Technical scenario: Manage access at scale with Azure AD

Time for a new article: Manage Access at scale Even after the advent of cloud-computing, there’s still demand to manage and control IT operations like helpdesk calls to reset user passwords, user group management, application requests, and etc. within the organizations. You can easily manage your IT operation, and your identities at scale in the…

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Windows 10 deployment with ConfigMgr

Hello all, I’m back, and let’s now talk about Windows 10 upgrade leveraging ConfigMgr CB. “Despite all the logistics and costs involved when upgrading to a new OS, using the wipe-and-load method, enterprises previously had to develop their own methods to upgrade their operating systems because there was no control or predictability provided by the…

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MDM Design considerations guide

Hello all, The world is being rapidly transformed with big trends such as the cloud, big data, and social media. These are all technology transformation accelerator agents that will change the business world forever. Mobility is also an important transformation accelerator agent in the evolution of the technology as a whole. Because of the growth…

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Managing custom domains with Microsoft Intune

Howdy, I’m back from an “Intertestamental period” of no posts on my blog. The time has come to talk about some cool things in the Enterprise Mobility suite. Go ahead and check my new article in the new Microsoft documentation platform (docs.microsoft.com) talking about Managing custom domains with Microsoft Intune. We can now manage custom domains, users and groups…

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How to extract NETBIOS name from BADMIF files on ConfigMgr 2012 using Log Parser 2.2

It's been a long time since my last post, so at this time let's talk about a powerful tool: Log Parser 2.2! Log Parser 2.2 is used by IIS, Platforms and Exchange engineers, but the cool thing about Log Parser 2.2 is the fact it’s not related to a specific product/technology. In this post, I'll give an…

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Reassigning Distribution Point (Behind the scenes)

My customer wanted to know what happens behind the scenes when they select the option Reassign Distribution Point (This option was previously known as "Upgrade Distribution Point" on RTM and SP1 version), which upgrades/migrates a ConfigMgr 2007 Distribution Point to a ConfigMgr 2012 Distribution Point. Scenario: You need to upgrade a ConfigMgr 2007 Distribution Point to ConfigMgr 2012 Distribution Point and…

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ConfigMgr 2012 – Hardware Inventory sizing challenge

Customers have been asking me about what are the ways to estimate / size their Hardware Inventory information (HINV) – (Full and Delta) in ConfigMgr 2012 which is sent from the client to the site server, so I decided to talk about this topic here. The hardware inventory files don't go directly to the site server, there are other components (actually a bunch of…

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ConfigMgr 2012 Build numbers

It is important to confirm which ConfigMgr build/version you're running in your environment when troubleshooting an issue, to plan new installations or to simply know which build version it's installed. Let's organize the build/versions available to ConfigMgr 2012 so far. (I'm not going to show how you could get it, assuming you know it already):…

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