 and Server 2012...

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....

Specify .Net Framework 3.5 Installation Files Source Location using GPO

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While working with server management using ConfigMgr we tend to spend some time on OS deployment as well. I would argue that using MDT to create your ref-images and then to deploy that ref-image to a VHD using ConfigMgr and to deploy that VHD to VMM would be the best...

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...

Notes from TechEd Europe 2014 Round Table

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We’ve just left Barcelona and I’m on my flight back home to Sweden. For about 24 hours we were thirteen people gathered by Microsoft in the lovely city of Barcelona in Spain trying to share our thoughts on TechEd and how to make it an even better event. There were...

TechEd Europe 2014 Round Table

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I’ve been invited to join the TechEd 2014 and Channel9 team in a round table discussion about the upcoming event in October. For those of you that haven’t heard about TechEd, it’s really the Microsoft event both for Technicians and Developers. Well Build is a really cool event as well...

Get-CMPackage Does Not Support Wildcard Post ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU1

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After you’ve installed CU1 for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 you can no longer use wildcard with Get-CMPackage. Pre-installation of CU1, it works just fine to use Get-CMPackage –Id CM100* If your Site Code is CM1 that is. However, after you’ve installed CU1 and restarted PowerShell it nolonger works. Instead we...

Friendly Reminder Before You Install ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU1

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Have you noticed that CU1 for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 has been released? If not head over here and read more about the Cumulative Update and what goodies it holds. I’ve had contact with a customer that tried to install the update but ran into a warning during the installation. The...

Automate Stuff On the ConfigMgr Server Using Status Filter Rules

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Sometimes you want to automate stuff on the ConfigMgr server. For instance when a Task Sequence for OSD completes successfully. One way to do this is to configure Status Filter Rules. In order to make those rules dynamic one must use variables to find out what site it happened at...

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...

Program Compatibility Assistant For Configuration Manager Agent Control Panel Item

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A customer of mine had a problem with the Control Panel Applet for Configuration Manager. The problem occurred when a user closed the applet, then the Program Compatibility Assistant would pop up asking the user if the control panel item had worked correctly. This only happened on the customers Windows...

Use Content Library Transfer Tool

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So I saw a question in the TechNet Forum and thought that I might just write a blog article to show how to do this. The question was regarding to Content Library Transfer tool that is part of the ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Toolkit. Question: Is it possible to use the...