Step-By-Step: Simplified Office 365 deployments with Configuration Manger 1702 Tech Preview

With the release of ConfigMgr 1702 Technical Preview, the Office 365 deployment is simplified with a built-in wizard to download binaries and customize settings for deployment. You no longer need to perform manual steps of downloading Office 365 and then creating an Application/Package definitions for deployment. The Office 365 Client Management dashboard has a new…

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Step-By-Step: Cloud Management Gateway

Introduction ConfigMgr 1610 introduced the Cloud Management Gateway, an Azure based solution to manage clients on internet. The benefit is that you don’t expose your infrastructure on the internet. The Azure VM(s) running behind the Cloud Management Gateway (Azure web service) are managed by Microsoft. At a high level, the clients communicate to an Azure…

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Step-By-Step: Installing a fresh Configuration Manager 1606 Site hosted on SQL Server AlwaysOn

Introduction With the release of Configuration Manager 1606 full media, you can install a fresh ConfigMgr database on SQL AlwaysON configuration. Here’s a Step By Step procedure to go about installing one. Environment A snapshot of the environment I am using to demonstrate this feature. Role Server Name Operating System Domain Controller DC1 Windows Server…

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Step-By-Step: Configuration Manager Site Database hosted on SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

  Introduction Configuration Manager 1602 introduced the support of SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Now we can host the Central/Primary Site databases into Availability Groups for high availability and disaster recovery purposes. Note – This feature is supported for existing Site DBs and cannot be used during the initial ConfigMgr setup. Environment Here’s a snapshot…

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