Security Compliance Manager 3.0 (SCM 3.0) beta is now available for download

Security Compliance Manager 3.0 (SCM 3.0) is now available for download! SCM 3.0 is a free tool from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team that enables you to quickly configure and manage both desktops and servers using Group Policy and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In addition to key features from the previous version, SCM 3.0…

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System Center Cloud Services Process Pack available for Service Manager 2012 RTM

A new version of System Center Cloud Services Process Pack is available for download now. This will work with Service Mnager 2012 RTM so if you are one of the enthusiasts waiting after RTM installation, go grab it! Its available under System Center 2012 – Service Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28726&WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all System Center Cloud…

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Integrating MDT 2012 RTM with Configuration Manager 2012 RTM – Part 2 : Configuring Integration

To configure the integration between MDT 2012 and SCCM 2012: 1. Go to Start > All Programs > Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2. Select Configure ConfigMgr Integration On the first screen, fill out details of configuration manager Primary site server and click Next (Use the removal option if you had any previous integration in place) Review…

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Integrating MDT 2012 RTM with Configuration Manager 2012 RTM – Part 1 : Installing MDT 2012

Download MDT 2012 from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25175 Before you start the installation from the MSI installer make sure the prerequisites are in place. Some of the common Prerequisites for installing MDT 2012 are: Microsoft Management Console version 3.0 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Windows PowerShellâ„¢ version 2.0 Windows AIK for Windows 7 (download…

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Managing workgroup clients in Configuration Manager 2012

The Server Locator Point is no more a separate site system role in SCCM 2012. It’s functionality is merged into the Management Point. To install CM12 client on workgroup machines:  Make sure your Management Point is published on DNS or WINS Make sure Management Point FQDN can be resolved from the client machine For the…

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MDT 2012: Reliable and flexible OS deployment—now with support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012

The latest version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit—version 2012— is now available for download. Visit the Download Center to download MDT 2012. Deploy Windows 7, Office 2010, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows Server “8” Beta and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the newly released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012. MDT 2012 is the newest version…

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How Configuration Manager 2012 helps to make my Inventory more accurate?

Inventory reports with stale records have been one of the pain areas for Administrators. The poor client health with no auto-remediation and inefficiently configured maintenance tasks are major reasons behind it.   Configuration Manager 2012 is going to be the true friend of IT administrators and managers when it comes to address these challenges. Here…

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Top 10 actions after installing Configuration Manager 2012

Question: I have successfully Installed Configuration Manager 2012, with one Central Administration site and two Primary site servers. Okay, so what do I do next and where to start from?   Answer: This is well documented in the TechNet library and here is how I would prioritize a few must do things, after you install…

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How to enable Configuration Manager 2012 Endpoint Protection

In case you have not yet tried enabling Endpoint Protection in CM 2012 and wondering how to do it, let me try to help you.   One of the most important things to determine Is where to install the Endpoint protection Point role in your CM 2012 hierarchy. If you have a CM 2012 standalone…

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