ConfigMgr 2012+ Version Numbers

UPDATED 12th of May 2017 Hi all, as requested I’ve just listed all the ConfigMgr 2012 Released  versions in a table below. We will do our best to keep this up to date as new updates are released. Note that the Client and Console versions will be exactly the same as the Release/Update version. To see… Read more

Update to Supersedence Behaviour for Security Only and Security Monthly Quality Rollup Updates

Further to my recent post about Changes to Software Updates on Down Level Operating Systems for ConfigMgr Admins there has been some changes to how the updates are superseded based on feedback for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The official update is explained here… Read more

Restrict iOS/Android E-mail to Outlook using Conditional Access for MAM

One of the most common discussions I have with customers is how does an IT Pro ensure that corporate data is only being accessed by approved, managed email applications. Intune Mobile Application Management (MAM) provides a rich set of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) features that ensures no corporate data is leaked outside of the corporately… Read more

Applying Windows Updates to a base WIM using DISM and Powershell

Manual installation Firstly, locate your most up to date image and make a copy of it. This is so we can stream the newest Windows Updates into the mounted WIM without risk of damaging a working WIM. I suggest copying the WIM to a temp location. Also, put the Windows Update that you want to… Read more

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 New Group Policy Settings

Windows 8 RTM For full details, download the following file  Policy Setting Name     Allow all trusted apps to install   Allow deployment operations in special profiles   Block launching desktop apps associated with a file.   Block launching desktop apps associated with a protocol   Block launching desktop apps associated with a file.   Block launching desktop apps associated… Read more

The Ultimate Intune Setup Guide – Stage 4: Enable ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Management

  Now that we’ve setup our Intune cloud services, it’s time to integrate the service with our on-prem Configuration Manager 2012 R2 hierarchy. In my lab environment, I’ve got a single Primary Site with all roles installed on the one site server. In a multi-tier hierarchy, the Intune connector roles can only be installed at… Read more

ConfigMgr 2012 Windows Update Client Process

Hi Gang! So I provided this information to one of my customers recently, and Georgy said it would be quite helpful for you dedicated ConfigMgrDogs readers too, so here it is. This is a high-level view of the Windows Update process from a ConfigMgr clients view utilizing a SUP (Software Update Point). The Software Update… Read more

ConfigMgr 2012 Automatic Deployment Rules

  In CM12 we have a number of changes in Software Updates. One of the most anticipated one’s is Auto Deployment Rules. Yes finally I hear you say…. Well Lets run through creating an Auto Deployment and one little gotcha to keep your eye on. In the Console we select  Software Library > Software Updates… Read more

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Certificate Requirements and HTTPS configuration

We have had a number of recent requests from our customers on the certificate requirements and configuration steps required to configure HTTPS communication in a ConfigMgr 2012 environment. I would like to give a massive thank you to Ravi Kalwani, a member of the ANZ Microsoft ConfigMgr Premier Field Engineering (PFE) team who put this… Read more

Microsoft Intune Co-existence with MDM for Office 365

In mid-November 2015, we released a service update to Microsoft Intune. It was a massive update for us, and included a huge amount of new features. You can view the announcement post here. One of the features announced has gone a little under the radar, and that’s co-existence with MDM for Office 365 You can… Read more